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Old 05-22-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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Red face Like a Glove?

Ok, so I'm new to motorcycles and everything that goes along with them. My first question is about the gloves. I understand that they are primarily for safety and protection from the elements but I feel like they're going to make me wreck because most seem too thick and I can hardly move my hands. That can't be safe. Can anyone recommend gloves that don't impede movement but provide the right protection. I'll take your Top 5 if you have any suggestions! Thanks!

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Lee Parks Deersport, save you the trouble of looking for 4 more gloves.

Lee Parks Design, World's Finest Deerskin Motorcycle Gloves and Accessories

Check them out at motorcycle shows or races to get the best fit. Find a pair slightly snug then wet them and go for a ride till they are dry. Custom fit that you can pick up a dime with.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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Try bicycle riding gloves for women. There's no particular automatic advantage to buying gloves just because they are stamped "motorcycle".
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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I know what you're talking about, I have some fancy Joe Rocket gloves that are so stiff they're almost useless.

Hardly Davidson sells excellent gloves, most are around $40. I like the ones with the gel pads on the palms. Avoid the cheap-o's; they'll turn your hands black the first time they get damp.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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12r beat me to it.

I love love love my DeerTours!

However, Holly+11, there are differing requuirements for gloves. Hot or Cold weather? Dry or wet? Cruising, sport-tour or racetrack?

So, it's not quite so easy to tell you what you need.

However, when you do pick the style you like, get them in a size that is a bit too small. They will stretch out. Use the trick 12r mentioned.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Those deerskin gloves look like the answer. I have actually been using the long-finger bicycle gloves and they work well. I guess my only concern now is a warm weather concern. I hate to be out wearing gloves when it's nice, but if they are thin (yet protective) that's what I would like. If I could truly "pick up a dime" as 12er says, I guess those are still the best answer...? Thanks again for any additional thoughts!

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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My favorite gloves for warm weather riding: Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 Gloves - Motorcycle Superstore.
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