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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2006, 4:25 pm Thread Starter
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What gloves, gear for my New Orleans to Vegas ride?

I'll be starting on the 4th of October and Returning the 20th of October. I hear that it can get pretty cold in the mountains of New Mexico.

What would be a good glove to wear for the trip? I currently use the summer Held's which are pretty well ventilated. I also have Tourmaster winter gloves with gauntlet but they get hot pretty quick. I have heated grips so what do you think?

I've also been considering an electric jacket or vest to go beneath my Motoport Kevlar. The other option would be a few layers of fleece to keep me warm, along with the motoport liners.

I have the gps, xm radio and other stuff already. I'm torn between Cee Bailey or Aeroflow windscreens for the trip. I'm 6'4 and want to be a bit better protected on the 2004 kgt that I have learned to love.

Thanks in advance for your insight,

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2006, 8:48 pm
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I'm a HUGE fan of electric clothing.

I personally own a Widder electric vest. Two of them actually.
The one is about 20 yrs old now. It's from my formerly svelte
days. I wore that vest for a lot of years til I put on too much weight.

My son now uses it on his bike. The wife will borrow it from him when he's
not using it.

I currently own a Widder that's about eight years old for my use now-a-days.

I just do NOT travel without it, regardless of the time of year. It packs small
enough that I can always have room for it onboard.

The only other piece of electric clothing I would look at is the Gerbings liner.
That has long sleeves.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 2006, 3:31 pm
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I would carry 2 pair. These Dainese Gore-Tex gloves are very comfortable and warm, but not too bulky. The new BMW GS gloves are light-weight and ventilated.
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