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My Winter Of Discontent
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Well, after riding for some twenty odd (and bugger me, they were odd), I dispensed with my old Road King and retired, much to the joy of SWMBO.  But old habits die hard, so I finally relented and bought a pretend Harley, a vrscaw. It was right on Summer and the days were warm while the nights were balmy. Didn't ride far until I did a trip from Melbourne to Pambula to visit "the old dear". It was just as winter arrived and on arriving in the said town, my fingers were white and numb. Another lesser trip some time later with same result made up my mind. Heated gloves (the price? ouch), whereas heated grips seemed a more practical and affordable. So, now the aforesaid two wheeled beast sits in my garage awaiting the arrival of my "kit", which I intend to install through the handlebar. Only issue so far is finding somewhere to mount the two way Hi/Off/Low switch. Will update as job continues.
 



 
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Well done Rod, it's getting cold out there mate  

I've never tried heated grips. I hope they help  
 




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I see the NEW CVO Streetglides have them and the seeat...
Not required up here but never the less....Grips could come in handy at times...
But I notice they have the control swwitch at the end of the Handlebars on the grips.
 




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I've contemplated heated grips more than once .. .. there has always been something else that has being more paramount when the funds were available for the heated grip    

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About to leave for Dubbo early tomorrow morning .. 5 am ..

I bet I will be cursing my procrastinating within 20 km's    

 




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I've contemplated heated grips more than once .. .. there has always been something else that has being more paramount when the funds were available for the heated grip    

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About to leave for Dubbo early tomorrow morning .. 5 am ..

I bet I will be cursing my procrastinating within 20 km's    


Just seen your min Temps down your way tomorrow on the National News....
Im guessing 5kms....
Stay warm brother.....Somehow.
 




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Yeah .. I can see it being within the first 5 km that wifey will start ..

I was going to leave earlier this evening .. but .. fuck the cold ..

 




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Stay as warm as possible RX....
Down here in sunny downtown Victoria I only wear a set of thin leather HD gloves with thinsulate....
The shape of the batwing for the mirrors knock the cold wind from my hands...that batwing itself knocks a lot of air flow/windchill from my upper body
 




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Hope you did not get to cold on ya ride south. Jen can hide in behind you.
 




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Chemist Warehouse has hand and toe warmers that last about a day and they were about 2 bucks each. I haven't used them but I bought some for my sister when she went to the Antarctic (fair Dinkum) She said they worked great. Worth a try at the price.
 



 
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Thanks for the well wishes ..
Tried to stay warm ..
Dressed with layers .. lots ..
Positive thoughts ..
- ° temperatures, shaded roads & speed quickly absorbed what warmth we started with & prevented us from regaining it until the hot shower in Dubbo ..
But a bloody good run ..
Talked to a partner of one of the cousins of wifey's mob ..
he has Verseo Heated Gloves .. swears by them over heated grips ..

 




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Try and get hold of some of the older style full body ski clothes, I
had a few sets of them and they work fine, they aint water proof
but they keep you bloody warm mate and they are the cheapest
option for sure.
 



 
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Thanks mate ..

but riding in -6° .. gonna need to drink some antifreeze next time ..    

 




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