Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by codemonkey001 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:48 pm

I went cheap - knockoff hippo hands, and when I came close to frostbite a couple subzero days last year, I augmented it with heated wraps. Easy to install, simple on/off switch I wired to the main headlamp circuit because I can't be trusted to remember to turn it off otherwise. So far, it's been toasty warm down to 6°F.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:32 pm

Worth a thought, try em out and I don't plan on a whole lot of cold runs let along longer cold ones
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by rivers » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:24 pm

RC gotta add a +1 to the handlebar muffs idea. Yeah they aren't cool looking or fashionable but dang they're great. You don't need official "hippo hands" brand($$$). Any knockoff brand for snow machines work if you're using elec grip heaters. Avail at any local or internet decent sporting goods, outdoor gear supplier. My favorite combo is heated grips, bar muffs and just thin deer/elk summer gloves. That combo with the heaters on LOW work well for me into the single digits above zero*F for this poor circulation old fart and my hands get cold very easy and I'm a cold weather wuss. I've run the Kolpins 'codemonkey' mentioned above and they're some of the better fitting generics. :thumbsup:
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Yakatak » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:02 pm

Oxford, Adv. Style on 2 machines. On Ural GU, I mounted the controller inside the cup of the left Barkbuster.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:34 pm

I have gloves with good wind breaking outer layer.

It seems my hands freeze from the inside out.

Not adverse to adding wind protection but heated would seem to answer the issue.

I am leaning a fair amount to the strap on, I do well with existing grips and I don't know I would ride enough for a full on setup of heated.

I can try the add on, then decide on both the wind deflector and a full on set. Money wise its not that much and the wiring work is a piece of cake for me. Pity the poor guys at work told to figure out the old engine control panels that date back to the 80s with relay logic. Nary a fault code to go by!
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by IndyChizzle » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:05 pm

Oxford on sale for $53 plus shipping. Mine came with language that wasn't english, but everything looked like the factory set I bought a few years ago:

Oxford OF692Z Heaterz Premium Sports Heated Handlebar Grips https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009T48F6E/re ... fEbFD622WX
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by RC20 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:40 am

Thanks. I realized wiring at these temps is not a good thing and its really gotten too cold to even consider riding (-10 to -17 last week)

Still pondering.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Claus » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:00 am

I have had Oxford heating grips on two different bikes during the past years. Most expensive grips apart from oem BMW ones. Both went south during the first couple of months. (One set was electrically dead, the other set disintegrated and I had all the rubber on the gloves and smeared on the helmet visor.) What I bought now and like it very much are the heated grips made by Daytona https://daytona-global.com/products/?pa ... ctID=86610 with 4-level switch. Last winter I rode to the Tauerntreffen in Austria at minus 8°C to minus 12°C on the Autobahn. I have Oxford Super Muffs mounted (best I ever bought)
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With Daytona grips and Oxford muffs I could ride with my short summer gloves (!) on 1st level of the heating. Every hour or so I switched off the grips for 15 minutes, because they became too warm. This is the best solution for me, personally.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by eastbloc » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:53 am

My Oxfords are really starting to pi$$ me off. Not only did the thermostat fail, but they just don't get as warm as either my stock grips on my BMWs or the Hotgrips I used to have (which got really nice and hot, hotter than the BMW OEM).

I'm going to look into replacing them with something better.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:29 pm

Claus, where is that? :D
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Claus » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:13 pm

That´s in Trieben, near Hohentauern, Austria. The motorcycle rallye was held at the Edelrautenhütte, a mountain hut, altitude 1725m.
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The last 5 km road is a sledge run through a forest, quite steep.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Lmo » 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.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Claus » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:03 pm

Lew, that´s new to me, thanks for the hint! I thought, it would be as warm lack of wind chill effect with the muffs. These Daytona grips get real hot on 4th level though. I can´t really stand it without muffs and chilly wind.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Lmo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:02 am

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips Style Choice ? Others?

Post by Claus » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 am

:shock:
Well, I always had frozen finger tips and hot palms with heated grips, so I added muffs in 1998 or so when riding in winter. Heated grips in muffs are only needed when really cold and only on low level . Maybe that´s why I don´t know this problem. With muffs and heaters I really do ride with summer gloves at - 10.
After having been fed up with the oxford heating grips on my GSX1100G rig, I have converted the muffs to fit over the hydraulic clutch master and use winter gloves without heaters. That´s ok as long as it´s above -5°C and you keep it below 90 mph
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