Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by bratmanxj » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:33 pm

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This is one of the reasons I've never been much a fan of heated grips and usually try to persuade people to use headed gloves (or liners like I have). The palm may be warm but the wind still makes the knuckles and fingers are still cold. While it's not as "readily available" to use like heated grips if you need it in a pinch, it works better overall.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm

Claus wrote:
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That´s in Trieben, near Hohentauern, Austria. The motorcycle rallye was held at the Edelrautenhütte, a mountain hut, altitude 1725m.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Edelr ... d14.432564
The last 5 km road is a sledge run through a forest, quite steep.
Thank you. :)

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:06 pm

Lmo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Very real safety concern; not with Oxford in particular, but 'all' heated grips. Report (BMWMOA member) of 1st degree burns on the palms as a result of sensed temperature (by the rider's hands) under very cold outside temperature.
This reminds me of something I saw a while ago, probably a TV program, anyway it was about a wagon train trying to get over the Rockies? But were caught by bad weather, deep snow etc., trapped, were trying to keep warm wth open fires (they were sawing trees down) BUT while one side of their bodies is being roasted the opposite is freezing. Out in the open, no shelters. (Was a big scandal at the time, because they were starving, there was cannibalism involved. :( )
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Post by MonkeysUncle » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:36 pm

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Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:49 pm

Thanks! That deffo sounds like it. :D
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by IndyChizzle » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 am

I love my Oxford grips. I used to think I'd only ever want the Triumph or BMW heated grips on my bikes (they are both excellent) but the Oxford heated grips are equally good. That being said, don't be a dummy and burn your hands with them. Pretty soon they're going to need a disclaimer of all the parts of your body that you shouldn't stick in them or around them :D

If you make a quick aluminum bracket, the installation can look pretty spiffy too. I like the controls on the left hand (so I can adjust while I keep my hand on the throttle) and try to keep it where ergonomically it's not much movement for my thumb. These are the $53 Amazon specials that I got recently (the second set I've owned) and they work great. If it's too cold for these, then I need muffs, or to stay home.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by eastbloc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:24 pm

Lmo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Every hour or so I switched off the grips for 15 minutes, because they became too warm.
Very real safety concern; not with Oxford in particular, but 'all' heated grips. Report (BMWMOA member) of 1st degree burns on the palms as a result of sensed temperature (by the rider's hands) under very cold outside temperature.
Oxfords don't get hot enough for this to happen. On any trip longer than half an hour, they're only good enough for around 30 degrees, below that I wear a Gerbing liner and gloves.

Also, was that guy wearing gloves at all? I've done a lot of cold weather riding with heated grips of all kinds, especially BMW. I call BS on this story.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by IndyChizzle » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:12 am

eastbloc wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Lmo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Every hour or so I switched off the grips for 15 minutes, because they became too warm.
Very real safety concern; not with Oxford in particular, but 'all' heated grips. Report (BMWMOA member) of 1st degree burns on the palms as a result of sensed temperature (by the rider's hands) under very cold outside temperature.
Oxfords don't get hot enough for this to happen. On any trip longer than half an hour, they're only good enough for around 30 degrees, below that I wear a Gerbing liner and gloves.

Also, was that guy wearing gloves at all? I've done a lot of cold weather riding with heated grips of all kinds, especially BMW. I call BS on this story.
Does anybody have a temperature gun that can double check this? Typically hospitals in the US pick 120-122 degrees F as the highest they'll allow water temperatures to minimize risk of scalding people (especially those with thin skin and limited mobility). I would think that the Oxford grip heaters get hotter than that.

I don't say this as a shot at Oxford; they make an excellent product that when used responsibly, works great.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by tx2sturgis » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:25 pm

You can save the money on the controller (by ordering the grips only) and simply wire the two Oxford grips in SERIES.

One, on-off switch inline, and you are done with the wiring part.

You will have one heat setting. Which is sorta between LO and HI, but probably closer to LO.

But you will never have issues with the expensive controller, ever, and if you wire them to the fuse panel like I did, the turn signal fuse to be exact, they will never accidentally be left on when the ignition is turned off.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Kaliram » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:54 am

:clap: BikeMaster Heated Grips with LCD Switch (7/8")
Only $55 on Amazon.

The 5 level controller will automatically heat the grips to whatever setting you choose for however long you choose, and then settle down to whatever other setting you choose.

Mine are set to go on at the level 5 highest setting for 2 minutes, and then back off to level 3, so the the grips are all toasty about the same time the bike is warmed up.

Simple plug ‘n’ play wiring...and nice and comfy at 16 deg. F the other day here in the Colorado Rockies!

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by IndyChizzle » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:37 am

Oxfords for sale $52 + shipping (not my ad, just a happy consumer):

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