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Old 10-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #81
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Thanks dudes!
Maybe some flexible hot wax dip prior to gloving.

Go figure my 6yr old 1st gears work better than the new ones

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Old 10-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #82
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Gear wasn't dried out but I threw it on and rode anyway. Guess I'd rather be damp and riding than dry and driving.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:07 PM   #83
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Gear wasn't dried out but I threw it on and rode anyway. Guess I'd rather be damp and riding than dry and driving.
Yeah, so did I. I even put on my summer gloves because my Olympia Gortex gloves are soaked....

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:11 PM   #84
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I turned around soon after though hahaha

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #85
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Nice pic what'd you use?

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #86
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fairly new "waterproof" gloves had a little leakage. Sprayed waterproofing on the seams...failed on today's commute.

real waterproof glove suggestions welcome!

Back to the old 1st gear beaters since the new 1st gear pair failed and won't be dry in the morn

Just got these for $64 with a 10% off coupon. So far with about 4 rides in the pouring down raid 100% dry and warm.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...chAutoComplete

these look promising too

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #87
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Read the reviews from your links.
Best pay attention to what NW reviewers report....,guess I'll stick with the ancient Gerbings....,sigh

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:12 AM   #88
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Read the reviews from your links.
Best pay attention to what NW reviewers report....,guess I'll stick with the ancient Gerbings....,sigh
(Seattle, WA)
I was a little skeptical of what I would get out of a Goretex glove that was running $100. I wanted a glove for the cold winter days (between 30 and 40). The gloves work perfectly for that application. I rode 120 miles on the slab in 35f, and my hands were fine. I didnít feel the wind on them, even at 80mph. A little on the expensive side however you pay for what you get, and these gloves are great. Very happy.


(Olympia, WA)
Bought the gloves for fall/winter daily commuting 35 miles on interstate. These gloves did not perform as well as expected in cold weather (under 40 degrees). Gloves are made nice, fit comfortably and are waterproof even in heavy rains. Downsides: temperatures under 40 and hands get cold within 15-20 minutes at highway speeds; In rainy weather glove material does not allow you to wipe visor with any effect. Overall the gloves are not worth the price for cold weather riding.

I paid 65 so It was worth the price, 100% waterproof and I have bark busters to block the wind.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #89
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The ONLY 100% waterproof anything is a plastic bag. Maybe rubber gloves etc. my $200 dollar cycling gloves leak after a few hours. If those are actually 100% waterproof I'll order a box.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #90
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The ONLY 100% waterproof anything is a plastic bag. Maybe rubber gloves etc. my $200 dollar cycling gloves leak after a few hours. If those are actually 100% waterproof I'll order a box.
I've been riding with them everyday this week with no leaks. Just to see I put a glove on and submerged my hand into a bucket of water for a good 5 mins. Bone dry still, works for me.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #91
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Well C63.
If I get much chance to ride this winter I will pick a set up.
My son is using my other winter set (1st Gear) and I gave my Olympic back ups to a Bud.
Those look like you could tuck the gauntlet in your jacket sleeve. Can you?
On the 14, in downpours, the water runs right down my jacket into my gloves eventually. Havent seen many winter gloves I can do that with.
I can do that the with Gerbings, but they are really too warm for 40 and above. Even turned off.
Oh it was the Icons you said looked promising that got 'wet' reviews.

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Old 11-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #92
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I turned around soon after though hahaha
just my phone, iPhone 5 panoramic works pretty well!

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #93
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I just got one too. Haven't done much photo wise.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:36 PM   #94
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I went riding today, It was a bunch of fun. Although by the time I got back to the parking lot, I was completely soaked to the bone!

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #95
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That's the way to do it. I got hosed riding back from Kirkland a few days ago. Always seems WHENEVER I'm on the east side, I'm riding back to Seattle at rush hour. And it rains while I'm walking my bike down I405. Never fails.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #96
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My bike is the only means of transportation I've got. So if I want to go anywhere, I've got to put on all my gear and off I go. This has lead to a lot more forethought before I head out.

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Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #97
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I turned around soon after though hahaha
That's scary! How do you do it?

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Old 11-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #98
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Typical Western Wa. ride today. Light rain over to Edmonds. Dry most of my riding in EdLyn then on the trip back didnt tuck gloves in jacket and it poured all through Kitsap.
Gloves were soaked by the time I got to my hilltop . Need to cure that leak! Warm day, just wet.
Love the Michelin PR3's wet grip. Hate the profile in wind. Too much turn in. Might go to back to RoadSmarts if the PR3's ever wear out. 4,000 miles and light wear on a hyperbike. Impressive. The Dunlops would be half gone and squaring by now.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #99
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Installed my heated grips today. Went with Oxford Heaterz sport bike grips and the quality appears great. I really like the larger diameter and grippy diamond texture to them.

Riding this Winter will be more enjoyable if I can avoid using my bulky cold weather gloves.

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #100
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Love the Michelin PR3's wet grip. Hate the profile in wind. Too much turn in. Might go to back to RoadSmarts if the PR3's ever wear out. 4,000 miles and light wear on a hyperbike. Impressive. The Dunlops would be half gone and squaring by now.
Glad to hear this, just put PR3s on the R1 this weekend. I've been using PR2s on my Kat and they seem invincible, if I can get half the mileage outta the 3s I'll be pleased.

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