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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2006, 8:42 am Thread Starter
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Question Rain cover for cold weather gloves, what do you use?

I can't stand the Aerostich claws and the Firstgear XXl are too small to fit over my electric gloves. What do you wear over your electric glove for rain protection?

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I can't offer any solutions... I'm still looking too. But the Aerostich things look pretty good. What don't you like about them?
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I don't like everything!! I have a near new pair, can't remember what size but I'd be happy to sell for 50% new cost plus shipping. The claw shape prevents me from using the front brake or clutch. When I have my electric gloves on I have to force my hand open, extremely painful after awhile, just to put my hand over/around the grips. I eventually had to take them off and I've never worn them again.
I then bought the Firstgear rain gloves XXL, largest size they make, and everything was OK until I actually had to use them over my electric gloves. Could not get the Firstgear gloves over the electric gloves, plus Fristfear fingers way too long, and again the force required to open your hand to operate the brake was too much for me and again I took them off and got my electric gloves soaked. The Firstgear gloves will work in the smaller size on smaller gloves, ie the XL size work fine for me with normal leather gloves on.
Also tried the yellow dish washing gloves and they didn't work either. There has got to be a waterproof solution for wearing large winter type gloves in the rain. I guess the newer electric gear is probably Gore-Tex and you don't need any over glove, but I have two pair of the older electric gloves which I like and two pair of winter non-electric gloves which I also like and don't want to get rid of them.

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Do you have heated grips?.....up here in NE i just use a good ski glove repels rain and hands stay nice and warm....70 miles at 28 deg f at 80 mph...no prob...i think the gloves cost around 30 bucks brrrrrrrr....bike runs so much better in the cold
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I use a usual kitchen gloves of bigger size.
Very thin, not much space on the bike, different colors, can be changed after each rain, do not hamper the grips feeling.

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Go take a look at some snowmobile gloves. I believe Olympia has some that might fit the bill.

Snowmobile gloves usually have a thinner palm area to get heat off the grips and, as such, seem more flexible than regular motorcycle gloves. Most all have some sort of Gore-Tex stuff.
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Do you have heated grips?.....
Yes. Heated grips are not engough for me!!!

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Go take a look at some snowmobile gloves.
THANKS, I will!

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2012 R1200RT Tri-Color (Traded for exact same bike, see above)
2004 R1100SA "Piedmont Red Metallic" (Traded)
2002 K1200RS BLACK (Traded for RT)
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I don't like everything!! The claw shape prevents me from using the front brake or clutch. When I have my electric gloves on I have to force my hand open, extremely painful after awhile,
It sounds like they're too small for you. In the proper size, they work great. Unfortunately, sizing availability is limited for the Triple Digit overgloves.

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Talking Bought 'em

I bought Robert's gloves. Haven't used them yet, but I CAN'T WAIT to have them on and raise my hand while saying, "Live long and prosper"!
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