SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Bikes - Talk & Issues Newsworthy and topical general biking and bike related issues. No crapola!
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-05-10, 10:20 AM   #1
adw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default heated grips gripe

Anyone know of some where that supplies oxford heated grips for a reasonable price? They all seem to cost around 70. I'm sure they used to cost something like 35-40. Most other brands seemed to of followed this too.

Why have they become such a rip off?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 10:41 AM   #2
shonadoll
Member
Mega Poster
 
shonadoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South side of Glasgow
Posts: 1,016
Default Re: heated grips gripe

I noticed this too. Apparently the Dr Bike ones are just Oxford ones rebranded, J&S were selling em on ebay recently for 29.99, I bought some but they didn't fit my triple so hubby put on versys and they are just as good as the oxfords I had on the sv.
__________________
It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
shonadoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 11:05 AM   #3
ozzy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

That's what they cost. Bit expensive i know. The Daytona ones are good too, make sure they get wired through the ignition and not directly to the battery, incase they get left on!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 12:55 PM   #4
adw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

I'll take a look at the dr bike ones then as i prefer the dial to the buttons. Oxfords are vastly overpriced then by the looks of it. Cheers for the tip.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 01:06 PM   #5
lee67
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

i bought dr bike 24,99 at j&s....very warm..and no probs in 10,000 miles...and yep there rebranded oxford
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 01:15 PM   #6
adw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

Cool, i'll get a set
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 02:23 PM   #7
gettin2dizzy
Member
Mega Poster
 
gettin2dizzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,029
Default Re: heated grips gripe

Just check the warranty. Oxford (or rebranded oxford) ones WILL go wrong. I had two sets break with minor use, and the shop were not surprised at all to have to make a return.

Oxford have a great warranty and don't ask any questions. If an oxford set were 10 more I'd buy them for that reason.

They tend to be one of those product you just wait until is on sale. 40 is easily doable.
__________________
Speed Triple in frickin storage
gettin2dizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-10, 01:58 PM   #8
adw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

Noticed there was a j&s store in bristol. They sell them for 24.99 and since i'm just down the road at uwe it's worth the trip. Result.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-10, 02:48 PM   #9
LK-SV
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: heated grips gripe

IMO forget them .... and go the whole hog and get heated gloves .... heated gloves actually keep your hands warm, and are reliable ...... worth the extra ...
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oxford heated grips and symtec heated grips Alpinestarhero Ancillaries 18 25-01-10 04:43 PM
Heated Grips? smidge26 Riding Gear 41 09-11-08 01:06 PM
Heated grips skint Bikes - Talk & Issues 19 06-01-07 10:09 PM
getting heated grips off -more help please!! jenni SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 21 07-12-06 05:53 PM
Heated grips jimbobule Idle Banter 3 09-01-70 09:04 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.