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Old 10-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #16
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cold morning

34 degrees this morning commute. What temps do I need to start worrying about cold, slipppery tires?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #17
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34 degrees this morning commute. What temps do I need to start worrying about cold, slipppery tires?
Now!!!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #18
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Thanks!!! I suppose it varies by tire choice too, but what temps would you start to pay more attention to cold tires? 40s, 30s?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #19
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whiners

7 degrees F this morning, WTF you guys whining about? Carhart Artics, black cozy and warm. Just like a few girls I remember.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #20
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Yeah, it's getting to be winter here, too. Dropped down to probably 60s yesterday riding up towards the salt flats.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:19 AM   #21
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Some big guys generate so much heat that you can see the vapors rising from them. The same guys don't want to ride when the temps are over 90 degrees.
I hate sharing hotel rooms with these guys, they're the ones who want the A/C in the hotel room so cold that you can see your breath...but I digress.

For me, heated gloves work much better when it's really cold. The downside to heated gloves is dealing with extra cords. BTW, they (Gerbings, at least) don't give my hands a warm toasty feeling, but my hands don't get cold either.

Gerbings are also heavy enough that if they quit working, you still have some insulation going for you. This happened when I blew a fuse once.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #22
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Winter

Winter got here last week,

Over 6" of snow on the ground, it is melting a bit but 20*f at night.

I could get off the hill on my street bike, it's getting back up that would be tricky
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #23
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http://www.bohncycleshop.com/

Here's a link to help you get ready. Note the yellow text, bottom left. No, I'm not that crazy
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #24
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I didn't move to western WA so I could ride all year around, that's just how it worked out.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:04 PM   #25
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Yep, had solid ice on the car windshield last 2 days. I drive 40 miles one way, leaving home at 530am and getting home at 830pm. I gave up on riding, between the cold, dark both ways, and the deer its not worth it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #26
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Yep, winter is on the way. IT was 52 this morning
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #27
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Wind is your enemy.

I tried every pair of gloves known to man...electric, gortex, unobtanium, etc. Nothing helped. Then I zip tied a pair of roost deflectors to my Ducati 996 and my fingers were happy.

I just did the opposite on my 990A. I changed my barkbusters and didn't have time to attach the deflectors. Today I rode to work (8 miles) without the deflectors, just the metal bars and my fingers were freezing at 45* even with heated grips and good gloves.

On the plus side, my new Klim gear is the shiznit!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #28
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Wired up my jacket liner last week and had a chance to try it out in 33F temps this week, works like a charm.



Picked these up at Rockymountain ATV for $15 also. Wore my summer gloves on the same morning and was quite comfortable...no heated grips on this bike.



Total invested around $70.
Wire was free
$15 - mitts
$35 - Tourmaster heat controller (bonus, ordered the single controller and they send a dual)
$14 - battery harness
$6 - Tourmaster extension cable used as plug on the liner.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #29
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you guys are tellin me!

It was a nipply 73 degrees this morning.



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Old 10-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #30
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I've had a couple low 30's mornings and one nasty snowy/rainy ride Saturday and found that my gear is AWESOME.

I've got the Olympia Xmoto, Klim Dakar, Sidi Discovery Rain boots and picked up a set of Olympia Cold Throttle gloves on Saturday.

Between that, some base layer, heated grips and hand guards... I was pretty comfy.

I just need to get a warmer helmet as my Suomy isn't the greatest for cold weather. Lookin at the Arai XD4.
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