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post #51 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 06:30 PM
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post #52 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:55 PM
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It dipped a little low today, high 30s. I never thought gloves could make such a huge difference, but I had some riding to do for work today and my hands were killing me. I was using perforated summer gloves with a wool liner under... just worthless. I ran into a shop and bought these:

Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves - Street Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

Whoa nelly. I rode about 100 miles with these, and my hands were toasty the whole time. I was pretty well layered up otherwise (full long johns, 2 pairs of socks, sweater, balaclava, textile jacket w/liner), and so the ride was a lot more enjoyable than usual. Even up to ~100 the wind did not cut through. I still want to get a fairing though, would be nice to have some additional protection and a screen to duck behind.

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Here in Phoenix it has been as low as the mid 20's at night/early morning, IN PHOENIX! I still refuse to drive my car (it doesn't have a heater so either way I will be freezing my ass off). I am debating getting some heated grips just for the winter time because it is insane how cold it is here.
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post #54 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:24 PM
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I have the mooseracing heated grips from motorcycle superstore on one of my bikes, and they are awesome. $45. easy install if you have 1/2 a brain. well worth it!

it's been in the high 20's at sunrise here (when I commute to work). it's clear, dry and sunny, but damn that's cold on the freeway.
but I get the itch if I don't ride every day. so I just might ride tomorrow.
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It dipped a little low today, high 30s. I never thought gloves could make such a huge difference, but I had some riding to do for work today and my hands were killing me. I was using perforated summer gloves with a wool liner under... just worthless. I ran into a shop and bought these:

Cortech Scarab Winter Gloves - Street Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

Whoa nelly. I rode about 100 miles with these, and my hands were toasty the whole time. I was pretty well layered up otherwise (full long johns, 2 pairs of socks, sweater, balaclava, textile jacket w/liner), and so the ride was a lot more enjoyable than usual. Even up to ~100 the wind did not cut through. I still want to get a fairing though, would be nice to have some additional protection and a screen to duck behind.
fairings would make such a difference; i really havent changed anything i wear compared to warmer months, even today. i've ridden in the colder days that occured these past few weeks, even the sleet day.
with the fairings i think its why i never found my legs cold and never wore anything besides ankle socks with my knee pads and pants.

the gloves thing really does make a difference, i got a pair of a* apex gloves with some insulation, they don't work the best but improves hand numbess taking into effect longer than if i had regular gloves on. do those scarabs have a built in liner?

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The fucked up thing is I am trying to move somewhere warm so buying fairings prob wont even pay off lmao.

The gloves def have some kind of liner inside. The outside is solid leather w/knuckle armor, the inside is Thinsulate. If you do any kind of cold weather riding they are a good buy for sure.

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^ are your new gloves bulky? I read that they have a thinsulate liner. I might have to get some for winter riding, as even though I have grip warmers the first digit of my fingers still freezes.
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the a* apex gloves i got have that thinsulate thing. i found it extremely weird and bulky at first. i still get that feeling after not wearing it for a bit. i personally lost A LOT of feel when wearing them. i'm more use to them now and keeping my hands warmer with the sacrifice of feel is worth it i guess

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I definitely lost feel with them. I think that is just to be expected of thick winter gloves honestly. But its not to the point where I feel like I have less control. I tried to use regular winter gloves and def felt like I had trouble controlling the bike and gripping the throttle. With these, after a while you don't notice the loss of control.

Personally I like a little buffer between me and the controls. I don't like riding w/no gloves for example.

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....agreed^^^
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