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post #1 of 54 Old 10-21-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Froze me fingers off today!

Gettin chilly in the upper midwest....just can't seem to fathom the idea of not riding my Wee to work - I just don't want to get in the cage!



Yes Virginia, thought my spacesuit would hold off on the 41 degree temps after work today - NOPE!

GAWD did I ever fantasize about a heated spacesuit today.....I can see my credit card getting a workout from the Gerbing factory.....Any "hot" gear recommendations before I go nutz with my CC?

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post #2 of 54 Old 10-21-2010, 11:44 PM
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grip heaters. cheap and very effective. hand guards, too, if you don't already have them. it was 38 today when i rode into work and aside from the tips of my thumbs no problem! i do wish i had lined pants, after about 45 mins my knees start to get cold, but meh.

layers make a huge difference too. i wear a thermal, then a hoodie, then my jacket with liner. toasty warm no problem. i think if i had lined jeans under my pants, or true three season insulated riding pants it'd be no problem. i use my summer gloves, between the grip heaters and hand guards it's not bad at all.

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post #3 of 54 Old 10-22-2010, 12:02 AM
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Just get a polar suit like I wear.






P.S. It has an added benefit. Cage riders will REALLY notice you.
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One of the things to look for in improvised cold weather riding gear is a wind layer over an insulating layer. Keeping 60 mph, 40 deg. F. wind off your torso is imperative. Rain gear over fleece, wool etc will keep the cold out and the your body heat close to the skin.

This reminds me, I need to get some handguards.

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Froze my fingers off today too! I want hand guards. On my DRZ with hand guards I hardly noticed the cold weather.

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Do you have handguards?
Since I installed mine on the wee, I can ride until January without my winter gloves.
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I want to get hand guards. Are there any issues I should keep in mind when looking? Are the stock ones adequate? I like the looks of the Acerbis.

I don't want to have to mod the hand guards if possible.

Looking for ideas?

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The stock guards offer the best elemental protection (but not necessarily the best impact protection); I can ride in the rain with my mesh gloves and my hands will stay dry-ish.

No issues with them, they are a direct bolt-on. Just be careful that you know how the bar-end is held in place before you drop the nut inside your handlebars (don't unscrew the bolt all the way).

If I had to make one modification to them, it'd be to remove the rubber that covers the clutch adjuster; it's hard to get at with the guards on, and not really needed.
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The stock guards offer the best elemental protection (but not necessarily the best impact protection); I can ride in the rain with my mesh gloves and my hands will stay dry-ish.

No issues with them, they are a direct bolt-on. Just be careful that you know how the bar-end is held in place before you drop the nut inside your handlebars (don't unscrew the bolt all the way).

If I had to make one modification to them, it'd be to remove the rubber that covers the clutch adjuster; it's hard to get at with the guards on, and not really needed.
Thanks. I am not too worried about impact protection at this point. I ride on the road and don't drop my bike (at least after the first tip over in the parking lot at work).

More interested in element protection so I wil start looking for some stock ones.

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Just get a polar suit like I wear.






P.S. It has an added benefit. Cage riders will REALLY notice you.
I really want to see that!

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