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Author Topic: Hand protection for winter riding?  (Read 4853 times)

mattsz

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2012, 03:25:52 AM »
Don't all your boots have mirrors and turn signals, Scott?!?

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2012, 01:49:31 PM »
How about this diy project by a hardcore winterrider:

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looks like the work of RED GREEN
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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2012, 01:55:31 PM »
Don't all your boots have mirrors and turn signals, Scott?!?

boot mirrors are customarily placed on the toe-tops (for not so obvious reasons).
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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2012, 03:34:12 PM »
I wonder if they come in a size 11 ?
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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2012, 05:20:43 PM »
I bought these FirstGear gloves for cold weather riding but they are too damn hot in 45+ degree weather.  35-45, and my fingers weren't cold.  The drawback is that the thickness makes me feel a bit separated from the bars so I tend to grip harder which gets tiring.  Really nice quality.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/67/903/32424/ITEM/Firstgear-Kathmandu-Gloves.aspx

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2012, 05:31:20 PM »
After all the Tourmaster bashing, I got a pair at the IMS Show for $25.00.
These are the waterproof, windproof type with a Polar-Tex liner in them. I wore them the other day in down to 40 degree weather and they seemed quite nice. My fingers got a bit cold a time or two, but just a bit of wiggling got  them warmed right back up. They certainly worked for me.
The fingers look a bit short, but mine are, too, so that part fits. They were comfortable enough to make me not aware of them at all. That's a good thing!
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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2012, 05:41:13 PM »
How about this diy project by a hardcore winterrider:


Haha, I love it!

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2012, 06:11:12 PM »
boot mirrors are customarily placed on the toe-tops (for not so obvious reasons).

Not so obvious reasons?  Methinks you underestimate us!

You naughty boy...  8)

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2012, 11:23:14 PM »
I was in Paris last week.  I love seeing the way bikes are winterized there.  Mitts and aprons  Here is an example.  I wish we could get those aprons here.  I also have a great pair of old mits and they work in any weather.

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2012, 12:28:59 AM »
I was in Paris last week.  I love seeing the way bikes are winterized there.  Mitts and aprons  Here is an example.  I wish we could get those aprons here.  I also have a great pair of old mits and they work in any weather.

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Reads like a great incentive for a renewed city trip! ;D
My daughter used leg protection when still on the 50cc scooter. However she deems it unfit for use on the motoscooter, but that's more of a personal preference. Apron came from 'rad.eu'.
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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »
I loved seeing those aprons when I was in Europe.  I always called them "scooter blankets".  They do double duty: keep you dry when riding, keep the seat dry when parked.

I had a friend who had obtained a complete steer hide and was going to make it into an apron for his large cruiser, just attach it across the tanks and to the engine guard.

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2012, 08:52:46 PM »
I just spoke to the rep from National Cycle.  They're planning to have hand deflector shields soon, like in a week or so.

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2012, 09:48:34 PM »
For our Enfields?  They have some listed already...

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2012, 10:02:29 PM »
Well there you have it then :)

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Re: Hand protection for winter riding?
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2012, 10:23:44 PM »
Wait a minute!  Scotty, you pointed them out to me waaaaay back on November 30th, reply #4 in this very thread!  Are we going in circles?   ;)