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Well, just ordered the Oxford heated grips for my '14 N1K.
Just wondering who else in here has installed heated grips on their bike?
I have heard about a switched power line on the left side of the bike, so I'm asking if I should use this for the power. It if I should just go straight to the battery.

Any input would be great.

I'll post more once I receive them and start the install.
 

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so much nicer when on a spring or fall ride early in the am just to hit switch just to take the chill off. All so a couple of years ago riding in early June in Northern Wis it was nice to be able to hit the switch. Maybe in very cold conditions the gloves are the hot set up but for every day use the grips get the nod from me. I would hook the grips right to the battery. I just hooked a usb port to those wires you are talking about.
 

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I've run heated grips on most of my bikes until I realized heated gloves work soooo much better.
Well yes and no. I've had heated grips on my BMW for years and I think you need both if it's much below 40F. My Gerbings G4's only heat the top of the hands, and don't really keep up below 40. I'm going to install the Kawasaki heated grips this winter. Be sure you have an auto shutoff of some sort. I had the Oxford heated grip wraps on my Magna, and ran the battery dead a couple of times by forgetting to turn them off.

A guy at work swears by the Hippo hands to ward off the cold but the things will get you a fashion citation for sure.
 

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well, i went with wiring them up to the aux power on the right side fairing. works perfect.
went ahead and wires aux power for gps/cell phone/ ipod ect.. straight to the battery up the left side and out by the ignition switch.
will post picks once i get some more time.
 

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Please post pictures!

I've loved the Oxford grips on all my bikes, and I will be putting these on my '14 N1K very soon-- within the next month. Any pictures or any other advice on install would be very appreciated.

Did you have to remove the front fairing for the install?
How do I find / identify the power leads on the right and left sides?

Thanks again!

Chris...................
 

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Scored a set of Oxford heated grips from revzilla.com on Black Friday for $39.97. They arrived in the mail today. Man that was fast. Going to wire them into my Twisted Throttle Power Hub as a switched power source, so they only work when the bike is running.
 

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Scored a set of Oxford heated grips from revzilla.com on Black Friday for $39.97. They arrived in the mail today. Man that was fast. Going to wire them into my Twisted Throttle Power Hub as a switched power source, so they only work when the bike is running.
Ah, I did the same except I bought the premium sport set. I think they were $76. A guy at work installed them on his 10R and says they're much hotter than the factory grips on his V Strom. I think I'll run them straight to the battery for now. I'd like to set up a fuse block but that's for later.
The controller shuts it down after the engine is off for a certain time. It's a pretty slick setup.
 

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Ah, I did the same except I bought the premium sport set. I think they were $76. A guy at work installed them on his 10R and says they're much hotter than the factory grips on his V Strom. I think I'll run them straight to the battery for now. I'd like to set up a fuse block but that's for later.
The controller shuts it down after the engine is off for a certain time. It's a pretty slick setup.

Airman,

Sorry for the revival...how do you like the premium oxford's? Any issues with the "Sport" set vs the "Touring" version? Looking at buying a set and could use the feedback, thanks.
 

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The major difference between the 3 different sets is the length.
 

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Yes, length...one is short, one medium, one long. To be even more confusing, the pattern changes slightly.

I believe "premium touring' was the mid size one and its perfect for our ninjas. The rubber is too **** hard, but these things get seriously warm. Its like putting your hand in a George Forman grill. Maybe not quite that hot, but very, very nice.
 

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About to install Oxford heated grips and wondering what route is best for power wire to battery? under tank or left fairing? Thanx for any input!!
 

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I have always lived in a tropical climate...SE Texas and SW Florida where most of my motorcycle riding has occured. I don't think I have ventured out below 40 degrees. That was cold and putting around was just not fun if i went over 10 mph. I can't get my mind around the thought of riding where some of you fellows live.New York,,,,Utah....Canada...etc...you guys must wear long underwear and facemasks......
 

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Here is a great chart to show you when it might be good to have heated gear. Even at 50 degrees and 50 mph, it is like you are in 40 degree temps. Too cold to ride without winter gloves if for much more than a few minutes. I hate cold hands. I can tolerate a lot but cold hands.

 

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Hmmm. It suggests I ride with heated gear WAY before I've done so. (Considering I don't have heated gear)

I tend to ride as low as 40*F without anything but my Drystar Jacket, Drystar Gloves, and some freeze-out panties. Have done as much as - uh - the speed limit with them on.
 

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A lot can depend on how long you are out and other factors. I find that the mirrors sort of block some of the wind to my hands. OTOH I tend to ride for many hours at a shot. So even when it is in the mid 50's, I start to feel it. I just get cold soaked after 4 or 5 hours in the cold.

All insulation does is slow down the rate of heat loss/gain. Ultimately you will reach whatever the outside temps are. Add in rain, high humidity and the effects are much quicker.
 

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Also ordered the premium sports. Will post pics of the fitting. Thanks for the help.
 

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will be curious to see what you guys think. I picked up a set of the Koso's with a gift card (cause they're pretty pricey). I like that there is no thing being mounted to the bars. Supposedly the grip is a bit long and has to be trimmed quite a bit - guess we'll see!
 
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