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Ok, I froze my fingers off yesterday morning going to a group ride for the food bank (it was so funny there were a million Harley's, my Honda, and BMW GS on the run lmao. 32 degrees for an 8 am run which I had to ride 30 + miles to get to the start). My freeze out gear under my clothes kept me toasty but the winter gloves and freeze out glove liners sucked.
Have any of you put heated grips on and where did you put your controller? How did you get the other grips off? Someone suggested just cutting them off?
Any Tips?
 

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Not on my Rebel, but a different bike I have always cut the grips off. There's other ways to do it, but it seems cutting is easiest.
 

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Do those Oxford grips make a great deal of difference when it's down to freezing point? And do they turn off automatically as specified by Oxford?
 

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Do those Oxford grips make a great deal of difference when it's down to freezing point? And do they turn off automatically as specified by Oxford?
It does make a huge difference in temperatures between 5C (41F) and 15C (59F). You can you normal leather gloves.
Below 5C you gonna need winter gloves any way.

They turn off when the engine isn't running. I connected them directly to the battery.
 

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It does make a huge difference in temperatures between 5C (41F) and 15C (59F). You can you normal leather gloves.
Below 5C you gonna need winter gloves any way.

They turn off when the engine isn't running. I connected them directly to the battery.
Cool, I might invest in some of these. How do you rate the fit/finish quality of the Oxford grips. Also, there's a canvas strap around one of the grips in your photo, that's not a part of the grip is it?
 

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Cool, I might invest in some of these. How do you rate the fit/finish quality of the Oxford grips. Also, there's a canvas strap around one of the grips in your photo, that's not a part of the grip is it?
The quality is very good.
Worth mentioning is that a diameter of Oxford grips is noticibly bigger than the one of stock grips. It works quite good for me (big hands).

The strip is just a reminder for disk lock.
 

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The quality is very good.
Worth mentioning is that a diameter of Oxford grips is noticibly bigger than the one of stock grips. It works quite good for me (big hands).

The strip is just a reminder for disk lock.
Nice one, many thanks for that. I guess I'll be putting them on my Christmas list
 

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On the other (cold) hand, did you consider heating gloves ?
I've tried heating grips only on a snowbike (-30°C in Finland) and it was not very efficient.
I have Gerbing T12 heating gloves for years and I'm very satisfied with them. I rode my bike down to -8°C without problem. In my country, I cannot test more !
The gloves have cables you can use for long duration rides. You have to connect a line on your bike's plugs, and you have a "Y" cable you can use inside your jacket to power the gloves with little connectors.
But you can use alternatively batteries that go in a pocket on the back of each glove. This allow for one hour full power or 4 hours at 33% power.
I have both. Both gloves of course, and both powering options. I use the batteries for commuting and as a general rule. And in case of a long trip in winter, which is not something I do, or in case I forgot to turn off the gloves and have no more battery power.

I see 2 advantages of heating gloves over warming grips :
- nothing to install on the bike,
- the heating gloves warm the back of your hand also (in fact they warm all your hand), whereas the warming grips only warm the inside of yours hands. And because of the speed and wind, it's mainly the finger tips and the back of your hands that are exposed to coolness.

And also one advantage of heating gloves compared to winter gloves :
heating gloves are thinner. As they are heating they do not require to be thick. So you're more dexterous.

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On the other (cold) hand, did you consider heating gloves ?
I've tried heating grips only on a snowbike (-30°C in Finland) and it was not very efficient.
I have Gerbing T12 heating gloves for years and I'm very satisfied with them. I rode my bike down to -8°C without problem. In my country, I cannot test more !
the Oxfor heated grips at around $100 are 1/3 the price of the t12 Gerbing gloves though.
 

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Some pictures.
All cables go to the right of the bike and under the tank.
Hi,

I attempted to install the Oxford heaterz and it was definitely more complicated than I thought! I have a few questions:

- did you have to take off the tank to run the wiring under? I don't see a good way to do that without. What did you use to finish the connectors? I normally prefer heat shrink but may just use a good electrical tape for this one.
- when I put the wire terminal on the battery, the terminal screw can no longer catch the nut. I think it's due to the tight tolerance of the existing screw having just a little room to catch the nut. Did you run into that problem?
- did you have to take the battery covery to get to the positive terminal?
- I noticed you pointed the grip wires back towards you. It seems that the wire would sort of interfere with the thumb switches on both sides? Obviously less of an issue throttle side but I am considering pointing them down instead. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
 

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Hi,

I attempted to install the Oxford heaterz and it was definitely more complicated than I thought! I have a few questions:

- did you have to take off the tank to run the wiring under? I don't see a good way to do that without. What did you use to finish the connectors? I normally prefer heat shrink but may just use a good electrical tape for this one.
- when I put the wire terminal on the battery, the terminal screw can no longer catch the nut. I think it's due to the tight tolerance of the existing screw having just a little room to catch the nut. Did you run into that problem?
- did you have to take the battery covery to get to the positive terminal?
- I noticed you pointed the grip wires back towards you. It seems that the wire would sort of interfere with the thumb switches on both sides? Obviously less of an issue throttle side but I am considering pointing them down instead. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
I just saw this and I hope you were able to install them!! I took the nut closest to the seat off which holds the gas tank on so that it gave me a little wiggle room to fish the wires through. I tried to route the wire that connects to the battery through the right side of the frame and then through the plastic "box" under the handlebars, connected every handlebar connection to it, then pulled the wire back through so that all of the "Y" connections are hidden in that box. I have a post where there are photos of where my wires run; I'm sorry if my description is a little vague. Getting the wires all neat was by FAR the hardest part of the whole process and I can totally post more photos if that helps. I used electrical tape to dress the connections and I haven't had any noticeable leaks or corrosion.

Getting the terminal screw to connect was the second worst part of the whole process. I lost track of how many times I said "are you f*ing kidding me" to myself!! I kid you not the only way that I was able to get the terminal screw to catch was by shoving a little folded piece of paper under the floating square-terminal-nut so it was raised up just high enough for the terminal screw to catch. I also had to take off the battery cover in order to access the positive side of the battery.

I ended up angling my grips pretty far down but not too far so that the back side of the grips get in the way of the clutch handle. They get in the way of the blinker ever so slightly but not enough to make using them unsafe or anything like that.

I hope any or all of this helps and best of luck with the instal!
 
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