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01-14-2007 11:20 PM
fergy I bought these off ebay from Leathertech I think. Here's a link to them. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTOR...QQcmdZViewItem
They're warm as crap. (I guess that statement doesn't make sense, but you know what I mean.) Even in 20's going 65 my hands stay warm. They're thinsulate lined. Dang good for the money spent. Only problem is tucking my jacket sleeve inside them. Usually I have my heavy liner which includes heavy lined sleeves inside my leather Fieldsheer jacket so it's a lot to pack inside the long gloves. But no wind gets in there.
01-13-2007 02:27 AM
hyperbuzzin I had tried a pair of neoprene gloves before. They keep your hands quite warm, but like you said about the Windstopper's, Charlie, they make your hands sweat too.
I also found that with them being so tight fittting, that it seemed to make my hands cramp up easily.
Now for cold and/or wet weather riding (on & off road) I've got a pair of MSR Cold Pro's.
01-12-2007 11:12 PM
numb fingers

Originally Posted by fergy View Post
Hey Charlie, do you have a good pair of winter lined riding gloves?
A "good" pair? I don't know. I was wearing the Tour Master Cold-Text Glove.


I'm wondering if I should try my ski gloves -- they're more flexible and probably warmer, though certainly not as padded. I could also try wearing my Windstopper running gloves -- they make my hands sweat even when there's an intense windchill factor. Of course, I'm not generating a lot of inner heat while sitting on my bike...
01-11-2007 04:36 PM
fergy Hey Charlie, do you have a good pair of winer lined riding gloves? I bought some a few months ago and they make a huge difference. So far this winter I haven't had my fingers get too cold, even at 24 degrees. Legs were stinging that morning, but fingers were fine.
01-11-2007 03:25 PM
January Riding

This is the first year that I will ride my bike throughout the winter. It was a kick to ride to work today. It was barely 30 when I left the house, and my fingertips were a bit numb by the end, but it was exhilarating. Even better, it will be in the mid-50s when I ride home. I admit, however, that I haven't been severely tested, as this has been an exceedingly mild winter.
01-09-2007 05:28 AM
hyperbuzzin We're finally gettin' some winter weather here in PA.
I think it was up to 54 or so a couple daze ago, but down to the upper 20's tonight and snow finally expected. We haven't had any measurable snow here yet this winter!

Damned stator kept me from enjoyin' the decent weather though
01-08-2007 07:29 PM
fergy 24 degrees this morning and it felt it. But it's 63 now at 5:30pm so the liner will come out going home from work. Another reason to have storage space on the Vulcan!
01-08-2007 06:51 PM

Have been averaging a couple days a week riding in Winter Weather, it
is great to have the internet with all the Weather Radars and Satellite pic's
showing the storms coming in off the Pacific, am able to time my rides between storms and am freaking out the guys in the Motorcycle Dealership down the road who rarely ride in January.

A few days ago I was able to time my ride just right, heading out into the
dark clouds and returning home with snow flakes as large as cow paddies,
the Plexifaring 3 helps keep out the raw cold more than I can say.

This weekend we are scheduled for an Artic Blast coming down the frozen tundra of Central Canada and that should be a good test for Lena and my
First Gear Hypertex Performance mc suit.
12-31-2006 08:21 PM
Woody [QUOTE=Hizzo3;23386]Yes we do, we should also have a small bypass hole to let the pressure build up through that is created by the water pump. The reason i ask is cause when its below 45 degress, i have no idea where the oil temp is at. hell half the time going 70 mph to work, the engine is barely hot to the touch. no part of it is cold, but i can touch most parts without burning myself, which kinda worries me. The other part with (new) cars is their radiator isnt eposed like ours. Most of their incoming air to cool it down is pulled in by the fan. Ours on the other hand is pushed through by speed, and only pulled through when stopped or going too slow. I'm not talking about blocking the hold thing, just the top 3rd that is exposed the most to the wind.[/QUOTE

Our system is not unlike that of a car, newer car designs all use thermastatically controlled fans like our bike. When the car is moving there is ample air flow to keep the fans from kicking on just like our bikes, problem is the engine is exposed which is good in hot weather but sucks for getting up the oil/coolant up to temp in cold weather.
12-31-2006 07:19 PM
Imnohero Ahhhhh. Such a nice day here in Tacoma...went for a 1.5 hour ride. 509 North, across 320th then I5 south to get back home. Not too chilly this time, though.

So traffic was doing like 75-80 on I5, which in 5th gear pushes the RPMs up above 5000. Which I don't usually ride that fast so I guess I was a little unprepared for the engine to purr so nicely. hehe Gotta love it.
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