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post #11 of 16 Old 09-14-2017, 09:59 AM
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Oxfords here too ...
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-15-2017, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by shinyribs View Post
I'm assuming these gloves are rechargable? How long do they last on a full charge? And how long do they take to recharge?
Yes, rechargeable to a standard house outlet (110v). I ride three days (10 mile commute) and then plug them in at night. They have a battery level gauge (4 LEDs) letting you know how much is left. Takes about 3 hours to charge IIRC. Haven't had them on since last March.
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-19-2017, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up getting the Oxford's. Like I said, the Yamaha bars won't work with internal heaters, and I couldn't see me getting a pair of grips over the panel types without having a hissy fit

I got the sport models ( going on a FZ07) and was happy to see they are much more rubbery than expected. So far I'm impressed with them, but I'll reserve judgement until winter sets in.

Thanks for all the input, folks!
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-30-2017, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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These things are awesome. You'd better be wearing some thick gloves if you go to full blast because they pump out some serious heat!

Now I just need to get some proper hand covers/ hippo hands sort of deal. My old knock off scooter hand covers ain't cutting it.
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post #15 of 16 Old 11-11-2018, 06:05 AM
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My experience in keeping my hand warm while riding in cold weateher, in order of effectiveness:

1. Hippo Hands-type handlebar muffs (mine are from Tusk)
2. Heated gloves (mine are Warm n Safe)
3. Heated grips ( I use Oxfords)

While I use all three in cold weather, if I had to pick only one, it would be the muffs as being the most effective when used alone. They are also the cheapest, and most easily moved from bike to bike.

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post #16 of 16 Old 11-13-2018, 07:45 PM
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Never had any on a bike before, but for years on my Ski Doo I rode with a pr of Jersey gloves in subzero temps here in Michigan. Good heated grips work and work well. Especially if you still have the plastic protectors on the bike. Heated grips and a pair of gauntlets on your bars and gloves are not needed in winter.

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