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Old 02-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Im looking for a pair of motorcycle gloves specifically with well thought out ergonomics for motorcycle vibration. I hear gel is good for vibration resistance, but are there any other technologies?

I know about the Qwi gloves, but they dont offer much protection. Does anyone know some good gloves for this or a site with some info on it? Thank you
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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get some gel grips and dont worry about the gloves.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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Is it handlebar vibration you have a problem with, or numb hands?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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I don't get it. What are you riding that needs that sort of vibration resistance?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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Im looking for a pair of motorcycle gloves specifically with well thought out ergonomics for motorcycle vibration. I hear gel is good for vibration resistance, but are there any other technologies?
What bike are you riding that requires vibration control gloves?

There are other technologies that address vibration -- they're called electric bikes. Just kidding! Seriously, some bikes have rubber mounted handlebars to reduce vibration. One solution might be to replace the handlebar setup on your bike with a rubber mounted replacement option.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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You also might want to look at different bar ends - changing the weight there will change the vibration characteristics of the bars.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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Harley has, IMHO, the best gloves out there, short of full-on race gloves with titanium knuckle caps and kevlar skid pads. Their leather is top-quality, and they have several models with comfy gel palms for $20-$50. They won't turn your hands black when they get wet, and I've never worn out a pair; just lost them. The ones I have now are 4 years old and show some wear, but have no defects at all.

If you have a severe issue with vibration, a lot of people like "bar snakes." They come in several varieties, but essentially they slide into the bar and their mass absorbs the vibrations. Of course they're only good for classic tubular bars.

Grip Puppies are another popular item for reducing grip vibration. They are thick foam tubes that slide over your factory grips. They also make for a softer grip, and increase the diameter of the grip, which many people find more comfortable. I gave them a try because the grips on my Suzook felt pencil-thin after my HD grips. I cut them off a month or so later because I didn't feel "connected" to the steering with them on. They're dirt cheap though, so they're worth a try.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:28 PM   #8
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Take a look at: GripSwell Motorcycle Gloves
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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Wow i saw this thread and almost went "SACHI!"

Then i realized someone necro'd a thread...
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I read an article where they recommended filling the handlebars with buckshot, but maybe a tune-up would lessen the vibration?
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