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The ones that make your bike look like deputy dog.


Are they any good?


Are they easy to get your hands in and out of? (I have visions of a horrible accident where I take my left hand out to scratch myself, then can't get it back in again ...).

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I'm working on a pair to fit to my bike (making them...but don't want them to be or look shoddy!), from what others have said they're super duper :D I shouldn't think getting your hands in and out is a drama, the opening is pretty big and most of them tend to have reinforcement around the entrace so they hold a more open shape.

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the opening is pretty big and most of them tend to have reinforcement around the entrace so they hold a more open shape.

 

If only everything in life was like that eh?

 

Two words spring to my mind ... "sausage" and "alley" ... :mrgreen:

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the opening is pretty big and most of them tend to have reinforcement around the entrace so they hold a more open shape.

 

If only everything in life was like that eh?

 

Two words spring to my mind ... "sausage" and "alley" ... :mrgreen:

 

hahahahahahah


I was looking at some of these, does look a bit worrying how restrictive they look... :shock:

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what are you trying to scratch, beggars the question,.


and muffs are good, looking at a set myself..


or get some half mitts, your fingers get cold because they are in their own pocket, whereas together they share the warmth... the Armed Forces have mittens for winter with a trigger finger, so they have got to be effective..


c'mon Pete, get your finger out......

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Nman1 has some....

 

:lol: Yep sure do, however I went to look for them the other morning and one has gone missing. Seriously if you don`t mind looking a complete twat, they are good. They keep the cold air of all of your hands and you can get in and out quick. (read into that comment what you want :wink: )

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I used to have them when I owned a Suzuki Bandit last year. They looked crap, but kept my hands warm, so I didn't care. Only issue was in heavy rain, they sometimes got water in them, and then got cold, but then again that was only on rare occasions. If you can live with the looks, then your hands will thank you. Alternatively get heated gloves or grips.


Rob

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Got some, didn't use last winter as it didn't really get that cold.

If used with heated grips you will find you will ride with thin summer gloves all year round.

 


Totally agree with cruz...got some muffs last winter and tried them along with the heated grips and it kept all of the hands warm as the muffs retain the heat generated by the grips..muffs may look a little odd but they are practicable and when enough people use them nobody will give people a second look when they have them fitted to their bars.. :cheers:

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They will look naff :D but who cares if your hands are warm?


I've nicked the ones off the quad bike whilst I'm waiting for my heated gloves to arrive (M&P are so slow). Don't find there is a problem removing my hands, but as you can see the muffs aint small ! :oops: :roll:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/4162147571_556703b776.jpg

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I bought the Oxford set from HG... windproof, waterproof blah blah... they work a treat... I'll probably put them in the top box tomorrow just in case it gets a bit too cold (although I imaging I'll only be using them during my morning commute at silly o'clock!).

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Yep, I just loosened them when I got home and then manipulate cables, levers etc to get them off. As Mr Haynes says, refitting is the reverse of removal, and then tighten them up.

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Did 120 mile run yesterday using the muffs and the heated grips set at at level 2 and hands were warm as toast throughout the journey...the air temp was nudging minus..now just got to figure out how to fit a nose warmer.. :lol:

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balaclava mate, balaclava! :D Does wonders for my poor face and nose. Gets very cold at the top of my nose (the bit inbetween eyes) lol


Reckon the muffs will do ok without heated grips?

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Yeah they'll take the wind chill factor out of the equation I reckon, but it would be a lot better with grips!


On the way home from work yesterday I had grips on 50% and summer gloves with muffs... so toasty!

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Clocked up another 160 miles yesterday in freezing weather and the combination of the grips and muffs was superb..arrived at the pub with warm hands and was able to tuck into the grub while a few of the lads hit the toilets to put their frozen mitts under the hand dryer.. :)

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx54/wased_ace/IMG_3324.jpg

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