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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2017, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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fingerless gloves

do you ride with these? if so, why? please explain it to me because i just don't get it.

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I don't. I do wear mesh gloves during summer months.

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i wear them all the time.when i was 18 i hit a pothole and flipped.for some reason i held on the the grip and when i landed i scraped my knuckles.
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When I was younger I always road with fingerless gloves, they added the needed protection to the palm of my hands but still let me grip with my fingers. I only used full gloves when it was cold out. I didn't like the feel of gloves at all back then, they made the handles feel sloppy to me. Also my normal riding gear was a helmet, boots and fingerless gloves, and for cold weather, leather jacket and leather gloves.

Now i'm always full gauntlet gloves.
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In the past I wore them in the summer: appeal was a combination of coolness (temperature-wise, I mean, not 'image') and increased dexterity.

That was 30-(mumble) years ago before we had the options we do today. These days I wear mesh in summer.

Are they less protective than full gloves? Of course. But with palms-and-knuckles still protected, I can see where folks feel it's a reasonable trade-off.

Another thought: Is it better to wear good well-armored fingerless gloves vs 'full' gloves made out of thin leather and some cotton liner?

Given that I'm of the "ride helmet-less in your boxers, sandals and t-shirt if you so choose, it's not my place to 'nanny' what you do" school, I'd sooner see fingerless than none.

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Dang, you beat me to it.
I really can't think of any other reason why I do it... Although at 115 degrees, it does burn the fingers pretty good.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-01-2017, 04:27 PM
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I do wear them on really hot summer days, but when the bugs hit the unprotected part is can sting a bit...
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I just like them better...feels better lol
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If you fall off your motorcycle.... let me rephrase that.

IF you fall (anywhere anytime) do not put your arms and hands out. You will break your wrists.

Look at an X ray of an adult arm and wrist. There are two bones the size of pencils right behind your hand.

If you do not stick you arms out to break your fall, your fingers will not hit the pavement with your full weight on them.

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