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  • dwillia
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    the limited chilly riding I've done so far has been mitigated by heated grips. So far so good.....

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  • GreenMeanie
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    Handlebar Mitts.
    Amazon $15.00
    The accessory that enabled us to ride dirt bikes in Hanmer Springs 12 months a year.
    They fitted road bikes as well. But only Poofters used them.
    They kept my hands warm(er), (ish) on my commute to Chch for school.
    They looked ridiculous, however no more ridiculous than the Air Force great coat, Line 7 water proof pants and the compulsory fucking grey two piece suit.
    Fuck the snow.

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  • Davidf
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    Originally posted by Green Trident View Post
    I've been enjoying my 65 K (each way) commute but I can feel the mornings getting cooler, and I'm wondering about how to keep the cold out.
    Letting the cold in and going down the HTFU path is not an option any more these old bones would take half a day to thaw out.
    I've seen on Fakebook a heated vest and wonder about the possibility of those being worth the asking price. I'v seen heated gloves in NZ and wonder if they're available locally.
    So PSBer's have at it, serious replies and PI55 takers feel free your comments will be accepted in the spirit with which they are given.
    Bark-busters soft guards?

    95% of all cold hands problems solved, had them on the VFR, worked a treat, able to wear much lighter gloves and have my hands out of the wind blast, if you want to try them Mr Green Trident, send me an address an I'll bang them in the mail, as they're not required on the Busa….

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  • GreenMeanie
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    Originally posted by =maz= View Post
    yes...but you're a much harder target for the raindrops that some of us. :p

    salad

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  • Hillz
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    i love riding in the rain absolutely enjoy it, the motard was made for it. put on the onesie & off i go.. but i kind of shot myself in the foot moving close to work its just not worth gearing up for a 2km ride down the highway & its getting to dark to ride off road in the morning #firstworldproblems

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  • Cone Cat
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    Originally posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    I have never faulted Dryrider.
    I have had my current set since 2007.
    They have kept me dry and warm through tropical down pours and sleet and snow in a winter in NZ.
    That would be right if you bought Dririder back then. It was good stuff up to about 2010.
    I bought an entire Dririder outfit in 2011, all fell to bits/leaked after 1 year.

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  • =Maz=
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    Originally posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    I have never faulted Dryrider.
    I have had my current set since 2007.
    They have kept me dry and warm through tropical down pours and sleet and snow in a winter in NZ.
    Yes...but you're a much harder target for the raindrops that some of us. :p

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  • GreenMeanie
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    I have never faulted Dryrider.
    I have had my current set since 2007.
    They have kept me dry and warm through tropical down pours and sleet and snow in a winter in NZ.

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  • Cone Cat
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    Don't buy Dririder gear, It's neither dry or warm.
    Get just about any other brand for a start, A/star, Dainese, anything euro is good except RST.

    Next time Aldi has it's motorcycle gear sale,(July/august?) get to your nearest and grab the thermal undies and woolen turtle necks.

    Hands and feet, buy winter gloves/boots a size larger and wear glove liners and thick wool socks which you will have to order in from overseas or wear 2-3 pairs of the local ultra thin so called warm socks.

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  • Green Trident
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    Originally posted by Green Trident View Post
    Thanks the Five HG1's are available locally, which is a good sign. I'm going to grab a pair of them and see how things pan out.
    Yep I grabbed a pair form Helmet house yesty. Yesty morning was quite cool and well below the forecast min of 19, the riggers gloves saw me arrive quite chilled out.
    Today was quite mild so I put the gloves on the lowest of the 3 settings, the only reason I knew they were working was that lack of chill while riding. Due to an oversoght I had to stop for fuel on the way and notched the setting up to 2 which quickly turned out to be a bit warm.
    I hate to say this but bring on the cooler weather...

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  • Green Trident
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    Originally posted by filbert View Post
    https://www.zarkie.com.au/product/he...iABEgJEf_D_BwE

    They do a glove and jacket liner as well as battery packs to avoid being wired to the bike.

    Just linking because they may work with your existing gear rather than rekitting from scratch.

    If you can keep your hands and core warm by adding heat to counter what the wind takes away your comfort levels should definitely increase
    I think these gloves are the ones my cousin's hubby in NZ bought, I had a quick try out when the were new, they warmed up pretty quick. Thanks for posting.

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  • Joe Shabadoo
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    when riding in snow in jap, got put onto these chemical warmers to go under normal gloves. disposable, and were 50 yen each, worked a treat. also similar socks and balaclava. the balaclava I found a bit hot though. could wrap that shit round your knees.
    if you stayed dry, whole day was toasty. once the snow made it in it was all over though.

    not sure if these the same hand warmers: https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/...warmers-2-pack

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  • Graelin
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    Originally posted by Doug68 View Post
    This:

    https://www.warmnsafe.com/

    Get their jacket liner and gloves.
    Then warm as toast.
    Got this myself, tested it in high cold places, highly recommend.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    This is what I chose and very pleased with the jacket and the back up service.

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  • Para045
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    Heated grips do help to a degree, the back of the hands get a bit cold but your hands don't freeze
    I don't ride in the middle of winter as much any more for similar reasons so I bought heated grip wraps rather than std heated grips, that way my hands are reasonably warm in the early morning and then pull them off for the afternoon when it's warmer

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  • Doug68
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    This:

    https://www.warmnsafe.com/

    Get their jacket liner and gloves.
    Then warm as toast.
    Got this myself, tested it in high cold places, highly recommend.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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