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    apriliaforum expert Ricardo J's Avatar
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    Perhaps Italian heated grips are tested for Roman winters and not Glasgow? Much the same as Jaguar XKE cooling systems were a bit under-spec'ed for San Bernardino County summers.

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    That could be. I was out yesterday in 34 degree weather and they felt barely warm. The BikeMaster ones I put on my Dorsoduro would roast your hands off in that temp.

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    Going back to an earlier post. I've just had my dealer fit Oxford grips and wire them into the Aprilia Button so that the screen display and button operate them without the addition of the Oxford control switch. OK so I lose 2 of the five settings, but a very neat installation. Onyerbike, Aylesbury are doing a good deal at the moment 135 for the grips and the fitting.
    Haven't tried them yet as told to let the glue cure before use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinz57 View Post
    Going back to an earlier post. I've just had my dealer fit Oxford grips and wire them into the Aprilia Button so that the screen display and button operate them without the addition of the Oxford control switch.
    Please let us know your thoughts when you've had chance to evaluate them thoroughly. I assume if they are wired through the bikes own wiring you will lose the heating effect under 2000 rpm? I've noticed you can pick up a full Oxford kit for under 50 on fleabay, I wasn't going to bother changing them as the majority of my riding is in the summer months, but if they are better for that kind of money I think I'll try them myself
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    Had my first ride out in 5C weather with the new heated grips on. Set on level 3 they warmed up quickly and kept my hands warm. Sorry I cannot compare them to either the Aprilia grips or Oxfords through their own switchgear as I have not used hot grips before. Not sure that I will ever use level 1 or 2 but 3 does the job.
    As the Oxford grips are wired through the stock Aprilia wiring, yes they temporarily switch off under 2000rpm.

    Took a run out the next day in similar temp. tried the grips on 1, very subtle heat, almost like the heat your hands self-generate in good gloves. Heat setting two, noticeable but I see no reason to use this over heat setting 3.

    If you need your hands warming use a setting which warms them.

    I am definitely a convert to heated grips now.
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    There have been a few good offers on Oxford grips recently (here in the UK anyway) so I'm going to get a set and do what heinz57 has done and wire them up to the Capos existing set up.
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    can you post a picture of the Aprilia grips as fitted, I have been told that they are a neater fit than the Oxford ( only in so far as the Oxford grips have a cable housing prominent on the grip) I'll post a picture tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinz57 View Post
    can you post a picture of the Aprilia grips as fitted, I have been told that they are a neater fit than the Oxford ( only in so far as the Oxford grips have a cable housing prominent on the grip) I'll post a picture tomorrow.
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    I can live with the minor differences. Attached is my the Oxford grip installation




    Note to self. Must clear out some crap from my garage!

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