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I had a pair of Dainese that I sold that were really warm yet had a nice feel to them.  They had a little sticky pads on the fingertips that offered precise control in what should have felt like a bulky glove.  They were quite warm and kept feeling in my digits in below freezing weather.   Can't remember the name of them but I see similar glove on their site.  I ended up trading them for a pair of Helds which I ended up giving away (dumb)

 

 

Dainese Jerico

 

http://www.dainese.com/media/catalog/product/cache/209/front_image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/1/8/1815561_631_F_S.png 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 10/1/13 at 7:57am
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

It's getting colder in Boston. Soon the leaves will drop like the flag that ends my riding season. But until then... Must grab every beautiful moment on these colorful New England roads.

I hear 'ya brother, this week is forecast to be in the low '90s, brrrr.cold[1].gif
post #3648 of 4527
Can someone explain to me why everyone's freaking out about the KTM Superduke?
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I've inherited a 1974 Yamaha 360 Enduro that I'd like to get back in working order. Anyone know of a good resource for manuals for older bikes like this?
post #3650 of 4527
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Can someone explain to me why everyone's freaking out about the KTM Superduke?

 

Powerful big twin, trellis frame, handled as well as a sportbike, easy to commute on, easy to tour on.  The jack of all trades, master of all.

 

 

 

I see they decided go go with a single sided swingarm.  I think they have Ducati concerned about losing Monster sales because Duc is going back to liquid cooled bikes for 2014 and is adding the 1198cc multistrada engine into the line  as well

 

 

 

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post #3651 of 4527
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I'm gonna try and push riding season out as long as i can (and as long as the roads stay dry).

Anyone have good recommendations for winter gloves? they don't necessarily have to be heated but preferably gauntlet style.

I like my Cortech Scarabs

Realistically though, once you get into the 30s, nothing is gonna work like heated gear. All I really need to that end would be heated gloves- not grips, because you still get huge windchill from the outside knuckles. Other than that you can just layer up like a madman.
post #3652 of 4527
Ducati's changes to the top Monster are for a few reasons

For some reason air cooled engines are harder to meet emissions on (this is why Suzuki dumped its awesome air cooled 1200 for the 1250 in the big Bandit)

Also, if you'll notice, Duc stopped selling the big Streetfighter, and I think the small one is soon to follow. So the top Monster, like the old S4R, will take its place

Kind of sad to me as while I do like Monsters, I def prefer the old ones for their clean look, as well as the Streetfighter for its out of this world Borg look... the liquid cooled Monsters never did it for me. I think the Streetfighters, specifically the 1098s, are gonna become collectors items very soon.
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It looks like a Decepticon.
post #3654 of 4527
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I'm gonna try and push riding season out as long as i can (and as long as the roads stay dry).

Anyone have good recommendations for winter gloves? they don't necessarily have to be heated but preferably gauntlet style.

 

I can't remember who recommended Furygan to me a couple pages ago, but I'll probably be buying their Land gloves in another month:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Furygan-LAND-PRO-EVO-Mens-Winter-Motorcycle-Gloves-Black-Sz-Large-/111069055871?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item19dc3b4b7f&vxp=mtr

 

I bought a different pair of Furygans from that ebay seller with no issues. I like them, especially for the price.

post #3655 of 4527
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

I've inherited a 1974 Yamaha 360 Enduro that I'd like to get back in working order. Anyone know of a good resource for manuals for older bikes like this?

Check around online, ideally a forum dedicated to the model. I found a PDF copy of the manual for my '78 Honda on a forum for Honda twins.
post #3656 of 4527
Any thoughts on these asswipes in NYC?
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Any thoughts on these asswipes in NYC?
Your description about covers it

Cliff notes: Group rides
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Your description about covers it

Cliff notes: Group rides

Pretty much - I've never seen such disorganized group riding; it was a disaster waiting to happen. I've heard that groups on sport bikes tended to misbehave, but the videos (which they seem to be scrambling to remove now) show a lot of riding idiocy. Sucks about the one guy in a coma, though.
post #3659 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I like my Cortech Scarabs

Realistically though, once you get into the 30s, nothing is gonna work like heated gear. All I really need to that end would be heated gloves- not grips, because you still get huge windchill from the outside knuckles. Other than that you can just layer up like a madman.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I can't remember who recommended Furygan to me a couple pages ago, but I'll probably be buying their Land gloves in another month:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Furygan-LAND-PRO-EVO-Mens-Winter-Motorcycle-Gloves-Black-Sz-Large-/111069055871?pt=Apparel_Merchandise&hash=item19dc3b4b7f&vxp=mtr

I bought a different pair of Furygans from that ebay seller with no issues. I like them, especially for the price.

Cool. I'm gonna check out these Held ones at a local spot when I get a chance.

http://townmoto.com/riding-gear/gloves/held-orkney-winter-glove
post #3660 of 4527
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

Pretty much - I've never seen such disorganized group riding; it was a disaster waiting to happen. I've heard that groups on sport bikes tended to misbehave, but the videos (which they seem to be scrambling to remove now) show a lot of riding idiocy. Sucks about the one guy in a coma, though.

Looks like most of them took their plates off for the ride...these guys were looking for trouble.
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