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Just thinking about getting some heated grips on the ttr, I have looked at various second hand sets of Oxford grips as I am in a budget with the bike and then I saw these from hong kong, similar to the ones Brian uses but quite a lot cheaper! Anyone ordered any? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370646465319#ht_3108wt_1067



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I'd like to know too. I bought a similar set up, American, off Ebay. Got it working, I think, but so little heat is generated they aren't wiorth switching on.

I don't understand the technical blurb so I have to go on feedback. I know the Symtec heated grips work well but cost more than I want to spend. Any knowledge out there?



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I found this on the Devon TRF forum included here  http://devongtrf.activeboard.com/t22519085/fitting-symtec-heated-grip-pads/:

"The heated grips that I bought so cheaply are Cr#p, and not worth anything. Let me start from the beginning.

Firstly there is a very non existent glue on the underside of the pad, which explains why they put in the heat shrink. So after eventually managing to get them stuck on, the wiring is only just long enough to stretch from grip to grip and there is no wire to go back to the battery. You need to make that up yourself. I then thought that I would mount the switch, which fell apart as I picked it up, no worries thought I, I have a spare in the cupboard, so I wired a new switch in after carefully making sure what each wire did. I then made up a lead back to the battery incorporating a ten amp fuse. I connected it to the battery and went for the switch. The fuse blew, OK, check the wiring, nothing wrong with what I had done. So I fitted a new fuse in the thought that just maybe it was a dodgy fuse, that one blew as well. So I took the whole lot back off the bike and traced the fault to a dead short in one of the heater elements itself. I then placed the whole lot in the bin all except for my switch.

You pays your money and takes your choice. Or "C`est la vie", as those strange people over the water say. "

There was also one positive feedback on the cheap grips!

Also see http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1575944

Hope that hasn't confused things.

Brian



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I think you have answer my question Brian, they did seem rather too good to be true!

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