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post #1 of 29 Old 10-15-2006, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hand Guards.....

Anybody ever use these? National Cycle makes them. 90 bucks seems a bit much for these. I need something for colder weather riding. Could go this way or buying some winter riding gloves. And suggestions for cold weather riding??? Last Saturday when I rode to work it was 37 degrees. My fingers were the only thing cold.
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at least they are not but ugly Is there anything from the dirt bike world that might be cheaper that gives up some looks probably

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Hmmm, good point, I'll cheack and see what out there int he dirt bike world. I'm Thinking I could get a nice pair of winter gloves for 40 to 50 bucks.....

But the guards would be nice in the rain also.....I ride no matter what....Bummer I'll have to stop when the snow comes....lol....

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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...656&division=6

Found several you might could use here... nothing better to do..

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How about some hippo hands?

http://www.hippohands.com/

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I have been thinking about some handguards too. I have the same problem, I can ride down to the 20's and everything is fine but my fingers go numb fast. I have some leather gloves with insulation but they are not cutting it, they are only comfortable down to about 50.
Let us know how they work if you get some, or if you find some good gloves that do the job.

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Thank you sir...Those mitten things look like a pretty good idea. Nice and toasty.......

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I have a set of Guards similar to that on one of my snowmobiles, they do help cut the wind a lot. Those plus the handlebar warmers and you are good with a thin pair of gloves (Mechanix style) well into the low 20's. If I really wanted to keep my hands warm on the bike I would look into adding electric handwarmers first, they make a much bigger difference than the handgaurds

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I have a set of Guards similar to that on one of my snowmobiles, they do help cut the wind a lot. Those plus the handlebar warmers and you are good with a thin pair of gloves (Mechanix style) well into the low 20's. If I really wanted to keep my hands warm on the bike I would look into adding electric handwarmers first, they make a much bigger difference than the handgaurds
I had a chance before to ride a bmw with heated hand grips and had a heated suit with extensions for heated gloves. I still got cold fingers and wasnt really impressed with the setup by themselves. Do the guards make that big of a difference? I don't remember what brand the suit was so maybe it just was a so so not so good if you know what i mean, but the guy i barrowed it from usually purchased the best of the best...

Anyways very interested if the guards work well and look ok.



Wondering how do you get to the rest of the controls with the hippohands, and what happens in an accident, anyone have any experience with these?? Look like they would diffently keep the cold out.

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http://www.hippohands.com/
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Holy cow. Did not know those were still being sold. Thy were the hot set-up back in the 70's.

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I just bought the ones from National Cycle. They are back ordered for a week but when I get them I'll let everyone know my thoughts. If they work they will be well worth the money.

On my previous sportbike the handlebar gauntlets worked very well because my mirrors weren't mounted on the controls. I'm not sure how I could get past the mirrors on the 919. They did work very well though. The only down side was you had be becareful that your brake light didn't flicker to stay on because of the slight contact with the leaver.

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I just bought the ones from National Cycle. They are back ordered for a week but when I get them I'll let everyone know my thoughts. If they work they will be well worth the money.

On my previous sportbike the handlebar gauntlets worked very well because my mirrors weren't mounted on the controls. I'm not sure how I could get past the mirrors on the 919. They did work very well though. The only down side was you had be becareful that your brake light didn't flicker to stay on because of the slight contact with the leaver.
got a link to them? never mind it was the start of the thread

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Has anyone tried these?

they look interesting enough but i'm afraid that without any thermostat it will have a tendency to melt the grips and throttle plastic, unless you mount the switch where you can turn it on and off easy enough, hiding the wiring and it still be movable as far as the throttle goes concerns me as well.

http://www.cyclegear.com/lpgm.cfm?L1...tem=WHI_49-221

Here is another link with more info but not alot

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/end...ip_heaters.htm

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I wouldn't be worried about anything melting - they've been making stuff like this long enough to have figured out a safe operating temperature. I've seen the hi/low/off switch handlebar mounted. My only concern would be with the throttle as well - I wouldn't want it to look all hokey with wires sticking out everywhere, since the install instructions say to leave enough slack in the wires on the throttle side for the throttle to turn.

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SSS I am ordering a pair tomorrow for "winter"..so cal...and will paint them, flat black on the back (like my windscreen, a mod I saw here) and post pics. These look really cool, easy on, easy off. Dry hands are happy hands.

BTW I looked at all the moto brushguard style set-ups..super moto-style and none would clear the stock 919 brake res. in case you were wonderin'

Thanks for the tips people.

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I run CYCRA hand guards, off my supermoto bike, they have a low profile race style and a big style for maximum protection. You can also try UFO they make good stuff, there is alot of hand guards you can get from the motocross market, just go to Parts Unlimited online catalouge.

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I'm definitely considering the bark buster route. I have a buddy that mounted some low profile ones on his sv, and apparently they work pretty good for cutting the cold, and protecting your hand, lever, or whatever else that happens to spank the asphalt in that area. He just cut his stock levers down, which is what I was going to do, but there's also the option of now being able to justify some crg or pazzo shorty's seeing as how you'd be protecting them relatively well. I have some cold-tech carbon tourmaster gloves, and I ran hot grips all last winter on my 15 mile (one-way) commute. While the portion of my hands touching the grip were nice and toasty, the rest of my hands were rockin some serious icicles, which was quite painful during that ever familiar thaw out phase.

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I have a set of these in black that I just pulled off of my bike.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/1125/369/

I just added a National Cycle fairing that covers my hands pretty well for winter riding so I don't need the hand gauards any more. They are about 3 months old. I've got all the accessories for them and I think I even have the original packaging.

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I have a set of these in black that I just pulled off of my bike.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/1125/369/

I just added a National Cycle fairing that covers my hands pretty well for winter riding so I don't need the hand gauards any more. They are about 3 months old. I've got all the accessories for them and I think I even have the original packaging.

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Still available.

After much self debate I've decided to keep them. I can use them with my small fairing in the spring and summer when it rains.

Sorry for the back and forth....

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I just bought the ones from National Cycle. They are back ordered for a week but when I get them I'll let everyone know my thoughts. If they work they will be well worth the money.

On my previous sportbike the handlebar gauntlets worked very well because my mirrors weren't mounted on the controls. I'm not sure how I could get past the mirrors on the 919. They did work very well though. The only down side was you had be becareful that your brake light didn't flicker to stay on because of the slight contact with the leaver.
Hey U got them yet?? if so where's the video slacker! JK really! what you think?

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Nope. I don't have them yet. I orderd them last week and they said they were back ordered a week. So maybe soon?

I promise I'll give you lots of pic's and worthless but abundant opinions.

I was also told that my Staintunes are comming next week. For sure this time.

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i just bought some winter gloves from a company called motoboss at the local cyclegear store for 30 bucks. they're toasty warm =]

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also with a bit of dremel work you can get the hand guards from a BMW1150R to work. I did this for one winter, helps cut the wind but kinda ugly IMO. switched to those little hand warmer packs in my gloves works great.

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