Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure Heated Grips
Wanted to extend my riding season a few months but couldn't keep the fingers warm, someone recommended heated grips instead of heavier gloves so I checked some reviews out.
I was skeptical that the grips could keep my fingers warm, so I waited until I got a ride in with the temp in the 30's before I reviewed them. I can say that with a decent set of not too heavy gloves they get pretty dang warm, and the gloves themselves seem to wick the heat and my fingers did indeed stay comfy, so high marks for that for sure. Also, they are pretty nice grips overall, bigger than the stocks I took off and I think more comfy too.
My only real issue with these grips is the wires.. I understand they are an universal item but man do they seem to have an excessive amount of wires to wrangle into a safe place on the handle bars. Also, the connectors are cheap and junky, I broke the clip on one of them trying to tie the wires down and one of the pins backed out and grounded itself blowing the fuse, which annoyingly I did not have another one of and they didn't throw an extra 5 cent fuse in with the random bag of hardware they give you - kind of annoying but maybe a bit of my own dumb fault.
Anyway, I plan on splicing and heat shrinking the wires when I get the main power wire routed where I want it for good - I just have it temp ran for now until I find myself having to pull the tank off for something and I can wire it the way I really want to. For the time being it looks like I have like 3 feet of wire and 3 bulky connector blocks zip tied to my bars. It works but it isn't pretty.
Overall, do recommend them, keep the hands nice and warm, but I do feel like they could have used better connectors and maybe less wires, or made it so you could trim some wire.
April 25, 2015
Easy to Install, Plenty of Heat, but Tricky to Trim Length
Installed on my 2014 Versys 650. The procedure was as simple as this video suggests and they get plenty warm. I needed to trim the ends to their maximum extent and making a neat/clean edge was difficult. Given another opportunity, I would have gone with one of the shorter styles and not worried about "grip pattern".
April 22, 2015
Get the same size (length) as the stock grip on your moto
It's inexpensive, very easy to install (15-20 min), but rather than choosing sport, touring, adventure, based on what kid of bike you have, I recommend choosing by the length of the original stock grip so you don't need to cut the heated grip. It is easy to cut, but it looks better uncut; purely aesthetic concern.
April 20, 2015
Easy install for a great product
Easy installation/wiring for a pleasant thing to have. I wired mine straight into the battery for now, will do it into a relay with the headlight so that I don't actually leave it on.
They get nice and warm, wish I had more heated gear now.
Mounted on my 2012 WR250R
April 1, 2015
Good and Warm
Grips were fairly easy to install. It took me about an hour and half working carefully to be sure I didn't mess something up. I've tried the grips in 40+ degree (F) weather and kept them at around 30% most of the time and they were very comfortable. Good product at a reasonable price. Would be even better if they could heat the front side of my hand.
March 2, 2015
Good overall product
About four years ago I discovered how convenient heated grips are and for the price point there really isn't any reason not to have them on your bike. I recently installed a set of these on my 04 Goldwing. The install was a little tricky to make it look clean but that is the nature of the Goldwing, I installed these on a VFR 800 a few years ago and it took less than an hour to make it clean and proper. There isn't any real wiring. You simply glue the grips on and hook up the connections while running the wires in a way that looks good. The auto shut off sensor that works off the bikes vibration is a neat upgrade from the previous models although it may be unnecessary if your bike has an extra fuse block coming off the battery. My only complaint is even though I bought the longest set, the adventure model, they were still about 1/2 inch too short for the Goldwing's grip area. I ended up cutting of a piece from the old grips and super gluing it on the grips to take up the extra space. It doesn't look bad but it would be nicer if the grips were longer. Maybe it is just a Goldwing thing as I did not have any issues with the VFR. They do put out some heat and I can feel it through my winter riding gloves. It's nice when it is cold but heated grips really shine in the spring / fall as they allow me to wear my normal / thinner riding gloves while they keep the chill at bay.
February 23, 2015
Looks like a factory heated grip and was very easy to install.
February 9, 2015
What a Difference these make.
I purchased these heated grips (and Barkbusters) after riding 100 miles in 40 degree temps resulting in FROZEN hands. First ride with this setup was a 700 mile trip through Western NC mountains in temps between 56 and 20 degrees and three hours of rain mixed in for good measure. These worked wonders for my hands! Fingers stayed warm (or warmish) the entire time. My only issue was that it required a stronger glue to get my left grip to stay secure. I cannot recommend this strongly enough to anybody riding in colder weather.
February 2, 2015