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Hand warmers

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Schu
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Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Hand warmers

Post by Schu » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:50 pm

You better not have jinxed me with that comment Joe. I was amazed that she didn't snuff my last purchase of the little JT60. Wait......did I just refer to it as my "last" purchase? Oh no........

But on the serious side, I just went back and read the two reviews on those hand warmers from RevZilla and they have some serious safety concerns. Although I think it would be easily resolved by inserting a flexible plastic tube inside the arm sleeve portion so that it maintains its shape and allows you to easily put your hand back into the sleeve. I still plan to follow thru with it knowing what needs to be done.

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ViragoJoe
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What Virago you Own: 1996 Virago Special XV1100SH
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Re: Hand warmers

Post by ViragoJoe » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:38 pm

Nah! No chance of you being jinxed. That only happens to me!!

So, how are things on your side of the block? Quiet over here. Just colder than normal.
So much for global warming.
ViragoJoe
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
"Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!!"
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Schu
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed May 27, 2015 7:13 pm
Location: Marine City MI
What Virago you Own: 1995 XV1100 (sold)
1976 DT175
1975 DT400
1975 DT250 (2)
1975 DT175
1975 DT125
1975 DT100
1975 GT80
1974 DT360
1974 Z50
1972 JT60 (2)
1971 JT60
1970 CT175
2017 SCR950

Re: Hand warmers

Post by Schu » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Cold here too. I don't know about global warming, but there is some garage warming going on right now. Going to go pull my ECU out of my new SCR and send it out to Ivan for a reflash since it seems the season is over. His reflash gets rave reviews from all the Yamaha Bolt riders, and My SCR is the same 950 Vtwin.

http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/bolt.htm

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geezyrider
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Location: Birch Bay,WA
What Virago you Own: XV535 1994 Virago

Re: Hand warmers

Post by geezyrider » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:45 pm

Schu,
I found out that Walgreens carries the "Hot Hands" warmers among warmers for other body parts. So I got a ten pack for $10.89 including tax. Your tax may vary. Will test them Dec 8 and let you know.
May the wind be at Your Back.
And the Sun be on Your shoulder.
Don't You ever quit that Cruising.
Even when You get much older!

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geezyrider
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Re: Hand warmers

Post by geezyrider » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:54 pm

Schu,
I found out that Walgreens nationwide carries the whole line of Hot Hands warmers.
Got a ten pack for $10.86 including tax. Your tax will vary a little. Will test them on Dec 8 when I boogie on down to Mt Vernon, WA and the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists Club meeting, and let you know how they checked out. Please pray to the Tarmac Gods that it doesn't rain or snow that day!
May the wind be at Your Back.
And the Sun be on Your shoulder.
Don't You ever quit that Cruising.
Even when You get much older!

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Re: Hand warmers

Post by ViragoJoe » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:07 am

Schu wrote:Cold here too. I don't know about global warming, but there is some garage warming going on right now. Going to go pull my ECU out of my new SCR and send it out to Ivan for a reflash since it seems the season is over. His reflash gets rave reviews from all the Yamaha Bolt riders, and My SCR is the same 950 Vtwin.

http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/bolt.htm
Impressive numbers with that re-flash. Are you also going with the V&H exhaust for the 23 HP increase. Harley boy my loose his top spot after this performance upgrade. At least it will be jaw dropping in any case. Ivan's pricing seems reasonable for the end results. We should start a section here on the site for SCR950's.
ViragoJoe
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
"Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!!"
;)

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Re: Hand warmers

Post by ViragoJoe » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:48 am

geezyrider wrote:Schu,
I found out that Walgreens nationwide carries the whole line of Hot Hands warmers.
Got a ten pack for $10.86 including tax. Your tax will vary a little. Will test them on Dec 8 when I boogie on down to Mt Vernon, WA and the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists Club meeting, and let you know how they checked out. Please pray to the Tarmac Gods that it doesn't rain or snow that day!
Hey Hal (geezy),
As for the Tarmac Gods: rain and snow just makes the ride more interesting. Back in the day, when I had a Cushman Eagle Motorscooter as my only mode of transportation rain and snow were just another couple obstacles for me to get from point A to point B.

This one is a 1958, mine was a 1951:
1958 Cushman Eagle.png
As Bill (Schu) already knows, I would love having one of these again!
Here's a 1951, the gal is optional equipment:
1951 Cushman Eagle.png
Here's a Cushman Eagle with a small Vtwin conversion:
Cushman with a Vtwin conversion.png
ViragoJoe
1996 XV1100SH Virago Special
"Never ride faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!!"
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MarcieNegron
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Re: Hand warmers

Post by MarcieNegron » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:11 am

I used to be simply commonly intrigued inside the Hand warmers one will get from over-the-counter. I purchased a gathering and utilized them an even as again and despite the fact that the temps have been in the forty, they neglected to seem to complete an extremely great job. Got them at an accommodation retailer. Perhaps they have been staying there all late spring and didn't have superb rack ways of life.

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Re: Hand warmers

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:36 am

MarcieNegron wrote:I used to be simply commonly intrigued inside the Hand warmers one will get from over-the-counter. I purchased a gathering and utilized them an even as again and despite the fact that the temps have been in the forty, they neglected to seem to complete an extremely great job. Got them at an accommodation retailer. Perhaps they have been staying there all late spring and didn't have superb rack ways of life.
Hello Marcie,
Welcome to the forum.
Sometimes, you can purchase bad hand warmers. It's just the luck of the draw.
Where I am currently it is 9°F outside. Temps in the forties, we consider that decent riding weather and no need for hand warmers, just good gloves.
Where are you located?
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