Perspiring hands - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 7:49 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 10
Perspiring hands

Because of the great climate we have in Johannesburg year round i tend to ride 'gloveless' most of the time. I find the standard grips on my bike tend to make my hands perspire. I previously had a R1200C with leather grips and it did not happen with the leather. Does anyone know of aftermarket grips available for the LT similar to those that come standard on a R1200C?
Geoffrey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 8:19 am
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,785
I had the R1200C grips put on my BMW before I picked it up. Mine were not leather.
HTH
black1200lt is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 9:29 am
Senior Member
 
Dochatley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Posts: 531
I was thinking this weekend of a way to increase the diameter of the grip and make it more comfortable without great expense and trouble. THANKS DAVE...Great idea.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans

Jerry P. Hatley
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2007 R1200RT (Betty Lou)
2009 Harley Roadglide (sold)
2007 Goldwing (sold)
1999 BMW K1200LT (sold)
2004 Harley Ultra Classic (sold)
2002 Harley Ultra Classic (sold)
1998 Harley Roadking Classic (sold)
Dochatley is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 11:09 am
Senior Member
 
zaphod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Little Rock, AR, USA
Posts: 654
It gets very hot in the summer here in Arkansas, but I would ride "gloveless" about as often as I would ride without a helmet, NEVER. My gloves primary duty isn't to keep my hands warm (that's secondary), it's to keep my skin intact.

Just food for thought.

Malcolm McGee
Little Rock, AR
'00 K1200LTC Canyon Red
'09 Kawasaki KLR 650
'96 Bunkhouse
IBA #24557
BMWMOA #117769


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zaphod is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 12:17 pm
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by zaphod
My gloves primary duty isn't to keep my hands warm (that's secondary), it's to keep my skin intact.
Good point, a little sweat is worth the cost of losing your hands if you would ever go over. 1st reaction is always to reach out towards the point of impact.
edonthenet is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 9:31 pm
Senior Member
 
dwillie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Far West of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Posts: 192
Try a good quality deerskin glove. They breathe well and offer great protection too. For summer weight gloves, I like Lee Parks "Deer Tours." d.
dwillie is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old Oct 19th, 2005, 10:44 pm
Senior Member
 
mneblett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Posts: 5,406
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwillie
I like Lee Parks "Deer Tours."
Ditto -- my set are on their 3rd season, IIRC, and are holding up well.

Mark Neblett
Fairfax, VA
mneblett is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:41 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Downey, CA, USA
Posts: 1,330
I've always loved deer skin gloves but I've also had good luck with the summer mesh gloves. They have good protection and breath well to boot.
mjordans2000 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old Oct 23rd, 2005, 5:38 am
Senior Member
 
BrianD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Orange, NSW, Australia
Posts: 160
Just bought a pair of Gore-tex gloves from the BMW shop. Label says they are goat skin leather with nylon Gore membrane which lets your hands breath and keeps them dry. So far they seem to do the job well. They are also waterproof.

Orange, NSW
'99 K1200LT - Basalt Grey (traded in for)
2007 GL1800 - Dark Orange Metallic
Ulysses Member 32701
BrianD is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old Oct 23rd, 2005, 8:11 am
Senior Member
 
BLBantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fanwood, NJ, USA
Posts: 704
After reading this tip last year I wrapped my grips with tennis racket tape. Cost $2.00 total. They not only look great but are much more cushioned, more comfortable, better grip, and the main grip will never wear out. If you don't like it, take it off with no damage. If you want it thicker, just keep wrapping. Terrific idea. Thanks !

Brian
Fanwood, NJ
2003 K1200LT Anthracite

"Explain it to me once more: WHY do I have to "Press 1 for English"
BLBantz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dreaded front end shake RMW K1200LT 100 Aug 31st, 2007 10:13 pm
too much time on their hands byke33 Humor 5 Oct 17th, 2005 2:26 am
My LT handle now in good hands lagodue Chit Chat 0 Oct 8th, 2005 7:38 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome