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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    heated grips speak for themselve- .
    heated grips are a joke, heated jackets are so much better simply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    heated grips are a joke, heated jackets are so much better simply.
    .......So you have the rest of your body warmed except for your hands. Seems logical.....Like it's not like wee have Antartic temperatures around this neck of the woods.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    .......So you have the rest of your body warmed except for your hands. Seems logical.....Like it's not like wee have Antartic temperatures around this neck of the woods.....
    Keep the core warm and the rest of you stays warm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Keep the core warm and the rest of you stays warm
    That's why you wear multiple layers of clothing and have decent wind chill protect aka a fairing. Something I learnt very quickly when I was 18 travelling from Hobbsenville to Havelock North and back every second weekend for a year on my '77 CJ250.
    Back then winter riding attire was a slightly oversizesd pvc yellow over suite, open face helmet with viser, very thick scarf, water proof wool lined mittens, thick socks in plastic bags and full lenght combat boots....

    Laggage system was canvas kit bags or pack and rope...
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Rego and WoF....
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    Rego and WoF....
    WE HAVE A FUCKING WINNERRRRRRRR... well maybe keep the wof aye, half price and once year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    .......So you have the rest of your body warmed except for your hands. Seems logical.....Like it's not like wee have Antartic temperatures around this neck of the woods.....
    i did lot of riding up mt ruapehu in winter over the years, returned there from wellington after dinner on a four hours ride , simple, core temp but more simple you don't need to go and buy a set of handwarmers for each and every bike. one vest saved so much luggage too.

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    Only handwarmers ive ever had were pies,thank god for pies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    i did lot of riding up mt ruapehu in winter over the years, returned there from wellington after dinner on a four hours ride , simple, core temp but more simple you don't need to go and buy a set of handwarmers for each and every bike. one vest saved so much luggage too.
    I'm sure it helps when off the bike. Nobody changes gear if you are a few 100 ks away from the Kiwi. That is if you don't fall in a dunny. Just need a tent/ sleeping bag and maybe some munchies and a flask of your favorite bevie. Maybe some spare socks and plastic bread bags for the return ride.

    Still remember when Murry Cross's GT750 Water Bus chain link broke and the chain went snaking past me in the oppersate direction few miles from the Kiwi while I was on my first CX500. I went and retrieved the chain then handed him a suitable joining link out of my tool kit. Up on the centre stand (remember those?) went the GT750. 10 minutes later we were on our way again... We use to carry all sorts of different shit between us like duct tape, lockwire, insulation tape etc...
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    WE HAVE A FUCKING WINNERRRRRRRR... well maybe keep the wof aye, half price and once year...
    Meh. It's about 100-150 bucks all up for the 550 dependeing on where I take it..

    Here have another gummy.
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    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    lately? tyres. seat. lights. engine.

    I have to get out more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    lately? tyres. seat. lights. engine.

    I have to get out more.
    Plenty of lycra lads and laasses out and about on the roads at the moment.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98tls View Post
    Only handwarmers ive ever had were pies,thank god for pies.
    I once (ok ... more than once) rode pillion on a chicks bike ... I had no gloves but she had pockets in her jacket ...
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