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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 AM
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1 piece snowmobile suit--$65, eBay (I put a hoodie in my backpack. Anything more than a t-shirt under this suit makes me sweat).

Heated gloves--$150, Cycle Gear (fuck glove liners, they cramp my hands and don't work for shit...might extend cold riding by 15 minutes at best)

Race boots--$60, eBay (inexpensive find a few years ago)

Thick socks--$??, Walmart (gotta change out of these at work or my feet will sweat)

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When I get to work I peel off the suit, then change out of my thick socks and boots into some socks and shoes I keep in my locker. And yes, I wear my leather jacket over the suit. I've been in this setup down to 17 and stayed warm. My bikes don't stay parked unless I'm working on them. I have gear for all weather situations. F driving a car.

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Cold weather riding is fine and all, but... I think I'm going to have to put the bike away soon.


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lol na put some chains on tires and a snow plow jerry rigged to front mud guard and jobs a good en!

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decent overpants, thermal underwear, a good jacket, good gloves and a decent neck warmer, and im good to go even in the 30's

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Look into snowmobiling gear. It's made for the exact purpose of riding in the really cold.

It'll keep you damn warm.

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^My 30 year old snowmobiling gloves are freaking incredible. It was 12*F on the ride in this morning (0*F with windchill) and I wasn't cold at all.

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that sounds awesome, does it offer protection as well? links to said glove pls

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Folks,

You just have to do it. Laying the bike up for half a year is pants. Problem is I'm not easy with hard riding in the cold and hard riding is the only way with a sports bike. It's going to be four months til another knee down.

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Cold weather riding is fine and all, but... I think I'm going to have to put the bike away soon.

snow, snow, snow, snow, SNOW... it wont be long before we'll all be there with snow

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Proper gear is the ticket. plus heated grips. been down to 12F without windchill without much to complain about, except the fogging visor, and the cold tires/road/ice. are there any tires that work well enough for these low temps? i feel the first 10 minutes on power pures is like riding on ice. have seen a ton of bmw guys riding even in the snow, i'm sure there have to be better tires for the winter.

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