+1, or these that are more street looking:http://www.nationalcycle.com/catalogue/CoolWeather.shtml
be careful of hippo hands.if you don't have some kind of bark buster hand guard they tend to blow back and put pressure on the front brake, destroying the pads and warping the rotor.
Most mitts are meant for ATVs where they don't go 60mph.
Thanks Singhg5! I've thought that I might like to try something like those. I'd have to figure out how to work them around my bar-end mirrors, though. What a surprise - having to figure out how to make something work on the Enfield!I read Hippo Hands' warning on their site - I wonder why this "blowback" is a problem with their product only? Or, are others just not talking? Singhg5, have you had any trouble with wind pushing your mitts back into the levers hard enough to engage them?
The gloves I bought were supposedly wind and waterproof. Plus, they had an added supposedly wind and waterproof outer cover that could be used, which didn't seem to make any difference at all. I think LarsBloodbeard hit the nail on the head; the fingers are too short, so when I hold the grips, my fingers are jammed up tight against the ends of the gloves, where they get cold, fast. Either there's not much insulation there, or the pressure of my fingers compresses it so much that it doesn't do anything. So I really need to figure something else out.Also, I just got a call from Motosport.com - they're going to give me a full refund after all. I guess I really can't buy gloves without trying them on, but I'd buy from Motosport.com again...
If I was riding in sub-freezing temps I'd definitely grab a pair of mitts instead, and keep a stock of chemical hand warmers around. I've got a Jon-E handwarmer (similar to zippo handwarmers) that I would sometimes stick inside my jacket to keep my core warm too.
from LarsBloodbeard:Are these the hand warmers that are on sale at Hitchcocks? (check out under personal accessories/general). They are something new to me and I can't find any information on them. Has anyone?They seem rather spectacular: they'll warm up to 50°C when you need it, just by a squeeze. And secondly when they're out they can be recharged by putting them in heated water. Reusable several times.Looks too good to be true, but if it is, would suit me really well. So any one knows what the magic might be?
........................ click the clicker to start a crystallization chain reaction (change of state from liquid to solid) and the heat is released.
How about this diy project by a hardcore winterrider:.........................
Don't all your boots have mirrors and turn signals, Scott?!?
How about this diy project by a hardcore winterrider:
boot mirrors are customarily placed on the toe-tops (for not so obvious reasons).
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.SB
These look awesome, but oh my - $90! Still, it's less than I paid for the basically useless TM gloves I now have. Seller won't refund since they've been worn; I've got an email to TM but I'm not hopeful...
What are TM Gloves?
Scotty - I made it as far as Exit 37 in Roslyn. There was some plowed stuff in the road margin, but the roadbed is completely clear. Same for the side roads. It's hard to believe Long Island got socked in at all.Matt -- I haven't done anything special for road salt. I'm going to wash the bike this weekend, then do some research re: protection (probably on this forum).
Has anybody used either handlebar "mits" that gloved hands slip into? Or maybe hand protection shields, like on dirt bikes or duo-sports, that would act as a wind deflector?I bought Tourmaster winter gloves, which feel good, but don't do a damn thing for keeping my fingers warm - and I hasn't been that cold yet. I'm trying to stay away from anything electrically heated for the moment.I have bar-end mirrors, which might preclude the mit concept - and anyway I think I would worry about having my hands "stuck" inside something...
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