Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring Heated Grips
Had these for a year now. For the price these are the best things on my bike. When your hands are warm, the rest of your body can take a lot of cold weather. I wear summer gloves all year now. Easy to install (with right adhesive), hotter than needed, and still working perfectly. Pro tip. Just check the fit so it's snug, but not so tight you have to wrestle them on. Sand handlebars or throttle as needed. Also, DON'T USE SUPER GLUE. Use an epoxy or hairspray that won't dry instantly as you're sliding these on. Mine stopped halfway as I was wrestling them on and the super glue dried! Cleaning them up and trying again was not fun. Still worth it.
August 20, 2016
Better than OEM
These grips are awesome! I put them on my wife's new Versys and couldn't believe how hot they got. I rode her bike in 32 degrees at highway speeds and my hands got so hot I turned them down to 40%. Then turned them down again when I got off the highway. I liked them so much that I'm replacing the OEM grip heaters on my Moto Guzzi with these. Can't recommend them enough.
July 26, 2016
On an '07 FJR
I live in Wisconsin and try to ride and commute for as long as possible. Install was relatively easy using the instructions and Revzilla's video. I gave the finish an "average" because they are too short for the handlebars. They're about an inch too short. I cut off an inch of the original grips and glued them on as filler. As for performance, I had 'em set at 50% for the hour commute in the lower 40's on the freeway with my heavy gloves and my hands were toasty.
Overall I'm pleased with my purchase and would recommend this brand.
June 28, 2016
keeps hands warm!
First time ever owning hand warmers. Great product and is easy to install. Keeps the palms of my hands toasty warm, but I will need a pair of non vented gloves to keep the highway breezy off the back of my hands. I would recommend these to any body that want to extend their riding season longer into the fall and sooner in the spring.
June 1, 2016
Easy installation, great performance on my 2012 Honda NC700X
After doing research on a variety of heated grip manufacturers, I decided to order the "Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring Heated Grips." My decision was largely influenced by the "intelligent heat controller" that shuts off power to the grips - which are wired directly to the battery - to prevent discharging the battery completely. I also was concerned about the added costs and increased complexity of pairing an less expensive heated grip with a product like the Fuzeblock of Denali PowerHub. Based upon the reviews on Revzilla and a number of other sites, the choice was relatively straightforward for me.
After measuring the OEM grips on my 2012 Honda NC700X, I realized that length of the "Touring" version of the Oxford grips were only about 1mm different from the length of the stock grips. Since both the "Adventure" and "Sport" models were longer, the "Touring" version would be the only type that I would not have to cut down to fit... that would save me both time and concerns related to finish if I were to do a sloppy job cutting the ends of the new grips.
The most difficult part of the installation had nothing to do with the Oxford product; removing the stock Honda grips took roughly half of the 2.5 hour process. Rather than cut off the existing OEM grips, I decided to use an air compressor and slim screwdriver to break the adhesive and remove the grips without damaging them - just in case they needed to be reinstalled. It took over an hour to remove both sides, but it was worth it to me for peace of mind in case there was a problem.
Using a utility knife and file, I also had to remove raised ridges on the throttle sleeve - as well as a ring at the bar end weight side of the sleeve. The adhesive residue on the clutch side peeled off easily with a razor blade and rubbing. The combined process for both sides took 20 to 30 minutes and helped me dry-fit the new Oxford grips with ease. I carefully remove the grips knowing that I could slide them onto the bars at this point.
Per the instructions (and several helpful online videos) I coated the bars with the adhesive provided, smearing the glue around the bar evenly with a bamboo skewer. The grips slid back on without much effort, where I left them for about a day and a half to properly set.
I can also confirm that the "Touring" Oxford grips do not interfere with my existing Barkbuster Storm hand guards in any way. Another 30 minutes or so was spent reinstalling my Barkbusters hand guards.
Another 30 minutes was spent routing the power cables, adding heat shrink wrap over the connectors, and wrapping them more thoroughly in electrical tape. Luckily for NC700X owners, the battery is located behind the radiator and accessible from inside the storage "frunk." It was easy to route the cable towards the ignition switch along the right-hand side channel inside the battery panel; the same location where my existing Battery Tender SAE trickle charge cable still lives.
Had I simply cut off the existing grips - and didn't have to install hand guards - I imagine I could have finished the entire installation in about an hour.
The grips heat up relatively quickly and have definitely helped prevent fatigue on my trips so far. Combined with my hand guards, I no longer have cold hands on my morning commute. The first morning I used them (after letting the adhesive set for over 24 hours) the outside temperature was 31 degrees F. By the end of my hour-long commute out of the southern Adirondacks, the temperature was a balmy 38 degrees F. My hands were quite comfortable with the controller set at the 50% heat setting, but it is great to know that the two higher settings of 75% and 100% were available if I needed them.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring Heated Grips and would recommend them to any NC700X rider as an alternative to Honda's expensive OEM heated grips.
April 29, 2016
No more cold hands. This is one of the best mods I did on my zx10r. Love the grips and they heat up fast and get really warm. Love the control box. It looks cool and simple to use.
April 22, 2016
Bike specific trouble installing the grips, Triumph 800 '15. The unit began giving me trouble 3 weeks after instal. Tracing issue done and believe it is the controller. Sad.
April 14, 2016
How did I live without them???
So let me start with a big HECK yeah. Talk about one of those creature features that I will never be without again. Has completely changed my perspective of things needed on my bike. I had looked at and purchased heated gloves ( too bulky) returned heated gloves and decided to give these Oxford heated grips a try. Let me just say they are impressive, rose to the mountains the other day with some buddies, was pretty cold as there is still snow on the ground, turn these puppies on and it makes a world of difference.. I feared that the back of my hands would be cold as these heat the palms but I rode comfortably with just summer light gloves... I will put these on every bike I own and winter riding is possible. I have not had to use the highest setting as 70% is the hottest I want, 50% seems to be perfect .My only gripe is that the grips are bigger than stock grips but the heat far outweighs this one little concern. After one ride in used to the size now.
(Comment to manufacturer) maybe come up with a way to integrate the control into the grip so that it appears more factory like.
March 29, 2016