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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Slapped the Hippo Hands on this morning

Luckily the ones from my Road Glide fit like they were made for the V. Temps have been mid thirties on my commute at 5:45 the last two days.....


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Hmmm.... No offfence dude but I think I would have gone with the heated gloves. I don't think I could ride with seeing my hands!
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Can you take a side shot of the bike, I would like to see how you mounted your cruise pegs
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They are just some cheap $30 pegs clamped on to the bottom of the Hebco Becker Guards. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow in the light.
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Hmmm.... No offfence dude but I think I would have gone with the heated gloves. I don't think I could ride with seeing my hands!
Don't knock em till you've tried them, they are the best thing for cold weather I have ever used. Used 'em on Snow machines, Mountain Bikes, and my last two street bikes!!
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Got them on mine too, they are great once you get them positioned correctly. I am far more comfortable with hippo hands, light gloves and heated grips over my huge and bulky heated gloves. Plus, the hippo hands keep your hands basically dry in the cold rain.
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Hippo hands , the best thing since salted popcorn. Been using them since 1979.

Your whole hand stays warm, not just the palm, like you get with heated grips.

The only issue with them, at least on my Concours, is that at higher speeds, they tend to push against the brake and clutch levers causing them to move in a little.

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Hippo hands , the best thing since salted popcorn. Been using them since 1979.

Your whole hand stays warm, not just the palm, like you get with heated grips.

The only issue with them, at least on my Concours, is that at higher speeds, they tend to push against the brake and clutch levers causing them to move in a little.
I rode behind a guy who was using Hippo Hands and his brake light flashed randomly for just this reason. You might want to find out if the pushing against the brake lever you describe sets off your brake light. Could confuse a cager behind you...maybe right into you.


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Hippo hands clearly states in the installation instructions and on the website that they recommend the use of a hand guard bar to prevent this from happening. I already have hand guards on my bike so it isn't a problem for me, but if you don't, you may want to consider installing at least the bar to prevent the Hippo hand from pressing against the brake and clutch lever.
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They do grab some wind on the Versys. That is a non issue on my Roadglide. Right now it seems to mainly be an issue at speeds of 75-90 (indicated). I plan to add hand guards soon though.
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