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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2016, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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One day I will post up the journey I made fixing up my salvage bike.........in the meantime Hippo Hands have made very Happy Hands.

I have a 2012 salvage CC with Kewlmetals Meathook Bars internally wired with Avon heated grips (ebay find 90 bucks!!) I finished the bike in September and it was licensed and insured around the middle of September beginning of October. So my riding season in central Indiana was threatened by the midwest Winter. Not to be daunted by weather I have not stopped riding other than for ice and snow. I ride into work every chance possible. The coldest thus far was 20 something degrees with a 10 degree windchill....I only hit about 45 miles an hour on city streets and the time is about a 15 to 20 minute ride, but hey it is riding.

I have not read on any forum any one using the Avon Grips on level 4 or as high as possible and still be in pain. Well here is the weakling of the group. Heated seat on, grips as high as possible and hands like bricks. To the naysayers they work and are really hot but hands are weak!!! So I thought heated gloves or.............
a little research on webBikeWorld and ADVrider and I found Hippo Hands. Browse by bike brand | Hippo Hands LLCThere has been a few posts or threads mentioning them....... not many pictures. Emailed Hippo Hands asked which one to order they replied within a day or so. I ordered model Pacific Coast and had them in under 5 days.
Order the ones for a Crossroads (Pacific Coast) if you have a Cross Country or Cross Roads. If you have a Vision order Concours14. Double check with them for your specific model.

Test rode the other day at 20 degrees highway and streets......at first my throttle hand thumb and top of hand was cold. I pulled over adjusted the drawstring around the bars hit my weak hands with the a little heat from the grips. I rolled out for about an hour till my feet got cold (gonna have to wear my snowblower happiness boots next time) and my hands were happy..... very warm!!! My solution is Hippo Hands and I am a satisfied and happy Customer.
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Another option that works very well at keeping the wind and cold off gloved hands are these 3 digit over gloves by Aerostich. I wear simple deer skin gauntlet gloves and when it's cold out, I'll put these over them with excellent results. Of course they roll up very small and also work perfectly at keeping your hands dry in the rain. Mine are nearly 20 years old and still look like new.

My CCT has the factory heated gloves and there's no way I could use high power, low often gets a bit too warm.

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You put much more on the front end and you'll be one of these.

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Hippo hands are out of business I thought .....

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Hippo Hands is alive and well.......Browse by bike brand | Hippo Hands LLC
There was talk on another forum that they went out of business then they returned possibly in the beginning of 2015. Purchased a week or so ago....great customer service.
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I can not stand to wear gloves, they put my hands to sleep. I bought some knockoff Hippo Hands and I've been able to ride glove free since. I can feel the grips and my hands. My wife asks me every time I ride with them, how I like my oven mitts. Loving them, I have to tell her.

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Hippo Hands is alive and well.......
That is great news !

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My wife bought me some imitation HippoHands for my Goldwing, but there was so much crap on the handlebars (switches and things) that they didn't fit lol

Electric gloves now do the trick.
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I've had the same pair of Hippo Hands for thirty years and I couldn't tell you if they are the real trademarked ones or who made 'em but they work great. One of the guys I ride with has a leather set from the 1970's that he still uses.

They are ugly as a mud fence but they get the job done.

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