Hello EverybodyI purchased a set of the new Oxford Sports heated grips. They are the ones for 2009 and are designed for sports bikes hence the grip is only 22mm thick unlike the old oxford touring ones that are really thick.
They come with a cut out switch inbuilt which means you can go directly to the battery and if you forget to turn them off they cut out when the voltage drops to a certain amount leaving you enough to still start your bike. I purchased mine off ebay for £66. They have a few different settings on them…The hottest setting was burning my hand…yeah baby…toasty…
I use my bike all year round (proper hardcore) and can’t justify buying a second bike when i paid loads for my bike…Rather get the use out of it then leave it sitting in the garage…Not fussed about road salt etc…got ACF-50 for that… Anyway…I must say this are a nice little thing to fit on your bike as winter is coming…Just nice to have the option to turn them on if your hands are cold…Excellent product…IMOOh and I have a set forsale on behalf of my ate who just sold his bike…added for Jetstream…The forums version of inspector moorse…I mean Gadget…lol
Hope yours work better than mine did, switch on 1st set I had broke after about 6 months, couldn’t find receipt so bought another set and same happened with them, they only wanted to work when it wasn’t too cold which is no bloody good!!!
There you go again with the using ur bike all year round !!! and yes i already have heated grips and they are hot too…i also have wheels and a light on the front of my bike…oh and a seat too…ive got the holder for my sat nav and i have my battery charger placed in a easy position to use the optimate when i need it instead of undoing my seat and charging straight to the terminals…i also have a alarm and oh yes…i seem to have room for my tracker too…ive got crg levers which are nice and small so if i did crash they wont break off, i have braided hoses too, erm, ive replaced fairing with carbon, ive got a carbon yoshi…ive got a black double bubble screen, ive had my wheels sprayed blue n black to match the mirrors ive had sprayed blue n black that matches the seat i had recovered and in yes…blue n black…and yes i like many ride when i want and where i want…summer/winter whenever…does that cover what u want to know about me and my bike… (yes im being sarky, its wednesday, its cold and im fed up already!)
I have had two sets of Oxford Grips ( the dial ones and the sealed button box ones).
The first set the on/off switch jammed after a month of use. The second set failed after a month in an on condition so I had to pull the bike apart to stop it draining the battery (despite the cut out you mentioned which was not operating either). Both were mounted in dry places out of the weather behind the bike’s plastics so it was not wet that killed them. They do seem to be very unreliable as I know others that have had loads of problems with them.
Gore Tex gloves aren’t recommended for use with heated grips as it affects the working of the membrane.
You are risking your chances of a refund of the gloves if they develop a fault and you mention the fact that you use heated grips (knowledge gained from working in a well-known London bike shop).