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    Bike gloves are made for riding bikes, right?

    I bought a pair of gloves about 18 months ago. Dainese. After 10 months or so, the fingertips on the middle and ring fingers of the left hand wore through. I took them back to the dealer, who sent them to Dainese for testing. They replaced them - or rather credited my account. Dainese said I must have been using them for something that they weren't designed for, but agreed to replace them. And I chose a pair of Alpinestars.

    Guess what.

    The middle and ring fingers have worn through.

    I can see why it is happening. The clutch on the Guzzi is quite heavy, and almost all my riding is urban, I ride the bike every day - I'd say about 360 days a year. It's clutch clutch clutch.

    So - should a pair of motorcycle gloves be expected to survive for more than 9 or 10 months riding a bike with a fairly heavy clutch in and urban setting, pretty much every day? Its also worth noting that I have ridden my KTM for about half this period - it has a light clutch and a quickshifter.

    Should I expect the dealer to replace them again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trogladyte View Post

    Should I expect the dealer to replace them again?

    No, but it's a decent marketing opportunity for the makers - gloves for city users, reinforced where it is needed.

    You could get a kick back-from that, if you ask nicely.

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    Does the clutch lever have a rough edge, or similar, that could be increasing wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Does the clutch lever have a rough edge, or similar, that could be increasing wear?
    I bought some of those shorty levers which had a 90 degree edge Found them horrible round town on the clutch hand and put the originals back on. I have no doubt that sharp 90 degree edge would accelerate glove wear.

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    Bit of black tape on clutch lever cheaper than changing gloves.

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    Iíve got several pairs & tend to change them around depending on weather & stuff , the ones that have lasted the longest are a pair of Rukka ones that were about £200 but the leather has now worn in perfectly & they have nice carbon bits on the wrist for if I were to come off & slide ... they also have carbon knuckle covers too !
    They have lasted over 5 years now but I only ride about 7 months of the year regularly ...

    Let me see if I can find which ones they are & if they still make them


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    This is them , Iíve just gone & ordered myself two more pairs , so thank you
    As they are basically half price from what I first paid & ive now got spares , so yippee

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    Default Re: Gloves

    Have always used Held gloves for racing and road use. Not cheap though.

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    Default Re: Gloves

    Last 3 years I ride summer and winter with Halvarssons Newman gloves only. I can't praise Outlast enough keeping me cold in summer and warm in winter.

    I like them so much I bought a spare pair, which is never used, just in case.


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    If anyone has gloves they don't want, I'll take them off your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    Last 3 years I ride summer and winter with Halvarssons Newman gloves only.
    Trouble is they stopped making them 3 years ago. I bought a spare pair 2 years ago and it took forever to find a size 9 / Large pair so unless you have tiny or huge hands, chances are slim

    They are really nice gloves in winter spring. Way too warm and sweaty for summer

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    Still trying to find a waterproof mid-season type glove (I don't ride in winter but my fingers freeze in Spring wearing summer gloves when it can be 5-6C in the morning)

    Ordered these last week, but the RST had an annoying bit of extra material between fingers 1 and 2 on the left hand which dug in, might try another pair on at Bikestop as might be the individual glove. And the Merlin's Outlast liner felt sweaty at room temp after about 3 mins which didn't bode well. The lining didn't come out with my hand but moved enough that a second try on was a faff.

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/350020

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/458105

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trogladyte View Post
    Bike gloves are made for riding bikes, right?

    I bought a pair of gloves about 18 months ago. Dainese. After 10 months or so, the fingertips on the middle and ring fingers of the left hand wore through. I took them back to the dealer, who sent them to Dainese for testing. They replaced them - or rather credited my account. Dainese said I must have been using them for something that they weren't designed for, but agreed to replace them. And I chose a pair of Alpinestars.

    Guess what.

    The middle and ring fingers have worn through.

    I can see why it is happening. The clutch on the Guzzi is quite heavy, and almost all my riding is urban, I ride the bike every day - I'd say about 360 days a year. It's clutch clutch clutch.

    So - should a pair of motorcycle gloves be expected to survive for more than 9 or 10 months riding a bike with a fairly heavy clutch in and urban setting, pretty much every day? Its also worth noting that I have ridden my KTM for about half this period - it has a light clutch and a quickshifter.

    Should I expect the dealer to replace them again?

    Are Dainese and Alpinestars expecting the use to be 'typical' use? (ie every 3rd sunny Sunday morning for a 20 minute spin?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil1250 View Post
    Bit of black tape on clutch lever cheaper than changing gloves.

    Insulation between cold metal lever and warm fingers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Are Dainese and Alpinestars expecting the use to be 'typical' use? (ie every 3rd sunny Sunday morning for a 20 minute spin?)
    To be fair my Alpinestars SP1 gloves have lasted a few years useage and as you know i use my bikes fairly extensively...... the Alpinestars are mainly used in the colder months and Spidi vented gloves in summer

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