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Old October 28th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Aftermarket heated grips

Anyone install non-OEM grips yet? For example, Oxford Hot Grips or similar?

The $100 price tag is far more appealing than the $300+ for duc grips! I have used them before on my ZX14, but I have heard of some concern in attaching them to the fly-by-wire throttle, or clearance with the grip guards.

Any experience out there?
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Old November 7th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Well I went ahead and bought the Oxford grip. Good news! They fit! They are about 3/4cm shorter than the stock grips, but that is barely aesthetically noticeable. Also, on the throttle side, there is an extra high plastic ridge along the outside of the tube that had to be trimmed, as the oxford grips have an internal plastic tube that wont stretch over it. Either way, on it went, glued up, and works GREAT! Gets VERY hot, too.

I mounted the control pod with double sided tape to the inside of the left hand guard, so that there is nothing extra on top of my bars.

Will post pics if anyone asks.

UPDATE! PICS!

In order of appearance:

1: Throttle tube. You can see a small gap near the end that isn't there on the stock grips. This is the end that required a bit of shaving of the tube to make it fit. This tri would in no way affect returning to normal grips.

2: You can see that I left some excess wiring to allow the throttle to twist. I ziptied the grip wire to the existing control pod wire, and traced it back into the nose fairing.

3: Clutch side. Again, see the gap between the bar end and the grip. makes no difference on anything being mounted, etc. Also see the grip wire ziptied to the control pod wire.

4: Detail on following the existing cables down into the nose.

5: I mounted the grip control pod with the included double sided tape into the hand guard. It fits perfectly, and keeps the handlebar free of clutter. Sure you need to reach a bit to switch it, but it makes use of otherwise unused area.

6: As you can see, it is totally hidden among the bars. Does not stand out as an add-on.

7: I specifically used the Oxford Premium Touring grips. If you prefer a grip more like the stock bike, choose the Adventure pattern, and if you prefer less lumps, choose Sport. I am not sure if the fat Cruiser model will fit or not, but I don't like fat grips anyway.

A note about installation: Normally I put my electric accessories on a relay, so that they shut off with the bike, preventing a dead battery, but for these I did not. The new Premium line of grips has an auto-shut off feature when the battery voltage reaches a certain threshold. I'm not sure what that is, but it gets there very quick (about 5 mins) if I run the grips without the bike running. It isnt that they are high draw, I just think it has a high threshold, so that the bike guarantees to start (which it does without problem). As a result of all this, installation was as easy as attaching to the battery terminals, and running the wire behind the fairing to the nose. All easy, with all included parts, with no funny stretching.

I can easily say if you want HOT grips without the Ducati accessory premium costs ($90 vs $316.42CAD + programming), then these are a fantastic value!
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Old November 9th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Yes please!!!! pics pics

I like oxford heated grips
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Old November 9th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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I second that. ⬆️
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Old November 9th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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KTM makes a really nice and simple heated grip kit that's only $29.95! I got one and planned on putting it on my Hyperstrada until the factory kit came in, but as luck would have it my factory kit came in. Now I'm going to install this tidy little KTM kit on my Monster and see how that goes. Where will I hide the switch??? . . . . . . .
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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I can't imagine using glue under the heated grips. Wouldn't it just melt or worse?
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Old November 11th, 2013, 05:36 AM   #7
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I have done heated grip installs on other bikes in the past and yes they are glued on and no it doesn't melt... With aftermarket heated grips you get what you pay for within reason. I've installed $30 and $60 grips and the functionality was pore at best. Factory BMW grips that came with a used bike purchased works exceptionally well. I am still waiting on the factory Ducati grips to arrive ordered back in May of this year to see how they work! I hate cold hands....
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Old November 12th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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I can't imagine using glue under the heated grips. Wouldn't it just melt or worse?
Depends on the glue. Kit comes with superglue (cyanoacrylate) which is not very heat sensitive once it dries. At least, not at any temperature the grips can go up to.

Will post pics later tonight, at work right now
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updated with pics.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #10
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i got the factory Ducati grips in my SP and they are _very_ nice. even better than the factory BMW grips i had on my F800R.
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