Fitting heated grips.

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Fitting heated grips.

Post by nickoff » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:14 pm

I recently purchased a second hand set of heated grips for my Vee Strom. Before fitting the Oxford grips I connected them directly to the battery to try them out. The grips heated up ok but just kept getting hotter and hotter even though I kept pressing the - button on the controller. The controller has 5 lights on it which should indicate which setting it is on. None of the lights lit up. Is the controller stuffed or does anyone think that there is another reason?
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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by Apophis » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:04 am

sounds like the Second hand set were for sale for a reason mate the controller is probably duff if both hand grips work get yourself a new controller and you should be golden

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by nickoff » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:35 am

They actually came off a bike that was being broken up due to a smashed engine case. I will try one or two things later today and if not working then see if I can get my money back. I've already been in touch with the chap who sold them and so far he seems ok. But then again I've not asked for a refund, yet.

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by Hugh » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:27 pm

Greetings,

I seem to recall problems with the Oxford controller being reported on here in the past.

Perhaps the previous owner might be able to claim for a replacement controller under warranty or goodwill from Oxford.

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by nickoff » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:39 pm

Hopefully sorted the problem. I gave the unit a good heating up with the wife's hair dryer, apparently they can get damp in them if left standing. Seems to have fixed the controller as all settings now operate. Just got to get it all fitted to the bike now and hope they work for the upcoming Ecky Thump Rally.

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:02 pm

So you go out in the rain and your grips could overheat?

I would get rid of them myself, however if you must fit them, add an isolator switch so they can quickly be turned off if the controller fails.

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by nickoff » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:06 pm

Elmer J Fudd wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:02 pm
So you go out in the rain and your grips could overheat?

I would get rid of them myself, however if you must fit them, add an isolator switch so they can quickly be turned off if the controller fails.
If I've paid 25 quid for something I dont just get rid of it. :lol: I have fitted an isolator switch although at the moment it's under the seat : :o -) Will sort it in the next couple of days.

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by lancashirelad » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 pm

I got a new set of Oxford Advanced Touring grips for £50 of someone who got them free with an MCN subscription :D
I've to start again now buying & fitting all the bits I had on the previous cb500x!!! :D

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Re: Fitting heated grips.

Post by Agent Orange » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Nic I have used these type heated membranes on my old TA to good effect. Really good plus you can put your old grips back on.
https://picclick.co.uk/Universal-Motorc ... 55724.html

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