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Old 11-23-2013, 08:00 AM   #4051
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Grip heaters

I have these on the XR and couldn't be happier and you can't beat the price.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...20heater%20kit

Just make sure you put some insulation between the heater and the left handle bar. Some say heat shrink tubing works(two layers). I pounded an old throttle tube on the left side. I also had to buy two pair of grips so I had the two larger inside diameter throttle side grips.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ips?term=grips

I also replaced the ceramic resistor with a car signal flasher to reduce battery draw and not melt whatever I put the resistor beside. Those things get HOT!
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #4052
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I've got something similar to these http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ATV-Hand-Mitts that I used in the past. My hands still got cold for some reason. I am hoping the much pricier Hippos will work better.
Here are the "poor man's Hippo Hands," Tusk ATV mitts:





(I punched holes in the fabric for the mirror stems; in some cases, might not be necessary; mirror might fit in the opening notch.)

And if the Tusk product fails to provide adequate comfort, there's always the NUCLEAR OPTION:


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Old 11-24-2013, 05:57 AM   #4053
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That's impressive. Impressions of the hippo hands? Too confining?
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #4054
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That's impressive. Impressions of the hippo hands? Too confining?

Plenty of space. You could have seen them the other day, I had them mounted.

Anyhow, I say they are successful. It was flurrying when I rode home last night around 1am and I kept the grips on low. My hands in the non-insulated gloves (they even have ventilation holes between the fingers) were fine.

Damn windy riding today, but my hands were warm!
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #4055
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Plenty of space. You could have seen them the other day, I had them mounted.
Could you find it in your heart to post an IMAGE of your Hippo Hands, SB12?

Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #4056
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Could you find it in your heart to post an IMAGE of your Hippo Hands, SB12?

Thanks!

Maybe if I can find Ali tomorrow I can post it up

Anyone going to be out riding Monday??
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #4057
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I rode to work today wearing some heavily insulated Gore-tex mittens that I originally bought for winter sailing. Compared to gloves, they were absolutely wonderful.

The controls felt... different. I don't think I could have made it work if I didn't have really large hands that totally filled the mittens. They would have been too clumsy otherwise.

My biggest lesson was that a metal gas tank on an unfaired bike is a crotch radiator.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:04 AM   #4058
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I rode in this morning as well and grabbed the wrong gloves... talk about cold for 30ish miles on 66.....
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:10 AM   #4059
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I went with the nuclear option this am.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:16 AM   #4060
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I went with the nuclear option this am.
Someday, I want a bike with an alternator like yours.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:33 AM   #4061
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I rode in this morning as well and grabbed the wrong gloves... talk about cold for 30ish miles on 66.....
Yeah, I did about 1000 yards on 110 past the Pentagon at 55 or so and got effing cold in a couple of places. I might not have made it 30 miles in warm weather gloves...
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #4062
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yeah, I've been slacking in getting my winter gear setup correctly. Just installed my liner on Friday. This hot cold had me screwed up..

Rode in with these this morning:
http://www.revzilla.com/product/fiel...a-sport-gloves


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Old 11-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #4063
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Someday, I want a bike with an alternator like yours.
Yes, yes you do. . ..
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #4064
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Anyone going to be riding about at lunch time? Since I can't grab the gator I have no place to ride to today
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #4065
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lets see if he posts the new tag later on today. where you at? lunch sounds always good.
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