after being spoiled with the pans comforts ive decided to fit heated grips to the gixxer for those cold crisp days that are just round the corner.............are they easy to fit and do they look and work ok, im sure they are straight forward enough to fit but just want to find any issues with them in advance, cheers guys n gals
Has anyone fitted oxford sport heated grips to their gixxer
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I've fitted them to my ZZR600s. Easy to fit. Wire them into the ignition via a relay so they only come on when the ignition is on.
They are slightly fatter than regular grips, but you soon get used to them. It takes a little longer to get used to the mickey taking Just wait until a cold ride out with the mickey taking mates, then wind the grips up to FULL and ask them to get on your bike
work well,if you want a smaller girth..ooh er missus... then get the sport version, as the grip is smaller, less spongy and feels more responsive imho.
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I've fitted 3 pairs of these now to various bikes. The only issue i came across was the need to trim a couple of mm off the grip that goes over the throttle tube to prevent it binding against the bar end and restricting throttle play. As said above it's a good idea to wire them to the ignition or other ignition controlled live to prevent the battery going flat if you accidentally leave them on.
not so impressed
I had Hein Gericke, same as standard Oxfords, for three years - almost worn through - before one grip finally failed (heater wire corroded through). Not too bad, and lazily I'd left them on through the summer months too. Only criticism real was that you'd inevitably flatten your battery unless you hooked them up with a relay.
Sooo, bought a set of Oxford's new Sports version. I've only fitted the grips as my original controller and relay are still fine, and I didn't like the new two box installation with more wires to accomodate... Stuck the grips on at the tail end of winter. Comfy, warm, a tad softer than the standards, but here we are just 6 months on and the pattern is already disappearing - not happy!
Thought of riding everywhere no handed to prolong their life, if not mine, but come winter that might defeat the object, so instead I've sleeved them over with a really tight bit of bicycle inner tube, to be replaced as needed...
"The only issue i came across was the need to trim a couple of mm off the
grip that goes over the throttle tube to prevent it binding against the
bar end and restricting throttle play."
You could also loosen off the switchgear and slide it along a little bit to gain extra clearance....