Oxford Heaterz Sports Heated Grips
Very good product and and incredible price!!!
Coming from a set of bargain heated grips from another manufacturer that were an absolute disappointment, these are what I should have bought in the first place. Especially since the clearance price made these the same price as the "bargain" set. I would buy these again for full price if I needed a set for another bike they are so nice. Plenty of heat.
Installation was simple but I chose to add in a relay to keep myself from draining out the battery. The smart box on the grips will keep the battery from being damaged by a total drain but will not keep it from discharging low enough to have to bump start the bike. Adding the relay is a pretty simple job but adds another twenty minutes to the job.
Only other issue was the bracket that the control box attaches to is just coated metal. I chose to paint it semigloss black to blend it into the rest of black controls on the handlebar.
Very nice item. Love them so far.
November 17, 2014
Best mod for $
No cheaper or better way to add some comfort or extend your season riding than a pair of heated grips. I own piles of electric gear and honestly this is the cheapest and best mod for the money. Use a battery powered vest to add more months of riding. I bought two set of these and you won't find an easier rig to install and use.
November 10, 2014
Great All Around...but
I wish the light was brighter or even better...it could shut off with the rest of the bike. It will kill your battery if you leave it on so you should also instal a kill switch or a relay.
Great value, very warm.
November 10, 2014
Get these before they are gone
I've been using a heated grip kit where you install heating elements under your existing grips, which came with a 2 way switch. These Oxford grips are far better. Installation was easy, inducing mounting the switch. As I have a naked bike I was worried where I'd put the switch as there is no body work to mount the switch on or in. The supplied mounting bracket fixed that, easily attaching the switch to my handle bars using the bikes existing hardware.
These grips heat up fast and get hot enough to keep ones hands warm in below freezing temperatures.
Any faults to be had, and I think they're minor, lie in using the switch. You have to press the bottoms a bit harder than you think you should leading you to think you made an adjustment when you didn't. This can also bend the bracket a bit, but it bends back. There are lights showing you that it is on and at what power level, but the they are rather hard to see in daylight, so don't rely on them to let you know you left the grips on. If you can link them to a circuit the key turns on an off do it. I have a friend who left his on, wired directly to the battery, and each time they drained the battery enough that it would't turn the starter. Bump starting was still possible, so the auto shut off feature is of some use.
Good for almost all bikes, I've installed a par on my Yamaha FZ-09 and a pair on my Vespa GTS-250
November 5, 2014
Great Grips for the Money!
BACKGROUND: I bought 2 pairs of these at $50 for a KLR650A and a CBR250R. The price seemed really good for heated grips with a controller.
OUT OF THE BOX: the construction looked very professional and clean - no weird flash or other manufacturing marks. All cables and connectors were high quality as was the controller unit.
INSTALLATION: easy - the only part that takes time is how to route the cables to the battery without them looking messy or interfering with the controls. The CBR seemed easier to install than the KLR just because the fairings provided cover. There was no need to remove the fairings from the CBR which was awesome.
USE: straight forward - turn it on and select your desired heat level. The heat output is really good, I used them on a 28-32 deg. F day last week and my hands were warm still on 100% heat. I wear Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves on cold days. I haven't left the unit on after reaching my destination, but if you have a fear of forgetting you should wire it to your ignition switch.
October 27, 2014
Oxford Heated Grips are Mandatory
This is the second pair of Oxford heated grips I have installed on my motorcycles. I installed a pair earlier this year on my 2012 Kawasaki KLR650. They went on easily and straight forward and work very well. So they were the obvious choice for me to put on my recently acquired 2006 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom. I commute to work in the early morning and the heated grips are turned on then. I typically use the lowest setting of the four settings. They keep my hands from getting cold and losing dexterity. The texture of grip provides a good grip. They are functional and look good.
October 13, 2014
Thank for the order
Thanks you very much i have all i need whit your site .
September 18, 2014
Amazing product for the price
If there's one gripe about these grips, it would have to be that the included wiring/harness provides just a bit too much wire for my particular application. Since I installed on an ST1300 with a quartet harness in the front left hand fairing side, I didn't have to go all the way back to the battery directly. That left me with a lot of wire that I had to hide/zip tie and otherwise take care of. Better too much than not enough for sure.
The grips heat up nicely, the control box is easy to use and mount, and they're plenty comfortable. Considering the stock Honda grips (now unavailable mind you) are over $300, these grips are an absolute steal.
September 15, 2014