Handle Bar Muffs
Part Number: 8110360
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Heated grips, if your bike has them, only effectively warm the parts of the hand that come in contact with the grips.
The best protection against cold fingers is achieved by shielding them from the outside with classic handlebar muffs. Our handlebar muffs are made of a waterproof, high quality fabric and they are easily placed over the handlebar controls and held in place with a combination of Velcro tabs and straps. Each protector features a clear window made of UV resistant “PVC-Glass” that makes it possible to see the switches and which switch you are activating.
We have designed these Muffs to work with or without hand guards and although we created them to fit BMW motorcycles, they should work equally well on most any brand bike. These Muffs will allow you to expand your riding season and ride comfortably, even in extremely low temperatures. Since they are easily installed and removed and because they fold up flat, you can easily place a pair of these for example in a saddlebag and should the weather take a turn for the worse on a ride, in a matter of a few minutes, you can slip them on and continue on your way with greatly improved comfort.
Some facts about the Wunderlich Hand Muffs:
• Suitable for nearly any motorcycle, with or without hand guards.
• Wind and waterproof
• Quick attachment / removal
• Clear panel in the location of the switches
• Packs down small (19” X 12” Flat)
• New, vastly improved design
Average Customer Rating: (Based on 11 reviews)
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|Hard to put on but they work. Had to remove the plastic parts of my BarkBusters, but 4 screws and their back on.|
|I put them on my 2011 BMW F800ST. The fit is good but the brake reservoir on the right side induces a little rotation which tilts the muff downward; this is not a problem as the muff is soft and pliable. A little wind gets in but only minimally. At speed the wind can collapse the sleeve opening making it tricky to get your hand back in after you take it out. I have used this item at highway speeds at low 20\\\\\\\'s Fahrenheit with only my summer gloves and grip heaters. Very comfortable and my handlebar controls are fully visible. Minimal interference noted with my mirrors (I have mirror extenders). I am pleased with this purchase.|
|I like wearing thin gloves and my new K1600GT doesn't have as good a protection as my R1200RT did so I had to switch to heavy gloves for the winter. These allow me to go back to my summer gloves. The only thing I can think to make them better would be some stiffeners around the opening. At high speed the opening closes down some and its not as quick to get your hand back in as I'd like.|
|If they fit your bike, then I'd guess they'd score 3 or 4 stars as they're good quality, but if they don't then they're good f'nowt. They're certainly no good for the 650 Dakar; they actually fit better upside down on the opposite bar, but either way, they would require the muffs to be pierced to accommodate the mirror stems at a position that would allow hands to enter the muffs easily. When fitted around the stems using the velcroed 'split', the entry holes for the hands are angled down and away from the bike, making access to the bars all but impossible. You've been warned - I wish I had been. I'm currently trying to get my money back as they're not fit for (my) purpose.|
|Really. I've been known to toss them in a sidecase in mid-summer. They work great on an R1200R (with GS handguards installed.) They are good for cold weather, they're great for wet weather, and really great for cold/wet weather. I use my summer weight gloves under them and have to turn the heated grips off when it gets above about 40F. Below 40F, I periodically turn the grips on low, and have nice toasty warm hands. You do learn not to wave to another bike just as you're pulling up to a stop-sign or traffic light, but once you learn when it's safe to remove your left (or in my case either hand - I have a throttle drag O ring) they aren't a problem at all. Mine do stay open when moving even with my hand removed. One hint - my left one for some reason would flap at higher speeds (70MPH and up..) even with my hand in it. This was annoying. I fixed it by closing up the opening just a bit using a binder-clip on the inside of the sewed seam. When I get around to it, I'll sew it closed just a bit so I can remove the binder clip. All in all - 5 stars are deserved. They make winter riding much more fun!|
|I purchased these to help with rain and wind on cold days. I ride well down into the teens and they work perfectly. They do block the factory mirrors on the R1200RT so if you want to see who is back there, you'll need to add some mirrors with stems.|
|I haven't ridden much cold weather since getting them, they fit my 650 Dakar well and my Can-am Spyder also. With hand warmers the muffs keep the heat from blowing away. I'm pleased with them so far.|
|The Handle Bar Muffs are a quality product at a fair price. I like them more than I did the heavy vinyl ones produced during the 1960's. These are light and pack down small enough to fit into you luggage so that they can be used should you run into cold or wet weather. The clear window over the switch area is a nice touch. The fit tightly over the plastic Wunderlich Handle Bar Wind Protectors that I have installed on my 2009 BMW F650GS.|
|I have a 2008 BMW R1200 GSA for which I have bought the muffs. They do not fit my bike very well. When they are tightened to block the wind from entering the fit is to tight. This makes for very little room around the controls and switches for your hand. To me though, the worst feature is the opening for your hand to enter. When the bike is up to speed, the wind blows the opening closed. This makes it very hard to remove your hand to operate things like visors or gps's and then try to enter the muff. It is very distracting trying to get the muff open even to the point of being dangerous. The muff does block the wind but needs to be designed for a better fit.|
|While not exactly elegant, these fit fine on my 2008 K12GT. They block the cold wind on the backs of my hands very effectively. I intend to keep them in my side case any time it might turn cold.|
|The bar muffs are good quality and nicely designed with a clear plastic window to be able to see the controls and a slot shaped cut-out which I think is designed to allow the mirror stalk to pass through the muff. The muffs are sized to fit over the standard BMW hand protectors on the GS Adventure. The cut-out in each muff can be covered and tightened with a small velcro sheet and two tightening straps. Unfortunately the fit is poor on my 2006 GS Adventure so that the velcro and straps have to be tightened around the mirror stalk in such a way that the clear plastic window is quite tight on the controls and the rest of the muff is not positioned very well. These bar muffs might be perfect on another bike but don't fit the '06 GS Adventure very well.|