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Postby mungojerry » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:16 09

Does anyone know of hand guards that attached without mods to the Majesty. Keeping the wind from directly hitting ones hands, is the best cold weather solution, imho. I know the Burgman 400 has them as an option.

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Postby allworld » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:04 11

This is my solution:
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Postby Daboo » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:31 12

+1 to the handlebar muffs. I have the handguards on a Burgman, and while they do help some, they aren't enough to keep your hands warm.

I have some Duck's Unlimited handlebar muffs that I bought on Amazon last year. You can find them for $21 if you look closely. Those have worked very well to keep my hands both warm and dry. The temperatures in Seattle haven't been that cold, but I'm still wearing my summer weight gloves because of them.

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Postby bigwheelsturning » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:40 12

In whitewater kayaking we called them poggies, and they were made from neoprene (wetsuit material) and kept my hands warm on/in the water in winter.
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Postby Orygun » Wed Oct 21, 2009 14:54 14

Hey:

I have a set of Hippo Hands that I'll sell ya for $50 bucks including shipping (in the US). They are in perfect condition, used only for a couple of months last winter. The retail cost is 64.95 plus 17.00 shipping for a total of 82 bucks.

PM me if you are interested.

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Postby blipco » Thu Oct 22, 2009 21:54 21

allworld wrote:This is my solution:
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Allworld, do your hands feel trapped in them? Can you pull them out in a hurry? Where did you buy them? I'm in Boston as well.
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Postby allworld » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:17 07

My hands do feel some what trapped, but that is mostly do to the lack of freedom you normally have, it is easy to reomove your hands, but takes a little time to get used to. I find it difficult to wave to other riders.
I bought them at Parkway Cycles in Everett, under $20.00.
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Postby tomcarp » Fri Oct 30, 2009 18:44 18

anyone tried battery powered gloves? There are lots of new 'wireless' gloves,boots and vests and would love to read a review
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Postby jamow2 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:34 10

Allworld,

Does the left mit restrict the use of the parking brake any?
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Postby allworld » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:02 11

Yes.
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Postby mungojerry » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:09 12

My solution was to buy a pair of cold weather mittens from Cabelas.com (Item No. 96-0644) and not worry about putting things on the handlebars. I have ridden a 120 miles trip at 70 mph speeds with temps in low 40s with the mittens and my hands acted like they wanted to sweat! I suspect they will handle anything I need them to do this winter. Since they're mittens, I can easily use chemical hand warmers if necessary when the temps drop into the teens.

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Postby Daboo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 13:07 13

Are they leather mittens? Or nylon covered mittens? Just a thought to consider.

These are the conditions we are most likely to slip and fall in...not the times when the road is dry and has no leaves or sand, and it is hot outside. It just makes sense to look for something that not only is warm...but has some protection if you fall.

And if you look, yes, you'll find leather mittens for those of you considering going this route.

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Postby allworld » Fri Dec 04, 2009 14:01 14

I have not used the handle bar muffs on my Tmax but suspect they will fit even better, than the Majesty since the Mirror stem in not attached to the reservoir. The biggest gripe I have is, the lack of mobility, it can be a bit of a struggle to take your hands in and out in a hurry. The flip of course is how well your hands stay warm; and you can also use chemical hand warmers inside.
I bought a pair of winter riding gloves that seem to work well. I have used them for long trips in 30-40 degree temps with only miner discomfort.
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Postby Daboo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 14:12 14

The Ducks Unlimited handlebar muffs are fairly stiff, so they don't flop down when you pull your hand out.

I didn't like the potential for the air resistance to push the muff back against the brake lever, or the problem of trying to get my gloved fingers between the brake lever and muff in a hurry, so I made a bracket to help.

The bracket was simply some left over metal that I bent into an "L" shape. One end screws into the end of the handlebar weight. The rest of the bracket simply goes forward and bends as it comes around the end where the brake lever is.

The bottom line is that it takes only a few miles going down the road to get used to putting the hand in, and they are always where you expect them to be so you're doing this by feel, not taking your eyes off the road.

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Postby firejun77 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 19:20 19

I am wearing heavy duty leather work glub when i ride in winter.
They were only like $15 a pair, they keep my hands warm.
And for the price I can throw them away if i need to.

On the other hand this is also nice.

Just put this under where the mirror would bolt up to.
Simple and some what good looking .
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I think this is about $39 from Japan.

I don't know why but photo from gallery would not work..... does anyone have problem?

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