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post #11 of 47 Old 12-27-2015, 02:14 PM
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I hate having weather confine my enjoyment! I will grill when there is 3" of snow on the ground. Well I will ride add long as the roads are not wet and the current temp isn't under 22. The lat tune I rode when it was that child my clutch was sticking and made me really nervous. I got that fixed since then but I'm hating the 3 layers of clothes making my maneuvers very limited. I am liking at heated gear but not sure how I feel about being wired to my bike...so what are some of your winter riding tips?
I'd have to know more..

Have any dirt/mud/sand history?


Right now you're talkin riding in the most dangerous place (public road) in sketchy conditions, on a seriously touchy bike.

So wild guess... Your not ready for it.
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Hum.. Forgot to mention. I try not to ride in the rain, and never in snow or in iced conditions... It's one rear wheel one front wheel man, either loses traction in those conditions, your likely going down. Bright side.. Less likely to get rashed up.
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Been in CA all my life and this is the coldest fall/winter ever. morning frost and ice for weeks up to about two days ago but still cold. The pup sure loves it, though. lol
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Flat landers crack me up

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Yep, coldest winter I can remember in 30 years.
thx for that info cause I was wondering what was going on down there. I'm less than one mile from the surf line. Been on the coast off and on for years but never had frost and never had ice on the windshields...for weeks. Not Nino. Nerds got it wrong. Nino here is on and off heavy rain and WARM. lol
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meh... we have frost on the windows every morning in winter, I will usually check the roads for frost in the morning before i'll hit them with the bike though.

would have ridden today @ 18 degreees farenheit ambient temp if I didn't have a damn cold.

but I do, so the truck was driven instead.
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Anyone want some serious humbling? Find some pictures of Alaskan bikers...
OMG they know how to prep the bikes, (and themselves) and ride them.
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Anyone want some serious humbling? Find some pictures of Alaskan bikers...
OMG they know how to prep the bikes, (and themselves) and ride them.
if you think that is something, check out motorcycle ice racing on youtube!
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They keep us sharp though. They don't stay in their lane, or if no center line, stay on their side of the road, real well.

Plus they don't brake right, for the road, either.

So I find them entertaining
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if you think that is something, check out motorcycle ice racing on youtube!
Ice racing is intense as well,

There is a school in Sweden that preps Liter Sport bikes for the ice racing, and does that class, to help pavement road racers to have more finesse, in what they are doing.
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