I just got in from riding....40F......I think that 50F might be my new limit....Time to put her up for the winter.....Cold weather sucks!!!...Just venting as I warm my piggys.....
Lamont, look into some Snowmobiling catalogs. They have electric inserts/soles/socks that can be used...Lamonster said:40 is still a good riding temp for me. I done quite a bit of riding at 20 but that's not really cold, it's just painfull.
I have Gerbing glove and jacket and that helps a bunch but I still have trouble keeping my feet warm. If I could figure out something for that I could pretty much ride at any temp. :doorag:
For the last three years I take a "Snow Ride" on the Boss. The first year was an accident and there was so much talk about it around town that I do it every year now at first snow.
By the way I'm a big wimp compared to some of my Bro's from Italy.
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Animal I agree with you to a certain extent, I can put so many clothes on that I look like the "Michelin Man" and stay "warm"Â but for 1 when its starts snowing/freezing here in NÃ¼rnberg the beast is staying in the garage!!!!! One, with that 240 a$$ that back end slides big time on ice and two that fuc :edit:ing salt will do a job on the paint etc. On my previous Intruder it stayed in the garage when the weather got real bad as I couldnÂ´t see sticking big time â‚¬â‚¬ for chrome parts just to screw them up with salt :dontknow:Animal said:: Their aint no bad riding weather, just bad riding gear. I've ridden year when ever I had a bike that long. I never put my bike up for the winter. Three years ago it got down to 40 below.Â Now thats when it starts to get really cold.Â :doorag:
As well as some sort of neck/face cover like a balaclava. I rode home from work (35 miles) on morning when it was 34 and didn't have my balaclava with me. My chin where the strap goes felt like I had a block of ice pressed against it the whole ride. I was miserable. With the balaclava, along with my tourmaster insulated jacket/pants, I can easily ride that commute at 31 degrees. That's as low as it's gotten so far. I'm gonna see how low I can go this year.wildwolf said:...but when it was 40 below, did you ride?
I ride a few times at 20-30 degree temps. As long as you layer, it's not bad....and a full face is a must!