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    Registered User f14rio's Avatar
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    just ordered a set of these for my r12r (Storm Handguards)

    winter hand guards. i figure between them and the heated grips, i should be good to go. btw, i took a new years day ride at about 40 degrees and they would have been useful.


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    I put a set of those on my R12R before my fall trip around Kentucky this year. Early mornings in the low 40's/high 30's with lightly insulated gloves and my hands were fine. Only one morning did I need the grip heaters. One word of caution: be careful if the lower mount bracket. I didn't carefully check the clearance with the tank and now have a nice bolt head sized nick in my paint
    Very painful stoopid mistake on my part, I'm generally much more careful. I think you'll like them for the money.

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    We were also out New Year's Day, and went out for breakfast at the Hampton Bays Diner. Great day for a ride, except for the local traffic caused by Sunrise Highway being closed due to the propane issue in Shirley. Didn't see many bikes out though. Can't imagine why as it was crisp but dry all day. Perhaps our paths will cross someday.

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    was that the Long Island BMW Riders Club breakfast?

    i was there.
    sat next to charlie viola
    ed flanagan
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    I have handguards on my GS. Worthless in cold weather.
    I tried Hippohands. A bit better, but still requires heated grips. A bit awkward because you have to stick your hands in and they are a bit restrictive.
    I now use Gerbings heated gloves. Toasty down to single digits, and optimum use of the electricity.
    This morning I started out at 7 deg. F. Sunny all day, wonderful riding!
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    I've got the Barkbusters (S-7) on my RT. They extend the low end temp of any glove by about 10-15 degrees. So I find it comfortable to ride with normal weight gloves at temps down to the high 30s at any speed using just the heated grips. Below that I change to winter gloves or my Gerbing G-3s but I hate thick gloves so try to avoid them.

    I agree that Barkbusters are great for 40 degree riding with normal gloves. It helps to tune their install angle so fingertips are well protected.

    The Gerbings are decent but even with Barkbusters get a bit marginal at the highest speeds when the temps get to 20 or less. Below there I'd be thinking of my Wunderlich stuff or Hippo Hands though I dislike those at least as much as heavy gloves.

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