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By gscottbrown01 -
Parts & accessories
22 November 2008 12:48
Does anyone have a good alternative to these Oxford heated grips, which while being hot are very difficult to operate and mine frequently cut out?
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GOFRES - HG GRIPS
11 December 2008 19:56
Iancol, yip tried that and the grip ain't going anywhere! Not had the chance to visit HG yet to ask them for their advice. I don't want to cut the grip so think the only solution maybe some spacer/washers.
In response to greendemon, yes, they are the led type... which is a bit pants cos the one on display is the analogue wheel which I would have prefered. They haven't given up on me yet but I have noticed recently that the RHS grip gets warmer than the LHS. Not sure if this is because my left hand comes off the bar more often? And they seem to warm up ahellovalot quicker when revved up over 6k rpm.
11 December 2008 12:32
THERE IS A PROBLEM
If you have the new type of hot grip ( leds run red, green amber blue) left to right then you may have a bad set. I put a pair on my z750 L9. They would work then stopped completly. My Dad is a auto electrician so we looked at them and they were cutting out due to the bike charging at 14.89 volts. The grips working range is 13.5-14.3 so when the bike revved from idle the charging on the bike went over the recommended voltage and turned them off. Ring Oxprod and ask for Rosie in technical and they should be able to sort them out no probs as they changed the control pod (01993 862300). A quick check put a multi meter into the power connection and check the voltage at idle then rev the engine just confirm your problem. When they work they are awsome. Don't be put off.
07 December 2008 21:05
These are what I have fitted to my bike. Got two settings... HIGH and low... Plenty warm enough, easy to fit and as a bonus I do not need those ugly bulky Oxford things and instead have retained my 'sports' grips and ultimately the stylish (if you can call it that!) look of my bike...
Good quality items too... No problems yet!
26 November 2008 19:44
The Honda grips and their controls are good but I find them to be not as hot as others I've used. As reported elsewhere, they are a good idea for this weather but not foolproof as they don't deal with wind blast.
Thought for gofres - is your throttle control pegged on to the bar? In the unlikely event that it's not, you could move it along the bar slightly to provide the clearance needed to get the bar end back on.
26 November 2008 17:22
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