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Old 09-15-2010, 11:06 PM   #21
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:31 PM   #22
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #23
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i was fine with just getting an underlining from cycle gear last year...wore them under my mesh gloves in 36 degrees with no problem
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #24
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im just rocking the frank thomas' with latex glove liner. had zero problems last winter even riding in the snow. come on guys, for christ sake this is texas.... heated grips?
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...anyone ever thought of/considered some sort of shield, like you find on dirt bikes/sport quads? Might block/break enough of the wind.
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im just rocking the frank thomas' with latex glove liner. had zero problems last winter even riding in the snow. come on guys, for christ sake this is texas.... heated grips?
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Besides, I have a great pair of A* Gauntlet Gloves and they are great. Block the wind and haven't had any issues with cold fingers since getting them. I had a pair of Shift Short Gloves and thought I would loose my fingers one cold day.
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im just rocking the frank thomas' with latex glove liner. had zero problems last winter even riding in the snow. come on guys, for christ sake this is texas.... heated grips?
Do you know what the wind chill factor is like at 50mph at 32f?

Cross your fingers and hope we don't continue a trend of longer-colder winters.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:14 AM   #28
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I had an issue this Jan from teh wind coming in my helmet... I was chattering up here.. In the dallas area. I dont want to park the bike but if its 20 degrees again screw that.
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I bought heated grips for this reason. But I also bought waterproof winter gloves and am going to install barkbusters on my motard.

Now I'm selling my heated grips since the winter gloves and barkbusters are sufficient to block wind and provide warmth.

And +1 to a textile jacket over leathers.

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:52 AM   #30
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I have some Widder gloves (and vest and arm thingys) from colder climates. I had heated grips on the bike I was using, but they mostly just cooked the palm of your hand and left your fingers and backs of hands freezing cold, which felt extra strange.
My electric setup wasn't getting the volts it needed because I needed more draw than the stock BMW outlet I was using (needed to wire to the battery for that many things), but they were still great. The gloves themselves were uber-thick insulated (but still plenty flexible... don't know how they would hold up in a crash, but much less likely to crash when I can feel the controls!).
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just so everybody know latex gloves under your gloves doesnt really help! you would think so to trap the heat it but doesnt work i would say get some badass gloves that have no vents or you'll be like me last year sittin behind the bike with my hands under the exhaust cuz i cant feel my fingers lol
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get some winter gloves the heated gloves and all the wires are just a pain
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I have 4 sets of "winter" gloves.

I kept buying different brands hoping something different would work.

It's not the gloves, it's me.

They all have burn marks on them now from me sticking my hands on the motor at stop lights trying to get my digits to quit stinging....

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just so everybody know latex gloves under your gloves doesnt really help! you would think so to trap the heat it but doesnt work i would say get some badass gloves that have no vents or you'll be like me last year sittin behind the bike with my hands under the exhaust cuz i cant feel my fingers lol
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The only thing that latex has going for it is a reduction of evaporation from perspiration. That's it otherwise they do not help and actually can hurt by reducing blood flow and scrunching the insulating hairs on our mammalian hands.
Other than electrics the way to keep warm is wind blocking + insulation + blood circulation = warm and toasty.
I rode with ski gloves, but felt unprotected. I have also used duct tape to wrap a shop rag to my fingers (make sure you pre-curve the duct tape or you are screwed) when I got caught at work after a temp drop. I am thinking of picking up snowmobile gloves for this year.

As for the "it's Texas" comment. Right, many people on here ride for more than an hour in the wee hours of the morning. Even at 33-38 F (for any neanderthals on here that's above freezing) you can do damage to your fingers inside of half an hour. All people do not have the same cold weather tolerance either (I mean actual physical ability to deal with cold not the winy wuss tolerance), which is based on genetics and where you grew up. So thbthbthb.
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