Old Man Winter; Meet Your Maker

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MOzarkRider
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:16 pm

Picked these up for $18 and some change :grins:
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:23 pm

Look cozy but where'd your mirrors go? :cruise:
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:00 pm

Im gonna have to modify the hand covers so my mirrors and the covers fit properly... Right now warm is #1, mirrors are optional in Missouri You dont have to have them to pass inspection, But I will modify the covers to slip on with the mirrors in place.
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:35 pm

They remind me of the old "Hippo Hands". They do look like they would keep the hands cozy.
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:55 pm

I've been considering MX style hand-gaurds for winter protection to keep the wind off. those definitely look easy and comfy though! :cold:
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:24 pm

Oizarod115 wrote:I've been considering MX style hand-gaurds for winter protection to keep the wind off. those definitely look easy and comfy though! :cold:
I have a set of these on my BMW. Coupled with the heated grips, my hands stay warm clear down to freezing temps. If you can find a set and make them work, post up the details. I've heard good things about the set from Acerbis.

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Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:26 am

radare wrote:
Oizarod115 wrote:I've been considering MX style hand-gaurds for winter protection to keep the wind off. those definitely look easy and comfy though! :cold:
I have a set of these on my BMW. Coupled with the heated grips, my hands stay warm clear down to freezing temps. If you can find a set and make them work, post up the details. I've heard good things about the set from Acerbis.
The set up that you two are talking about is eventually what I want to go to, with the heated grips and such. But my budget doesnt have room for that right now. They do look a little dorky but they work so it balances out.

Radare what type of gloves do you wear in the cold and how cold can you go comfortably?
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:05 am

I wear a pair of Rev-it SLR gloves that I bought at the local Ducati shop a few years back. I wear them year round. With the grips on high and the wind deflectors, my finger tips will begin to hurt below about 20F at which time I pretty much quit riding for fear of ice, anyhow. Without the heated grips and wind protectors, the gloves hurt (my fingers freeze) at anything below about 35F.

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Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:22 pm

I think my father in law has a set of those big things for his 4 wheeler; he said they were awesome.

No issues with heated grips and the amount of current required on a Seca II?
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Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:27 pm

I modified the hand covers to fit over my mirrors now I can see and still be toasty :grins:
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I modified them by cutting a slit from the slide over side to my mirrors and then sewed up the cut on both sides with yarn so that the insulation wouldn't be exposed and so it wouldnt tear any further down the cover. The left side required a second piece of velcro to hold it on the bars. I have industrial velcro in my garage it is very handy... its just as strong as glue and if you have to remove it its velcro lol... The backing is 3M sticky and will destroy what you stuck it to if you try to take the backing off ( like if you stick one side to a tool and the other side to a wall to hang your tools, if you try to remove the velcro from the wall it will most likely destroy the wall unless its concrete lol) anyway heres an up close picture of the modifications to the covers.
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