Dr.Shifty
V-Twin wrote:
 I’ve had a set of Indian heated grips fitted couple of weeks before my last trip.  On the 2nd day after arriving in cold Tasmania, my heated grips failed. 🙈😬 


Hmm ... so a pair of handguards might have kept your fingers in better condition. 😎
Cheers, Kim.

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Or some sheepskin lined...

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Dr.Shifty
In the 'olden days' we used to call them buggy mitts. Bring back the buggy, I say!
Cheers, Kim.

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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
Hmm ... so a pair of handguards might have kept your fingers in better condition. 😎
NOOOOOO!!!! 🙉🙈 
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I have a friend with a BMW GS who rides every day of the year, and in Canberra, and he swears by them. Heated grips and mitts = toasty hands.
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CHF10 wrote:
I have a friend with a BMW GS who rides every day of the year, and in Canberra, and he swears by them. Heated grips and mitts = toasty hands.
Still no!!  ...not for me, anyway.  I have no doubt that combo will work a treat.  When I am shaking from cold hands on the side of the road, feel free to tease me about my decision. 😆
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LOL! Ok, for you then V

 

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Dr.Shifty
The things the guy has in that video are like weird giant mittens that enclose the bar grip but no more.. Buggy Mitts enclose the brake and clutch lever so you are not compromised with having to wear heavy gloves. Your hand slips in very easily.

A mate used to ride with them some years ago but his brake light switch was old and worn and the wind pressure on the mitt would push against the brake lever and turn the light on. He was an erratic enough rider without having that confusion.
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V-Twin wrote:
Still no!!  ...not for me, anyway.  I have no doubt that combo will work a treat.  When I am shaking from cold hands on the side of the road, feel free to tease me about my decision. 😆


We'll even get you some blue booties to match. 🙂

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Cheers, Kim.

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My dad had a pair of WWII Fighter Pilot or Bomber Gunner mitts, full lambs wool what a lovely pair they were. He has now passed and my sister to everything......Bitch

I'm sure he had a full Bomber Jacket as well made of lambs wool that he wore on this motorbike as well
Cheers......Steve
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stevenlb21 wrote:
My dad had a pair of WWII Fighter Pilot or Bomber Gunner mitts, full lambs wool what a lovely pair they were.
I'm sure he had a full Bomber Jacket as well made of lambs wool that he wore on this motorbike as well


Nice. I used to ride in army disposal gear in the 60s. The trouble with it was that the leather was very non-waterproof and the woolly lining got soaked and started to chill. Woolly lined airman boots the same.

My brother in the Navy had the same problem. We both used to stuff a newspaper down our jacket front to keep warm and pretend to keep dry.

I've got a Belstaff Trialmaster jacket and pants, waxed gear, which has the same kind of romanticism, but I prefer to wear things that will actually keep me warm and dry, that means synthetic ... and buggy mitts. 😆
Cheers, Kim.

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CHF10 wrote:
Or some sheepskin lined...

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ahhh, sheepskin 😃
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V-Twin wrote:
Still no!!  ...not for me, anyway.  I have no doubt that combo will work a treat.  When I am shaking from cold hands on the side of the road, feel free to tease me about my decision. 😆


Personally I prefer warm hands so that I don't suffer from unnecessary shrinkage 😜
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stevenlb21 wrote:
My dad had a pair of WWII Fighter Pilot or Bomber Gunner mitts, full lambs wool what a lovely pair they were. He has now passed and my sister to everything......Bitch

I'm sure he had a full Bomber Jacket as well made of lambs wool that he wore on this motorbike as well


And more sheepskin 🙂 - ok, without the skin bit but still.........
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Dr.Shifty wrote:


Nice. I used to ride in army disposal gear in the 60s. The trouble with it was that the leather was very non-waterproof and the woolly lining got soaked and started to chill. Woolly lined airman boots ðŸ˜â€ 

You just jogged my memory, he had the airman boots as well.

I couldn't afford Belstaff but had the next best gear " Stagg". Mate that was the warmest gear I've worn, Jacket, pants and uggs boots in the middle of winter and wearing T Shirt and Short underneath, I was never ever cold riding a Honda XL250RC
Cheers......Steve
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crash wrote:
And more sheepskin 🙂 - ok, without the skin bit but still.........
Here you go!  Sheep skin fix for the day!  😆

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crash wrote:
Personally I prefer warm hands so that I don't suffer from unnecessary shrinkage 😜
Your hands shrink when they get cold?  😳😬 
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