Hippo Hands

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    Finally, after fighting all winter and trying to get a pair, I was able to score a pair of Hippo Hands on flee-bay today for $51.00!

    A few weeks ago, I lost out on the pair I really wanted, the logo was yellow, not blue, and there was a change holder in the left hand. Went too high for my wallet. I will be happy with the ones I got and warmer in the winter. :D
     
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    Grats!:)
    I remember having a pair long long ago, in a state far far away. :rolleyes:
    Not much need down here though.:p
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    I guess not, and with the winter we just hand there wasn't much need for it either, but if next winter is like the norm around here, they will get used A LOT!
     
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    The bad thing... here in California, Hippo Hands would never be used. I would need the opposite, because its 115-120 here in the summer!!

    Congrats! I want a pair too, for my collection.
     
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    They're here, they're here! Looks like I got some of the "Hippos of 1975-78..." like those on the left.

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    They came complete with the dust and dirt. Now after the winter we just had, I am not looking forward to another winter, but riding with these will be more comfortable! :)
     
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    I bought me a set of each last year. I used mine last fall and loved it!
     
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    Are you kidding me, those are incredible! Love the pic, I want a Vetter jacket!
     
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    I'm still looking for a 73-74 set with the yellow logo and coin pouch, but I don't want to pay what they are selling for.
     
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    I have been looking for some time now. Not may out there.
     
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    A set recently went for about $150 on ebay. The seller had no idea what he had listed as his description was way off the mark.
     
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    Maybe he actually thought they were hippo hands. From a real hippo... Do hippos have hands? :pompus:
     
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    AVetter I have one of those too!
     
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    (Hangs his head in shame) I have one of those also.
     
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    You house must be like a shrine or museum! :D
     
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    This is the spare bedroom and the rest is in the garage.
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    Ok, thats it! Tom, I am jealous. Im getting on Ebay now. How the heck did you get some of those super cool and rare items?
     
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    By spending lots of money. Lol.
     
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    I only have 13 fairings, is that too many?:rolleyes:
     
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    Insert "shaking my head in amazement" emoticon here!

    :D
     
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    Tom wins. For now! :D
     
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