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sportbiker929 01-16-2013 12:29 PM

Hands cold?
 
get these, I did.
http://www.mooseracing.com/products/...oductId=114632

STUFF2C 01-16-2013 02:43 PM

Damn you should write for a magazine! that's the best product evaluation I've read in years.

I mean I was glued to the screen all the way between "get" and "did".

THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :D

lukeinlondon 01-16-2013 03:19 PM

pretty cool and def' cheap mod

qman8 01-16-2013 04:15 PM

Looks pretty useless to me. What's wrong with the hand guards that come with your GS? At least they dont look like someone shoved an old sock on your handlebar!:huh

Teambarr 01-16-2013 04:20 PM

Gloves?
 
When my hands are cold I wear gloves and turn on the hand warmers. Did I mention wearing gloves?

Mr. Canoehead 01-17-2013 09:31 AM

http://www.hippohands.com/

They're ugly, but with heated grips, you can wear summer gloves year round.

High Country Herb 01-17-2013 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qman8 (Post 20502470)
Looks pretty useless to me. What's wrong with the hand guards that come with your GS? At least they dont look like someone shoved an old sock on your handlebar!:huh

Yeah. I'm not sure I understand the benefit of the foam on the front of the guard. I picture myself trying to wipe bugs out of the material fibers.

sportbiker929 01-17-2013 11:19 AM

Well, You can think what you want. They work like a charm and look fine. My hands are no longer cold.

weeman 01-17-2013 11:30 AM

no workies for me
 
Hand guards, really? :rofl I get it they're off road bikes too. It's unfortunate that we sport touring bike guys won't benefit from this upgrade because the airflow would slow us down.:D

freyke 01-17-2013 11:51 AM

I ride pretty much year round here in VA (Norfolk - VA Beach) and there's no way hand guards will do the job alone. Heck, the heatED grips aren't enough for me on cold -damp days. I ride in complete comfort with a heated vest and heated gloves

sportbiker929 01-17-2013 12:42 PM

It was 27 when I left this morning. Klim Calderas with grips on High and the sturdy hand guards and my hands were toasty. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/18/bu2ajyru.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/18/vy4u6eja.jpg


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tps 01-17-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead (Post 20508139)
http://www.hippohands.com/

They're ugly, but with heated grips, you can wear summer gloves year round.

+1 on the HippoHands. I had them on my first bike way back in the day, and then have them for my K75. They work real well. Ugly, yeah. Warm, you bet!

pingvin 01-20-2013 02:49 PM

Handguards helps a lot...but ride in temps down to 0deg (fahrenheit) so made these from some 4 litre plastic cans had laying around. Looks like shit but helps a lot reducing wind chill and took 15 minutes. Rigid enough to take wind pressure but soft enough to yield in a crash.

Tried hippo hands and they've even better but don't like the feeling of trapped hands. Heated grips and heated gloves also helps but reducing wind chill is most important if any speed.

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...23585069_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...65330643_n.jpg

N-m 02-26-2013 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by sportbiker929 (Post 20509698)
It was 27 when I left this morning. Klim Calderas with grips on High and the sturdy hand guards and my hands were toasty. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/18/bu2ajyru.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/18/vy4u6eja.jpg


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I have a 95 w/o heated grips and my gauntlet style BMW gloves will not keep the chill out of my fingertips at hiway speeds when the ambient temps are 40F. Go to 50F and all is good. I would like to have better protection for my hands as well as more wind coverage and this may help. Heated grips may be in the works one day but not now.

Is everything you have on your bars listed in your sig line?

VStromTom 02-26-2013 09:38 AM

Use whatever works for you and screw what anyone else says! Some guys are just toooooo coooool and macho to admit they get cold! Used to have a buddy who made fun of my heated gloves until I let him borrow them for a short ride. Guess who has heated everything now. He ain't so "coooool" now but he is warm.


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