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Offline milanodriver

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Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:24:33 AM »
Hi there

I have a 2016 Tiger 800 XCX and already have the OEM fog lights installed.

Looking to add the below;

Front and rear heated seats
Heated grips

I heard and read once that the Tiger XCA which has all these stock from the factory have "either the alternator" or "battery" different than the XCX which don't come stock with these...

Question is, will I have any issues electrically or else on my 2016 800 CXC when all these installed with all OEM cables "WHEN" operated at the same time...

Thanks

Offline K1W1

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 11:16:29 AM »
Heated grips - would not own a bike without them now.
Heated seats - Never tried cant really see a benefit but prepared to be persuaded.

The late model tigers with heated seats gave higher capacity alternators as standard.

Offline milanodriver

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:00:51 PM »
This is what I found...

"Page 1.41 of my shop manual reports the XC models the alternator rating is 14 volt, 31 amps at 6,000 rpm
The XCA is 14 volts, 42 amps at 5,000 rpm. "

Question remains, can I use the the fog lights, the heated front and rear seat and the heated grips at the same time on my xcx and have no electrical issues?

I believe there is a reason that xcx has 42 amps and xcx 31 from the factory...


« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 12:02:43 PM by milanodriver »

Offline KildareMan

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »
Don't bother with the Triumph grips. They are tepid at best compared to Oxford grips especially.
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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 01:37:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Don't bother with the Triumph grips. They are tepid at best compared to Oxford grips especially.

there's something wrong with yours if that's as warm as they get.

mine get v.v.warm and I've never felt the need for anything hotter (and I commute all year round)

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 01:45:41 PM »
I had Oxford grips fitted to my 2012 Roadie. They are excellent and have a very wide setting range.
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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 02:11:36 PM »
I had factory heated grips on my explorer and they were either tepid or volcanic. Due to the reports of many failing after only a short period, when buying my 800 I opted for the Oxford.
Pros - much cheaper and better [imo]
Cons - controller not as neat.
Overall, glad I went with the Oxford.

Offline KildareMan

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 03:55:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by taff [+]
there's something wrong with yours if that's as warm as they get.

mine get v.v.warm and I've never felt the need for anything hotter (and I commute all year round)

AS do I. Mine are long gone in favour of the Oxfords. Could well be that mine being from 2011 have been replaced with upgraded versions by Triumph. If thats the case then great. My argument then would be the more than 100 saving by fitting Oxford grips.
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Offline Johnjo

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 07:07:33 PM »
My 16 plate xrt has heated grips and seats as standard. I thought the seats were a bit of overkill in the heated stuff department. But I really like them. They work a treat and definitely warm the nether regions. Low setting is nicely comfortable. High setting can get too hot.

That's how the heated grips should be too, but mine are crap. Like Kildareman's they just about manage warm. I've had a few triumph models with heated grips. They have all worked perfectly well. Don't know why the 800 tiger grips are different, but they are. If I was fitting after market grips to a tiger 800 would definitely not choose the triumph offering. Oxford grips seem to be a popular alternative.

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Re: Please Share Your Experience Heated Seats & Grips
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 07:49:52 PM »
 :0461: totally .... only difference,  mine is a 15 plate.
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