Oxford Heaterz Premium Sport Heated Grips
A must for sub 40 degree riders!
Wow! Just wow! Toasty warm hands in 34f weather. This is just cheating. The install is straight forward other than where to put all the extra cable they give you. There are other styles other than just the sports grips. On a Triumph Speed Triple I found that by flipping the clutch side mirror mount the controller mounted perfectly.
April 7, 2015
If you're comfortable doing the install, Oxford grips are a great bang for the buck! I opted for these instead of the OEM version available for my Tiger 800XC and couldn't be happier. They can get hotter than you need. I used the compressed air trick and wired the controller into the OEM plug under the tank. Installation was pretty quick!
April 6, 2015
These grips are a must have.
These grips are a must have for any rider. I live in So Cal and the canyons get pretty cold and these grips work fantastic for keeping your hands toasty warm. Easy installation and superior quality in their product.
April 6, 2015
Great heated grips
The grips have a great feel and really crank out the heat. Took a ride with them yesterday. It was 43 degrees and I kept the grips at 50%-75%. Really an impressive amount of heat.
Installation wasn't very hard. It's a universal kit so there was a lot of extra wire to try to hide. I ended up cutting a bunch of wire off and installing new connectors, but I'm pretty picky about keeping a clean look. Also, i ended up cutting and bending the mounting bracket to get install look I wanted.
Overall - really happy with the grips, but as with any universal fit products it will tak some tweaking if you want a factory install look.
April 6, 2015
I commute to work as often as possible. And I ride as much as possible during the year, which means cold weather riding. And in Chicago, it can get pretty cold, and stay that way for a long time. Riding while the temp is in the 20's was painful on the hands. I found myself reaching down and putting my hands on the engine at stop lights to keep them from freezing. So I decided to try out some heated grips. After researching a variety of brands, I decided to go with these by Oxford. And I have always had great luck buying from Revzilla. They arrived quickly as always, and I set time aside on a weekend to install them. I am an experienced mechanic, so I was not concerned about the project. The instructions are good and easily followed. I did have to sand my handle bars quite a bit after removing the old grips. And there was a bit of excess rubber flashing on the inside of the new drivers side grip which needed to be trimmed prior to installation as it would have interfered with sliding it on. Other than that issue, the grips were straight forward to install. The challenge with electrical devices like this is to route the cables in a way they don't get pinched or caught up in the moving parts. As well as to make it look clean. Make sure you move the fork back and forth and keep a close eye on the cables. Watch for pinching or other issues that could damage the wires. I also used my own tie wrap mounting block to tie the wires up under my fairing. The first time I tried the grips it was 29 degrees out. The grips kept the insides of my hands very warm. In fact, I had to turn them down from the 100% level. What I am finding is that the insides of my hands stay very warm, but the outsides get cold. I think I will have to get some sort of wind deflectors to keep the wind off my hands. Once that's done, I think that my hands will be perfectly comfortable. Buy these with confidence...they're a good product.
April 4, 2015
Easy install and very happy to have it in the spring!
Took me about an hour to install the grips, maybe a little longer. I've never changed grips before but it wasn't difficult at all. Any questions I had were answered by how-to videos on youtube. I had to cut the ends of the grips to get them to fit so I was happy they came prepared for that. The hardest part of the install was finding a place for the wires and running the wires back to my battery. I have a naked bike so I didn't have as much space to hide excess wire, but it worked out well.
The grips work well and even get too hot if I leave them on high for too long. The controller is great and I was able to mount it in a good spot on my bars so I hardly have to move my clutch hand to change settings on the grips.
March 30, 2015
Good Product for the Price
Grips heat very well for what I need. Only takes a couple of minutes for them to get hot. Install was easy on my SV650. I bought the sport kit grips. The universal mount doesn't work with the SV650 bar, I believe it was designed for bars without mirrors mounted to them. A simple rubberized brass bracket or clamp for plumbing or a pipe from the hardware store was a simple fix and it still looks like a clean finish (like the rubber gasket mounting strap around your exhaust can). Plenty of length in the wiring. Have some extra zip ties handy, comes with 3 or 4, can't remember. But I like to use several ties to keep the wires secured to the frame and other wire harnesses.
The image attached is what I used to mount the module to my bars. Works great.
March 30, 2015
Wife has warm hands!
Got a pair for my wife's 2007 SV650s after some cheap under-grip heaters failed.
Also, I didn't wire directly to the battery, as I had already installed a relay system on the bike, so I cannot comment on the power save/auto off feature.
First, dry fit everything! It takes longer, but is worth it to know you did it right.
Second, follow the directions with 24 hour set time. It matters.
The parts are well built, and installation could not be easier. The hardest part is finding where to mount the controller. I used the double sided pad that was included to mount to the top of the triple tree. I used included zip ties to have the grips wire follow existing control lines, and fed the power line along the main wiring harness. I tucked the extra wire from all the lines between the frame and airbox. There is more than enough wire to reach anywhere on a sportbike. Plan to hide extra.
The left grip went on easily enough. Make sure all the old glue is off, use whatever cleaner suits you. I used a little less than a third of the included super glue.
The throttle side you may need to do some work. I own a Dremel and this made short work of the flange on the end of the tube, and a ridge on the tube that was to tall.
The insides of the grips did have some extra rubber that I needed to cut/file out to have a smooth fit. And I did end up trimming of the small portion that can be cut off. It was easily done with a small hacksaw.
Total installation was 1-2 hours, and very easy. No electrical experience needed to install.
My wife has used them several times on her 40 min commute in Seattle in January/February with no issue from rain (lots of it), and has reported warm hands the whole time.
I am impressed with the grip pattern, it looks and feels like a reasonable sportbike design. I think I'll get a set for my R1.
Use is primarily commuting, with some weekend canyon warrior in the Seattle region.
February 8, 2015