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YorkshireSheep

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Bar muffs - what are they like to use?

I'm thinking of getting some bar muffs just to take the wind chill off my finger ends when riding. 


I do find that I take my hands off the bars quite often on my commute for a mixture of opening / closing my visor and also waving cars out of the way of the entrance to the car park etc.

Was wondering how easy it was to get my hand in and out of the muff as I don't really want to be fighting to get my hands to the bars after wiping rain off my visor etc.

thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

muffs

Tried the Oxford ones many years ago and never again because they were floppy and interfered with the controls,also not easy to get your hands in/out.

You may find a modern one which are reinforced/wire caged which keep their shape,otherwise dangerous.

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smidget

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smidget says:

Used them

on a couple of Bandits whilst I was a courier in and around London, found then to be good as kept hands drier than without, hands were warm all day.

Made my own inner cage up out of wire coat hangers, they were easyto get into and out of then, otherwise as Jaffa says bit of a pain without the cage.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Muffs

Easy once you get used to them, which doesn't take long.
Tucano Urbano make some that bolt to your bar ends to avoid them pressing against the levers.
They do not fit tight around your wrists, so it's easy to slip your hand in and out of the muff (fnaar fnaar)

Combined with heated grips they are FANTASTIC...

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NotAnotherHill

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Oxford muffs

I have used Oxford Bone Dry muffs over the last two years on my Fazer 600. On the whole, I like them. They keep your hands dry and warm, especially with heated grips. In strong winds they do have a tendency to push against the levers slightly, but not enough to intefere with control. Given the choice between frozen, wet fingers or warm, dry ones, there's only one decision for me.

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