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Old 11-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I used to ride in the winter if the temp got to 27f, but noticed my rims and forks became pitted from the salt. duh. so lesson learned, I'll ride til they salt the roads. I need to get some heated gloves tho.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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You know, i used to call guys with heated gear sissies, like just take the car! Then I tried a set a few years ago and have been eating a lot of crow. Temps down to around freezing are just not an issue at all anymore, and about the lowest it ever gets where I ride is low 20's and that's doable. Biggest problem I have now with the gear is that it's easy to forget to look for ice when I'm this comfortable.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I never knew how cold I was until I started plugging in, lol.


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Old 11-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Amen, brother! When I first started riding I used to wait mornings for it to warm to 34 or 35, and go out on my cb750 in full Carharts, a half helmet, and goggles. LOL.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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MY bikes brand spaking new and I rode it out of the showroom yesterday when it was like 40 degrees with nasty winds and it was evern colder today. So given the temp and the lack of break-in (20 miles), should I expect her to boggie at RPMs that normally wouldn't be issue? It seems the second I throttle down to 2200 rpms I need to clutch, even in first. This just seems a tad too high to ahve to clutch on. The weather perhaps??
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #36 (permalink)
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MY bikes brand spaking new and I rode it out of the showroom yesterday when it was like 40 degrees with nasty winds and it was evern colder today. So given the temp and the lack of break-in (20 miles), should I expect her to boggie at RPMs that normally wouldn't be issue? It seems the second I throttle down to 2200 rpms I need to clutch, even in first. This just seems a tad too high to ahve to clutch on. The weather perhaps??
Congrats on the new bike! But man, the above doesn't sound good. Maybe a badly dragging brake or sumthin?

I've always enjoyed the cooler Fall weather as the dense air gives my bikes more pep.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new bike! But man, the above doesn't sound good. Maybe a badly dragging brake or sumthin?

I've always enjoyed the cooler Fall weather as the dense air gives my bikes more pep.

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
There's no such thing as a free lunch. You are also having to push through that denser air, thus cancelling that extra pep you think you feel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #38 (permalink)
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We used to stud up the knobbies and ride through the winter, in the snow and on the frozen lakes.
That was then....
Now mid 50's is about a limit unless the heated vest is brought out.
They make a world of difference but a windshield, appropriate gloves and shoes as well as windproof pants are needed.

There is nothing like a ride on a crisp fall or early winter day when the wood stoves are burning away.

Riding this Thanksgiving was a nice return to those times that haven't happened in many many years.
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Thanks Mark. I'll try to see if there's some sort of break drag but if thats not it I guess I'll have to bring it back up to the dealer for a look. I do have to say it's idling very rough even after running for a while.
Other than that its a nice ride.

Hope we all get to squeeze a couple more weeks in!

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Lol! I live in a frontier town. The dreaded Yorkshire is but 2 miles away. It seems that the nearer you are to Yorkshire, the more the dominant Lancashire genes come to the fore! That's my theory anyhow!
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You've got to repel the tight arsed bastards at the border!

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