For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Here they sell the combo, helmet and electric shield for $220ish: https://fortnine.ca/en/hjc-cs-r3-solid-snow-helmet-with-electric-shield

    The heated shield alone is $125: https://fortnine.ca/en/hjc-hj-09-frameless-electric-snow-shield

    Pinlock ready shield available for $35, the anti-fog pinlock insert $41ish. I am definitely in the market for a new helmet, looked thru all the helmets from FortNine yesterday. No hurry, it's all moot anyways - I rolled the KLRs into the house last night (snow in the forecast).
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  2. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Have you tried a neck buff ?
    Works good for me. Different thickness available. I use a thick one for ice riding and a super light one for summer. Very comfy.
    The first time I ever saw one was in Italy. Bought one when I was riding over there 10 years ago and have been using one ever since.
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  3. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    I have. I use them all the time; when it is really hot, I wet it and it cools me down. I use that with the hood in cold weather, the hood has a built in nose shield that kind of directs my exhaust down and away from the goggles. I wear goggles often, even in summer because dust doesn't get inside as much as just a visor which gets quite dusty.
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  4. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    I have a Nowind balaclava for snowmobiling. The head part is fleece with the exposed part having a "windproof" nylon. Works really well for snowmobiling. It certainly beats the "liberally applied duct tape" on your face to avoid frost bite during races like the old I-500!
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  5. Snipified

    Snipified Pew Pew Supporter

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    I run my snowmobile gear for these cold days. Klim arctic balaclava and viper goggles fit in my krios pro with the visor down. Oxford heated grips are the cats ass
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  6. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    My helmet did not come with a chin curtain. They are available, but hjc expects you to pay extra. I'll probably get one to reduce wind noise - may not be able to use it in cold weather.
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  7. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    I'd heard of "Pinlock" but never took the time to find out exactly what it was till now. It's like a high tech "frost shield"
    Some of you must remember those... When I was a young kid, winterizing the family car consisted of: 10 wt oil in the crankcase,
    grip tires on the back (rear wheel drive), and frost shields on the windows...

    Pinlock ready visor and insert for my helmet are available from f9. Think I'll give it a try...
  8. Goodenufnvris

    Goodenufnvris Been here awhile

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    I have the Milwaukee hoodie and a Venture Heated jacket. You will be disappointed in the hoodie for motorcycle use. The battery life isn't great on high. In daily use walking and working outside it's good but a good heated jacket is worth it's weight in gold. https://www.dualsportplus.com/Venture_Heat_Deluxe_E_Jacket_Liner_GT_with_Remote_p/45-8763.htm
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  9. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    Congrats on the new to you bike! Early days, but how are you liking it so far?
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  10. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    Loving it. It’s so easy to ride. I felt immediately comfortable and familiar with it. I think I need a slip on exhaust to give it a little more character. Kinda hard to only have vanilla Honda after having rocky road bmw!
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  11. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Snow... first real day of winter!

    Helmet related... I ordered an HJC dual sport helmet today from FortNine - hope it fits OK. A thought occurred to me regarding purchasing helmets - one of the big complaints retailers have is people coming in, trying on helmets, and then buying mail order. With the Covid transmission risk ATM, can't see mc dealers being too keen on people trying on helmets, gloves, etc.
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  12. Elk Creek 59

    Elk Creek 59 Adventurer

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    I have a couple of them now. 35 yrs ago there wasn`t much for balaclavas. I still carry duct tape though.
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  13. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Duct tape ....wouldn't leave home without it ...lol
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  14. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I am hopeful there will be a warm stretch..... the WR is parked, but the VStrom is available for a couple runs if the ambient temp. goes above 8.
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  15. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    thought you were good with 5
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  16. Tothelake

    Tothelake Been here awhile

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    That was before it was -15 one morning........then he remembered how cold 5 feels! 5 is a great temperature in the spring......not so much in the fall.
  17. HooliganD

    HooliganD Been here awhile

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    I'm fine puttering around with anything above 0 if there's no snow on the road. But that certainly won't be at highway speeds for long.
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  18. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    The long range forecast is not looking good.
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  19. benwr

    benwr Been here awhile

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    Looking to trade my 2015 KLR for a woods machine, DRZ400S, KTM EXC, etc. Looking for 350cc plus. Can add cash on my end if needed. 20200809_165630.jpg
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  20. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    Neck/Headcover

    For an Amazon birthday gift the missus gave me a
    Rock Bros balaclava.
    Game over, coldest 4am commute so far this year has been -9. I am a neck buff believer, but mine are all summer wear (still like them in winter)
    Anywho, if you Google Amazon 20201024_092922.jpg it's 13.99 plus 7.50 shipping? 20 bucks great price.

    Large cape tucks under the jacket keeps neck warm, heavy material yet my helmet is comfy with it on, no wind noise now on my cheapo helmet. Warmest I've been yet, been a winner for me.

    MFS