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Old December 11th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #31
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I'd get bigger gloves.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #32
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I'd get bigger gloves.
I really like the gloves I got except the fact the liners won't fit. I'm keeping the gloves. Maybe I'll just get the cheapest pair I can get in a larger size to use with the liners.

So, day two of my weekly commute with new gear and I'm still pretty comfy despite the 33 degrees with high winds coming home tonight. Still just the new gloves by themselves - no liner. My finger tips on my right hand were hurting a little by the time I got back. It was a mass-stupidity level high day on my roads so I was out there a good hour and 45 minutes. Everything else stayed very nice and warm. I'm back to my cheapo headsock dealie and it does the job fine except having to open my helmet shield at long stop and crawl sessions so as not to fog it up. The jacket liner was set a bit higher today considering the drop in temperature and I was very warm. Too much so when things slowed down. Again, remote heat control to the rescue.

The boots are fine. They have begun breaking in and are much more comfortable to walk in. But I am not happy with the size of the toe box and the fact I cannot feel the shifter anymore.
I'll try adjusting the shifter and see if that helps. But they are warm boots anyways and they keep my feet at a good temperature with a single pair of regular socks on.

So far so good....
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Old December 12th, 2017, 08:13 PM   #33
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You'll get used to the big toe box. I always ride in adv boots - I like the protection and the look - you start to get a feel for them and the levers.

For sure pick up some closeout gloves in a larger size. They can become your rain and cold gloves and they'll save the nice ones from getting old before their time. Cortech makes nice gloves at a fair price:Cortech by Tour Master Impulse RR Gloves :: MotorcycleGear.com
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 04:24 AM   #34
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So after another week of commuting with this gear on progressively colder crappier weather I am still pretty happy with my choices. The boots are breaking in nicely and are fairly comfortable now. I thought that would take longer.
I'm still getting used to the bulkiness of the toe box. It makes finding neutral a bit trickier than it already was. I still haven't gotten the silk liners for the gloves so my hands are getting cold again with the dropping temps. Need to bump them to the top of my todo list but still I'm not getting numb with them on.

The jacket liner is great! Last night was below freezing coming home so I cranked the heat control up to 3/4 and was really nice and toasty even at 80/90 mph. This thing was worth the money.
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Old February 17th, 2019, 10:14 AM   #35
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Update: All the above mentioned gear is now being put through its second winter and has held up nicely. I didn’t have to replace any of it this season.

The silk glove liners have worked out well BTW.
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Old February 17th, 2019, 03:49 PM   #36
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So after another week of commuting with this gear on progressively colder crappier weather I am still pretty happy with my choices. The boots are breaking in nicely and are fairly comfortable now. I thought that would take longer.
I'm still getting used to the bulkiness of the toe box. It makes finding neutral a bit trickier than it already was. I still haven't gotten the silk liners for the gloves so my hands are getting cold again with the dropping temps. Need to bump them to the top of my todo list but still I'm not getting numb with them on.

The jacket liner is great! Last night was below freezing coming home so I cranked the heat control up to 3/4 and was really nice and toasty even at 80/90 mph. This thing was worth the money.
Sweet isn't it. I also got electric glove liners and I'm toasty. Here, they spread the salt on pretty thick, so the bike is off the road. A month or 2!
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Old February 18th, 2019, 07:41 AM   #37
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Sweet isn't it. I also got electric glove liners and I'm toasty. Here, they spread the salt on pretty thick, so the bike is off the road. A month or 2!
The salt is such a nuisance. Last week while riding my Savage out on route 82 in bumblefuck-land on my way to Reading PA I came upon a steep windy hill doing about 55 and near the top in a sharp curve to the right the sand/salt was a good 1/2" deep. The bike went sideways on me and I had to do the flat tracker foot drag to keep from going down. The slide took me into the oncoming lane and there were cagers coming at me head on. Suddenly the tires gripped again and in reaction the bike stood back up violently and I had to catch the rebound with my other foot. Just in time I managed to get it pointed at the shoulder on the oncoming side and came to a stop in it. It was a short shoulder so I was still partially in the roadway but luckily the cagers veered around me honking their horns.

The good thing here is that I've had plenty of slidey mishaps with the Savage because of its rear drum brake to the point that the way it slides has become predictable to me. If I was on the HS that day the outcome might have been different. The few times she's slid out on me it was far from predictable or controllable because it happens so fast.

The rest of the ride up 82 I did my best to warn the oncoming bike riders about the slippery roads behind me.
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