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My fingers get cold in the winter too.
Thinking about a pair of ski gloves.
 

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I have them on my bike, and I really love them. Not the same kind from Scootworks though. One issue I had was that the brake and clutch lever could not released fully because of the chaps pushed by the wind. I put some kind of lever guards, so that they can make room for the levers. Hope you enjoy warm rides!
 

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I bought some thick gloves from Olympia. They're good but trottle handling is less easy. I got a crampbuster from crampbuster.com. Problem solved. Very comfortable on longer rides.
 

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Personally, I'd just buy heated gloves or grips. I've tried several ways to keep the wind off and cold transfer out, but my hands still suffer some in the coldest weather. Heated gloves are next for me to try. Just because they are cheaper than grips and I can use them on either bike.
 

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I have read from somewhere. Handlebar chaps + heated gloves = nice toasty hands.... Oh. not sure if it was heated gloves or grips, but I bet almost the same result inside the chaps...
 

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Handle bar chaps. Has anyone tried these yet. I feel like I could ride for a long time in the cold, but my hands get cold, so I can only go about 35 miles at a clip. Then I have to stop and warm my hands.
SCOOTWORKS - Crashbar Chaps, fringe, and Engine Guard Chaps for Metric Motorcycles
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Interesting idea, on/off the bike in seconds. But I wonder if there would be a problem like someone mentioned. The windblast at hwy speeds pushing on the brake & Clutch levers. If there is enough wind and enough area on the chaps, I guess it could act like a sail and push back....hmmmmm

Let us know if you try them, winter is coming.
 

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Interesting idea, on/off the bike in seconds. But I wonder if there would be a problem like someone mentioned. The windblast at hwy speeds pushing on the brake & Clutch levers. If there is enough wind and enough area on the chaps, I guess it could act like a sail and push back....hmmmmm

Let us know if you try them, winter is coming.
It was a problem for me. I'm not sure if the scootwork models have some way of dealing with this issue. For mine, I had to improvise little bit, to secure the room for the levers.

It does not affect much on bike's balance for my 800A, which is lighter end of the kawi models.

My bike gets blown with the engine guard chaps though. So, I took it out for now. I will use it If it goes below 20 F. Did I mention the reduced MPG with the engine guard chaps? about 10 - 15% down...
 

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I have good Joe Rocket gloves, fingers still cold. If they are cold now, next few months will be worse.

I thought about the heated grips, but just changed my grips not that long ago, didn't want to revisit the task.

I am a little worried about heated gloves, and being wired to the motorcycle. I just don't feel like it will be a good combo to have to remember to unplug before I dismount.

I talked to Scootworks, and they tell me they have no reports of the wind pushing the chaps back into the clutch/brake handle.

Last year I tried rubber mechanic gloves under the Joe Rockets. It helped but stll froze.

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I talked to Scootworks, and they tell me they have no reports of the wind pushing the chaps back into the clutch/brake handle.

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Yep. I would give it a try too. In case it is in the way of the levers, it can be fixed by some kine of add-ons. You will like it, I think. so warm.. and total protection on your hands and controls...
Please give us the review of the product...
 

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Yep. I would give it a try too. In case it is in the way of the levers, it can be fixed by some kine of add-ons. You will like it, I think. so warm.. and total protection on your hands and controls...
Please give us the review of the product...
Will do guys.

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I have good Joe Rocket gloves, fingers still cold. If they are cold now, next few months will be worse.

I thought about the heated grips, but just changed my grips not that long ago, didn't want to revisit the task.

I am a little worried about heated gloves, and being wired to the motorcycle. I just don't feel like it will be a good combo to have to remember to unplug before I dismount.

I talked to Scootworks, and they tell me they have no reports of the wind pushing the chaps back into the clutch/brake handle.

Last year I tried rubber mechanic gloves under the Joe Rockets. It helped but stll froze.

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Here are some that run off batteries. Don't know how good they are, but they aren't that expensive.

Battery Heated Gloves: Price Finder - Calibex
 

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Thanks Ruger, there's a Sports Athority close to were I work. I will stop in and check those out. Can't beat that price, but they do look thick. I tried snow mobile gloves, but I didn't feel like I had control of the hand controls.

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i just use my snowboarding gloves over my leather gloves, works well. they are lobster mitt style, so the thumb and first figer are separate.
 

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I have good Joe Rocket gloves, fingers still cold. If they are cold now, next few months will be worse.

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Last year I tried rubber mechanic gloves under the Joe Rockets. It helped but stll froze.
I just ordered these to go under my leather gloves, but it looks like my bike will be put away before they arrive, so I won't be able to tell you how well they work out. I'm hoping for something that'll end up thinner than a full on winter glove.
 

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Thanks Ruger, there's a Sports Athority close to were I work. I will stop in and check those out. Can't beat that price, but they do look thick. I tried snow mobile gloves, but I didn't feel like I had control of the hand controls.

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NP. Just don't blame me if they short out and you ride down the road looking like you are getting hit by a tazer.:wink:
 
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