Bar Muffs and elephant planning, ping the cold weather riders.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    I have some bar muffs. I have the bike. How on earth do the two things
    go together?

    Fully adjustable it says. How on earth do you get them on never mind
    adjust them? It looks as if they'll fall off.

    I also have a top box, but that, although technically more
    complicated, has clear fitting instructions.

    The battery is fully charged, at some point today or tomorrow we'll
    see if it keeps the Benly happy.

    Then a simple service, what sort of things should I be looking at?
    Tyres, chain, oil - what else?

    MOT and I'm good to go. Or should I fit a screen?

    That's the bike. My planning...

    I've got base and mid layer thermals, silk glove inners, 2 decent
    sleeping bags, therma rest. I'm still pondering between leathers with
    waterproofs or textiles. I think a balaclava would be a good idea but
    I'd not enjoy wearing it. Anything else I'm missing?
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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    ginge Guest

    Purely on the fact you're considering the trip....

    Common sense.
     
    ginge, Nov 16, 2007
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  3. Lady Nina

    dog Guest

    fwiw i find that inner gloves constrict the movement in your hands too
    much, and given that it's mostly moving them around which is going to
    keep them circulated and warm they are therefore counterproductive.

    besides if you have bar muffs you definitely don't need them.
     
    dog, Nov 16, 2007
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  4. Lady Nina

    Colin Irvine Guest

    I'd suggest breathable textiles. IME messing about with an extra
    waterproof layer is a pain. You never time it right, it almost
    certainly won't be breathable so your leathers will get wet from
    condensation, plus if your leathers are anything like a decent fit
    you'll be pushed to get thick layers on underneath them and you'll
    have to wear a fleece on top - which'll get filthy.
     
    Colin Irvine, Nov 16, 2007
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  5. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    <g> It's become one of those stubborn adventures 'we few, we happy
    few'

    You know you really want to see what happens when Andy gets drunk
    without Adie there to act as a calming influence. Particularly with
    chain saws, axes and fire at hand.

    Go on, go on, go on.
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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  6. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    I wore them for a 120 mile round trip on Monday with my autumn gloves,
    I found the very tips of my fingers were agonisingly cold, hence the
    decision to get the muffs.
    Even in the minus ten or so predicted temps?
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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  7. Lady Nina

    darsy Guest

    <fx: considers braking ability of CD200s in cold/wet conditions>

    several changes of underwear's probably a good idea.
     
    darsy, Nov 16, 2007
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  8. Lady Nina

    Ace Guest

    NAHAY? Oh, yes you are.

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    Ace, Nov 16, 2007
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  9. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    I'd not take the boil in the bag suit, I've got separate jacket and
    trousers which are quite quick to put on.
    Not thought of that one, thanks.
    The jacket is deliberately big for layering.
    I'm treating just about everything on this trip (including the Benly)
    as disposable if it makes life easier <g>
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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  10. Lady Nina

    ginge Guest

    I've seen it. The image is clear enough that i don't need to any time
    soon.
     
    ginge, Nov 16, 2007
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  11. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    But were there chain saws, axes and fire?
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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  12. Lady Nina

    dog Guest

    yes. just ordinary winter gloves will be fine. wind chill really is
    the primary effect.
     
    dog, Nov 16, 2007
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  13. Lady Nina

    darsy Guest

    some of us still have a hard time believing he's married (especially
    to Adie).
     
    darsy, Nov 16, 2007
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  14. Lady Nina

    ginge Guest

    He was allowed much more dangerous toys back then.
     
    ginge, Nov 16, 2007
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  15. Lady Nina

    darsy Guest

    NSFW, BTW.
     
    darsy, Nov 16, 2007
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  16. Lady Nina

    Lady Nina Guest

    I've heard about that, I *really* don't want to see it.
     
    Lady Nina, Nov 16, 2007
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  17. Lady Nina

    Ace Guest

    Especially Adie, ITYM.

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    Ace, Nov 16, 2007
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  18. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Lady Nina
    I will be amazed if you can get through a whole rally without seeing
    Bonwick naked.

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Nov 16, 2007
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  19. Sit on the bike and put the muffs on your ears.

    Sorted.
     
    Whinging Courier, Nov 16, 2007
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  20. Lady Nina

    nidgem Guest

    dog's right .... mostly.

    Some people, mainly IMHE women, have colder extremeties than the
    common herd.

    So, bar muffs first.
    Warm body second - Which should keep your paws warm too.
    But if its still not enough - Heated grips, not constrictive
    clothing.
    And as you see the Benry (no oddly enough they really were Benries but
    for the English speaking market Honda decided....) as you see the
    CD200 as disposable you might want to consider these new(ish) fangled
    wraparoundandstickwithvelcro types.
    Mind you, I've been far too pikey to splash out and buy a set so I
    dunno about quality/durability vis a vis ordinary heated grips.
     
    nidgem, Nov 16, 2007
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