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Dunno about y'all but it is FREEZING here! Winter finally kicked in with a vengence, I'm still rolling to and from work on 2 wheels and have a query for those of you who brave the winter...

Can anyone recommend a decent cold weather glove?

(I've been looking at Gerbings and the MSR cold pro's)

Seriously, I need some frostbite protection!

Beyond that all my gear has finally synched, I can honestly say I'm comfortable. Just those damn fingers.

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Rosko,
Get some handguards for an enduro bike and keep the wind off your hands. Then any good cold weather glove will work. I like to put the BArkBusters on too. That way when you fall down on the black ice or hit a snowdrift in the middle of a blind turn, you can just pick up the bike and ride on your way. My XL200 was an excellent winter bike.
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It's now been almost a full month without a single day above 20 degrees on the mountain top. Average temp has been about 10. One of the very coldest 3-4 weeks I've ever seen up here...and the forecast is for a week more of the same.
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you could always get those large mitts that attach to your handlebars. I have used them before ad they work great at keeping the wind off

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Rosko, yeah dude, the Hippo Hands look queer but they work great. And a lot of guys use enduro guards on their street bikes up here...

JohnnyB, I didn't realize the Sandwich Islands were so frigid.


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i third the dirtbike guards. i can ride my dirtbike a real longtime with the same gloves i cant make it 10 mins with on my street bike.

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Rosko, the amount of black ice I have seen aroudn here lately makes me wonder if this is such a good idea. Both my cars have been out of commission for two weeks now so I am riding too and my trick is two pairs of gloves (one thick, and one thin) with alternating seams. Helps keep the wind out of the hand. Occasionally I'll Get uber crazy and put some plastic gloves on underneath that too.

Only ride in the daytime if you can help it. The hazzards are pretty bad here.
 

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I'm on all them shits short of Hippo Hands. Its been 11 degrees everyday with today being the warmest yet at 20. I've mounted a set of enduro engineering handguards with the deflectors, it helps but the wind still gets under the deflector and freezes my h.o.m.o. fingertips.

Hippo hands may be the next step, but I'm wary of anything that'll make it harder for me to get off the bike if need be.

An electric vest is one thing, having my hands cabled to the bike is another. I dunno. Time to go hippo hunting.

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rosko-

the electric gloves with a liner do pretty good, even at highway speeds. i know Widder makes gloves with connections to the shoulders of their vests, so you just have one plug to the battery. i've also adapted some battery pack heated insoles for the really nasty days. then again i haven't been out much since it got cold, but i used to commute to midtown from the sticks. otherwise, a windproof neck liner under the helmet strap, pulled up to the chin... and layers. if you put too much clothing under the vest, you loose a lot of the heat. and if you're getting air up your sleeves, there is some windproof ski gear, i think they're called "wristies" that loop over your tumb up inside your gloves and then wrap around the sleeve of your jacket...kinda like a really good gauntlet.

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White is for crackers.... Epically Trife!

seriously, I have the nice white tank, sidepanels etc. intact. Why ruin a nice stock set-up when I know its going to get knocked over, hit, exposed to the salt and elements? As passe as you say flat black motorcycles are I never see any riding around. Those passe folks must keep 'em parked in the garage. Foul weather, boo hoo.

Later websters, I'm going to passe my fingers off, Hippo hands here I come!

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I would also run the bark busters to cut down on the wind. If its not enough you could always go with heated grips. I think the guards with the right glove should be fine. I'm wearing dirtbike gloves with a brown gardening glove over them and they work great for ice racing.

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White is for crackers.... Epically Trife!

seriously, I have the nice white tank, sidepanels etc. intact. Why ruin a nice stock set-up when I know its going to get knocked over, hit, exposed to the salt and elements? As passe as you say flat black motorcycles are I never see any riding around. Those passe folks must keep 'em parked in the garage. Foul weather, boo hoo.

Later websters, I'm going to passe my fingers off, Hippo hands here I come!

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Normally I wouldn't complan if the bike looked like shit, but your beemer was cherry and actually gave me a massive hard-on dressed in white with that red/orange seat.

Hang out a vespa for a whole week every day and you'll see plenty of flat black machines, they all come in for an inspection. Same with works. I'm getting sick of the flat black, urban commando hipsters who have ruined some beautiful original paint jobs with a freaking rattle can. I don't know if you saw it but Works had a really nice original XS-1 win mustard yellow that was stunning. The guy who wanted to buy wanted to paint it flat black and that became the deal breaker. If I wasn't trying to get married and pay off my cb750 addiciton that bike would be in my living room.

Anyway, I'm surprised you don;t have heated grips already, has the beemer nazi's (yeah I said it) not found you yet? I left them in montauk, but I have a pair of camo gloves I got at a sporting good store that were heated and took a 9v battery in the wrist. That way I wasn;t all wired up to the bike like I was it's bitch.
 

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I can't wear gloves, especially cloth ones. Drives me crazy like fingernails on a chalkboard (which, ironically, doesn't bother me a bit).

When it gets too cold I've got pair of plain leather gloves and I just pray for a stoplight so I can grab the valve cover for a couple of seconds (Exhaust pipes also work in a pinch 'cause I'm hard core like that).

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I've been comuting on a speed triple 30 miles down sunrise highway each way.Zero wind protection. I use a widder vest and gloves.Works real good.

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I'm wearing the Aero Darien jacket w/ elec liner, AD-1 pants and Sidi On-Road boots and a neck gaiter or balaclava. Gloves seem to be my issue, I broke down and got some Rev-It jammies witch seem to have decent wind resistance and insulation. Last few days have been warmer so I won't know how well they fare till the temps drop again.



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