Too Cold?? - Page 5 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Biker Hang-Out The Biker Cafe' at the end of the Universe. C'mon in, we talk everything about motorcycles on Earth and beyond.


Sponsored by: Motorcycle Accessory Discount Superstore

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2012, 11:57 PM   #41 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville SE
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 900
Other Motorcycle: 2010 BMW F 800 ST
Extra Motorcycle: 2007 Suzuki DL650
When I had a 9-to-5, I rode my Trophy down to 18degF. After I sold it and bought the BMW F800ST, I've traveled (on vacation) in temps down to 25degF. I've got Gerbing heated jacket, gloves, long underware, heated grips, boots, helmet liner, etcetera. Toasty warm! BMW warns riders when the temps go below 32degF! Bonneville is fine down to about 35degF (windshield, no fairing).
__________________
Jack
Birmingham, AL
Trophy4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #42 (permalink)
Senior Member
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: 72 Bonneville T120RV
 
triumpt120rv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 9,978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billbikes View Post
I was wondering when was everyone's limit on cold and riding???
It all depends how bad things get in the house.
triumpt120rv is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #43 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2009Triumph Bonneville
 
hlmiskelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Huntsville, Alabama USA
Posts: 1,311
Other Motorcycle: 2011 Yamaha FZ8
So long as there is not ice or snow on the ground I will ride.

This past week the night time temperatures dipped into the high 20's (F) and crept up to the low 50' during the day time. Put the quilted liner into my jacket, the balaclava over my head, and the winter gloves on my hands and now I am ready to ride all winter.
__________________
The trouble with trouble is that it started out as fun.

2009 Bonneville Std - Arrow 2-1 exhaust, Hagon shocks/springs, B/C airbox removal kit, custom paint, fly screen, bar end mirrors, Baldwin seat, Lucus style lights
hlmiskelly is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #44 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: mildly caff'd 2009 T-100
 
boudiepitbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,095
Other Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton
Extra Motorcycle: 2010 T-100 w/Cosy sidecar
Quote:
Originally Posted by triumpt120rv View Post
It all depends how bad things get in the house.
^^^Best answer yet!
__________________
The "Earth" without "art" is just... "Eh"
boudiepitbull is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: '01 Sprint ST
 
Redhouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 194
Other Motorcycle: '08 Ducati Multistrada
I'll ride up until they start to sand/salt the roads here. It's 35 out now, and I just put a set of heated grips on my other bike(the Triumph has them already)....I'll probably throw on some underarmor and head out for a ride. No heated clothing, just the grips.....have a nice warm jacket though, which really helps.
Redhouse is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '13 Trophy SE
 
crazyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Crystal Beach, Florida
Posts: 753
Being in Florida, anything below 45 or so is too cold for me. No heated gear. Just heated grips and layers of clothes under my riding gear.
I have ridden in temps in the 30's. NOT doing that again.
__________________
'13 Triumph Trophy SE
'11 Tiger 800XC - sold
'08 Rocket III Touring - sold
crazyman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #47 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: '02 Bonneville
 
steve betts's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,330
Other Motorcycle: '02 VFR
South of 5 degrees C, or 40 F is about where I stop having much fun on a motorcycle. I park it from Nov - March.

Those of you who haven't tried an electric vest - even if you don't ride in severe conditions - they just make those "a little too cold days" SO much more pleasant. When I finally got one 7 years ago, I couldn't believe how much better electric warmth to your core makes you feel on a cold ride.
steve betts is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #48 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2014 Tiger Explorer
 
Yak1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia
Posts: 283
Coldest I have commuted in is -16* C. (electric vest and heated grips, 20 minute commute) I will ride if the roads are dry, if there is any risk of frost, etc. I am on 4 wheels.
Yak1050 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #49 (permalink)
Senior Member
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Scrambler
 
LoVel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Birmingham Alabama U.S.A.
Posts: 5,107
Other Motorcycle: 1972 Honda CB500four
My ride to work is short and the state of Alabama has one pile of sand and no salt so I ride to work everyday unless I have a reason to take the car or truck.

I try and drive at least once a week to keep the truck from dry rotting. Car gets used at least every other weekend.
__________________
"My playground fears have faded to a place with grown up nightmares that come true."
Jason Isbell

Previously owned 2006 Sprint, 2007 VFR.
LoVel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #50 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Rocket 3 Touring
 
Tripps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: western NY
Posts: 2,694
Other Motorcycle: 01 TT600, 02 Sprintona
Extra Motorcycle: 80 BMW r65/sidecar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yak1050 View Post
Coldest I have commuted in is -16* C.
And I thought I was a trooper.
__________________
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J Boorstin

Carpenter Racing 2010 Touring 241 hp, 185 ft lbs
Tripps is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jump Starting and cold cold temps ztolley The Rocket Science Forum 25 06-04-2013 03:19 AM
01 790 hard cold start /cold misfire kiwiraca Twins Technical Talk 6 03-14-2010 05:34 PM
So how cold is too cold? asmelot Sprint Forum 50 02-21-2010 12:01 AM
Cold Weather Riding - How Cold is too Cold? canuck3134 Classic, Vintage & Veteran 21 11-24-2009 09:19 PM
Cold Weather/Cold Tires LoVel Biker Hang-Out 6 11-19-2008 07:42 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.