View Full Version : oxford heated sport grips install
10-21-2010, 05:59 AM
Well, I recieved my grips today. I am unsure if I am happy with them or not. My install will explain.
Upon opening the kit, everything appeared to be very good quality.
The grip installed. Felt real nice in my hand.
They provided a nice little bracket to mount the controller.
heres the controller.
Now heres where things get kind of irritating. Once i got everything installed, my grip suddenly felt strange when I put my hand on it.
Apparently it ripped? I have emailed the company, with pictures. Hopefully they will make things right?
10-21-2010, 08:19 AM
it almost looks like the wrong diameter for you bar. How did you slid it on. and I wonder if they will try to blame this on you.. not saying it was your fault, just wondering
10-21-2010, 12:20 PM
just slid on, just as the directions said with the provided glue. I hope its not too big of a deal and they stand beside there product!
10-28-2010, 11:22 PM
Interesting. If it's not the wrong size, my only other possible idea would be that they sent you an old ass kit, and the rubber had been weakened.
10-29-2010, 09:38 AM
Very strange. I've seen that happen to BMW heated stock grips but not until they're over 70-80,000 miles or the bike's over 10 years old. I'm curious to see how they'll react to this warranty claim, because 7/8" bars is 7/8" bars is 7/8" bars.
10-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Agreed, definitely waiting to hear what the outcome of this is. I've been thinking about picking up a pair.
10-29-2010, 02:25 PM
I got the heated grips installed on my bike. The only issue I had is that I angled the power cord on the throttle grip so that it was just short of hitting the brake lever at full throttle. Then I set the angle of the power cord on the left grip to match where the throttle grip cord is at rest (down/towards me about 45deg). Well that means the power cord wound up right where my left thumb needs to be! (Right thumb is fine because I don't ride with the throttle closed!) Luckily the bar ends on my bike are long so I just put my left hand 1/2 further out. If I did it over I'd have the left grip power cord point straight down, symmetry be damned.
Also, the power cord takes up 1/4-1/2" from the inside edge of the throttle grip... Consider this when you want to run the heated grip with a throttle lock. My vista throttle lock adds another 1/2"-2/4" to the inside edge, so my right hand is displaced outwards enough to mean I'm resting my pinky on the bar end.
10-29-2010, 04:38 PM
They have grantid me a replacement grip and should be shipping here soon. I had to jump through some hoops but in the end we got it squared away. First they wanted the grip. I wasn't cutting the grip off and sending it back and being out my money and a grip. So with some emails back and fourth, they decided they wanted a picture of my throttle tube, and questioned my bar size. In the end of it all I sent them pictures of my calipers measuring the bar showing they are 7/8s bars. I also Had to link them to the vendors site where it said these grips fit my bike. Once I had done all that they decided to grant my warentee claim. My hands are very happy!
10-29-2010, 05:17 PM
I was curious about these, until I saw that controller. I think I'll just get heated gloves.
10-29-2010, 10:10 PM
I've been using them since the install, and with slightly insulated gloves, my hands have been toasty! I've had them out in 29 degrees thus far. Now i just need to bite the bullet and get a heated vest
10-31-2010, 12:27 PM
I'm thinking of going the cheapest option: hand warmers inside my gloves... But I've heard of people getting burnt by this. Anybody else tried this? I've also read that liners can help as well.
10-31-2010, 12:41 PM
You can't turn the hand warmers off or turn them down. And they cost will eventually catch up.
If you put them in your palms they interfere with your grip on the bike. You'd have to put them on the backs of your hands and then that skin is very thin - would you get burned? They won't keep your fingertips warm either.
I rode 800 miles yesterday - set off at 32F and the temps never got above 60. The heated grips were perfect. I could tunr them up/down/off. If my hands got too hot then taking them off the grips for about 30 seconds made my hands cold again. My fingertips never got cold. The controller on mine is chrome (well, silver plastic).
I've done handwarmers and I've done heated grips - I'll stick with the heated grips.
10-31-2010, 07:59 PM
ive done the handwarmer thing a bit. i don't care for it. its a hassle,feels awkward in your gloves, and they get too hot.
10-31-2010, 08:30 PM
how are the grips in general? not asking about the warmer part. other than that whole ripping thing are they decent?
10-31-2010, 08:40 PM
yes very much so. they have very nice feel, very grippy, but not too soft, good diameter, and excellent comfort( the warming is just a plus!)
10-31-2010, 08:44 PM
No complaints from me.
11-02-2010, 12:27 AM
I need to pick up a pair.
11-13-2010, 07:25 AM
I finally received my replacement grip. I got it on tuesday the 9th I believe it was.
11-13-2010, 09:57 AM
11-15-2010, 09:42 AM
^ those are two very good options also, and i ALMOST went that route. I kind of wish I would have after all this crap, but I am very happy with how well my grips heat. they have me spoiled.I find myself even using them when its 55-60 on low.
11-15-2010, 09:51 AM
I'm really digging the "inside the bars" style, too. I may go that route this winter. I could use some extra vibe damping in the bars, anyway.
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