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post #1 of 9 Old 10-30-2016, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Gloves & Throttle

Been riding in cooler weather with the need to wear winter gloves. Any input on how to make the throttle a little less "touchy"? When grabbing brake - throttle revs up because of gloves gripping it at the same time. New to the GT. Going to try Rain mode as a start. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-30-2016, 07:26 PM
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Rain mode and practice. No way around the loss of feel with thicker cold weather gloves.
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Rain mode and practice. No way around the loss of feel with thicker cold weather gloves.
Agree plus the use of grip heaters!
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-01-2016, 08:51 AM
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I use autumn gloves and put the heat up on the grips. When it gets a good bit colder put fleece gloves on then my autumn gloves. But only ridden in -15c or 5f
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For relatively short trips when it is cold I will use the thick winter gloves and deal with the loss of touch with a bulky glove. On longer trips/tours I use heated gloves which are much thinner where I don't lose feel/touch. They are not difficult to use but getting the wires and controller are not worth it for a shorter trip. Long trip it is well worth it.
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would use my normal gloves. add silk liners as necessary and have ex army gortex over mitten covers to reduce windchill further

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would use my normal gloves. add silk liners as necessary and have ex army gortex over mitten covers to reduce windchill further
Mechanics rubber gloves under riding gloves have been very helpful in a pinch. When really cold rubber mechanic gloves under riding gloves and over riding gloves have been done too.
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I never wear "heavy" gloves. For <45 degrees I put on the WarmNSafe touring gloves. Otherwise, the Motoport Kevlar gloves I with the heated grips/Aeroflow mini-wings work fine. For <45 and rain I put on handlebar mitts and wear aviator gloves. The latter is the warmest/driest option I've ever seen!

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Great suggestions! Thanks everyone!


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