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whatever the problem is with your bike or accessories,if you are in the area, please come to our club....certainly it will be over...presently we have a French couple friends at the club who were planning to sell the transalp, now the bike is air freightened to Hong Kong as he is in love with his bike again and wants to ride it in China after we made some changes.
Our club is the right address of exchanging experiences in İstanbul and supporting adventure riders to Asia..So every adventure rider is kindly invited to our club...First be our guest here then please send your thanks to HU..

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I have no car and ride my bike everyday of the year.

I usually try and escape overseas for the winter but I'm stuck here working for a while and have a miserable 30 minute freezing winter commute coming up.

I suffer for Raynauds Disease in my fingers (no circulation in the cold) and winter riding is VERY painful for me.

I have tried heated grips, muffs, liners and about 10 types of glove. Nothing keeps my fingers warm.

The only thing I haven't tried is electric heated gloves........

Can anyone here tell me about them ??? Do they heat the finger tips ?
Hi Ted I have Gerbings gloves 2 pairs lifetime garentee, they warm up the entire hand, you can purchase a yemp control as well, the down side i find is when on M way no probs ditto A roads but town they get quite warm for me, so i got the temp guide now will tr that out this year if weather bad enough.
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Warm n safe gloves plus a set of handlebar muffs will do the trick .But for a thirty minute commute the handle bar muffs might be overkill .
Warm n safe also have a remote temp controller which works fine with a jacket liner and gloves.

[ warm n safe give a discount for HU members ]
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I suffer from the same syndrome Ted and have been disappointed with electric grips as it is my fingers, not my palms, which suffers from the cold.

I purchased a second-hand set of Gerbings gloves with a temperature controller from US eBay 2 years back and they are absolutely brilliant. They heat the whole hand and get extremely hot if you don't turn them down - I guarantee they will keep your hands comfortable.

Honestly, they are the best bike related purchase I have made in 40 years of motorcycling.
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I live in Norway and have for the last two winters commuted every day, even in snow storms on the highway (but too many close calls and one spill, and I am reconsidering taking public transport on icy and snowy days this coming winter).

Anyways, I have a gerbing jacket and gloves. I get so toasty I have to turn it way down even if I only wear a dress shirt under my jacket on the coldest days. Many days I only wear the gloves... Or the jacket... But the combination rocks! The commute is 30 minutes, but I have ridden two hours in a snow storm... I wish my wind scrren and visor had vipers and defrosters, then it would be perfect! Wind deflectors on the handlebar should make a huge difference, as will a wind screen...

My new bike has heated grips, but have not really tried them out in cold weather. But my tests this summer tells me that they will not come even clise to the heated gloves.
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My new bike has heated grips, but have not really tried them out in cold weather. But my tests this summer tells me that they will not come even clise to the heated gloves.
You will find they complement each other. The Gerbings gloves only heat the outside of the hands and fingers, while the heated grips keeps your hands from getting cold and cramped.

As a windshield for the hands, I would consider Hippo Hands for overall wind/rain protection as the Gerbings to get wet with time

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I have Gerbings heated gloves (rechargable battery operated 7.2 vdc) that were the best investment I've made for keeping me warm in the cold. I also have heated grips on my V-Strom that do very little to help. Having both now I realize that if I had to chose one, I'd go with the heated gloves because they do so much more than heated grips. The heat is concentrated on the back of the hands and the outside of the fingers, at -10 celsius I sweat if I have them set over 50%. With heated grips I was cold if it was close to freezing if I was out for more than 30 minutes. With any battery operated gear though you have to have back up! If it fails, you're screwed without cold weather gear.
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Raynauds

I, too, have Raynauds and get cold white hands even with heated grips. But with Gerbings on full I can ride in below freezing weather with comfort.
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the trick Ted is to get your hands out of the airflow.
I use those bike Tucano Urbano handlebar muffs . Null Points for elegance but 100% effective. In winter and in freezing rain I ride with no gloves on just those fitted to the bike.
No more drained batteries, no more squidgy inner liners of 'waterproof' gloves which bunch up when damp.

pic from website- fitting mine back to bike next week around £46 a pair so way cheaper than heated Gerbings heated jacket and gloves which are great but expensive (which I have but not used since I bought those!)
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There is one drawback of relying on electric heating - it doesn't keep you warm off the bike, i.e.
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