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1Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:39 pm

touchwoodsden

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I have just fitted Oxford grips. I have located the wiring under the tank for the OEM grips and was planning to use that but it looks mighty thin! Is it okay with Oxford grips?
 
Does anyone know whether there is a fuse in that circuit or whether the OEM grips have their own fuse?
 
I have bought the ones with the “intelligent” control which allegedly tells you when the battery is draining because you’ve forgotten to turn them off but I am naturally sceptical as to how well it works. For that reason, I would prefer the supply to be switched.
 
If the intelligent control on the grips is reliable and works, I could go straight to the battery but really do like the idea of a switched supply
 
 
Am I worrying too much about the size of the cables for the heated grips  which are in the loom?
 

Thanks all.

    

2Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:23 pm

robmack

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The current draw for the Oxfords is about equivalent to the OEM grips -- about 2.1A/grip (30W/grip) or equivalent to 60 watts total. The heated grips connector is fused through Fuse #1. The OEM grips are on a switched circuit, meaning they go off with the motorcycle ignition.


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3Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Grips on Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:52 am

touchwoodsden

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Thanks Rob. I will snip the Oxford wires then and plug straight in to the loom connector
Regards
James

    

4Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:59 am

WoodyAUK75

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Would there be a heated grips connector on my 93 K75s? How would I identify it? I have had mine running straight from the battery for 10 years. I've only flattened it twice, but this was on my winter list.

    

5Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:05 am

robmack

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Small, black, square, 2-pin receptacle built into the wiring harness. Found under the tank on the left side, 1/3 down from the headstock.


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6Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:38 pm

WoodyAUK75

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Thanks Robmac, found the connection and even found the right plug on an old VW Passat wiring harness I had here. All wired up and working now.

    

7Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:37 pm

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@WoodyAUK75 wrote:Thanks Robmac, found the connection and even found the right plug on an old VW Passat wiring harness I had here. All wired up and working now.

VW passat - That's one for the Grey matter filing cabinet. thanks for sharing that woody!


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Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
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8Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:03 pm

RicK G

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@WoodyAUK75 wrote:Thanks Robmac, found the connection and even found the right plug on an old VW Passat wiring harness I had here. All wired up and working now.
I always say never throw anything out.


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9Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:12 am

indian036

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@RicK G wrote:
@WoodyAUK75 wrote:Thanks Robmac, found the connection and even found the right plug on an old VW Passat wiring harness I had here. All wired up and working now.
I always say never throw anything out.
So do I, much to my wife's annoyance.

Definition of junk: something you keep for 10 years and throw out a week before you need it!

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

10Back to top Go down   Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. Empty Re: Aftermarket Oxford grips wiring. on Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:04 am

WoodyAUK75

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I bought the '75 Passat  in '86 or '87, Three days after I bought it, it blew a radiator hose and we cooked the motor before we realised. I rebuilt it, drove it for three years then bought another. They were the most unreliable pieces of crap I have ever owned. I don't know why I ever bought the second one, but I remember thinking that it couldn't be as bad as the first and anyway I had all those spare parts. I have cut pieces of wire out of that harness for little jobs for years.

    

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