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Old 11-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #301
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Got studs?



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Old 11-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #302
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Got studs?

No. Turn bike around and don't come back until spring.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #303
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Unfortunately his real name was Bruno Sardine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1RsZr1IDo



Sorry but I can't get into photobucket right now to post a pic.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #304
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM   #305
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Man that Shovel looks like fun. And the image.............

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #306
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Black ice ride'in on an FJR1300.



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Old 11-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #307
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I don't think I'd want an FJR1300 on that ice.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #308
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I don't think I'd want an FJR1300 on that ice.

Tip toeing thru there, it's good when you can see it before you're right on it , although bit easier on the 990adv, i still get 'moments' every spring, in similar situation's, haven't dropped it yet, it's coming but
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:20 AM   #309
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:50 AM   #310
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I don't think I'd want an FJR1300 on that ice.

The trick to ride'in black ice, is to head for the gravel. "Normally" you'd ride the car tracks, and avoid the gravely bits, but on the ice, that's where the traction iz. Where I live they use red lava pumice so it's easy too see. That's the good thang 'bout be'in inbred; I don't know no better!



Funny thang 'bout this pic, iz all the fellers with ADV bikes stayed down on the road, and I dun rode the FJR up the hill fer a better view.



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Tip toeing thru there, it's good when you can see it before you're right on it , although bit easier on the 990adv, i still get 'moments' every spring, in similar situation's, haven't dropped it yet, it's coming but
Hope yer knock'in on wook now?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #311
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"The trick to ride'in black ice, is to head for the gravel. "Normally" you'd ride the car tracks, and avoid the gravely bits, but on the ice, that's where the traction iz. Where I live they use red lava pumice so it's easy too see."

Yep. That's what I do given the opportunity. And rather than being stuck out there in the gravel 'tween the cager tracks, I like to be near the edge of the road. Thus, if the gravel in the lane doesn't run all the way across the ice, I can get off the pavement and run on the gravel shoulder where a lot of rocks stick up thru the ice.
Even fresh untrammeled snow at the edge of the pavement and on the shoulder is a whole lot better'n than the packed/iced stuff where the cagers drive. They don't use sand in chicagoland where I am. So I look to ride where the as-yet-to-melt rock salt and the 'marbles' are in snowy/icy conditions.
Nice to see a post from a rider with the same experience in those conditions as me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #312
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Not a lot of choice in this situation. Frozen in the middle, frozen on the edges!
Just ride slow... and hopefully not on an FJR1300, pretty much one twitch and you're down.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #313
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I rode this on a 1985 Goldwing.I was moving when I took this pic.It is ice/packed snow all the way across,just a little thinner in the middle.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #314
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Crater Lake, OR last month. Wind gusts cut the visibility in half.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #315
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The Black Ice flasher on this thing is nearly as useful as a magical bell under the bike.


(Yes, I know it was designed for cars. Even so, there can be ice on the road when the air temperature is above 3c where this thing starts flashing a single light.)

Today I expected water (at least) on a particular hill, but it was dry the whole way.
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