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What is the best pair of hand mitts you tried and fit the handle bars of a Burgman 650. I have tried three pair of gloves and my finger tips still get numb. The warmest I found so far is Eddie Bower down lined gloves. I live in South Florida and the winters are too short (and warm) to buy/use 12V gloves.
 

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Marv -

I'm not sure how to help you brother. I live in Missouri and put 60 miles on today in temps around 34 - 40 F. I just wear a pair of thinsulate nylon gloves, no 12v and use a Givi aftermarket windshield that provides better hand/wind coverage. No problems at all.

One thing that I've found is that after your fingers sting a little bit they become warm. Might be the onset of frostbite but I don't think so. There's no dishonor in wearing 12V gloves in Florida however...when you're cold, you're cold. At least you're out there riding.

Get the gear you need to be happy and keep that scooter available to ride all winter.

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momule,
Thanks for the input I guess I should be happy I can ride all year round. I did buy a Clearview windshield which is much better then the OEM but not as much wind protection then the Givi. One pair of my leather gloves is 40 weight Thinsulate. Maybe it's my age.
 

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Many think that leather gloves transfer the cold to the fingers quicker.
Try a pair of good insulated waterproof textile gloves and see if that helps.
Make sure they are waterproof though as that is what will block the wind and cold!
 

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Scootereno said:
Many think that leather gloves transfer the cold to the fingers quicker.
Try a pair of good insulated waterproof textile gloves and see if that helps.
Make sure they are waterproof though as that is what will block the wind and cold!

One would think my Down Gloves would be very warm. They are warmer then the insulated leather gloves but I still have cold fingers. How do skiers keep their hands warm? I wear a down filled jacket under my leather jacket and it really does keep my body warm.
 

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The temps here in NJ have been ranging from 19 to 33F. I wouldn't be able to ride without my Gerbing core heated gloves. The heating element web goes all around every finger...not just the palms and back. I find it is better to concentrate on my surroundings than a nagging chill somewhere.
 

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Marv,

I ride daily in the Tampa bay area, so not too far from you, and I have several pairs of gloves, depending on what the weather is like. For warm weather (like yesterday afternoon) I have a leather-palmed, mesh-rear light pair that help keep the hands cool. (use these when 80+)

When it cools down a bit, I have a pair of unlined leather gauntlets, with "armor" (and I use that term loosely), that keep me comfortable when it's in the mid-range (50-80).

When it gets cold, like it has some mornings in the last few weeks, I have a pair of lined leather gauntlets, which have waterproof mitts (stored in a small pouch on the rear) which I use when it cools down. Once it's below the mid-30's (or heavily raining), I put the mitts on top.

In addition I have a set of severe wet weather gloves when I know it's going to be bad when I'm heading out.

I tend to carry all but my most severe gear with me (i.e. I have light waterprrof jacket/trousers/gloves) all the time, and keep a light pair of gloves in ech bike all the time. It covers me for most eventualities. If memory serves, i think I got most of mine from Leatherup.com.
If you're interested I can do a bit of digging and see if I can find links for you to review.
 

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Marv,

If you're interested I can do a bit of digging and see if I can find links for you to review.
I made the mistake of buying a pair of winter gloves with gauntlet and armor from Leather-up last month. The price was very reasonable. It even has a draw string at the top of the gauntlet to tighten them against your jacket. I bought the extra large size. They were too small. The fingers were not articulated. My fingers still got cold.

The winters here in Florida are basically mild compared to the rest of the country. I think I'll just use the down lined gloves till it warms up. I also keep different sets of gloves to use depending on what Accuweather.com predicts the weather to be that day.

Thanks, Fatjock

Maybe I'll see you next year at the Scooter trash rally. I was on the ride the last time it was held in St Petersberg.
 
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