Oxford BoneDry Handlebar Muffs
Rain protection with a little.. tiny.. compromise
I was able to use this product years ago when riding abroad. It does what it's supposed to do. Block rain, wind and some wind chill. It takes a while to get used to having muffs but sooner or later, you'll feel at home.
The only drawback is that during high speeds, because it blocks the wind, it tends to push against the control levers. Solution I found is so have a lever guard installed under the muffs. This would be my 2nd time to buy this product and I think it's an essential riding product. It may not be for everyone, but you'll be able to just use 1 kind of gloves if you are gonna be going on a road trip.
September 24, 2015
Dry and Warmer'
These help keep your hands stay dry and warm. They allow you to wear a lighter glove which can offer better feeling in cold weather while keeping you warmer, especially with heated grips.
April 29, 2015
Best if used at low speeds...
I suggest low speed use due to there being little rigidity within the muffs. These would be ideal for someone with bark busters or the like already installed.
At speeds in excess of 80 mph without bark busters or an installed wind deflector for the handgrips, the muffs collapsed on the clutch and brake levers. This caused obvious control problems.
They kept the weather off my hands without issue. The material used for that purpose is top-notch.
April 15, 2015
worth the money
I was struggling to find gloves that would keep my hands warm in temps below 40 without heated grips. When I found these, I couldn't pass up trying them. They definitely helped, but the one weakness I found was that on my bike ('99 Bandit), with no fluid reservoir on the clutch side, I was getting a fair amount of wind through the pre-cut hole in that side. I'm planning to find a way to cover that hole, which should keep my left hand warmer on longer trips.
April 7, 2015
if it fit a bit better...
Great product, but on the 1200 GSA it's a pretty tight fit and hard to reach the turn signal with gloves on. I'll use it to extend my riding throughout the winter, but it would be soooo much better if they came in larger sizes. Works fine when I put it on the harley.
March 30, 2015
Excellent protection in cold and rain
Ordered this for winter commuting trying to keep my hands warmer and drier on the way too and from work.
Received the shipment day after i ordered. Took about 5 minutes to install and fit was solid on my Ninja 250.
Kept hands warmer and completely dry on a 21 degree day.
Have used them on both my Ninja and my Majesty and have had great results.
Product blocks a lot of the wind allowing me to used less bulky gloves even on the coldest days.
Highly recommend for winter commuters.
March 6, 2015
Great product, one design flaw
Overall I like this product. I received the shipment on Friday, mounted them on Saturday (took less than an hour), and went for a two hour ride in 32 F weather. I had to turn my heated grips off because the muffs kept my hands nice and warm. These are a little tricky to get used to because all of the switches are no longer visible. For the controls that I use all the time (turn signal, start button, etc) my muscle memory allowed me to find those without any problems. However, the switches for my driving lights and my heated grips are now stuck behind part of the muff which required me to pull into a parking lot to operate them safely. My only concern about this product is how long the muffs will last now that I have had to cut a hole in the muffs to mount my mirrors. The instructions that come with the muffs tell you to remove your mirrors, mount the muffs, cut a hole in the muffs for your mirror stems, and then remount your mirrors. Both muffs now have a 3/4" hole in them for my mirror stems. I may try some superglue to keep the hole from expanding.
Overall I'm very happy with this product.
January 27, 2015
Super and keeps me on the road in sub freezing temps
Does just what it says on the tin. Takes a bit of getting used to, but once you are sorted you have good access to the controls even at speed.
Make sure you spend plenty of time getting everything in the right place and installed correctly before you cut holes for the mirror. This means sitting on the bike with your heavy gloves on and operating the controls to make sure it all work correctly. Once you screw in you mirrors it's locked into place and wont allow any more wiggling.
I also threw fashion out the window and sealed up any air gaps around the handlebars with duct tape. Good gloves has kept me riding down to 20 degrees. I will instal some heated grips next week and I think that should solve me for almost any weather.
January 20, 2015