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Muff recommendations for the CB500?

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fgclark123
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Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 1:19 pm

Can anyone recommend a pair that don't snag the brakes, and... don't leak in the rain?

That seems to be the main issues...

Thanks a lot
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fgclark123
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 1:33 pm

These ones look the part...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB500-1000-1300-Tucano-Urbano-Lined-Motorcycle-Handlebar-Muffs-Pair-/130783191112
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Beresford
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by Beresford on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 3:04 pm

You could modify a pair of these
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by motofan on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 4:11 pm

Woah there! Bit unhygenic isn't it? AND they'd shed fur all over ! Very Happy
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fgclark123
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Sat 24 Feb 2018, 11:33 pm

they'd probably look better to be fair...
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ANDYC
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by ANDYC on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 8:53 am

Over the years as a courier I found that the only real way to keep the muffs off the levers was to fit some motocross style handguards.
Then fit the muffs over them.
With heated grips and the muffs your hands were warm and toasty on the coldest of days.
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fgclark123
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 12:37 pm

Andy, what is it with couriers and gaffer taped muffs? It's a horrendous look, but then I presume look has nothing to do with it. Keeps the breeze out? Cheers!
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ANDYC
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by ANDYC on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 1:06 pm

It's because most of them are tight and don't want to replace them after a 'get off'
There seemed to be 2 types,
Those that would run the bike into the ground despite the fact that they made their livelihood on it.
Or
Those that maintained it regardless of cost/time because their livelihood depended on it.
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louis_sutton
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by louis_sutton on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 1:15 pm

I put a pair of these on

http://www.tucanourbano.com/gb/polyamide-hand-grip-covers-9268.html

They're pretty good. They Velcro tie along the bars, plus mount at the end of the bars which stops them moving back. They have a plastic insert down the side to stiffen them (bit flimsy). The only issue I've found is that at speed they push "down" which might mean they touch the lever. They've never actually done so though.
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fgclark123
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 25 Feb 2018, 3:17 pm

nice one, thanks. gotcha Andy nice one.
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fgclark123
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by fgclark123 on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 10:41 pm

I went with the Tucano Urbano R334 in the end - fitted at last and gave them a go in the rain today - what a world of difference. It's like I'm riding a new bike!

Very happy with it all.
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arrison
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by arrison on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 6:30 pm

I had Held ones on my cb5 (i know the link says theyre scooter muffs, but they fit just fine)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Held-9809-Handlebar-Covers/dp/B004D32B5C

Still using them on my Fazer
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Re: Muff recommendations for the CB500?

Post by Basil Moss on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 9:04 pm

At the speeds I'm inclined to ride, muffs push on the levers. I used to have my fingers outstretched to stop this happening. I planned to fit some kind of metal strut to hold them away, but never got round to it as I found some full mittens from Halvarsons. I wear thinsulate gloves inside these, and I only switch the hotgrips on for long rides on the coldest of days.

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