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Has anyone fitted Oxford heated grips to their Scrambler? I always thought heated grips were a waste of time but they were fitted to my last bike (Triumph Tiger) as standard and I thought they were really good. I ride throughout the year but I am a real wuss when it come to cold weather so I need to get some heated grips or gloves!
 

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I haven't got heated grips but have had them on another bike. I suffer terribly in the cold (why I don't ride in winter) and found that grips only heated the palm of my hands and my fingers still froze. I've got Gerbing heated gear for use with the Scrambler and although it's more of a faff, the heating is far superior (especially when you have the jacket too! :wink-80: )
 

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I'd be more inclined to buy a pair of heated gloves rather than heated grips.

Having said that though I have been wearing Dianese Ergotour goretex gloves (non heated) in temps of -3c and my hands have never been anything but toasty. Granted, they aren't cheap (approx £140 full retail) but well worth the money in my opinion.

Ohhhh and I don't have heated grips either.
 

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I always had heated grips on my previous bikes, but for my Scrambler, I've first tested heated gloves.

Heated gloves have the huge advantage to heat all the hand and they are more efficient than heated grips, but... if they are battery powered, they won't last very long and the battery will always be empty when you need the gloves. If they are connected to the bike, you need to put cable in your coat and it's quite long to connect/disconnect them each time you go on and off the bike. My gloves were battery powered.

I've finally installed Tecnoglobe Gold heated grips, because I find them simpler to use than heated gloves. They are always there, you just have to push on a button to use them. Even if they heat your hands a little bit less than gloves, you can ride in winter with them.
 

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I had a pair of Gerbing heated gloves in the past. They were good, very good, but I lost count of the amount of times I got off the bike and forgot to unplug them. Also I found the controls more difficult than the heated grips as you said vincelp.
 

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If I was going to install heated grips, I would go for the oem grips. I just like the clean bar. The heated function is already installed and you use the start button to turn it on and off with several level of heat. The down part is the price...
 

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Thanks Juicebox, I didn't even realise they came as oem parts. I also like uncluttered handlebars but I see what you mean about the price. The Oxford unit is a lot cheaper of course but the control unit is just plain ugly. I'm now going to have to save my pennies and buy the oem grips, as well as all the other bits I 'need'.
 

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Here in France, the OEM heated grips are twice more expensive than aftermarket ones, like Tecnoglobe Gold. I'm just comparing the price of the heated grips and not including the fact that OEM ones need to go to your dealer for their activation.

I prefer to put 100 Euros in gasoline rather than in the difference between OEM heated grips and Tecnoglobe Gold heated grips.
 

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I think you should get the activation done for free from the dealer I guess. If you buy it from them...?
The clean handlebar wins always for me
 

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If I was going to install heated grips, I would go for the oem grips. I just like the clean bar. The heated function is already installed and you use the start button to turn it on and off with several level of heat. The down part is the price...
It still feels so wrong to me, pressing the starter button when the engine is running, guess I will get used to it.
 

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Here in France, the OEM heated grips are twice more expensive than aftermarket ones, like Tecnoglobe Gold. I'm just comparing the price of the heated grips and not including the fact that OEM ones need to go to your dealer for their activation.

I prefer to put 100 Euros in gasoline rather than in the difference between OEM heated grips and Tecnoglobe Gold heated grips.
Thanks for the imput vincelp but the Tecnoglobe are similar to the Oxford grips with the large controller on the bars. If that was all that was available I would buy them but now I know there's an alternative with no handlebar mount I would rather pay the extra and get those.
 

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I can't do without heated grips, and have always gone with the Symtec under grip heaters. Next time I might look at the Koso Grips:

Koso Apollo Heated Grips Review - webBikeWorld

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Thanks for the link Sarah. I will look at the cost of getting the Koso shipped to the U.K. Unfortunately the pound is at an all time low at the moment but it should still work out cheaper than the Ducati grips.
 

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I had my heated grips fitted to my Scrambler today. They are the Ducati ones and they are awesome!
Whilst they are a lot pricier than other makes, the fact that they don't have any bulk associated with them and they are controlled through the starter button, makes up for it.
I've never had heated grips before so am looking forward to the luxury of having warm hands in winter!

Happy riding.
 

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I had my heated grips fitted to my Scrambler today. They are the Ducati ones and they are awesome!
Whilst they are a lot pricier than other makes, the fact that they don't have any bulk associated with them and they are controlled through the starter button, makes up for it.
I've never had heated grips before so am looking forward to the luxury of having warm hands in winter!

Happy riding.
Yes, heated grips are a lot better than you'd think aren't they. I received my Keso grips a few days ago. I'd ordered them because I didn't want that big control unit on the bars. I was very disappointed when I opened the box to find one of the leads didn't have a battery terminal fitted. Not really a big deal, I bought one from my local parts store and crimped it on. The biggest disappointment was the very thick cable from the left grip. Very difficult to hide. I think I will sell them on eBay and get the Ducati ones next winter. Enjoy the heat.
 

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Thanks for the imput vincelp but the Tecnoglobe are similar to the Oxford grips with the large controller on the bars. If that was all that was available I would buy them but now I know there's an alternative with no handlebar mount I would rather pay the extra and get those.
No, the Tecnoglobe Gold heated grips have got the control inside the left grip, which make them merely look like OEM ones.
 

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Hi, had the Ducati heated grips fitted today. On way home I noticed two things: I didn't think they were THAT warm even on hot? Cobsisering today was warm it kinda feels like hot will be on a lot in deep winter? And when I was stopped at traffic lights etc the little "on" part of the visual icon vanished but came back on when moving. Does this mean the grips do not work when no revs (thinking this could be so there is no draw on battery when off?)
Just checking these are usual?
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