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post #41 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 10:57 PM
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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).

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post #42 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:24 AM
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I was wondering when was everyone's limit on cold and riding???
It all depends how bad things get in the house.
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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.

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post #44 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 AM
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It all depends how bad things get in the house.
^^^Best answer yet!

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post #45 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:17 AM
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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.
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post #46 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:27 PM
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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.

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post #47 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Coldest I have commuted in is -16* C.
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