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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hands cold?

get these, I did.
http://www.mooseracing.com/products/...oductId=114632
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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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!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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pretty cool and def' cheap mod
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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Gloves?

When my hands are cold I wear gloves and turn on the hand warmers. Did I mention wearing gloves?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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http://www.hippohands.com/

They're ugly, but with heated grips, you can wear summer gloves year round.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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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!
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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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Well, You can think what you want. They work like a charm and look fine. My hands are no longer cold.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #9
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no workies for me

Hand guards, really? 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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #10
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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
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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It was 27 when I left this morning. Klim Calderas with grips on High and the sturdy hand guards and my hands were toasty.


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Old 01-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #12
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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!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #13
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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.



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Old 02-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #14
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It was 27 when I left this morning. Klim Calderas with grips on High and the sturdy hand guards and my hands were toasty.


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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?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:38 AM   #15
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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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