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post #1 of 4 Old 11-24-2014, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Installed heated grips on wifes bike

Didn't know these things worked this well! I installed a set of Oxford heated grips and Tusk bark buster covers so the wife doesn't freeze on her new CB300F. Wasn't real easy to do. After cutting off factory grips I had to file down the end of the throttle plastic and cut the little plastic bumps off the throttle. I thought that side was hard but then on the clutch side I had to file the bar down to get the grip on. The heated grips have a plastic sleeves inside them and don't stretch. Was a lot of effort but man things things are nice. On high they get really warm. They have 5 settings and I'd say half way is all you'd ever need. The Tusk covers don't look all that great but they really block all the wind so who cares. The only problem with the grips is they say "oxford" on them and it's upside down. Makes you wonder. Might have to get a set for my KLR but I'll have to forget how much of a pain it was to put them on the CB300F first.

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I have a set of the Oxfords on my KLR, awesome for the cool morning commutes! They weren't as hard to fit on the KLR, though I think I did have to sand the grooves off of the throttle tube. I went for the sportbike ones because they were knurled.

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I have a set of the Oxfords on my KLR, awesome for the cool morning commutes! They weren't as hard to fit on the KLR, though I think I did have to sand the grooves off of the throttle tube. I went for the sportbike ones because they were knurled.
Did you hook yours directly to the battery? I was going to use a relay but my wife read the instructions and she TOLD me to hook them up directly to the battery. If you see her push starting her bike with a dead battery don't help her.

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Did you hook yours directly to the battery? I was going to use a relay but my wife read the instructions and she TOLD me to hook them up directly to the battery. If you see her push starting her bike with a dead battery don't help her.
Lol, guilty as charged... I hooked mine right to the battery. I am going to put a relay in... One of these days...

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