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Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by Stooby2 on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 5:56 pm

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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by arrison on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 9:52 pm

Got them on mine, came free with a subscription to Ride magazine. Been on about a year, still working fine despite having been out in all weathers pretty much every day since they were fitted, more than I could say for the Oxford ones i had on my old bike, which packed up after 3 months of rain on the controller.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by Stooby2 on Fri 17 Oct 2014, 9:10 pm

If anyone does get these I'd recommend not using the superglue provided to fix the throttle grip in place - it sets incredibly fast and you have one chance to get it right. Thankfully I did but I can foresee someone with a grip half on and stuck very fast. Pick up some Uhu or similar.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by stormbringer on Sat 18 Oct 2014, 2:08 pm

Deleted - these people want £18 postage to Denmark. I'll pass...
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Post by ashcroc on Sat 18 Oct 2014, 5:35 pm

That's ludicrous charges. You could get them from amazon.co.uk for much less than that. I'm sure with a bit of searching a local supplier could be found too decreasing the cost further.

I'll be very interested to find out how well these last long term. When the Oxford one's that came on my bike fail again (having had the control switch replaced earlier in the year), I was planning to replace them for R&G ones.  If these work well however there's no reason not to get them instead & save a few quid.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by Stooby2 on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 4:48 pm

That was £18 to Denmark - free p&p within the UK.
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Post by ashcroc on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 5:40 pm

Yeah I know. Amazon.co.uk charges a damn sight less to get to Denmark than that. Even adding the higher price they'd still be a cheaper option for him.
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Post by badseeds on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 9:41 pm

@stormbringer wrote:Deleted - these people want £18 postage to Denmark. I'll pass...
If you ever want anything from the UK, you can get it posted to me and I'll forward it on. It won't cost you a bean.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by alvamiga on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 10:51 pm

I had a set of Qxford 0.7 grips on my CBF125 and I have some 0.8s on my CB500. Never had any problem from either of them, except the occasions when I left the 0.7s switched on and ended up with a flat battery because they will run until they can run no more! Smile
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by Stooby2 on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 10:36 am

Just an update to this, four months on. These grips, for the money are pretty good. They take about 10-15 mins to warm up properly, but get to the point where they are too hot and it's time to select the "Low" setting. They slowly cool down and after another 15 minutes might need to go up again. They've kept my hands warm enough, especially with handlebar muffs fitted.

The quality of the grips is good as well - not showing any signs of wear yet. For the money (in this country) I think they're excellent value - and still available at the lower price.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by steady Eddy on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 4:54 pm

@Stooby2 wrote:If anyone does get these I'd recommend not using the superglue provided to fix the throttle grip in place - it sets incredibly fast and you have one chance to get it right.

Well stooby you are dam right!

On the throttle side mine are almost in the ideal position but about 1cm away from the switch gear annoyingly and would not budge any more!!
Luckily i did not need glue for the left side so ive adjusted that the same distance from the switch gear, then i tried to move the switch gear out to close the gap but it will not seem to close properly when i try to tighten up the screws, can anyone tell me why?
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by ashcroc on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 6:40 pm

There's a peg in the switchgear that fits into a hole in the handlebar to help secure then in the correct position.
Also since it's the throttle side, the grip is on the throttle tube which is more part of the switchgear than handlebar.
A blast of compressed air is probably the best way of 'breaking the seal' without damaging the grip.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:51 pm

Yeah, superglue can be a bit of a pain for fitting grips, as you've experienced. Something like Bostik or UHU that takes rather longer to dry is better.

TBH it doesn't really matter if your grip sticks out a bit - you may have problems getting it off without damaging the grip and/or the throttle tube.

I wouldn't worry too much - when I was a bit younger and definitely more stupid I bought some *awful* cheapo heated grips which didn't really even fit correctly - in my wisdom I decided to hack down the throttle tube to 'make' them fit. Bad plan.

They were soooooo bad that I ended up buying another (better) set of heated grips and I had to get another throttle tube off ebay (I think the one I got was off some kind of '90s VFR).
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by steady Eddy on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 2:50 pm

Yeah i like the slightly wider grip position a lot and wont be trying to budge it Smile 

Was thinking about taking the switchgear off n seein if it was possible to drill a new hole for it to clip into....probably wont though in case i bugger it up somehow.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by ashcroc on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 2:53 pm

It won't work. The throttle tube the grip's stuck to sits in a recess in the switchgear. Moving the switchgear would move the grip but you'd still have the gap.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by steady Eddy on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 3:16 pm

@ashcroc wrote:It won't work. The throttle tube the grip's stuck to sits in a recess in the switchgear.  Moving the switchgear would move the grip but you'd still have the gap.
Aww of course, didnt think of that as id tried the left side not right yesterday.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by alvamiga on Sat 27 Jun 2015, 8:08 pm

Having had to use a bike without heated grips for a week, even though it's not been cold, I have missed the extra thickness. With standard grips, my thumb and fingers try and occupy the same space and my hands cramp up much more easily.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by ashcroc on Wed 14 Oct 2015, 4:07 pm

Well the inevitable has happened & some time during the warm months my Oxford grips have decided to stop working so with the cold coming in I'm in the market for another pair.

How are these holding up?  At the moment I'm torn between these & the r&g ones though I'm also strangely drawn towards the Keis Chicane grips for their integrated controls & ability to work independently of each other.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by Stooby2 on Mon 16 Nov 2015, 7:58 pm

Mine are still good a year on, no signs of wear, still keeping my hands warm.
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Re: Cheap heated grips with free p&p

Post by arrison on Wed 18 Nov 2015, 8:28 pm

Been using them for about 2 years now, still working fine, only problem (and its more a minor niggle than a problem) is the clamp for the controller has rusted a bit. Other than that, all good.

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