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Offline adamdabby

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Which heated grips?
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:04:38 AM »
Can anyone tell me which Oxford heated grips are best for the Street triple rs?

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Re: Which heated grips?
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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 02:59:55 PM »
Yeah I saw that, hence the question which best suits the Street triple rs? No idea on difference between models. Think I read somewhere that the adventure ones suit best but was looking for confirmation. Cheers

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »
all same heat setting only difference is grip style

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 10:18:58 PM »
Believe the sports are slightly longer, so a better fit...check though!

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 10:47:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by adamdabby [+]
Can anyone tell me which Oxford heated grips are best for the Street triple rs?

Not Oxford, but I consider the Yamaha heated grips to be the best:



There's no ugly control box that you have to mount on the handlebar.
There are three heat cycles that you cycle through with the integrated button.
As the Oxford grips, there's an intelligent controller that switches off if you forget.
However, I wired mine via a relay from a switched live.
They're not cheap, but I don't mind throwing coin at the Street Triple.
One aspect of the Yamaha grips I don't like is the grip rubber - it's a tad slippery.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2018, 10:48:43 PM by bucksfizz »

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 09:04:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by bucksfizz [+]
Not Oxford, but I consider the Yamaha heated grips to be the best:

There's no ugly control box that you have to mount on the handlebar.
There are three heat cycles that you cycle through with the integrated button.
As the Oxford grips, there's an intelligent controller that switches off if you forget.
However, I wired mine via a relay from a switched live.
They're not cheap, but I don't mind throwing coin at the Street Triple.
One aspect of the Yamaha grips I don't like is the grip rubber - it's a tad slippery.

They certainly look the business on there - that said, pretty much ANYTHING you seem to do on a bike looks superb.   :037:

Do you mind me asking how much they did actually cost and whether or not there's a Yamaha logo/brand mark anywhere visible when they're fitted?

Thanks Bucksfizz.


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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 09:41:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by adamdabby [+]
Can anyone tell me which Oxford heated grips are best for the Street triple rs?

To answer the OP's question, the Oxford grips that you want are the "sports" type.
These are 123 mm, which is the size of the OEM grips.
Other models are of differing lengths.

I bought a set of Oxford sport grips for my little KTM, and were a total bargain at M&P for 40 inc. P&P.
If you do go for these, I recommend adapting a push bike rear reflector mount, as the Oxford mount is useless.
Here's how I mounted the controller:







Using the push bike mount, you can set the controller in 3 axes, unlike the useless Oxford item.

*Originally Posted by adiepage [+]
They certainly look the business on there - that said, pretty much ANYTHING you seem to do on a bike looks superb.   :037:

Do you mind me asking how much they did actually cost and whether or not there's a Yamaha logo/brand mark anywhere visible when they're fitted?

Thanks, Adie!
To answer the first question, the Yamaha heated grips cost an eye-watering and wallet-wilting 138.
This company sells them: https://www.flitwickmotorcyclesexpress.com/accessories/genuine-yamaha-motorcycle-heated-grips-22mm-intelligent-programmable/.
They also have an eBay shop, which is handy, as eBay often has 10% or 15% discount weekends.
I got lucky with 15% and bought mine for 117.30.
The second question: yes, there is a Yamaha logo, but it's pretty small and you can just see it in the photo on the same plane as the horn button.
Another caveat with the Yamaha grips is that they're 120 mm in length, vs. OEM 123 mm, but I disguise that problem with the Acerbis hand guards.

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 10:58:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by bucksfizz [+]
To answer the OP's question, the Oxford grips that you want are the "sports" type.
These are 123 mm, which is the size of the OEM grips.
Other models are of differing lengths.

I bought a set of Oxford sport grips for my little KTM, and were a total bargain at M&P for 40 inc. P&P.
If you do go for these, I recommend adapting a push bike rear reflector mount, as the Oxford mount is useless.
Here's how I mounted the controller:

Using the push bike mount, you can set the controller in 3 axes, unlike the useless Oxford item.

Thanks, Adie!
To answer the first question, the Yamaha heated grips cost an eye-watering and wallet-wilting 138.
This company sells them: https://www.flitwickmotorcyclesexpress.com/accessories/genuine-yamaha-motorcycle-heated-grips-22mm-intelligent-programmable/.
They also have an eBay shop, which is handy, as eBay often has 10% or 15% discount weekends.
I got lucky with 15% and bought mine for 117.30.
The second question: yes, there is a Yamaha logo, but it's pretty small and you can just see it in the photo on the same plane as the horn button.
Another caveat with the Yamaha grips is that they're 120 mm in length, vs. OEM 123 mm, but I disguise that problem with the Acerbis hand guards.

You are THE MAN!

Thanks Bucksfizz.  Great information and good tips, too!   Much appreciated.  I have to rationalise the benefits of the change against the likely use as I'm always going to be a fair weather rider so the grips are likely to get minimal use.  Like the bike, I suppose ........  :002:


Regards,

Adie

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Re: Which heated grips?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2018, 04:03:58 PM »
If we are talking 765 rs be aware of the amount of fiddling and faffing you have to do to get them to fit the throttle side. Have a read on the forums there has been a thread or two on the subject.

 


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