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Handle bar mitts

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by MZ, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Just got myself a pair to try out this winter as they were cheaper than winter gloves and I don`t realy like winter gloves
    Used them last night comming home from work at midnight and the temp was about 3/4 degrees and have to say they worked great resonably easy to use and warm hands as well . :grin:
    Overall $20 well spent and I can swap from bike to bike .
    The only down side is that they look so dam ugly :oops:
    Cheers


     
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  2. The only reason I haven't used these is that I was told that wind pressure might affect throttle control, or even inadvertently apply front brake. Did you (or anyone else) experience this at all?
     
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  3. Titus, that happened to me. Warped a front rotor. Doh.
    One solution was to install KTM Bark Busters.
    Worked a treat.
     
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  4. :eek:
    Titus.
    You use Bark Busters on a Ducati? :? :shock:
    Don't they look terrible? :oops:
     
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  5. That'd be G with the Ducati, not me!
    And let's face it, I didn't buy a speed Triple because of it's pretty face :LOL:
     
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  6. This season I trialling heated hand grips without the Barkbusters. A slightly more minimalist approach. Seemed to have worked thus far. But, I don't think I've experienced Melbourne at it's coldest as yet.
     
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  7. I thought about getting hippo hands... haven't done so yet. They'd only eliminate the windchill factor as best as I can tell... which is a good thing... but if it's cold, I'd imagine your hands will still be cold.

    The heated grip / hippo hands double would probably be ideal for winter... reduced wind AND a heating source...

    On the topic of heated grips, they've actually cost me a lot more than the $100 and the personal install time... See, I almost don't give a rats now how cold it is, so I've been riding A LOT more in these brisk 2degC no rain nights... more than I would have in the past... I put that down to the grips, so the grips have cost me plenty in fuel!! LOL. And thankfully so :)
     
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  8. I have only used them at speeds of about 90 to 100 ks and I have`t noticed any unwanted application of the front brake .
    I have had no affect on the throttle . The only think is it`s a bit hard to get your hand back into them (when on the move) if you need to adjust your visor
     
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