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Offline trinc4me

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Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« on: November 20, 2010, 09:19:07 am »
All,

I've used Hippo Hands on my FZ1 and had good success with keeping my hands warm.    Not sure if they would fit over the hand guards on the ST, but these could  possibly be another option for those not planning to install grip heaters.   

Bob

http://www.hippohands.com/Hippo%20Hands.htm
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Offline dcstrom

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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 09:22:59 pm »
I have them on my 1000 V-Strom, planning to use on the S10, don't see why they wouldn't fit the same way.

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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 01:46:09 pm »
I have a pair of battery powered gloves for riding. They work very well, but you're not supposed to get them wet.
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 04:39:03 pm »
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 05:00:04 pm »
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 10:54:33 pm »
I have something very similar on my M109 that I picked up from Bass Pro Shop but if you want black you have to order them. They only carry camo in their stores. I have limited success on my bike only because I had to rotate my bars up for a better riding position so with the mittens on it is a challenge to use my switches. If I am able to purchase a S10 they should work much better. They do keep your hands toasty for sure even in 20F temps. 

Ever tried them on a motorcycle?
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 05:06:47 pm »
Yes, a couple times. I also have the velcro on grip warmers from Aerostitch.

The key to the Quad Boss gauntlets is to cut the stitching so they are wide open and you're not struggling to get your hands into the small opening. Cutting the stitching doesn't hurt them.

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« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 04:28:25 pm by fjr1300 »
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 11:41:47 pm »
I had some on my Multistrada after I first got it but they kind of freeked me out.   ??? You don't realize how often you take your hands off the controls until you have these on and are trying to get your hand back in to get to the controls, especially in an emergency.   :'(  I took them off after a couple of rides because I just did not feel safe using them.  So they sit on a shelf with a lot of other things that seemd like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 01:35:07 am »
hippo hands would be good even with some heated grips here in cold rainy seattle!!!

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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 08:59:58 am »
We have been doing this every weekend and Hippo Hands are a must.



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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 09:12:18 pm »
Never heard of them. But its has my attention
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 09:25:07 pm »
I had some on my Multistrada after I first got it but they kind of freeked me out.   ??? You don't realize how often you take your hands off the controls until you have these on and are trying to get your hand back in to get to the controls, especially in an emergency.   :'(  I took them off after a couple of rides because I just did not feel safe using them.  So they sit on a shelf with a lot of other things that seemd like a good idea at the time.

I had the same problem, solved it with some thin flexible plastic bent into a circle and fastened into the opening.

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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2011, 07:56:03 am »
Never heard of them. But its has my attention

You must be WAY too young!!!!!    ;)  They were made by Vetter years ago and were a "must-have" for winter riding.
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 10:52:14 pm »
Might have to post mine for sale in the vendors area :)
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Re: Hippo Hands Handlebar Muffs
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 06:04:13 am »
I'm using firstgear heated gloves and jacket liner..it works great and looks good. 
Delivery boys use these hippos on 125cc bikes and scooters over here. It must be effective but I wouldnt want to be seen in that :)
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