Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips
GREAT Product - with limitations
I put these Hot Hands on my DS dirt bike (KTM350). Very easy to wire up.
They do get hot!
I was concerned about them not having a temp control, just an on/off switch. But turns out they work just fine with just an on/off switch. I mounted the switch where it is easy to get to, just hit the switch when they get hot enough or need some heat.
Once they are hot and turned off they stay hot for a fairly long time.
Only fault is they are big, makes the grips too big (diameter) to properly control the bike in technical sections of trail.
When the trail gets rough I stop and pull them off.
Which brings up another good point: I just peel them off as they attach with velcro. I wrap each around the control cables, out of the way until I need them again. All done in about 30 seconds.
Another negative is it's hard to get them tight enough on the grips, allowing some "slip" on the grips. Another reason I pull them off for technical sections of trail.
But for easy riding, road riding, ect they are a very good option to permanently mounting heated grips or installing heat pads under the grips.
The wiring harness is not very tough, made of small thin wires. The connectors are fairly feeble. I am concerned the wires will eventually snag and break. But after 4 all day rides they are still intact.
Another plus is one can buy a spare wiring harness w/switch making it very easy to install the harness on a 2nd bike.
Very good product
Easy to install and use
Make the grips big.
Biased towards street/road bikes.
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February 16, 2016
Bought these to throw on my crf250l which I use as a commuter. Has made winter riding much more bearable. The palms get pretty hot sometimes, so I have to turn them off intermittenly. Which isnt really a problem for me, having warm hands makes it worth it. For the price they can't be beat!
February 10, 2016
Works pretty well
I'm a daily commuter, about 20 miles one way, top speed around 45mph. My winter gloves take me down to about 45 degrees fahrenheit, these get me close to 35 before the outer parts of my hands start to numb up.
A few cons. There's only one setting, which is a bit too hot for me at 45, but adjusting how I grip gets around that. Wiring connections on the actual grips don't seem that robust, but they have lasted a couple of seasons of me putting them on and taking them off at this point. If/when the fail, I'd probably think about permanent heated grips with some different heat settings. Overall, satisfied.
February 6, 2016
Product works, but it seems cheap.
This product is an easy on and off application. I can take it off and put it on in under 2 minutes. The zip ties that came with this seemed really old and petrified because they all broke while trying to use them. Either they broke in half, or the tab to catch and actually secure the tie broke off. So expect to buy your own new ones. I ride here in New York City commuting to work every day. and these work great. I have a CB500f, so a naked bike. My hand are completely open to the elements minus my gloves. So if i had hand guards this would work 10,000% better but, the tops of my hands and fingertips still get cold but not nearly as bad as without these grips. they make my 3/4" grips to 1.25" grips and they are soft and comfy. I would recommend this product but there are better things out there.
February 2, 2016
Not Warm Enough for Me
My hands get cold easily so the hot hands heated grips did not work well for me, only down to about 48 degrees. Any colder, and the grips don't keep the outside of my fingers warm even with heavy gloves on. A friend suggested heated handle bars but I didn't want to buy and install them if they didn't work. This product was a good test.
The only real complaint I have with the product is that it is hard to toggle the switch to the on position with gloves on because of the design angle. I almost always have to look down to flip the switch on but flipping the switch off is easier.
I bought the Oxford handle bar muffs and it turns out their is a pocket inside them that is made for the heated grips. The heated grips are inserted flat into an interior pocket so the top of your hands can be warmed. The handle bar muffs work best for me.
January 23, 2016
Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips
Easy installation. Will make your grips thicker(obviously).
Wiring was very simple. Like that I can easily remove in spring.
November 30, 2015
I owned a 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom and ordered these for this winter. The fitment is tight but will get onto the stock grips. The install time took about an hour for me mainly me figuring out how to best route the cabling. The limited usage I have used with them is really good and is a decent choice if you are unable to use the nicer Oxford heated grips. Only downside is you have only an on/off switch with no heat adjustment.
November 24, 2015
Easy to install product and puts out a lot of heat. I like the fact that they are removable in the summer. Only complaints are the switch seems cheap, too much extra wire to hide, and there is no medium heat setting (pretty much hot or off)
March 16, 2015