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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 01:56:17 PM »
frick....Koso grips are not available in Canada

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 04:07:58 PM »
I have the Koso's too.  They're brilliant.  Got them from Revzilla.   They can't ship to Canada?  Ugh  :157:  As for feel, they feel they are firm, not squishy.  They are hard plastic core with a tacky rubber coating that's probably 1-2 mm thick.  The top of the left grip is starting to thin from using the clutch a lot after about 2500 miles of use (like any other grip).  Otherwise they hold up well.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 10:29:00 PM »
I had Oxford grips on my V-Strom and Tiger 1050, so that was about 12 years and over 70,000 miles with Oxfords.
They worked very well, were simple to install, and the controllers held up very well.  My problem was with how hard they are.  Over the last two years I started getting really bad pain in both wrists.  Yes, I'm getting older, but I knew that couldn't be the only reason for the pain.  I started to suspect the hard Oxford grips and the vibrations that came through them.

When I bought the Versys, I decided to go with the cheaper Symtec (wrap around) heaters and a simple low/high toggle switch.  This set up allowed me to use any grips I wanted.  Honestly, I didn't think I'd like the set up, but I'm happy to report that
my wrist pain is gone, and having ridden to work this week in 27 degree F temps with 30 MPH winds, the Symtecs kept my hands comfortable when switched to high.

Just something to consider.

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 10:44:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
frick....Koso grips are not available in Canada
They are available in Canada on Amazon.ca.  At the ridiculous price of $565 (CAD). https://www.amazon.ca/Koso-AM111030-Apollo-Heated-Grips/dp/B01N2JPXNH/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509489782&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Koso+AM111030+7%2F8%22

Amazon.com has them for $127 (USD).  I have a mailbox at the border, so I'm having them shipped there.  https://www.amazon.com/Koso-AM111030-Apollo-Heated-Grips/dp/B00T6IX42S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509490336&sr=8-1&keywords=Koso+AM111030

From what I've read here, it sounds like Koso and Oxford both perform well.  I had a slight preference for the less conspicuous controls, so I went for Koso.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 09:39:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
frick....Koso grips are not available in Canada
Hey Keener - not only are the Koso heated grips available in Canada, you can order them direct from Koso North America, who are located near Montreal, Quebec. https://kosonorthamerica.com/  I ordered a pair today, after Power Sports (vendor through Amazon.com) didn't have any in stock and don't expect to have any for several weeks.  $162.95 plus tax and delivery.
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2017, 09:49:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by CuddyBuddy [+]
Hey Keener - not only are the Koso heated grips available in Canada, you can order them direct from Koso North America, who are located near Montreal, Quebec. https://kosonorthamerica.com/  I ordered a pair today, after Power Sports (vendor through Amazon.com) didn't have any in stock and don't expect to have any for several weeks.  $162.95 plus tax and delivery.

thank YOU  for the info , I will probably  go for it  :152: 

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2017, 07:35:25 PM »
Guys,
I've watched a few youtube vids on installation of oxford grips but not on a 2015 on versys.  Is it necessary to take the left side of the fairing off to route the cables?  I'm thinking of getting some but dont want a major installation job.
I had a pair already fitted to my previous bike.  Liked them a lot but the backs of my hands were still cold at times.  i have some Keis inner gloves but dont have enough room in my main gloves and dont have much flexibility.

Thanks

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2017, 08:10:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by schnuffi [+]
Guys,
I've watched a few youtube vids on installation of oxford grips but not on a 2015 on versys.  Is it necessary to take the left side of the fairing off to route the cables?  I'm thinking of getting some but dont want a major installation job.
I had a pair already fitted to my previous bike.  Liked them a lot but the backs of my hands were still cold at times.  i have some Keis inner gloves but dont have enough room in my main gloves and dont have much flexibility.

Thanks


This might interest you. I use them with heated grips for really cold weather..https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,17004.0.html
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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 12:57:36 AM »
Thanks. You know this may be the answer. I tend not to grip the handlebar with all fingers.
Need to view on a better screen. The bike has hand guards so need some to fit.

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Re: Oxford Heated Grips
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 04:37:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by schnuffi [+]
Thanks. You know this may be the answer. I tend not to grip the handlebar with all fingers.
Need to view on a better screen. The bike has hand guards so need some to fit.


My bike has hand guards also...I  just had to cut a little bit of stitching as shown in the first photo of the link in my above post.
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