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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 02:59 AM
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I own both - I wouldn't be without the heated grips. With the hand guards and heated grips my hands are usually fine, only in abnormally cold weather would the heated gloves be needed.

My heated gloves have heating elements running down the back of the hand/fingers, clearly designed to work with heated grips - IMO. They are bulky and not anywhere near as comfortable as my normal winter gloves, I'd prefer not to use them unless I really had to.
Interesting. That is the part of my hands that gets cold with heated grips. Makes sense. Cheers Mark.

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It's that time of year here in the Rockies, and on my last bike, a KLR, I used both heated grips and gloves. But then, I ride at around 20 degrees or so regularly, so both are a plus in my book.
I'm getting older, and the arthritis and age issues mean I'm after comfort most. I have the gloves, so now I'm researching the grips.
Leaning towards the Oxfords, but Ill keep looking.

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Oxford Heaterz Touring grips fit perfectly on the AT. They are MUCH hotter than OEM grips. I've seen some comparisons on youtube and these are clearly among the best out there. I tried heated gloves in the past, but wasn't too impressed and hate dealing with the wires. I ride down to about -5C (23F).

A few things to consider:
- You can have the warmest gloves in the world (even heated), if they are too tight, you'll freeze your hands off.
- Good heated grips make a big difference
- Handguards can help deflect wind from the hands
- One of the reasons we freeze our hands and feet is that our body is reducing the blood flow to the extremities to protect vital organs. Keeping your core warm will help with keeping hands and feet warm (same applies to boots, if you have thick socks but boots are tight you'll freeze).
- Putting a rainsuit on top of your riding jacket will help not only cut down on the wind, but will help retain your body heat, therefore contributing to keeping extremities warmer.
- I bought a 10$ USB heating pad that I just insert inside my vest on the chest, and it does warm up nicely.
- The faster you go, the colder it feels. Sometimes just slowing down 10-20km/h can help.
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It's that time of year here in the Rockies, and on my last bike, a KLR, I used both heated grips and gloves. But then, I ride at around 20 degrees or so regularly, so both are a plus in my book.
I'm getting older, and the arthritis and age issues mean I'm after comfort most. I have the gloves, so now I'm researching the grips.
Leaning towards the Oxfords, but Ill keep looking.
I have the OEM Honda heated grips on my CB500X and they work just fine for me. I also have Revit Chevak Gore-Tex Gloves for rain and cold. Both together work great for me. I also have Barkbuster Storms that block a lot of the wind.

My wife's bike (cruiser with no hand guards) has Oxfords and I can say that neither of us has ever had them on over 75%. Those things get hot. They also shut off once it detects the battery is no longer being charged (the bike is shut off).

So for my $0.02: OEM integration with adequate heat, go with the OEM ones. If you want more heat than you'll ever need, get the Oxfords.

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I have Oxford tourings and they work great. The ADV are too long. The left grip is fractionally too large in diameter for a tight fit without gluing, but the heat keeps breaking whatever glue is used. Livable, but slightly annoying.
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I have Oxford tourings and they work great. The ADV are too long. The left grip is fractionally too large in diameter for a tight fit without gluing, but the heat keeps breaking whatever glue is used. Livable, but slightly annoying.
I sanded my handlebars and the plastic throttle grip, then cleaned everything with rubbing alcohol, used the supplied glue and everything is super solid.
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I have Oxford tourings and they work great. The ADV are too long. The left grip is fractionally too large in diameter for a tight fit without gluing, but the heat keeps breaking whatever glue is used. Livable, but slightly annoying.
I tried the supplied glue - didn't work. I tried Gorilla Glue like recommended here - didn't work. I tried more Gorilla Glue to really fill the gap, it has been rock solid for more than a year! I've used the grips on high for extended periods and still the glue holds tight.

The right grip isn't glued, just tapped into place with a mallet, it has never moved.
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I have the Oxfords as well, rare that I can run them on high. (too hot). I have Heat Demons on my touring bike, heat from inside the bars, not nearly as good, but they do make a difference.

I did not like the heated gloves, felt too bulky to me. Made the controls seem too remote of feel. That said, I have a pair of Tour master heated gloves for sale, just used once.
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