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Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
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The ferret Online
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
Got it Dan.

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10-10-2017 08:04 PM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
Do I get a %?

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10-11-2017 01:16 PM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
Sure lol what percentage of free do you want? As a matter of fact I'm even covering the shipping, so figure out the percentage and send me a check lol

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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
Received this jacket from Wilson's leather last week. Wore it for the first time this morning, 45 degrees real feel. It kept me pretty     warm. First time I have ever owned a leather jacket. I think I am going to like it.
10-16-2017 06:20 AM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
(10-16-2017 06:20 AM)RLS Wrote:  Received this jacket from Wilson's leather last week. Wore it for the first time this morning, 45 degrees real feel. It kept me pretty warm. First time I have ever owned a leather jacket. I think I am going to like it.

I like my leather jacket, but find it cold at anything under 55F. The cold wind finds its way through the zippers at highway speed. I solved the problem by buying a long sleeve down filled vest at Costco to wear under my jacket. It also keeps my neck and small of my back warm. Big Grin

I find my insulated leather gloves get cold after a half day of riding as well. I think the insulation gets damp from the moisture of my hands. Fortunately I keep a pair of suede deer skin insulated gloves in my tail bag and use them in the afternoon.

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10-16-2017 07:59 AM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
(10-16-2017 07:59 AM)Nortoon Wrote:  
(10-16-2017 06:20 AM)RLS Wrote:  Received this jacket from Wilson's leather last week. Wore it for the first time this morning, 45 degrees real feel. It kept me pretty warm. First time I have ever owned a leather jacket. I think I am going to like it.

I like my leather jacket, but find it cold at anything under 55F. The cold wind finds its way through the zippers at highway speed. I solved the problem by buying a long sleeve down filled vest at Costco to wear under my jacket. It also keeps my neck and small of my back warm. Big Grin

I find my insulated leather gloves get cold after a half day of riding as well. I think the insulation gets damp from the moisture of my hands. Fortunately I keep a pair of suede deer skin insulated gloves in my tail bag and use them in the afternoon.

Rode again this morning and it was 45F and the jacket kept me warm. Commute is only about 25 minutes. My hands however got cold. I have gloves, but they are not leather. Do you have a brand of leather gloves you prefer?
10-17-2017 06:55 AM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
As Nortoon indicates insulated gloves are a crap shoot. Warm and toasty until your hands perspire then the death spiral starts. I bought some thin wool glove liners to help combat that problem. Heated grips work well and so do heated gloves. Hippo hands do excellent.
All of my cold weather riding gloves are gauntlet style to help keep the wind out of my sleeves.

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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
Hey Nortoon, you're pretty close to Athens aren't you?

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10-17-2017 10:31 AM
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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
(10-17-2017 09:30 AM)4 Paws Wrote:  As Nortoon indicates insulated gloves are a crap shoot. Warm and toasty until your hands perspire then the death spiral starts. I bought some thin wool glove liners to help combat that problem. Heated grips work well and so do heated gloves. Hippo hands do excellent.
All of my cold weather riding gloves are gauntlet style to help keep the wind out of my sleeves.

BTW Paws dropped your box in the mail today. Threw some other stuff in there you may be able to use as well, incl a nice pair of gauntleted winter gloves

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RE: Ultimate Cb1100 jacket if I wasn't so hefty...
(10-17-2017 10:31 AM)bigsheep Wrote:  Hey Nortoon, you're pretty close to Athens aren't you?

I am 1 1/4 hour northeast of Athens.
I used Street View on Google Maps to run down Main Street
I don't think I have ever been there.

Quote:Rode again this morning and it was 45F and the jacket kept me warm. Commute is only about 25 minutes. My hands however got cold. I have gloves, but they are not leather. Do you have a brand of leather gloves you prefer?

If you are going to commute in cold weather every day, I would suggest heated gloves. You can check the reviews on places like Revzilla, or ask people here which heated glove they prefer.

I am retired and only ride for pleasure. I do not ride at 45F. My day rides are now down to half a day because of the cold mornings. I plan my start time based on a forecast of 55F or better. Afternoons have to be mid-60s or better.

The only marking on my cold weather gauntlets is Thinsulate. I bought them at a country fall fair for $10. I bought the largest size (XXL) as I know tight leather gloves would be cold. They are only warm for half a day at 55F or better.

During the winter I walk a local nature trail. I have found leather gloves get cold quickly below 30F. I wear insulated suede deerskin gloves. I have no idea why they are warmer than leather. When it gets real cold I wear nylon insulated mittens. Having my fingers grouped keeps them all warmer. If it is bitterly cold I tuck my thumbs in with my fingers.

Someone mentioned Hippo Hands. Ugly but extremely good at keeping gloved hands warm. A motorcycle shop owner and his wife used to ride their Harleys from Ottawa to Daytona Beach in February. February here can be brutally cold and Daytona Beach is 24 driving hours away by car. They both had Hippo hands on the their motorcycles.

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