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6 months 3 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #4526 by 1559
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the simple 1 form-c bosch type 4 or 5 spade relay system is ALWAYS WIRED according to the following ::


So, I got my MadElectrical relays booklet out and decided to make a usable reference to keep here on my site for future use ... and, of course, to share with you. It's as simple as pie really ... I was quickly enlightened once I realized that all the contacts always go to the same places.

SPST | The Single Pole Single Throw Relay has four contacts:
1. #30 -- Always goes to the Main Power Feed ... usually to a fuse and then to the positive battery power source.

2. #85 -- Always goes to a Ground source.

3. #86 -- Always goes to a Positive Feed from the Fuse Box. In plain english the switch that triggers the devise you want to run is 86

4. #87 -- Always goes to the Electrical Device you are powering ... lights, fan, AC/heater, heated grips, driving lamps, radio, etc.

SPDT | The Single Pole Double Throw Relay has a fifth contact:

5. #87a -- Always goes to a Secondary Electrical Device ... usually not employed unless you have a second device that you want turned on whenever the first device (#87) is turned off.


if ........ IF you follow this rule then you can easily trouble shoot any relay system.

heated grips usually have a control box to allow you a setting, Low / M / High. if you don't have one you can use an Oxford type for your grips.
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6 months 3 weeks ago #4527 by 1559
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6 months 3 weeks ago #4532 by 16077
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Thanks for the very clear diagrams. I did succeed in putting in a relay, fuse, and switch... and the old heated grips worked well. Rode in the low 30s comfortably - the RS fairing helps a lot. But after two rides I burnt out the throttle side. The rather small positive wire just toasted. Bummer.

So I bought Oxford touring grips and had a bear of a time installing. Left side no problem, but they barely fit over the throttle tube. And when I forced them on with many colorful words and lots of filing of excess rubber on the inside, they were still so tight that the throttle would not return. My 1981 throttle doesn't quite snap back like a modern bike - even if I service the throttle splitters.

So all in all the heated grips were a big fail. Time for heated gloves. (At least now I do know how to make a relay work)

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6 months 3 weeks ago #4533 by 1559
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too bad


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Help with Oxford Heaterz grips!
www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=529775


Premium Touring Heated Grips SHORT OF 691Z
The Oxford Heaterz Premium Touring heated handlebar grips are made especially for touring bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear; rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel; diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required. Overall grip length is 4.72" [ 119.8 mm ] and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.33" without damaging the heating elements.


Premium Sport Heated Grips MEDIUM OF 692Z
The Oxford Heaterz Premium Sports heated handlebar grips are made especially for sports bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Soft, ultra-grippy diamond tread is inspired by race grips for comfort and feedback. The grip length is 4.84” (122.9 mm) but can be trimmed to 4.48” (114mm) if required and has open ends for bar end weights.

Premium Adventure Heated Grips LONG OF 690Z The Oxford Heaterz Premium Adventure heated handlebar grips are made especially for adventure bikes. The grips have ergonomically engineered surface structures to optimize riding performance. Thicker rubber in areas of maximum wear; rhombus tread patterns for high levels of grip and feel; diamond tread pattern where maximum grip is required.
Overall grip length is 5.19" [ 131.8 mm] and can be trimmed to a minimum length of 4.80" without damaging the heating elements.


> > > EACH MODEL HAS A DIFFERENT LENGTH AND PATTERN < < <

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4 months 1 week ago #4763 by hohbmwrider
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Like your pix but can't see in your headlight bucket just where you put your relay and how you wired it. I'm installing Oxfords and could use a bit more detail on your wiring fix for it.

Regards,

Ken Cruise

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3 months 2 weeks ago #4859 by 1559
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i broke 2 right side grips. got the replacement direct from oxford factory's old stash, yrs ago. YES They ARE a bitch to put onto the throttle side.





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