Around here you don't want to ride any bike you plan on keeping once the salt trucks come out. Last year I wanted to get a crappy 2WD Ural to play with in winter. I ended up getting one that is way too nice for salt duty. The salters came out a few days ago and my bikes are all tucked away in the driveout basement until the spring rains clean the roads. I just came home with a $325 XS650 that needs a little work. I now have my salt bike and the occasional warm winter days will no longer torment me. I have my slipstreamer windshield and HippoHands ready to go on as soon as I get the top end reassembled. Come spring I'll probably sell it to a bobber or cafe guy. What bike are you destroying in the salt this year?