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I recently installed a set of Oxford Cruiser Heated Grips on my Valkyrie and I went on a 110 mile ride to test them out, 50 miles in my right hand was numb (cruising with one hand) from vibrations sent through the grips...... I never had any vibration problems with the factory grips (they were also more rubber-like material)...... Wondering if anyone else is having vibration/hands going numb problems and if they found a solution to fixing it.
 

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It's the start of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Solution is to stop the vibrations getting to your hands. Mostly that means gripping less tightly* (you should be holding the grips as if they're tiny, delicate birds). Cruise control (or even a throttle lock like Omnicruise) makes a big difference on long rides. I'm soon to have the Carpal Tunnel Release medical procedure because I let it get too bad. Best avoided than cured;) Personally I'd go back to softer grips and find another way to keep my hands warm. Good luck.

* Sit forward and upright, grip the tank with your knees and loosen off your hands. Apart from saving you from CTS, the bike will perform better.
 

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Try some of those form covers I have them on my F6B, they will work with heated grips but will be a little slower at first.
Grip puppies is one name that come to mind.
 

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I've ridden multiple 1200mile+ days with the Oxford Cruiser heated grips. I wouldn't blame the grips alone. I do use an OmniCruise, but I was holding the bars for at least 15 hours a day. I alternate hands, do some simple stretches on the run but periodically find I need to stop squeezing the grips so hard on cold days even though they feel so nice and warm.



I'd suggest going back out on the ride and using both hands this time.
 

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'lectric gloves.. go where you go. bike to bike. they don't bugger your bike, wires or the way it looks and feels.
 

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I'm using the Oxfords too but haven't found a noticeable difference over stock.
Then again, I ride year round with gloves on, so that of course adds padding.
I do like to flex and relax the hands whenever possible so maybe that is helping more than I thought.
I'm considering a cruise control addition for those long rides!
 

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I'm using the Oxfords too but haven't found a noticeable difference over stock.
Then again, I ride year round with gloves on, so that of course adds padding.
I do like to flex and relax the hands whenever possible so maybe that is helping more than I thought.
I'm considering a cruise control addition for those long rides!
Hi bparish, did you have problems installing the heated grips? I’m thinking of buying the Oxford premium Cruiser Grips, but I saw a post that they had problems installing them. What model of the Oxford grips did you get? Thanks.
Oxford Heaterz Premium Cruiser Grips
 

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Hi bparish, did you have problems installing the heated grips? I’m thinking of buying the Oxford premium Cruiser Grips, but I saw a post that they had problems installing them. What model of the Oxford grips did you get? Thanks.
Oxford Heaterz Premium Cruiser Grips
whoops! Sorry for the very late response, I have not logged into the website in quite a while I guess!

Yes, I struggled a bit on the grips. I've also done heated grips on our ATVs and her Harley and each has had it's own challenges, so I'm not sure if the Oxfords were any better or worse than the other two brands and types of machines. Then again, the common denominator is me, so there's that... =)

The biggest issue I had on the Valk with the grips was the throttle. I did not understand how the throttle was assembled so I broke the plastic sleeve trying to remove it. Grrrr
I was able to order the replacement but it was still frustrating and delayed the project.
 
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