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post #1 of 18 Old 12-11-2016, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in cold winter...What do i need?

Hey so I'm riding my bike to work all winter long. I live in Vancouver so it doesn't really get too cold but around zero and a few degrees below.
Is there anything I need to do to the bike so i don't break anything?

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-12-2016, 05:28 AM
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Nope..

provided you have some antifreeze, all should be good.

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post #4 of 18 Old 12-12-2016, 05:47 PM
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I might do a Thermobob since the KLR runs on the cold side.

Other than that I'd buy heated clothing.

PS: And grips!
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I went with heated gloves rather than grips. Like them better so far. The heat is applied on the back of the hand rather than the palm.
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post #6 of 18 Old 12-13-2016, 07:27 AM
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I went with heated gloves rather than grips. Like them better so far. The heat is applied on the back of the hand rather than the palm.
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I have those too but I don't like a bigger glove. The Oxford grips cook. I also use these Oxford Muffs but I had to remove my hand guards to get them to fit. They do a good job keeping my hands warm:

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post #7 of 18 Old 12-13-2016, 08:46 AM
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I have a pair of Tusk ATV muffs; holes precisely cut for KLR650 rear-view mirror stems . . . free to good home (you pay shipping).

Reason for offer: Have authentic Canadian Hippo Hands as replacements.

Tusk muffs work o.k., but less free space for control manipulation than with the Hippo Hands. Tusk muffs remain a LOT better than nothing at all.
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I have a pair of Tusk ATV muffs; holes precisely cut for KLR650 rear-view mirror stems . . . free to good home (you pay shipping).

Reason for offer: Have authentic Canadian Hippo Hands as replacements.

Tusk muffs work o.k., but less free space for control manipulation than with the Hippo Hands. Tusk muffs remain a LOT better than nothing at all.
I sent you a PM if no one has claimed these yet. I would like to take you up on you offer and can send you $ whenever you're ready.
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-13-2016, 10:32 AM
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I have used the handlebar mitts on my KingQuad and find they also work well. I remember the original Hippo Hands owners were trying to retire a couple of years ago. I believe the current ones are being made in the USA.
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I sent you a PM if no one has claimed these yet. I would like to take you up on you offer and can send you $ whenever you're ready.
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