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Old 12-21-2010, 07:36 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by rivercreep View Post
Awwww. Poor Baby!
You think you've got it rough? Try a DR that only puts out around 150 watts (safely).
Just added Hippo Hands to my arsenal.

Hippo Hands + heated grips = summer gloves at 20 deg F.

next up, a lap robe to scavenge some of the engine heat.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:54 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by dwoodward View Post

Hippo Hands + heated grips = summer gloves at 20 deg F.

Great! aran't they?
Truely worth looking like the king of the dorks.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:41 AM   #63
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I use the neoprene boot covers that REI sells for ski boots. They make a huge difference with the wind, do not interfere with shifting, and were ~ $20 bucks. I also use those silver shoe inserts they sell at CVS. They are wafer thin and go underneath your regular boot insole inside your shoe. Seems like they would not make a difference but the do - they were also cheap - maybe 5 bucks.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
one problem i do have is keeping the face shield from icing up when the temp is in the single digits.
I had been riding with my face shield cracked in low temps in order to avoid icing on my face shield. Tried a breath box, but that didn't solve the problem. Did some research and found out something called Pinlock inserts are recently available in the US. Ordered up a pinlock prepared faceshield and insert for my HJC helmet, and haven't had to deal with a fogged or iced shield since. If you have an HJC, Shoei, Arai, or KBC helmet, I recommend you check this solution out.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:37 AM   #65
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Another +1 for hippo hands (although hippo feet would be more on point for this thread.)

Saw one other poster mentioning muck boots - which I like to ride with as well. I have an old pair which has the benefit of easy on and off, decent arch support (surprisingly) and great warmth.

Huge benefit for me - works with wide feet and large calfs.

Works well on the 1200GS, might be because of lowered driver footpegs. Little less so on the Valkyrie, where the much boots prove to be very easily melted when someone gets careless about the foot to exhaust pipe relationship. (Note to self: Exhaust on Valk is not suitable as a footrest, even when you want that extra stretch back...)

There are an increasing number of muck boot styles. Not so much support or protection as more specialized riding/touring boots, but pretty low prices. I would be interested in any experiences with more recent models.
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