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post #51 of 62 Old 10-09-2012, 09:44 AM
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As long as it's dry out - I'll ride almost year round.

December - March will be mostly runs for small errands. No more than 30 minutes one way no aggressive turns or lean angles.
April is when I start riding the bike work in the mornings - weather permitting
May - October is business as usual
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post #52 of 62 Old 10-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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Ill ride untill the salt / sand starts flying, ridden in 2-3 deg celcius before without much issues. Just dress warm and the heated grips are deffiantly worth every penny i spent on them.

When it gets cool out ill back off on the speed so the tires wont have to work as hard for grip. No issues yet. Ususally take the bike out of storage when the salt / sand is washed off.
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anything below 65 im a puss
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post #54 of 62 Old 11-19-2012, 03:32 PM
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If my motorcycle could talk, what would she say?

When I was taking the train to work everyday, I pushed the "How cold is too cold?" envelope pretty hard, cause the station was only 3-4 miles away. One day coming home after work, my 929RR was running super rough, and I knew she was missing on prolly 2 cyls. I tried to take a moment to let her warm up at the statiion, but let's face it, I had to get out of dodge, I was FREEZING. I was almost home when, stopped at a light, the local bank courtesy temp sign read 17*. About that same moment, all four cyls came back online for the final minute ride to my house. If that 929 could talk, I imagine she would have said something like "Seventeen degrees is too cold!!! Leave me in the garage, under my blankey, hooked to my BatteryTender on days like this. Thankyouverymuch."

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I ride strictly for pleasure, not for any "gotta do" rides like work/commute etc.

Anything down to 35 deg is fine, I have not ridden in below 30 deg temp.

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post #56 of 62 Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 AM
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when your hands get cold your feel & reflexes go out the window - then its dangerous
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post #57 of 62 Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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I would say anything below 30F and I am not going to ride unless absolutely necessary. Fortunatley that doesn't happen too often here in south Texas.
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post #58 of 62 Old 11-20-2012, 06:51 PM
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below 50 I wear heated gear... toasty warm.

below freezing I try to avoid riding unless I need to go to work or go out. I dont do fun rides when there is potential for ice.
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I'm in SoCal. Coldest weather I've ridden in was 36'. It sucked ass. Lol! Thermals under my dickies, and jacket. Last week it was 43' @ 6am, then 80' at 3:30 for the ride home. Stupid ass weather. Lol


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My limit is 55 degrees and if it is that cold and cloudy and the sun has not seen the asphalt I wont even bother, just cant get the tires to heat up and get traction its like riding on ice, just not worth it.

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