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1978 CX500 "The Grub", 1983 GL650I "Nimbus"
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I used to have brush guards mounted on the Grub. The biggest effect in the colder months seemed to be to create an eddy of cold air right at my finger tips.
Might not be bad in warmer places.
 

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'84 CX650E that is evolving into a GL500
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I don't have that type but as winters became milder I changed from the home made bubble/foil insulation over a steel frame handlebar muffs I put on every winter and removed in spring for over 20 years with a set of Dnepr/Ural type hand guards that I leave on year round. They do a pretty good job of keeping my hands out of the wind & rain.
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A few years later I had to drive the summer machine to an appointment in another town on a cold, wet fall day so I wore my insulated leather mitts but the wind pressure on them made it hard to move my fingers onto the levers so when I got home I ordered these hand guards for it. They don't protect my hands as much as the Dnepr/Ural ones do but they make a big difference on cool days and in fact I sometimes need to move my hands so that the wind can blow up my sleeves on hot days.
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