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Offline MacDoc

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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #50 on: February 29, 2020, 06:13:09 PM
You won't get much weather protection from non-muffs...really does little for your hands.

Heated glove liners work well. I use First Gear but these look okay
https://www.primrose.co.uk/deluxe-battery-heated-glove-liners-warmawear-p-35725.html

Quality guards like BarkBusters pay for themselves at any tip over or drop but they don't really keep you warm.
You could of course kludge something to add to the Givi or the Barkbusters to keep the wind off.

If you are not going off pavement then yeah ...quality guards are pricey. My old KLR can attest to how protective BB are. Many tip overs and drops off pavement saved a few levers and crunched hands.
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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #51 on: February 29, 2020, 09:44:07 PM
I have had Barkbusters or similar on bikes for many years...off road at lower speeds for exactly the reason they were originally designed for.
On road, they reduce the amount of water that get onto your gloves and they reduce the chill factor.
The other reason is to save my brake levers in a stationary drop..or when moving  to a certain degree.
Simple to prove the benefits...if you have them, remove one when it's either pissing down or really cold...the difference is substantial.

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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #52 on: March 02, 2020, 07:28:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I think in the manual it says that they only need to be run in for the first 300 miles :174:
Read the same thing. I get confused with the 1st service being at 600 miles  :191:
Nearly there with the 300 miles though.

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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #53 on: March 02, 2020, 07:46:06 PM
First service ( 600 miles ) is different from break-in period (300 miles ).
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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #54 on: March 03, 2020, 09:02:12 AM
I'm with MacDoc, if you want weather protection for your hands then muffs are the way to go.
Yes they look naff.
Yes they hinder access to the switches.
The left can fill up a little when parked up in the rain and empties when you bring the bike upright and straighten the bars!

I have a pair of Oxfords, a little different from the posted ones. These go over my Barkbuster vps. I also made a holes in the sides for the bar end bolts. Stops any sliding forward. Make sure the muffs are positioned correctly first. You only want to make one hole.
Muffs used to have a reputation for pushing back on the levers when travelling at speed. Not sure if this is still the case.
I had to do a bit of trimming to allow easier access to the switches and a better fit for the mirrors. Remember they're a generic fit not specifically for the CBX.

Obviously they keep the wind off. This makes heated grips more effective.
They keep your gloves dry which as said, helps no end with the wind chill.

It is worth keeping an eye out for second hand ones. Some people don't get on with them or give up riding when its cold and wet. Got mine for 15
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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #55 on: March 17, 2020, 08:34:13 PM
Thought I'd have a play with sons camera and some darkness piccies. This is the one that i think worked best . . .


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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #56 on: March 17, 2020, 09:33:17 PM
The new picture for your living room wall  :152:
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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #57 on: April 01, 2020, 05:52:11 PM
Got Sooooo bored with being house bound, I arranged to go into work and do some of the "beginning of the month" jobs, but instead of using one of the works cars I decided to utilize the unique isolating qualiies of my CB5X on a 120 miles round trip  :001:

These photo's where taken from a nice view point near one of the bits of equipment I had to check . . .





Twas great to be out  :152:

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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #58 on: April 01, 2020, 07:03:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]
Got Sooooo bored with being house bound, I arranged to go into work and do some of the "beginning of the month" jobs, but instead of using one of the works cars I decided to utilize the unique isolating qualiies of my CB5X on a 120 miles round trip  :001:

These photo's where taken from a nice view point near one of the bits of equipment I had to check . . .





Twas great to be out  :152:

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Like your thinking Steve, also as a keyworker I've been using me bike to get me to work with a naughty little detour approx 50ish miles instead of 15 :306:

... Sad thing is I think its gone be like this till June :110:

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Re: Hi Honey, its home . . .
Reply #59 on: April 22, 2020, 07:12:10 PM
Work on the bike again this afternoon - scoping the countys needs for re-freshed spray lining on our many, many miles of rural roads  :001:

Stopped way off the road for a break, but I reckon I could have stood in the middle of some of the roads, made a brew and had a nibble and still not been in danger of getting hit by another vehicle . . .



According to some of the data I've been collecting & collating, traffic volumes are only 1/3rd of the pre-lock down levels in and around our small towns. Out in the rurals, without all the tourists that flock to this area as the weather improves, the roads are empty.
 
This one is from just over our boundary - seemed silly to go all the way back on the same roads  :015:  :156:  :001:


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