Oxford Heaterz Premium Sport Heated Grips
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
I Was A Cold and Jealous Soul....
I work overtime to make sure my wife enjoys her motorcycle. We've got helmet intercoms, so if she's unhappy...I'll hear it, over and over.
Last year, I added the Oxford Heaterz Grips to her Yamaha, and she just loved them. It was an easy installation on her TW200, and she cranks the heat, keeping her hands warm, and her conversation happy. In fact, she'd brag to me every time she turned 'em on...
Meanwhile, while she gloated, my poor mitts would be freezing on my naked Street Triple.
But no more. I just added the Heaterz Premium Sport Grips to my bike. Again, the installation was easy. No relays, just plug and play. And warmth. And comfort. And no Vulcan death grip because of cold hands.
My advice: Get 'em. They're a good value, work well, are an easy mod to install, and automatically turn off, when you forget.
October 19, 2015
Product does what it claims; they do get warm.
These grips have made riding in cooler weather more enjoyable for me.
Finish looses one bar because the plug on one grip didn't have the metal contacts pushed in all the way and the grip didn't work at first. Pushed them in all the way and the grip worked fine.
As far as the install, I know it's a universal fit part, there are a couple places to improve. First, the screws provided to attack the controller bracket to the bike controls were the same length as the stock screws and not usable. The second improvement would be to have a way to easily shorten the wires. I mounted the controller on a flat spot on the fairing on the right side and had an extra 2 feet of wire from each grip. Other than those 2 points, the install wasn't bad.
Not sure about durability, I'm a new rider with my first bike.
October 6, 2015
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