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post #1 of 11 Old 08-31-2009, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I wear always gloves (ATGATT) even in the summertime and it is sometimes quite hot and my hands are swearing. As I don't like that I made the below mod on the hand guard. The built-in part comes from a car (Skoda Fabia).

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That is absolute genius.

Too bad thay don't have Skodas here in the US.

On the other hand.................... I've driven a Skoda.

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That is both hilarious and brilliant!

Never driven or ridden in a Skoda, but have seen lots in Vienna. The ones I've seen are quite classy looking.

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They used to sell them here, years ago.

We called them Scrotums.

Very nice job on the mod there!

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They used to sell them here, years ago.

We called them Scrotums.

Very nice job on the mod there!

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I don't mean to condemn an entire brand of automobiles. To be fair, the Skota I drove was a 10 years old diesel station wagon with a bunch of heavy stuff in the back. I was trying to follow my host in a new BMW X5. It was impossible to keep up with him on the Autobahn's unrestricted speed zones and I got kind of lost as a result.

Again, Mokusbajusz, great inginuity on the hand guard vents.

If only it could be connected to a small heat exchanger piped into the engine cooling system, it would be great for winter riding.

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Who else would dream this up ?? You are a unique man among men my friend.

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Skoda is owned by VW.

Pretty much the same vents are found in older VW Jetta's, and slightly different ones are found in older Golfs.

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If only it could be connected to a small heat exchanger piped into the engine cooling system, it would be great for winter riding.
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I mean just do it

Anyway, interesting idea.

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...If only it could be connected to a small heat exchanger piped into the engine cooling system, it would be great for winter riding.
You would think a couple of those large, flexible pipes for Dryer Vents would do the job.. one end behind the radiator and the other into the hand guards.

Hugely ugly I'm sure, but bet it would work.

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Hugely ugly I'm sure, but bet it would work.

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