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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by IrishJohn, Apr 11, 2014.
Plus Deer, Elk, and Kangaroo all stay supple after getting wet and drying.
I would love a good set of 'roo gloves.
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.)
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 RevIt! 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.
Way to go
Someone pointed out a Rev'It glove designed for this task; I'd recommend the Held Warm N Dry, although they're a bit tough to get in the U.S. at the moment. They're not quite a full-on winter glove, but with heated grips, I've found them plenty warm enough a bit below 40' Fahrenheit; if you had wind-blocking hand guards, which I don't, I expect they'd be fine and dandy well below that. My experience is that the Held gloves are a much better value than the Rev'its...they're still pricy, but they have the build quality to back it up. I have a pair of Rev'it rain gloves (I forget the model at the moment), which are pretty decent, but not at the same level of quality as the Helds. The biggest difference seems to be that they're missing the final touchesthe liners want to pull out with your hands when you take them off, and they don't have a finger squeegee. No such issues with the Helds.
Do these actually have an unlined/uninsulated palm and insulated back or are they just lightly insulated gloves? The description implies the latter.
For those who hate to wear gloves, I hope you have a really good friend lined up to assist you while your rashed hands heal. You know, someone that will wipe your ass for you, pull your pecker out when you need to piss, bathe you, etc.
My father suffered burns to his hands when I was a kid, and my mother had to do everything for him for about 6 weeks. Not something I want to experience.
Its been said a couple times before but I feel its worth mentioning again.
I held off on buying a crampbuster/ throttle rocker for years because I thought it would get in the way and only be good for interstate travel. I decided to buy one when I did my fly/ride from flatistan (aka Florida) figuring it wouldn't hurt with no curves to speak of.
I haven't taken it off since, 10k miles later. Once I found the sweet spot it allows me to have a looser grip on the bars while maintaining better throttle control.
Turns out that my gloves were stretching slightly through the day and I was gripping the bars much firmer than necessary to compensate.
I don't think I could wear a pair of gloves named "Steve." Who came up with that?
No clue, but I know there are some out there like you're asking for. I had a pair, but they still had too much insulation. Caveat: My heated grips go to '11'.
I wear the Held Steve's, which have some padding on the back and are unlined. If it's going to be below 35 or so for more than an hour of the ride, I just throw the handlebar muffs on, then I can wear my favorite summer gloves.
Hmm, so I should not wear gloves because my hands likely will contact the ground first. Sounds legit...
I think I will put my hands in my pockets at the first sign of trouble to be safe.
I also will train my body to overcome the laws of physics so I can remain in the fetal position, tumbling gracefully along the tarmac. This will allow me to roll well clear of my sliding bike, as well as eliminate any possibility of getting road rash. There will be no need for pants.
Well at least he still had fingers. My motorbike trainer told me about a guy he knew who had minus two fingers after he thought no gloves is fine. They were just sanded down in a relatively minor crash. That was enough to convince me.
For me it is Kangaroo. Almost feels like you wear nothing: super flexible, thin, and (hopefully) quite wear-resistant. Apparently they can be as annoying as deer if you live in that part of the world, but what do I know.
Good gloves are well worth the money.
So you just stick your Steve in the muff, got it.
Ah the joys of being childish never get old