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Old 02-09-10, 07:29 AM   #1
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Looking for something to reduce windblast on the old mitts. Riding 100 miles at 7am in the freezing cold yesterday wasn't much fun, even with heated grips on full whack.

Going to be used on a 99 Hornet. Some people have said that V-strom ones will fit on with minor modifications, so willing to try those, but otherwise just looking for a universal set if someone's got them lying around.
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Old 02-09-10, 07:33 AM   #2
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If you're man enough to be laughed at you want muffs - on a scale of 0-10 handguards will give you about a 2/3 protection from the cold, heated grips a 5 and muffs a 9, combine all three and I spent all day on a German autobahn in sub zero temps without a problem (until the heated grips failed...)...
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Old 02-09-10, 07:39 AM   #3
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do what ive seen a guy do in birmingham city centre, chop a bucket in half and strap each half over your grips/levers
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If you're man enough to be laughed at you want muffs - on a scale of 0-10 handguards will give you about a 2/3 protection from the cold, heated grips a 5 and muffs a 9, combine all three and I spent all day on a German autobahn in sub zero temps without a problem (until the heated grips failed...)...
Tried muffs once, hated them. It's not that I was desperately cold the other day, it's just that sitting at progress-making motorway speeds for an hour slowly leeched heat from my hands. I only really need to take the edge off the wind-blast, and a nice big set of hand-guards would do that just fine.

I have debated making my own out of sheet aluminium, but think that being a bit bodge-tastic would be bad for me
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Milk jugs work!
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I got round the cold hands problem by getting a heated waistcoat.
As the core is kept warm it is feeding warm blood to the extremeties so they don't feel the cold as much.
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Wonder what they'd look like (or even if you can get them) for a FireBlade
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Milk jugs work!
I'd debated this, but decided that I wasn't prepared to bodge thing *quite* this much just yet

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I got round the cold hands problem by getting a heated waistcoat.
As the core is kept warm it is feeding warm blood to the extremeties so they don't feel the cold as much.
I have a nice warm stomach and legs, just poor circulation in my hands - they get cold sitting around at home relatively often!
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