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post #1 of 22 Old 11-15-2006, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do YOU keep your fingers warm?

So, it's starting to get cold - OK, it's cold - and I'm determined to ride my new (to me) 650 in cold weather. Problem is, I don't have very good gloves for that sort of thing. What do you wear or suggest? I'd prefer one that's primarily leather and waterproof without blowing the budget. I'm open for suggestions.
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post #2 of 22 Old 11-15-2006, 09:31 PM
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I live in florida. My fingers are warm.
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post #3 of 22 Old 11-15-2006, 09:34 PM
 
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I have three pairs of gloves. Mesh one's for the summer - no gauntlet so the air can go up your sleeve. "Regular ones" for the Spring and Fall with a gaunlet to go over the sleeves of my jacket. And these big honking thick TourMaster gloves for the winter. Makes your hands look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, but they keep you warm.

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I wear an extra pair of ski gloves when it's below 45. I try to avoid temps below freezing, but have been out in upper 20s. Textile with leather palms, GoreTex lined, and insulated with some space-age/NASA stuff. Not too bulky. Works for me. YMMV...

I think that part of the key to keeping your hands warm is to keep your head and core/body warm. Your body will sacrifice the extremities to keep organs warm. So if you're body is warm, then there is extra heat to send to the hands, feet, etc.
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I have found that besides good cold weather gloves, the Suzuki handguards help a great deal!

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Joe Rocket Drytech's are good into the 30's even in the rain for me. It's Gerbings heated gloves after that.

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Joe Rocket Drytech's are good into the 30's even in the rain for me. It's Gerbings heated gloves after that.
+1 on the Gerbings. Heated grips are for the summer.

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I.C.F.T.; You don't say where your located so cold to you may differ from my deffinition . I ride into the single degree temps ( less if you count wind chill)
for cold temps joe rocket gauntlet text. w/ Jacob Ash Mylar/PolyPro liners.
If thats not sufficient I add North Face Steptech over gloves w/gore-tex . and if it gets really cold I add handwarmers to the steeptech's . But Heated grips are on the Xmas list
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+1 on the Tourmasters. I have the Winter Elites and they really help. Hand guards that keep the wind off your fingers help too.

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+1 for the tour master gauntlet style gloves and Suzuki hand guards. I won't say they still don't get cold but that is as good as you can get without heated grips or heated glove liners.
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