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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Heated Grips

The Honda heated grips seem ludicrously over-priced - even when compared to rival Japanese offerings.

For this substantial outlay do you get the following?

1. Variable power (heat) levels
2. An indicator in the dash to tell you what they are up to


The Yamaha Tracer, for example, has heated grips that are around 50% of the @ cost and give you both of the above features (at least I think this is correct...) - and that's a budget bike!
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 10:40 AM
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and isn't the wiring/functionality already baked into the bike. And the heated grips are essentially just grips that conduct... for sure there will be someone in the aftermarket to exploit that.
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Koso Grips

The honda grips seem to be a tad overpriced. They were on the AT that I tested and they work good but I'll wait and see how much they are in Canada.
I have looked at Koso grips and they make a series that look very similar to the AT heated grips. Control built in to left grip as well. Wondering if they may be the supplier to Honda
http://kosonorthamerica.com/wp-conte.../AM1110301.jpg

Im not a computer genius if the link doesnt open the grips are Koso Apollo
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I like the switch fitted into the grip.



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post #5 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-07-2016, 01:53 AM
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Honda UK have knocked about 100 off the price I believe. Dealers at the launch seminar had complained they were too expensive.
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post #6 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-07-2016, 03:20 AM
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For European this is the same product maybe the same manufacture.
But big difference with honda price. Honda's have problems with water infiltration.
Thats what I saw on Dutch forum with the all weather riders.


http://www.tecnoglobe.be/nl/verwarmd...old-120mm.html
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When Honda Baltic allowed me to see the bike in November, they tried to sell me the grips too. I still like Oxford grips better. However Hondas are 5 stage and dashboard indicator shows what level is engaged.
One of the selling points was that Honda grips are thinnest (Yes they are, they feel as standard grips).

CRF1000L, wow
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How are Oxford grips with water? Any water infiltration like the Honda ones?
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How are Oxford grips with water? Any water infiltration like the Honda ones?
I had no problems with them turning heavy rain (I had them on my NC)
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CRF1000L, wow
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post #10 of 64 (permalink) Old 08-29-2016, 02:43 AM
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Which Oxford grips did you get? Did you need to trim them down? I just bought the Adventure grips but they look a bit too long... Also does the throttle tube need adjusting or grinding down? Ive been reading things like that but dont want to have to go through all that really.
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