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I purchased the heaviest gloves I could find from LEATHERUP, but my hands still get cold. I was looking at these over at Duluth Trading.com

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/work-gloves-mens-yellowknife-winter-trigger-mitts-11064.aspx?kw=gloves&processor=content

Has anyone tried these yet? I hope to start scooting as soon as my ankle get some strength to it.
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Heated grips are the way to go.

Fitted a set recently to my Fuoco and very happy and warm....................
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I 2nd the heated grips.
Always there when you need it.
never have to worry "did I bring that pair of gloves?"
great even in the summer when it rains, helps keep your hands dry.
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I just picked up a pair of these neoprene hand protectors from Japan. They work well around here where temperatures rarely go below 45 degrees, you can leave the gloves at home.

I imagine they'd be really effective if teamed with heated grips.
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These are what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Heat-Heated-Motorcycle-Gloves/dp/B008I1H77C/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386081223&sr=8-5&keywords=heated+motorcycle+gloves

They are battery operated, so obviously that is a down side compared to heated grips. But I am not crazy about doing wiring so this was an easy out for me. They use cell-phone type batteries, so they last to and from work every day with no problem - 40 mins each way.
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Don't forget that in addition to warmth, gloves need to protect your hands in case of a crash.

My winter gloves are Cortech Scarabs, which have good impact/abrasion protection and are quite warm, especially if used in conjunction with liner gloves. For the latter, I recommend the Seirus Thermalux. It has a pocket to hold a chemical heat packet and metal threads to conduct the heat. The only drawback of the Thermaluxes is that they stick to Velcro.

Scoot_Florida, can you operate the horn and turn signal buttons with those covers on?
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Scoot_Florida, can you operate the horn and turn signal buttons with those covers on?
I was wondering that as well, and also how difficult to get your hand in and out (stopping at light and opening visor, etc.). I use Bagsters and they sometimes feel a little confining but these neoprene cover look very tight.
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Re: Winter gloves
For the coldest days I use a pair of snowmobile gloves.
The problem is these gloves provide almost no protection in a fall.
I purchased a pair of winter motorcycle gloves that are good down to about 50°F.
If you buy them a bit large, you can put in a liner and get another 5 to 8°F colder.
mvtroiano wrote:
I purchased the heaviest gloves I could find from LEATHERUP, but my hands still get cold. I was looking at these over at Duluth Trading.com

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/work-gloves-mens-yellowknife-winter-trigger-mitts-11064.aspx?kw=gloves&processor=content

Has anyone tried these yet? I hope to start scooting as soon as my ankle get some strength to it.
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Re: Winter gloves
mvtroiano wrote:
I purchased the heaviest gloves I could find from LEATHERUP, but my hands still get cold. I was looking at these over at Duluth Trading.com

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/work-gloves-mens-yellowknife-winter-trigger-mitts-11064.aspx?kw=gloves&processor=content

Has anyone tried these yet? I hope to start scooting as soon as my ankle get some strength to it.
Just rode home last night from Venice Beach to SB, all along the water. The temperature gauge was pegged at 12-14 deg C (that's ~50 deg F for the US). And speeds were between 50 and 70 MPH.

I use Cortech Latigo RR gloves, which flow a lot of air. But I also have some PowerMadd guards right up front with the inserts - and they block a lot of air. End result - it was when I made the final turn North out of Ventura that my fingers finally started getting cold (about 90 minutes into a 110 minute ride).

First rule of warm hands: keep the air off the hands!
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Re: Winter gloves
mvtroiano wrote:
First rule of warm hands: keep the air off the hands!
I agree, and hand guards with heated grips....perfect.......
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Gerbings Electric/lithium battery gloves
They have armor and are safe in a crash and can be plugged in and also have lithium batteries
that las about 2 hours. Have rode in - 1F. Also use them walking around and on my bicycle. You hands don't freeze if you get a flat tire or brake down.
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Venture Heat Epic 2.0
My wife and I bought us a pair of these. They take a little getting used to, bulk wise, but so far I've been really happy with these.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/venture-heat-7v-epic-20-heated-gloves
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Don't forget that in addition to warmth, gloves need to protect your hands in case of a crash.

My winter gloves are Cortech Scarabs, which have good impact/abrasion protection and are quite warm, especially if used in conjunction with liner gloves. For the latter, I recommend the Seirus Thermalux. It has a pocket to hold a chemical heat packet and metal threads to conduct the heat. The only drawback of the Thermaluxes is that they stick to Velcro.

Scoot_Florida, can you operate the horn and turn signal buttons with those covers on?
There's a thumb "pocket" that allows you to operate the starter, horn, and turn signals. The manufacturer put a clear "window" on the top of the pocket, I suppose it allows you to see your thumb position (?)

Operating the buttons is not nearly as easy as when bare handed, but about the same as when wearing thick gloves.

The neoprene material is similar to what many "mouse pads" are made of...a dense foam with a nylon surface. The covers form a cocoon of an air pocket for your hands, other than the fabric cuff there is no contact between the cover and your hands or wrists.

It took a few tries to get the gist of using them. Because the covers are so stiff, they hold their shape and getting your hands in (and out) of them is a quickly mastered skill.
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You might also try a pair of silk glove liners, if heavy gloves alone aren't enough. I don't ride in extremely cold weather but I use them inside my regular riding gloves and my hands are comfy when riding in temps around 45 to 50 degrees F. In deep winter I wear them inside my regular winter gloves and not only do they keep my hands warmer, they don't rub my skin raw like cheap knit gloves do.
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+1 for the glove liners, never tried the silk ones before. My problem with "winter" gloves around the bay area is that i feel like there would only be a couple of weeks a year i would need them. I just rock the liners when those times come....
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I switch between two of my scooters during the week, so getting plug in gloves would seem too much work to do. I removed my powermadd handguards, since they restricted my turning abilities. I am looking at trying to research what model number Acerbis handguards would fit my MP3 500.

I did like the extra protection that handguards allow. I have a cheap slip-on cover for my rv250 that I paid $19 for, and they work great along with my current heavy gloves. Granted they are a tad restrictive, but I know where the horn button is.
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Unless you need the lights, which as I don't do much night riding, I didn't, I found the ones supplied by Maksor great value and the plastic is not the brittle type but more flexible so there is some give for knocks etc.

http://maksor-scooterparts.com/gadgets.html see end of page........

you can see them fitted in the picture in my post above. I did paint them red as they come black or silver.
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Unless you need the lights, which as I don't do much night riding, I didn't, I found the ones supplied by Maksor great value and the plastic is not the brittle type but more flexible so there is some give for knocks etc.

http://maksor-scooterparts.com/gadgets.html see end of page........

you can see them fitted in the picture in my post above. I did paint them red as they come black or silver.
I wasn't aware that he had s much stuff to offer! I shall check with his store before making my next purchase. Plus supporting a fellow MP3er never hurts
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I wasn't aware that he had s much stuff to offer! I shall check with his store before making my next purchase. Plus supporting a fellow MP3er never hurts
+1 on that.

Also he is very helpful and I also got the heated grips from him plus other bits and bobs........

MV is a great source of info, I only recently discovered http://www.allmotorcyclekeys.com/ for keys. I don't need a spare yet, but it is in my "favourites" for future reference.
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IrishTC wrote:
mvtroiano wrote:
I wasn't aware that he had s much stuff to offer! I shall check with his store before making my next purchase. Plus supporting a fellow MP3er never hurts
+1 on that.

Also he is very helpful and I also got the heated grips from him plus other bits and bobs........

MV is a great source of info, I only recently discovered http://www.allmotorcyclekeys.com/ for keys. I don't need a spare yet, but it is in my "favourites" for future reference.
the spare is for when you need it not after the fact in a panic. peace of mind or once you have it you'll never need it.
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Yeah, that dawned on me after I posted OAD Facepalm emoticon , and have e-mailed them to check postage to Ireland.

I have the two keys, but good old Murphy's Law states that if I think about it, I will need it..........
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I found a great pair of scooter mitts on Amazon.com. They fit my RV250, but too small for the MP3

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0022ZJJSK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I bought a pair of Akito Python winter gloves from a mate at work (too big for him). They're cheap (even new), waterproof and with my Acerbis hand guards are doing a good job so far this winter. Only down side is the obvious loss of "feel" that comes with a bulkier glove..
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Re: Venture Heat Epic 2.0
MacScooter wrote:
My wife and I bought us a pair of these. They take a little getting used to, bulk wise, but so far I've been really happy with these.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/venture-heat-7v-epic-20-heated-gloves
FYI update on these gloves. We're having to send my wife's back due to the gloves seemingly turning themselves on an off at random. Haven't had this problem on my set yet. One other thing is that these gloves have pads on the forefinger and thumb for capacitive touch screens. It seems like we're getting some threading in these areas after only a couple of weeks. We'll have to talk to the manufacturer to see if this is something they can fix/reinforce. Otherwise these gloves have been great and I rarely have to turn them on for my hands to stay warm.
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This is sort of in line with this subject. Has anybody tried this "Gloves In A Bottle" product? Apparently it will provide a barrier to moisture, and thereby help prevent chapping - something we are all prone to in the wet winter months.

I haven't tried it yet but may today. Our kid is working at Starbucks while finishing school and the constant washing has made his hands a mess; my wife found this product so the kid's giving it a shot.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried this stuff and if it helps. Seems like it would be a helpful barrier when wrenching on a scoot as well.

http://www.glovesinabottle.com/

No, I have no financial interest in this company!!

. . . .
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Seems a lot like Bag Balm.
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ramblerdan wrote:
Seems a lot like Bag Balm.
No, Bag Balm is petroleum jelly and antiseptic, I've used it plenty. This stuff has no oil and forms a barrier, it says. That's why I was thinking it might be beneficial using it under riding gloves or when working in the garage. But I've yet to try it.

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BravoTwoFour wrote:
This is sort of in line with this subject. Has anybody tried this "Gloves In A Bottle" product? Apparently it will provide a barrier to moisture, and thereby help prevent chapping - something we are all prone to in the wet winter months.

I haven't tried it yet but may today. Our kid is working at Starbucks while finishing school and the constant washing has made his hands a mess; my wife found this product so the kid's giving it a shot.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried this stuff and if it helps. Seems like it would be a helpful barrier when wrenching on a scoot as well.

http://www.glovesinabottle.com/

No, I have no financial interest in this company!!

. . . .
Hey Bravo. I have actually used this product a lot. It's really awesome. I used it on my heels which can dry out and crack. Aside from making my heels pretty danged slippery, it provided a great barrier which allowed my heels to ... Heal. In any case, I don't know that I could recommend it for all over the hands, but for problem areas it can really do a good job.

Good luck!
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Cycle Gear had a pretty nice set of winter, waterproof gloves for $30 that I picked up recently. Full main knuckle protection, and some secondary knuckle as well. The fingers are a smidge long for my hands but they work fine, and I've been warm and toasty in them for extended periods of up to 80MPH at roughly freezing.
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My wife just got me a pair of Cortech Scarab winter gloves. Not super heavy but should be fine for the Foothills of Northern Cali.

Decent pic:
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Keep in mind that insulation can go both ways.
If you go to a heated grip make sure the palm and fingers are thinly insulated and backside heavily, such motorcycle gloves are out there.
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I am definitely digging those Scarabs, not least because they are armored six ways from Sunday and back again, and as an IT worker, I demand good hand protection. My fingers are literally my living in a lot of ways. Razz emoticon
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I use my regular gloves with Freeze Out Glove Liners, sold at Cycle Gear and Amazon.

I also use Tour Master Heated Jacked Liner, never had any problems with my hands all that much here in the south.

It could be my MP3 Style Windscreen, provides coverage for my hands too.

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Please go to CycleGear and purchase their insert winter gloves. I can wear them without another heavier glove and they are keeping my hands warm.
Even without heated grips.

Enjoy.
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