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Old 03-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #9451
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My take on the great BS debate of March 25th

I've had:

Wrap around style heated grips.
Factory heated grips.
Heated vest.

And last year I bought a heated jacket and gloves (Gerbing). I'm in love. Nice stuff. If you're thinking about them, Dr. Mudspringer in Fridley (hwy 65 and co rd J) is a great place. They have a big selection and good prices. They run 20% off deals on occasion too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #9452
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That too.

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I forgot that you are actually undead, so I'll have to extrapolate your answer to suit.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #9453
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I've been riding all weekend and plan on taking the bike to work all week... I don't get cold
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #9454
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So you don't have an issue with the tops of your hands getting cold or anything?

That was always my concern, although I have never heard anyone say anything about that.
I have these lobster claw finger booties(I made) that go over my gloves then I put chemical packets in. These help with finger tip/top of hand freeze.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #9455
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http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/even...le-cannonball/ This looks cool!
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:36 AM   #9456
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That was last summer. RTW doug rode that, I think he did a ride report too.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #9457
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Snow is melting like crazy here at work in Golden Valley! Looks like 45F-50F for the rest of the week. I'm going to be so tempted to take the bike out but afraid of rusting a brand new bike! If there isnt to much salt maybe friday I will commute on the bike on my 24mi. drive to work
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #9458
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Nick,
Where about in GV do you work? I'm at 55 and General Mills.

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #9459
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Hey Nick,

If you do ride on friday, which is awesome, just make sure you give your bike a really good wash friday evening or saturday. Rinse it really well, but avoid a pressure washer which can blow water past engine and wheel seals.



And mind those fuckers in cars, and the sand and gravel.

My boss's pregnant daughter got rear ended by a texting teenager yesterday, and she may have lost the baby because of it.

Fuckers.

Anyway, she was in some huge SUV, if those bastards can't see an SUV, they certainly won't see a moto-biker.

I understand your excitment though, that never actually goes away, not matter how much riding you do.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:23 PM   #9460
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Where about in GV do you work? I'm at 55 and General Mills.

Scott in Shoreview
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I work just west of HWY 100 and 394


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If you do ride on friday, which is awesome, just make sure you give your bike a really good wash friday evening or saturday. Rinse it really well, but avoid a pressure washer which can blow water past engine and wheel seals.



And mind those fuckers in cars, and the sand and gravel.

My bosses pregnant daughter got rear ended by a texting teenager yesterday, and she may have lost the baby because of it.

Fuckers.

I understand your excitment though, that never actually goes away, not matter how much riding you do.
Thanks for all the great info, I greatly appreciate it!! I'm sorry to hear the sad news about your bosses daughter, I hope the best for the baby. If she loses the baby I hope the driver gets all that he can get pinned for in court. The system takes way to long and often the good guy foots the bill until the court date. A lot of damage that must be dealt with everyday while the bad guy walks free.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #9461
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I understand your excitment though, that never actually goes away, not matter how much riding you do.
Unless of course its a dual sport with a stock seat that you just put 200 miles on....
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #9462
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Then we just lie about how excited we are, for effect.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #9463
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Then we just lie about how excited we are, for effect.
sounds like words of advice from an older married lady to a newlywed
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #9464
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That was last summer. RTW doug rode that, I think he did a ride report too.
Thanks for noticing! I had my calender marked to try and see those guys! I think I confused the 2013 Rally with the Cannonball.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #9465
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It was fun to watch these old bikes roll in. Good times with my dad also, he knows more about the antique bikes. First time for him at the museum, which he did enjoy.

This is the winner 2010 and 2012.
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