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Old 04-12-2014, 12:31 AM   #16
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These look comfy.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ICON-MENS-PU...3D251399968594
Similar to the Decade gloves I've been wearing for 5 yrs with no issues, but my size is out of stock right now and I feel like I deserve a new pair, so ordered the Icon.
BTW E-bay is cheaper ($60) than Amazom prime ($75) ???
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:22 AM   #17
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We'll (I'll) want a review of the Pursuits if/when you get 'em.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:42 PM   #18
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Btw, you should give up on the TU250, I'll take care of it for you.

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Old 04-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #19
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I say try different grips. Get some that you think you need, bigger diameter cruising, grippy dirt bike style, etc.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:22 PM   #20
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I don't use riding gloves unless it's really cold. If you ever fall off, the last thing you want to do is put your hands down. I learned that from snowboarding.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:50 PM   #21
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Agreed- it's one of the last things you should do.

But you will. It's instinct. I always wear gloves with leather palms, but that's your call.

For grips- I'm partial to Oury grips. Perfect mix of size and quidginess without being too gummy.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:44 PM   #22
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I don't use riding gloves unless it's really cold. If you ever fall off, the last thing you want to do is put your hands down. I learned that from snowboarding.
Do you really think you have the ability to control what part of your body hits the ground in a motorcycle wreck?
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:14 AM   #23
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I get where he's coming from, mtbing has taught me the crash position, which is like a half-fetal position. I go for gloves with extra armor on the pinky side of the hand and the outside of the wrist.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #24
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Just wear gloves, it takes months for your hands to heal.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:54 AM   #25
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Thank you all :)

You lot are amazing!! I went out again and this time, keeping what you all posted in mind, was able to crack the puzzle. While the gloves 'fit' properly when put on/'normal' activities etc. really focusing on what was going on I realized that the finger parts ARE tight, the length of them is too short to be curling around the grips easily for any length of time and that the 'webbing' between the fingers/thumb parts too restricting. It's a rather subtle thing - lots of little pressure points all working against having a relaxed and natural feeling grip all contributing to hand pain and fatigue.

I realized that subconsciously too I was making all sorts of adjustments in hand and finger position trying to relieve the pressure/pain which lead to a 'vicious (motor)cycle' deal :) The more you try and alleviate the pressures the worse the pressures/constrictions get.


Fitting for a motorbike is a hell of a different game than for 'street' wear and what amazes me now is that of the four pairs of 'motorcycle gloves' I have, not one pair is any better thought out than the three 'street' lot.

So - will now be looking for something that gives protection, has relatively HUGE finger and thumb parts with adequate webbing space between while also not being so loose around the wrists that they are flopping all over the place.

Thanks again everyone - am much more happy now and looking forward to many years more riding than I though I would do
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #26
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Great news!

Break in might be the trick, at least for a second pair of gloves (once you've found some that fit well enough). My favorite pair is a set of Taichi road gloves I got from a friend. They were too tight at first, but eventually broke in to my hands, and now they fit amazingly well all day long. Sure, they can be a pain to get on and off, especially once I've sweated a bit and my hands are damp, but once they're on, they disappear.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:13 AM   #27
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As much as I like the prices of online shopping, gloves are one of those items that are best bought at real stores if you don't have normal hands. My hands have long fingers but are narrow, so trying to find perfect gloves can be a challenge.

Also, grip puppies are well worth the $10 if you have hand or wrist discomfort, trust me.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:17 AM   #28
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I think there are three issues at play here.

1) you are wearing gloves that are too small. Go up a size.
2) check to make sure your brake and clutch levers are adjusted correctly. In your normal sitting position, when you extend your fingers so that your forearm to finger tips makes a straight line, your fingers should be resting on top of the levers. Too many people have the levers too high and have to twist their wrist up to get around the lever. Tight gloves makes this worse.
3) you are putting too much weight on your wrists. Squeeze the bike with your knees and use your core and hip flexor muscles to hold your torso up.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:21 PM   #29
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http://www.pashnit.com/pics/products...ottle1-640.jpg

Check the pic above. Get one of those thingies. Google motorcycle throttle lock / throttle cruise control. I bought one of these and LOVE it. It will help reduce hand and wrist pain. For $5 it's worth a shot. I can go much longer on rides without any discomfort. Also try strengthening your arms. Sound silly but I know for a fact it helps quite a bit.

As mentioned before proper fit helps. I have a thin leather racing type glove with no insulation and it works great. When i put on my snowmobile gloves in cold weather I get the pain right away all up to my elbow. Heated grips have permitted me to wear my regular gloves in colder weather down to 5-10celcius. I am looking at Alpinestars Tech Heated gloves that have less insulation on the front and heated only on the backside. Haven't tried them but revzilla has a video review. Worth checking out.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:49 PM   #30
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Do you really think you have the ability to control what part of your body hits the ground in a motorcycle wreck?
You do have the ability to keep your hands in. It is hard because your natural instinct is to put your hands out. Did I say you could control your body in a wreck?
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