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    Now that I'm gonna be taking rides during the winter on sunny days I'm wondering how much do those hand guards help keeping your hands warm. I had regular motocross type gloves on during my last ride and my hands were really cold riding in mid 40's temps. I know I probaly need better gloves but have been thinking about the hand guards with metal protector bars anyway. What about heated grips? Do they make them for motorcycles and does anyone have them?
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    Hand guards make a big difference in warmth (cut wind chill and flow on your hands). The bigger the better, so two clorox bottles taped to your bars temporarily will convince you if its a cold day. Search the subject here and you will see various permutations used by the winter riders. Tom
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    They work on the Vee Strom



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    You need real gauntlet gloves, make sure they are goretex or similar

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    Definitely helps alot

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    Tusk Deflex have worked pretty well for me. Also if you want cold temp. gloves with out bulk.Try some designed for bicyclist.

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    Looks like several members on this great forum like tusk D-flex and I like that they sell a separate easily removed spoiler shield for more coverage. Ordering some from Rockymountain today. Looked at those hippohands. Those look dangerous! That is overkill anyway for where I live.
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    Check this thread out. I have the Tusk D-Flex with Moose foam hand guards. The combo works wonderfully.
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    Well I guess it depends on the temperature. Below freezing, hand guards alone do not help at all. But add muffs, and you can keep riding with a light summer mesh glove!



    I currently have the PowerMadd muffs on Tusk D-Flex hand guards. But I like the look of those Moose foam mini muffs...



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    http://www.powermadd.com/products/Ha...untletATV.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by atleastbehandy View Post
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    Well I guess it depends on the temperature. Below freezing, hand guards alone do not help at all. But add muffs, and you can keep riding with a light summer mesh glove!



    I currently have the PowerMadd muffs on Tusk D-Flex hand guards. But I like the look of those Moose foam mini muffs...



    Here is the PowerMadd:





    http://www.powermadd.com/products/Ha...untletATV.html




    I like those.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    I have the dflex w spoilers and while they do help, your hands do get cold around the knuckles. I added some of the moose racing hanguards for $20 and all is well now in any temperature. They are pretty much the same size as the moose utility atv foam guards.

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