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Old 12-11-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Do you adjust your levers when you wear gloves?

My girlfriend just bought me some leather gloves (Dainese hellfire evo to be exact). I tried all the gloves on and this seemed like the most snug fit. So I tried them out just now on the road and I got scared because it felt like I didn't have as much throttle control, and I felt myself reaching for the levers and getting clumsy.

I adjusted my brake a little out so that I don't bump it so much and it's a little easier to grab when I'm wearing gloves and it seems to be helping. Still a little iffy on the clutch, and I can't really feel the turn signal switch very well. Has anyone had a similar experience?? And does anyone have any tips?
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just takes time, always were gloves.
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Wear the gloves for a while, it just takes some getting used to


Most say the same about boots when they first get them
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If you would have been riding with them from the beginning you would have never noticed. Wear them around a day or so and you'll be fine with them, and now wear them from now on. I feel weird when I ride the bike without gloves on (for moving around the lot or onto a trailer, etc.)
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Thank you all for the reassurance, I got a little nervous when I couldn't really feel the throttle and it would jump on me real quick.
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Yup, what everyone else is saying. I didn't adjust my levers, just took a bit to get used to the different angle and spacing. I have 4 sets of gloves, all with just a slight difference. The thick winter gloves are the trickiest to get used to.
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with them, you'll surely get used to the sensation...
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Thank you all for the reassurance, I got a little nervous when I couldn't really feel the throttle and it would jump on me real quick.
keep weating...they become3s invisitible.
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keep weating...they become3s invisitible.
Mala adjusts her psyche not her levers.
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Wear the gloves - you will get used to them and prefer to wear them always'

Putting your hands out to break a fall is a natural reaction - with no gloves ouch.

I am guilty of not always wearing the correct gear.
But helmet and gloves always, Hot weather makes it hard to wear the correct jacket but I usually do now thanks in part to this forum.

We spend a lot of time in comfortable settings often not realizing possible dangers . like the impact of a bike accident.
For those that don't wear the gear, try this prespective, lay down in your drive way or other concrete surface. Now imagine hitting that and sliding along it at highway speed.
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Putting your hands out to break a fall is a natural reaction - with no gloves ouch.
Maybe not your head, maybe not your knees or elbows but the one part of your body that will almost certainly hit the pavement is your hands.

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For those that don't wear the gear, try this prespective, lay down in your drive way or other concrete surface. Now imagine hitting that and sliding along it at highway speed
They say water feels like concrete at 70mph...

Imagine what concrete feels like.
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