Oxford Heaterz Premium Sport Heated Grips
A must-have item. You will not regret buying them.
Heated grips are the best thing EVER. I"m so happy that I now have a bike with enough excess electrical charge (EEC) that I can run grips with no worries.
Install was pretty simple--husband did them. He did install them (to me) upside down (the lead coming over the top of the grip, rather than coming back under it), but it doesn't affect the heating at all. I had him install a pair of Storm Barkbusters at the same time, so there was that added drama of making it all fit, with no binding.
The heating of the grips it pretty instantaneous. I poke the button and boom!, instant warmth. I've ridden down into the 20s at highway speed and only once have I felt the need to go to 100% heat. Usually 40-50% is enough, and if I'm just doodling around city streets, I keep it between 30-40%. I"m a daily commuter, so these grips have really let me ride deeper into winter than I could have beforehand.
The finish of the grips and control unit is legit. Very nice/high quality. Well worth every dime. I bought the sport type grips based only on the length that I needed, not the style. Turns out I could have purchased the ADV grips, which are a tad bit longer.
February 2, 2016
Only suggestion is I wish I could disconnect wires from the grip during the summer time.
January 26, 2016
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas and he absolutely loved it! Its a really good product!
January 19, 2016
Nothing bad about these!!!
You want a simple way to add months to your riding, go with these grips. I ordered them and installed them on my 2002 Honda F4i, and they are amazing! The controller works awesome with a gloved hand. When you set it to 100%, the grips get super hot. 50% seem to be the best setting for me so far. Make sure your are using gloves or the grips them selves will eat you hands up during long rides.. I'm also going to put them on my wife's bike (2001 Buell Blast), just because I liked them so much. Install was super easy, and they will look great on any bike, and will for sure add comfort to those cold cold commutes and cold fun rides.
December 2, 2015
Great product. Oops with the Glue.
I installed the Oxford Heaterz heated grips on my 2015 Ninja 1000 just as the weather was starting to turn. The grips are overall good quality rubber grips with more than enough wiring slack, a top quality control panel and pretty good instructions. They have multiple adjustable settings, and provide a good deal of heat (sometimes getting even too warm).
I would recommend not using liners when using these, and they just insulate the heat out. I use my summer gloves almost exclusively now.
The only negative think I can say is that the grips are little rough in terms of texture and can result in raw palms over a long day, this is with wearing gloves. Although the added grip ensures you always have a firm grasp on the bars.
Installation was not too complicated. There's a few things I would recommend / watch out for. One, they recommend using the included superglue to secure the throttle tube to the grip. Just be careful with the amount you apply. If it seeps out from under the grip, this can result in glue getting between your throttle tube and the grip, which is what happened to me. This resulted in a throttle that didn't twist! Of course being the idiot that I am and not reading instructions got me into this mess. Thankfully I was able to sort it by removing the entire throttle assembly the next day and scrubbing for a few minutes using "Goof Off" glue remover.
I would also recommend splicing the power wires with a running light, so that the power to the unit shuts off when you turn off the ignition. This will prevent you from accidentally leaving them on and draining your battery. I would also recommend picking up a 4-blade relay from Radio Shack (and some shrink tubes) if you go this route. It's pretty easy to setup.
Anyway, other than the glue mishap installation was pretty straight forward. There was also a lot of help on YouTube. I hope this helps you.
November 19, 2015
Received defective grip
bought these grips through Revzilla, installed them and within a week one of the grips stopped working. Contacted Oxford , they called me the very next day and within 3 days a replacement was received. Great customer service and excellent response.
November 9, 2015
Realy good fitment finish
Quite easy to fit, accept on my bike had to take quite a lot off the twist grip. Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Otherwise happy.
November 2, 2015
Summer Gloves in Cold Weather!
Winter is coming...yeah yeah yeah.
No seriously, it is though. Which is why I needed to get some heated grips on my bike pronto. I ride every day and the mornings are now in the low 40's, fortunately though the heated grips make it possible to still wear my summer weight gloves, which is great for better tactile response. The caveat to that statement though is that I also got some hand guards to block the cold wind. The grips are awesome and such a nice thing to have, but I doubt I'd still be able to rock summer gloves if it they were still being blasted by the cold air. If you dont already have guards, I'd seriously recommend them to go hand in hand with these grips.
Install of the grips is fairly straight forward. I have a Honda CB500X and the rotating bar end weights made things a little trickier. Once the end weights were off though, it was only a matter of sliding the stock grips off, filing down the throttle tube, and gluing the Oxford's on. I would defintely dry fit them first though and make sure the electrical connections coming off the grips dont interfere with any of your other controls or accessories (i.e. twist the throttle all the way and make sure it clears everything.) Wiring was extremely simple, just make sure you allow plenty of slack while turning the bars lock to lock, I had an instance where I tidied things up a little too much and pulled one of the connections out and wondered why only one grip was turning on. Just provide plenty of slack, and you'll be good to go.
The coldest I've ridden with them so far has been about 30 degrees, and I turned them up to 100% at first, but had to turn them down to 50% after a little while...these things get plenty hot! Size wise, the diameter of the grips is a little larger than my stock grips, which was a welcomed surprise, these help a little more with reducing fatigue from gripping a smaller bar/grip.
At the end of the day, these are heated grips, and they work very well. And at their price point, I feel they're pretty much a steal. Like a great pair of socks, warm and comfy hands can never be overrated. Buy these with confidence.
October 26, 2015