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    Oxford Hotgrips for scooters
    on: October 28, 2021, 12:39:57 pm
    October 28, 2021, 12:39:57 pm
    Has anyone ever tried Oxford Hotgrips scooter version?
    I'd like to install them (obviously) on my 150 cc. scooter. They should drain less current than Touring version but I suppose the heat is not the same either.
    Thanks in advance for your opinion  :763:

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    Re: Oxford Hotgrips for scooters
    Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 10:53:37 pm
    October 31, 2021, 10:53:37 pm
    I like AME Chicane sports grips, no big ugly controller on the handle bars. 6 individual settings, auto turn off, micro processor controlled.

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    Re: Oxford Hotgrips for scooters
    Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 06:35:19 pm
    November 01, 2021, 06:35:19 pm
    Thanks for the advice Maverick, but I'm searching for cheap, low consumption grips for city scooting.
    I know that Oxford are usually good quality products. I am only afraid that due to low power they may be slow to warm up, which in short city rides would make them in fact useless.

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    Re: Oxford Hotgrips for scooters
    Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 07:03:23 pm
    November 01, 2021, 07:03:23 pm
    Oxfords heat up fairly readily.... not sure about the scooter ones..... what are you worried about, power consumption?  Same heat per watt.... e.g., 15W over 20 minutes and 30 watts over 10 minutes... just takes longer with the smaller capacity, similar energy consumption.
    I'd get the more powerful motorcycle ones, when you want heat, you want heat.  Full power to start and then dial back as you're into your commute..... drop a gear and keep the revs up for full charging near the end.....
    If you're putting these on a Versys, you're not going to have a problem, alternator has enough capacity........
    One thing you can do if concerned is install a voltmeter where you monitor charging voltage.... it only uses battery power when the voltage drops below 12.9.
    Last Edit: November 01, 2021, 07:07:31 pm by RaYzerman
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