I'm thinking about installing heated grips - does anyone have experience comparing the OEM to Oxford or another aftermarket version? I'm mainly looking for input on which has the better max heat output.
I really like my "Oxfords" on my 2018. 5 heat ranges and the auto shutoff really works. I opted for Triumph heated grips on my 1200 explorer, but they only had 2 settings and were not hot enough (plus a PITA to install). I also bought some "hippo hands" that I will put on whenever it gets cold here in Arkansas--about $50 bucks from Revzilla. They are also oxford brand "super muffs' and I can transfer them easily to another bike.Fantastic. I did motorcade escorts in Missouri for about 4 years - we'd ride as long as the streets were plowed. So I've got some residual damage in my hands, likely frostbite, that makes anything under 55 a pain to ride. My 5+ year old Gerbing gloves are showing their age (but aren't we all!).
I found out on a new years day ride several years ago (100 miles) that at 17 degrees, heated grips are not enough because the back of your hands and thumb get frozen. Now I am older and maybe wiser--so I just don't ride when it's that coldDo you find you need or want both heated gloves and heated, grips? I find I generally only want the one or the other, and actually I like Warm ‘n’ Safe heated glove liners better than heated grips. That said, it’s rarely ‘cold’ here by most people’s standards. If it gets into the low 40s or very high 30s, that’s quite cold here. (-:
Anyway, just curious.