Advise on installing heated grips

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Trucktoe on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 11:24 am

Hi Folks

I looking to buy some Oxford heated grips and I would appreciate any insights as to how difficult and time consuming a job installing them myself might be. I have been told by a  retailer in Sydney that to have them installed is about 2 hours labour and at the labour rates of motorcycle shops in Sydney that equates to about $200 - $250 on top of the grips themselves. Any advice or traps with doing a self installation would be appreciated.

TT

_________________
Trucktoe
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1K
White
SW Motech Panniers Panniers
SW Motech Top Box
GME two way and Sena SR10
avatar
Trucktoe

Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : White 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  gus on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 11:33 am

In the headlight going to the park light there is a brown (power ) and black (earth ) wire . They have a plug on the end and may or not be connected to a park light .
Use that for power to grips as it is only activated with ignition ON .
Rest should be straight forward.
I doubt latest model is different .
avatar
gus

Posts : 5442
Join date : 2010-11-23
Age : 66
Location : Sunshine Coast

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks

Post  Trucktoe on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 12:58 pm

Thanks Gus, that should make it a lot easier.

rgds


TT

_________________
Trucktoe
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1K
White
SW Motech Panniers Panniers
SW Motech Top Box
GME two way and Sena SR10
avatar
Trucktoe

Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : White 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  gus on Sat 08 Apr 2017, 6:15 pm

I'm assuming they STILL have that set up (brown and black ) Lets face it know one ever uses a PARK light .(do they?)
avatar
gus

Posts : 5442
Join date : 2010-11-23
Age : 66
Location : Sunshine Coast

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Chook on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 11:19 am

@gus wrote:I'm assuming they STILL have that set up (brown and black ) Lets face it know one ever uses a PARK light .(do they?)

I can recall using it perhaps 2 or 3 times in the past 26 years, certainly wouldn't miss it
avatar
Chook

Posts : 2848
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 52
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  GDUB on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 8:35 pm

You can run them with an inline fuse direct to the battery. They have a built in time out function so it doesn't matter at all they they aren't wired throug ignition

GDUB

Posts : 16
Join date : 2017-03-23
Location : 2007 1250S Bandit

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Bosco15 on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 9:22 pm

Awesome investment if you ride regularly in winter. 
I always thought that they were for pussies. But, after buying a bike with them already installed, I installed a set on another bike straight away. 
Oxford are high quality with good instructions. 
From memory, the only issue I had on 1250 Bandit, was having to trim ribs off throttle tube to allow fitment.
Amazing how hot they get, too. I thought that I would never ever need 100% setting, but have used and enjoyed it a few times. 
Highly recommended.

_________________
Some people are like slinkys. Not good for anything but they make you smile when you push them down the stairs.
avatar
Bosco15

Posts : 1343
Join date : 2013-12-04
Age : 47
Location : Newcastle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  GDUB on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 1:57 pm

Boscoe15 I had the same perception of them until I owned a BMW that had heated grips as standard.  I used to refer to the switch as "the little button of pleasure".

I will be putting a set of OXFORD grips on my 1250 bandit very shortly.  Its funny, most of the riders who sh1tcan heated grips only ride when its warm and sunny .... go figure

GDUB

Posts : 16
Join date : 2017-03-23
Location : 2007 1250S Bandit

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:10 pm

@Chook wrote:
@gus wrote:I'm assuming they STILL have that set up (brown and black ) Lets face it know one ever uses a PARK light .(do they?)

I can recall using it perhaps 2 or 3 times in the past 26 years, certainly wouldn't miss it

Only once in the first month and that was by accident. Luckily someone bailed me up and pointed it out, otherwise I would have been walking out of work to a flat battery Sad

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:12 pm

@GDUB wrote:You can run them with an inline fuse direct to the battery. They have a built in time out function so it doesn't matter at all they they aren't wired throug ignition

I read on some of the British forums, (obviously they use them a lot over there) that they still cause flat batteries.

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Chook on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:13 pm

@GDUB wrote: I used to refer to the switch as "the little button of pleasure".


It did THAT for you too Shocked


WOW, gotta get me self a pair of them Exclamation Exclamation



Wink
avatar
Chook

Posts : 2848
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 52
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:15 pm

@Chook wrote:
@GDUB wrote: I used to refer to the switch as "the little button of pleasure".


It did THAT for you too Shocked


WOW, gotta get me self a pair of them Exclamation Exclamation



Wink

lol!

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 4:16 pm

I can highly recommend getting rid of the Oxford controller and getting one of these instead. Not cheap, but well worth it

http://nswbandits.forumotion.net/t3274-symtec-heated-grip-controller-for-metric-bikes?highlight=heated+grips

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Handy1250FA on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 7:25 pm

Trucktoe, I installed a no-name brand heated grip set on my last two bikes and they've never caused any issue. They work great on those cold days.
Wired through a relay and only has power when ignition is on because I connected it through the rear parking light.
All up.....less than $25 fitted!!!
avatar
Handy1250FA

Posts : 36
Join date : 2014-02-16
Location : Sydney Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  NZspokes on Wed 12 Apr 2017, 5:47 pm

The new gen oxford controllers can go direct to the battery. Used them for a couple of years with no problem.
avatar
NZspokes

Posts : 358
Join date : 2012-06-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks to all for the input but..........!!!!

Post  Trucktoe on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 9:51 am

Thanks to you all for your input but circumstances have overtaken the grips installation with me coming off my much loved 1250FA and it being written off! I at least got away reasonably well with some broken ribs, sprained wrist and ligaments and a terribly bruised ego which is taking the longest to fix!

I am now buying a 2012 Kwaka Versys 1K affraid and I am hoping that this will help repair my damaged ego somewhat! Embarassed

I look forward to any derogatory comments! Rolling Eyes

TT

_________________
Trucktoe
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1K
White
SW Motech Panniers Panniers
SW Motech Top Box
GME two way and Sena SR10
avatar
Trucktoe

Posts : 37
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : White 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Handy1250FA on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 10:09 am

Trucktoe, wishing you a speedy recovery.
You can always replace a bike!
avatar
Handy1250FA

Posts : 36
Join date : 2014-02-16
Location : Sydney Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Chalkie on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 1:43 pm

Hope the recovery goes well. Forget the ego - be glad you've walked away!
avatar
Chalkie

Posts : 240
Join date : 2015-12-05
Age : 70
Location : Bayswater, Vic

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 2:36 pm

Glad to hear your ok Trucktoe.
No derogatory comments from me, I was sizing up a Triumph Tiger Explorer at a shop in Sydney a few weeks ago.

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  paul on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 6:12 pm

Sad news Trucktoe & hope you have a speedy recovery ................If you haven't gathered it by now , this particular forum has a varied assortment of member bikes so I doubt there will be too much piss taking .

_________________
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.






avatar
paul

Posts : 6837
Join date : 2011-08-19
Age : 64
Location : Morphett Vale Sth. Aust.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 6:15 pm

@paul wrote:Sad news Trucktoe & hope you have a speedy recovery ................If you haven't gathered it by now , this particular forum has a varied assortment of member bikes so I doubt there will be too much piss taking .

Unless you buy a tractor, then it's open slather Twisted Evil

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Chalkie on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 6:21 pm

What have you got against Massey Fergusons MM? Rolling EyesRazz
avatar
Chalkie

Posts : 240
Join date : 2015-12-05
Age : 70
Location : Bayswater, Vic

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Bosco15 on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 6:53 pm

A speedy recovery to you TT.

_________________
Some people are like slinkys. Not good for anything but they make you smile when you push them down the stairs.
avatar
Bosco15

Posts : 1343
Join date : 2013-12-04
Age : 47
Location : Newcastle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  madmax on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7:56 pm

@Chalkie wrote:What have you got against Massey Fergusons MM? Rolling EyesRazz

2 wheel tractors

_________________
2011 GSX1250FA in Candy Indy Blue
avatar
madmax

Posts : 3827
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 53
Location : Carrum Downs, Victoria

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Chook on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7:57 pm

Glad to hear you're not seriously injured, hope you have a speedy recovery Trucktoe
avatar
Chook

Posts : 2848
Join date : 2012-01-20
Age : 52
Location : Between the City and Beach, Adelaide

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/groups/154520904856/?fref=ts

Back to top Go down

Re: Advise on installing heated grips

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum