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Does anybody else ride with Hippo Hands? I've been using them every winter for at least 20 years. I stopped at a library on Thursday and some guy said he hadn't seen them in years. They are covers that slip over your handlebars, and your hand slips inside. Here's a picture of what they look likehttp://www.hippohands.com/Hippo Hands.htm.

Mine are so old they have the cutouts for the mirror stalks on the handlebar. I've used them on my old Suzuki and my Honda. Hands are warm as toast and I wear my summer gloves. I don't know if other riders are jealous, or think I'm a dork.
 

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I must say Ive never used them...interesting..
 

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ive seen them but i think they look stupid but if you are in cold weather you have got to use something i like the idea of it though
 

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Now THAT is funny looking; like a lot of functional things...

I think other riders think you're dork. :D j/k

:cheers:
 

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if it was cold id wear them :dthumb:
 

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ive seen those on alot of ATV's. First time on a motorcycle though. I sure could use em. (ugly doesnt matter in the cold)
 

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JK_DILLA said:
ive seen those on alot of ATV's. First time on a motorcycle though. I sure could use em. (ugly doesnt matter in the cold)
AHHHHH i forgot thats were ive seen them before that was killing me :lol: :dthumb:
 

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I use to have some of those.
I don't know what ever happened to them.
Just got lost in the summer years ago and I never replaced them.
 

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I have some I bought 25 years ago, they aren't triangular like the hippos, they look like the gloves you see on TV labs where they reach into the "box" to handle chemicals or radioactive. they come about 1/2 up your forearm and they mount to the bars like the Hippos, but look more like tubes
 

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They look like they do what they are to do but look way to ugly for me to use. LOL
 

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Ordered a set of knockoff Hippo's today, should be here early next week. I'll give a report for all you commuters.
 

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I'm sorry, but those look obscene!! :lol: I'm picturing someone tryin' to keep other appendages warm! :yikes:
Don't laugh, while looking for those, I saw a pic of a guy that had made a plastic wind apron with fleece on the bottom side to cover up his twigs and berries:yikes: It mounted around the tank and covered his legs like loose chaps almost, now THAT was obscene.:bonk:
 

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and I ride to work until it gets down to about 30 so, I'll take obscene. Ok, let me correct that, in the fall when it's 30 at 5:30am but 50's on the way home not high of 30 for the day
 

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Don't laugh, while looking for those, I saw a pic of a guy that had made a plastic wind apron with fleece on the bottom side to cover up his twigs and berries:yikes: It mounted around the tank and covered his legs like loose chaps almost, now THAT was obscene.:bonk:
Well, if he had a passenger, it could come in handy (no pun intended.... well, maybe sorta.... :wink: )
 
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