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Cold Feet ?
« on: November 24, 2017, 03:08:14 PM »
I had the same problem of cold feet on my 650, ie the bike along with screen and hand guards provided decent wind protection but there is nothing for the feet and I hate having cold feet. So I used the old foot guards off the 650 and they work a treat, perhaps not the most elegant of modifications but function wins in this case.
A quick spin today in temps of 5-7degC and they worked really well and barely needed the electric insoles on at all




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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 03:44:36 PM »
Good job...I'm all for being comfortable
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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 04:03:39 PM »
Old hunter's trick for cold days: sprinkle cayenne pepper in your socks. It helps.  :7:

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 06:09:16 PM »
Great!  :028:
Did you buy them somewhere, or are them DIY? If they are DIY I'd like to know how, please.

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 09:41:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Old hunter's trick for cold days: sprinkle cayenne pepper in your socks. It helps.  :7:

Never heard of that before, do you do use it ?



*Originally Posted by Vespista1960 [+]
Great!  :028:
Did you buy them somewhere, or are them DIY? If they are DIY I'd like to know how, please.


They are home made from a bit of black plastic guttering. Heat up with an air gun and squash flat then heat again and fold a corner. This is stuff is so pliable when hot and cheap enough to get it wrong a few times.
I decided to fold the corner rather than make a separate bracket so if the bike goes over it will hopefully just bend. They are fixed with one screw at the bottom and a cable tie at the top so easy to remove for warmer weather.

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 10:12:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]
Never heard of that before, do you do use it ? (Cayenne pepper)

Spent many a day sitting in freezing duck blinds with it. It stimulates blood circulation in the feet. Wash your hands after handling it, though, to prevent accidentally rubbing it in your eye, which is painful.

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 10:59:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Spent many a day sitting in freezing duck blinds with it. It stimulates blood circulation in the feet. Wash your hands after handling it, though, to prevent accidentally rubbing it in your eye, which is painful.

Or other parts of your anatomy I suspect  :5:   
You preach what you need to hear

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 11:13:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Or other parts of your anatomy I suspect  :5:
That's enough of that filth Rog.    :mfr_lol:
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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 02:47:43 PM »
Wool socks and AlpineStar Drystar boots work well for me down to about -6c ..any lower and my feet do get cold.

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Re: Cold Feet ?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Or other parts of your anatomy I suspect  :5:

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