Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

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Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:30 pm

I am about to make the move, pretty much settled on Oxford. I did some searching but did not find anything really specif to the following questions.

Feel wise I did fine with the existing Ural Grips on the 2019 cT, including a couple of 12 hour days running .

1. What style has anyone used (Oxford) and what did they like about it? I see Adventure Pattern, Retro, Sport, Touring. Sport is a bit longer and the Ural seems to be toward the longer end and I am leaning that way grip itself.

2. Did they need to trim the ends?
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ?

Post by rivers » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:15 pm

I don't know anything about "style choices"? I've run Oxford Heaterz on a couple bikes including a Ural. Grips looked identical on both sets and didn't need to trim anything. Only changes I made was eliminated the goofy +/- button controller which I found annoying with gloves on. I'd just run an-OFF-LO-HI toggle or rocker switch.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ?

Post by eastbloc » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:18 pm

The Oxford heat controller is rubbish. Mine failed and I ended up cutting it off and going to a simple switch.

Next time I’d just buy cheaper heated grips without a controller.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ?

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Any recommends other than Oxford and their controller?

I found my heated vest was On or Off as well, so not wedded to the controller.

Oxford trips worth it without the controller ?

I worked electrical no no issues with switch wire in (and have the tools) or I can wire in for auto off and unplug in summer.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ?

Post by jeffsaline » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:35 pm

May I suggest you consider using a Heat Troller dual controller for the grips. With the dual controller you can control each side for best results. The Heat Troller uses pulse width modulation so doesn't waste electrickery turning it into heat at a resistor.

I've had excellent results with Moose grip heater elements which are installed under grips. Haven't installed them on the Ural but on other machines they have worked well for me.

I also use a Heat Troller controller for heated vest or jacket with good results.

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:58 pm

Changed it to add Others as well.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Pterodactyl » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:26 pm

RC20 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:30 pm
I am about to make the move, pretty much settled on Oxford. I did some searching but did not find anything really specif to the following questions.

Feel wise I did fine with the existing Ural Grips on the 2019 cT, including a couple of 12 hour days running .

1. What style has anyone used (Oxford) and what did they like about it? I see Adventure Pattern, Retro, Sport, Touring. Sport is a bit longer and the Ural seems to be toward the longer end and I am leaning that way grip itself.

2. Did they need to trim the ends?
I just today mounted Oxford heated grips on Spousal Unit’s 19 GU. I used the sport version and they fit well; no trimming required. Easy install. This is the third set I’ve had. They get hotter than any OE grips I’ve ever had and nothing about them is “rubbish”.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by rivers » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:45 pm

No problems at all with the heated grips function. If I were adding heated grips to another Ural I go with Oxfords again.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:41 am

I just today mounted Oxford heated grips on Spousal Unit’s 19 GU. I used the sport version and they fit well; no trimming required. Easy install. This is the third set I’ve had. They get hotter than any OE grips I’ve ever had and nothing about them is “rubbish”.
Is it worth the controller or just a straight power (switch or relay and easy enough to do a drop out on key off)

When I got my Knatsu vest I got the heat controller and just wound up using the switch. Easy enough and of course it came with you so you were sure to turn it off via unplug 8)
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Pterodactyl » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:05 am

RC20 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:41 am
I just today mounted Oxford heated grips on Spousal Unit’s 19 GU. I used the sport version and they fit well; no trimming required. Easy install. This is the third set I’ve had. They get hotter than any OE grips I’ve ever had and nothing about them is “rubbish”.
Is it worth the controller or just a straight power (switch or relay and easy enough to do a drop out on key off)

When I got my Knatsu vest I got the heat controller and just wound up using the switch. Easy enough and of course it came with you so you were sure to turn it off via unplug 8)
The Oxford heated grips come with a multi position control with 5 (I think) heat positions. It also senses when there is a drop in power, as when the ignition is switched off, and shuts down the grips. I run them thru a FuzeBlock with a relay so they are on a switched circuit. Belt and suspenders.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by cookiemech » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:55 am

I installed the ADV version of the Oxford Heaterz grips and they work very well without trimming (and I have bar-end hand guards; no interference). No issues whatever with the controller, and I can operate it with gloves on, though if it's really cold I'm wearing heavy electric gloves and don't use the heated grips.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Manscout » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:21 am

I also run the adventure grips from Oxford and have been very happy with them over the last two years. No Issues with the controller either. Plenty comfortable for me.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by eastbloc » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Pterodactyl wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:05 am


The Oxford heated grips come with a multi position control with 5 (I think) heat positions. It also senses when there is a drop in power, as when the ignition is switched off, and shuts down the grips. I run them thru a FuzeBlock with a relay so they are on a switched circuit. Belt and suspenders.
I'm glad others are happy with theirs, but my Oxford controller did not properly turn off when the ignition was turned off, leading to unexpectedly dead batteries. I moved it to an ignition switched relay circuit.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ?

Post by Lofty » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:27 pm

RC20 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Any recommends other than Oxford and their controller?
I've BikeMaster heated grips on my Suzuki, and Koso Apollo heated grips on the Ural. The BM grips have an external heat control switch, like the Oxfords. The Apollos integrate the switch in the left grip.

The install, etc. of the Kosos is described here (scroll past the tire photos):
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by tparr » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:21 pm

I am going on my second season with the oxford heated grips and I am very happy with them. Since I have hippo hands mounted on the bike the external controller comes in handy. I altered the bracket that comes with the controller to mount it on the windscreen support.
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Even though the unit is supposed to shut off under low voltage, I wired it with a relay. I tapped off the rear tail light. The grips get very warm especially with the hippo hands.
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