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Two kinds of folks ride motorcycles: Those who ride year round and those who lock their bikes away during the cold months. Winter is a tough time of year for even the hardiest of riders to enjoy riding motorcycles. First, its pretty dang cold. And when the temperature really drops, roads can get icy. While there’s not much that can be done for the latter other than wait for the roads to de-ice, the former can be helped by wearing riding gear designed specifically for the conditions.

Since so much is done with your digits on a motorcycle, good winter gloves are a must. Here are 10 examples of the variety of winter gloves available from a wide range of well-known manufacturers. Additionally, because of the higher chances of encountering the wet stuff during the winter season, we decided to only include waterproof insulated gloves in this guide. And, because heated gear can increase your ability to ride in the coldest of weather, we’ve included them in the mix, too.
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post #2 of 33 Old 01-09-2015, 12:22 PM
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Really pleased with my gerbing ex gloves. Ridden in 23 degrees and can only have the temp halfway. And my digits absolutely freeze when it's cold, not with these!

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I think the most impressive glove on "their" list is the Olympia Weatherking. It's the only bona fide Gore Tex glove I've seen in that price range. That said, every non-heated glove will eventually succumb to the exponential effect of windchill. Ya gotta have an internal heat source.

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I just ran across this link a day late and a dollar short. If I was in the market for gloves I'd buy these. http://gordonsheated.com/heated_gloves.html
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I figured you are probably joking, but just in case someone doesn't know, motorcycle.com owns this site, lol

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I figured you are probably joking, but just in case someone doesn't know, motorcycle.com owns this site, lol
Did they buy it from Al Gore?

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No problem here. I was a commissioned salesman for 25 years and then bought a small business. I certainly don't mind an occasional online pitch. Some time ago I coined the phrase, "No nobody else goes to work until somebody sells something."
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I agree with the heated gloves. Why are they not on the list? Sort of a no brainer.

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Heated gear would be nice, but you pay a premium for it and then you have to buy the controller for another premium. It just gets too expensive.

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I figured you are probably joking, but just in case someone doesn't know, motorcycle.com owns this site, lol
Not really. I know motorcycle.com owns this site, but I still think they should follow the rules they/we have in place.

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Heated gear would be nice, but you pay a premium for it and then you have to buy the controller for another premium. It just gets too expensive.
On the other hand, how much would it be worth not to have to stop riding? (save snow and ice, of course)

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Buy some wire Whip and let's get started. https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ear-28728.html
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On the other hand, how much would it be worth not to have to stop riding? (save snow and ice, of course) Buy some wire Whip and let's get started. https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ear-28728.html
I don't know how you do it ken, I seen some sparkles on the road this morning and backed ur down to about 15mph, I have this fear of the road coming out from under me and doing a face plant at 60....I mean I remember running my CR250 in the snow and ice and getting slapped to the ground so fast I'd have to find the bike when I got my senses back

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I don't know how you do it ken, I seen some sparkles on the road this morning and backed ur down to about 15mph, I have this fear of the road coming out from under me and doing a face plant at 60....I mean I remember running my CR250 in the snow and ice and getting slapped to the ground so fast I'd have to find the bike when I got my senses back
Oh no. I draw the line at ice on the road - and live to ride another day. But there's plenty of beautiful dry winter days to enjoy.
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I ride with just winter gear but not heated gear. Ice and snow and temp below 20 is where i draw the line

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I ride with just winter gear but not heated gear. Ice and snow and temp below 20 is where i draw the line
Yeah there is a kind of warped surreal serenity to riding in the teens - like a space walk. You know you're totally dependent on your gear. Nothing clears the mind for me like a winter ride.
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Yeah there is a kind of warped surreal serenity to riding in the teens - like a space walk. You know you're totally dependent on your gear. Nothing clears the mind for me like a winter ride.
Have to agree with this. It really is bliss. Not to mention the kick you get out of drivers looking at you in shock, horror, and disbelief in cold weather.

While you may think you're paying a premium for heated gear, you do not have to pay full retail price for them. Shop around, buy them out of season, etc. Whatever the premium, there is nothing like heated gear. Once you have a taste of it, you'll never go without! Coldest I've ever ridden in was around 10 degrees, snow on the hillsides in the mountains here in az but the roads were clear/dry at the high elevations. The other riders were in complete misery with one rider calling it quits 30 minutes into the ride and that was before we got into the mountains. I was cold despite the heated gear, but I was still comfortable enough to ride while all the others were in agony.

I'll never ride in cold weather without heated gear again.

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Yeah there is a kind of warped surreal serenity to riding in the teens - like a space walk. You know you're totally dependent on your gear. Nothing clears the mind for me like a winter ride.
Couldn't agree more. Coldest I've ridden was 18 F, but that was also without heated gear. It was all worth it seeing the faces of the people walking around with so many layers they could barely walk; all they could do was stop and stare in disbelief at the idiot on the motorcycle.

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You got me beat too Pvster. I rode when it was 12 out with no winter or heated gear. Snow was on the ground too just not on the roads. It was a Christmas Eve ride with my family; cousins , uncles, and my father-in-law.

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Coldest I ever rode without heated gear was 18. No amount of layering up will ever save you from the cold. That's another huge plus of heated gear, no layers! No bulky, awkward, uncomfortable rides. Then what do you do with all of those layers when it warms up just enough to be too hot?

Heated jacket? No problem, leave it off. Still too warm? It's thin enough to roll/fold and stuff somewhere.

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It was about 20 degrees, maybe a bit colder when I got my 5.2 epic gallons in. Anyone up for another confirmation???

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Heated gear would be nice, but you pay a premium for it and then you have to buy the controller for another premium. It just gets too expensive.
Not if you make it yourself

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It's great, I've only had to use it a couple times though, it gets pretty toasty.

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It was about 20 degrees, maybe a bit colder when I got my 5.2 epic gallons in. Anyone up for another confirmation???
Is that why you sold the 919? So you wouldn't have to confirm it again?

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Is that why you sold the 919? So you wouldn't have to confirm it again?
Quoting the Tootsie Roll guy "The world may never know".

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When it's 20 degrees outside, I'll leave the licking of a metal gas tank up to you guys....

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