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I am wanting to add some large coverage handguards over my current guards to keep my hands warmer and drier for winter riding. I already have grip heaters and love them, but the windchill still gets to my fingers that I keep on my levers. I want somethign that is easy to take on and off, like with zip ties or something.

 

Here's what I have on now:

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Here are some that I am looking at so you get the idea of what I am after.

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These will primarily be used in rainy muddy sloppy conditions ranging from the 20s to the 40s. What do you guys have and/or recommend?

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http://www.ebay.com/bhp/atv-mitts

Winner winner chicken dinner! keeps hands cold and slop free!

I think I want a more open style. I'm sure those would keep my hands drier and warmer, but I don't like the idea of my hands being in something like that.. If I were riding a snow bike, or in extremely cold temps then I may go for something like that. The coldest it gets around here is in the 20s, and that's not even very often.

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It is between Hippo Hands and the Moose ones posted above. My only concern is how easy it is to clear the Hippo Hands in a hurry.

 

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To me 20 is too cold haha just throwing it out there. their cheap and they aren't constricting on the hands.

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It is between Hippo Hands and the Moose ones posted above. My only concern is how easy it is to clear the Hippo Hands in a hurry.

 

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Those Hippo Hands are MASSIVE. I bet they work well, but I think they are a little over the top for what I am looking for.

 

 

These look like a good compromise between protection and easy to clear.

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What kind are these? Have you used them before?

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I use the simple MSR ones you pictured.  easy to mount ( one nylon strap) , takes 30 seconds to do, and get the job done along with my grip heaters.  I ride the same "weather" as you all winter long :ride:

 

 

Joe

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I use the simple MSR ones you pictured.  easy to mount ( one nylon strap) , takes 30 seconds to do, and get the job done along with my grip heaters.  I ride the same "weather" as you all winter long :ride:

 

 

Joe

 

 

With the one strap are they very secure? Do you take them off for transportation so they don't blow off on the freeway? The MSR ones are the type I have see most around here so those are what I was leaning towards originally.

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With the one strap are they very secure? Do you take them off for transportation so they don't blow off on the freeway? The MSR ones are the type I have see most around here so those are what I was leaning towards originally.

 

No they stay on all winter.  I DO use a zip tie to secure down the nylon strap so it doesn't loosen up......very easy set up.

 

 

Joe

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Grip heaters are a godsend, even when its not that cold. If your bike has a output wattage, do it. For $40 you won't regret it. Otherwise, use MSR elephant ears, Cyclebuy has them in stock. :ride:

 

 

I'm not sure if people just don't read the original post before responding, but for the third time, I already have grip heaters.

 

Are the MSR elephant ears the ones I have pictured above?

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What grip heaters are you guys using and how many watts do they use?

 

 

I bought them in 2006 so I don't remember the brand. They may be Tusk, but they are this style. Not sure how many watts. I do put a thick heat shrink tube around the left side handlebar to insulate the bar so it doesn't act as a heat sink. They work well, but not so much for my fingers that I keep on the levers.

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