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Just bought a pair of Alpine Start SMX-4 Gloves. They're extremely light, and feel very snug on the hands. They're padded on the fingers and back-hand, leather and light padding on the palm. They've pretty much canceled any vibration coming through the grips and have also alleviated throttle-hand cramping at long distances. At 44.00 through my dealer, they're worth every penny over the standard deer-skin riding gloves I had before.

Only downside is, not very convenient for winter.

Anyone recommend a good light-winter/midseason glove under 65.00?
 

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You know, they're made by 3 Bros. Not sure if it's Manny, Moe and Jack or Larry, Curley and Moe. They make aftermarket exhaust cans also.:laugh:
 

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I have since crossed out the word "two" on my exhaust, and replaced it with the word "three." So there !:~
 

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Gloves

I just picked up a pair of Olympia Sports AquaTex gloves and I think they're great. They're windproof, waterproof and "breathable" can have Thinsulate insulation. Unlike most of the heavier-weight gloves I've tried on, they're not too bulky. I got them on sale for $60 at my local Kawasaki dealer - you might have to shop around but they seem great to me. I rode in cold, foggy weather on Sunday but my hands were toasty warm.

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Alpinestars SMX-4

A note about Alpinestars SMX-4. I crushed wearing them. Speed was about 40 mph, I slided 30-35 feet on the asphalt. I ended with broken bone in my right palm. The knuckle protection is teared, but on my hand there are two abrasions, no punctures, no bare bones. Would I survive if I'd wear something better - probably. Will I buy this model for the next summer - I don't know. One thing, they are absolutely superior over everything I've seen cheaper $50.
 
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