Oxford Heaterz Premium Sport Heated Grips
Great Set of Heated Grips
Why I got these:
My GF gets cold, numb hands when we ride and it's under 55 degrees...she has not had a single instance of cold or numb hands since we installed these...they really do work very well.
How they work/other thoughts:
They take about 2 minutes to warm up and they do get really warm on the hottest setting. It is very very nice. The auto-off feature works well (and I wouldn't get a pair of these without some sort of auto-off or connecting them to a switched +12V source) but if they turn off automatically (you can turn them off manually or let them turn off on their own after a couple minutes of no movement from the bike), a green LED flashes to let you know that they have turned off...which I think calls attention to the bike after you walk away from it so I don't like the flashing green "I've turned off" LED indicator.
These grips are a little bigger round than most grips. I like this though because it reduces the pressure on the hands...and I put these on a CB500X, not a race type bike so it works and looks great for us (it just depends on what you like).
I installed these on a CB500X and the installation was straight forward...remove old grips, install new grips, run the wires to the battery, install the controller mount on the left mirror clamp, and then connect everything via the connectors that are pre-installed. It was painless, easy, and the kit came with everything needed. The only surprise I got was not the grips' fault, it was the bike itself: our throttle tube has a sooper-bumpy (1/16 - 1/32" tall) texture. This needed to be sanded down for the grips to fit and be able to be glued properly. These grips are stiff, not rubbery-floppy like normal grips and they won't fit and glue properly over the sooper-bumpy texture.
The grips feel great even though they're a bit more firm than most grips, they are comfortable because they's bigger round and there's less pressure on your palm. They feel sooper-nice.
The grips are sooper and really easy to install. They are a great alternative to wearing heavy gloves when the weather is a little cold...and they's keep you toasty if you just have cold hands.
September 22, 2015
Great buy and fast delivery
Not much use in the summer but am planning ahead for this fall and winter. However, all of my research and reading have been extremely supportive of this purchase and envision no problems or dissatisfaction. Price was excellent.
August 17, 2015
Good performance & looks
The kit is very complete, offers the features you're looking for if you want heated grips. Adjustable temp control, auto-off battery saver, and plug-n-play connections. I feel spoiled with luxury features like this when riding a sport-bike but they are nice. Probably wont go back to regular grips. Oh, and the 'Sport' version grip compound is SHARP/aggressive....there is no lack of traction provided, without gloves on the grips nearly hurt my bare hands to squeeze. Very good control.
June 8, 2015
This product has great features
A quality product with the advantage of the smart controller which allows a simple connection to the battery. Instructions are excellent, and if followed result in a good installation. Quality of the components also appears to be excellent, which should result in long service life.
June 8, 2015
Recommended heated grips
Good heated grips. Heat up quickly and get plenty hot (too hot for comfort on max setting).
Grips are quite thick (which I like) and fairly hard. I prefer the sport pattern to the others because it is grippier, and thus easier to maintain throttle position with a light touch.
Controller isn't the nicest looking, but works well. Buttons are easy to operate with gloves, and the auto-off feature seems to work reliably.
May 11, 2015
My fingers are always the first thing to freeze on those long rides home. No matter how thick of gloves I get, they always freeze! Not with these bad boys! I just wear my normal summer weight gloves and kick these SOB's up to 100 and I'm good to go! Love the auto shut-off feature too, impossible to drain the battery. Very easy install, except when I had to sand down my throttle assembly to get the grip on. That sucked...
April 27, 2015
I got these for my '09 V-Strom 650. They work great and I have nothing bad to say about them. They were a bit of a pain to install on my bike though since I had to file away and use a grinder to remove quite a bit of plastic from the throttle tube on my bike so that the throttle side heater could slide on. That's not a knock against these grips but just an fyi for V-Strom owners that you'll need a Dremel type tool.
April 27, 2015
Looks good, fits good
Installed on a 2014 Honda CB500x. Needed to trim the ridges on the throttle tube (used a dremel tool). Mounted the control on the left side clutch lever mount. For a universal product it fit rather well, and took about 2 hours to mount. Controls look good, although the control mounting bracket would look better if it was black instead of raw shiny metal. Guess I could have painted it but once it was all mounted didn't want to bother removing it (it's my wife's bike anyways). The controls are easy to use and the grips get toasty warm, however they do take a few minutes to get up to temp.
April 27, 2015