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Old 04-14-2014, 06:25 AM   #31
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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.
Alright, I have an idea for a contest. Search the entire internet for advice worse than this. Let us know if you find anything.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #32
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Thumb gloves

I have long thin fingers, and can't stand bulk in between my digits. These gloves have worked for me for the last two years:
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/S.../28759_59409_2

But I am very interested in the Icon's for a replacement.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #33
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Yeah, I like a light glove too if the weather allows.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:51 AM   #34
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These work well in cool weather
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:46 AM   #35
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Who needs gloves? All they do is protect your hands.

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:54 AM   #36
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these work well in cool weather
no kidding bad dreams
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #37
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Try riggers gloves.
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TOTALLY read that first sentence wrong the first time.

REALLY glad you didn't write what I read.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:45 PM   #38
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This is nuts. I have a Suzuki TU 250 for well over a year now but was all set to give up on it today. The problem has been that my wrists ache like heck after ten or twenty minutes on it, feel really uncomfortable and strained. I also own three or four pairs of gloves and use them interchangeably depending on weather/convenience/proximity - well, it's been a long wet cold winter in St L and today was the first day in weeks I went out for a spin. More to keep the battery charged than anything because the wrist thing is ruining it all for me. I got some groceries but left my gloves behind and some effin effer took them so for the first time ever, because I am an ATGATT weenie normally, I rode without gloves.

CANNOT BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE IT MADE! NO discomfort whatsoever, the bike felt much more easy to handle and for the first time since getting it (and allowing that I got back into riding after a gap of many years so was taking it easy/nervous at first) I felt the old thrill from bygone years.

Here's my problem - if I were only using one pair of gloves it would obviously be the gloves, but I have used four to seven different pairs and the result was similar, a kind of aching stretched feeling and pressure at the wrists.

I don't want to ride without gloves but cannot stand the feeling in my wrists with them but don't know why gloves seemingly cause the problem. Has anyone any insights into this nutty situation please?
I've always been encouraged to grip the bars as loosely as possible. Its better in all ways.

Any chance you felt more tactile with the gloves off so you relaxed the kung fu grip you may normally use?

If thats true, get a pair of gloves with a nice, supple, thin leather palm.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:17 PM   #39
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OP, thanks for starting this. I too have been experiencing wrist pain. I rode home from work last night without the gloves and WOW! no wrist pain. I was blaming grip angle, etc. I'll have to go through the same process as you but gives me hope. Now.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #40
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My preference for gloves, in increasing order of preference and not coincidentally ability to feel through the gloves:

Cowhide (Sorry vegetarians, but there is no substitute for leather here)
Deer (Double win- protect my hands, and one less deer!)
Elk (See deer, but tougher; softer than cowhide at the same thickness)
Goat (much softer than cowhide, usually a little thinner))
Kangaroo (I don't know kind of brush kangaroos live in, but dayam.)

Also, of course, in increasing order of cost. But the kangaroo can be half as thick as cowhide and have the same durability. I've got a pair of Held Steves that I don't think I'm ever going to wear out.

I've got a pair of AlpineStar short summer gloves that are just almost too tight- after an hour around town, my fingers start to go numb.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #41
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:23 PM   #42
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My preference for gloves, in increasing order of preference and not coincidentally ability to feel through the gloves:

Cowhide (Sorry vegetarians, but there is no substitute for leather here)
Deer (Double win- protect my hands, and one less deer!)
Elk (See deer, but tougher; softer than cowhide at the same thickness)
Goat (much softer than cowhide, usually a little thinner))
Kangaroo (I don't know kind of brush kangaroos live in, but dayam.)

Also, of course, in increasing order of cost. But the kangaroo can be half as thick as cowhide and have the same durability. I've got a pair of Held Steves that I don't think I'm ever going to wear out.

I've got a pair of AlpineStar short summer gloves that are just almost too tight- after an hour around town, my fingers start to go numb.
Plus Deer, Elk, and Kangaroo all stay supple after getting wet and drying.
I would love a good set of 'roo gloves.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #43
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I only have a problem with fine control and find myself gripping harder with certain lined winter gloves. The lining slides on the outer glove and I find myself with sore forearms if I allow myself to squeeze the grips to compensate.

Wish I could find some winter gloves designed for heated grips - Nice thick insulation on fingertips, thumb and backs of hands but none on palms - Not only would be warmer but would elminate this squeezing problem.

If you're having issues with normal gloves, someone suggested to go to a tack shop and get some of the bandage that horsey types wrap around horses lower legs. Wrap a few layers around your grips - it bulks them up and is slightly tacky so makes a light grip much easier to maintain. It comes in black and is not too expensive for a decent sized roll, so you can replace it frequently if you wish. (I'll confess I have a roll of this stuff sitting in a box and have not used it yet.)
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:55 PM   #44
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I only have a problem with fine control and find myself gripping harder with certain lined winter gloves. The lining slides on the outer glove and I find myself with sore forearms if I allow myself to squeeze the grips to compensate.

Wish I could find some winter gloves designed for heated grips - Nice thick insulation on fingertips, thumb and backs of hands but none on palms - Not only would be warmer but would elminate this squeezing problem.
Like this? Google "Heated grip gloves" for more. Warning- these are not cheap...


Rev'It! Fusion GTX Gloves

Tailor made to work with your heated grips, the Rev’It! Fusion GTX glove makes do with a slightly thinner construction to take full advantage of the heat transfer. And though the insulation material might be thinner, the winter riding properties of the Fusion GTX are as tough as ever. Protective, waterproof and very comfortable are all key words here with this premium motorcycle glove.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:19 AM   #45
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Sheepskin gloves

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