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Posted: 12/13/2013 10:34:07 AM EST
WTF dude?

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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:35:05 AM EST
If it is air cooled, I bet once it warmed up it drove great!
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:35:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 10:35:16 AM EST by mjohn3006]
Balls. That dude's got them...........sucked about 4 inches inside his body.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:37:17 AM EST
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Balls. That dude's got them...........sucked about 4 inches inside his body.
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When I was younger & dumber (and tougher!), I'd only stop riding for winter when I was worried about hitting ice patches. Bike was my only transpo.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:37:55 AM EST
recently divorced dude.

just trying to make it in a hard world.

that is my guess



Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:38:30 AM EST
In college, I used to ride every day. In the winter it was normally dry, but was easily 10 deg to 20 deg on any given morning.

Fired her up, let her warm and then, zoom... Thankfully the trips were under 1-2 miles, and they were cold, but I was young, dumb and didn't care. I'd warm up later...
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:40:03 AM EST
We had a guy out here who decided to ride his bike all winter. It was something like a 500cc Yamaha dirt bike. I never got a really good look at it. Anyway, he lasted a couple of months- I'll give it to him- until he had it slide out from under him on a patch of ice at a 4 way intersection.

He walked everywhere after that.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:40:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:40:34 AM EST
this guy was behind me for a good 10 miles on the highway. He kept going when I exited so he could have been going a lot further. When I rode I stopped at about 40 degrees it just wasn't fun at that point.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:40:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mordecai:
In college, I used to ride every day. In the winter it was normally dry, but was easily 10 deg to 20 deg on any given morning.

Fired her up, let her warm and then, zoom... Thankfully the trips were under 1-2 miles, and they were cold, but I was young, dumb and didn't care. I'd warm up later...
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I did the same thing. For 3 years I rode by ninja 600 every day. Rain or shine, hot or cold. Some days sucked because the temps here would be in the 30s in the morning when I left and in the 80s when i was coming home. Didn't have to worry about ice here though.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:42:00 AM EST
F that.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:42:02 AM EST
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Balls. That dude's got them...........sucked about 4 inches inside his body.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:43:00 AM EST
Rode mine year round. Rain, snow, sleet.
Of course, I was 25 years younger then.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:43:20 AM EST
people ride year round here in CO, road conditions permitting
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:43:23 AM EST
Hard fucking core.

I'm a fair weather rider myself, and I make no apologies for it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:45:03 AM EST
Just like anything else, with the proper gear it ain't no thing.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:55:05 AM EST
I rode year round for a few years, almost my entire time in NC. Owned 7 motorcycles and no cars, then I got an owie down range, no more bikes for me.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:07:13 AM EST
Rode my Yamaha Heritage Special 400 in the snow in college. Fingers wree so cold even with gloves I would take them off and put my hands on the engine at stop lights to warm them up.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:10:22 AM EST
There's a couple of guys up here that ride year round... one of them is my customer and he doesn't even own a car, just 2 Harleys...

- Clint
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:11:23 AM EST
I used to ride when it was down in the 20s in the beginning. It's not that bad if you dress for it. You can go about 45 minutes to an our before the cold reached your bones. Then your legs would still be cold to the touch hours after you got home.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:11:27 AM EST
Ridin through this world....
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:12:14 AM EST
Only a moron would do that around here, the bike would be rusted right to nothing after just a few seasons.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:14:45 AM EST
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I used to ride to work year round on my bike. My coldest ride was -11 ambient, and whatever the hell the wind chill was at 70mph on the freeway.

Part of it was... fuck driving, I loved riding my bike. The other part was $25 per month parking vs $150-$300 a month, depending on how close I wanted to park.


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:25:38 AM EST
My SV650 had carb icing problems from about 25 deg and down. I had to apply throttle to make it idle at 3k rpm

I got some pretty awesome looks riding around in the winter
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:27:33 AM EST
My GSX-R seat had ice on it when I was at work. I thought the easiest way to remove the ice was to punch it. Well the seat cover was brittle from freezing and it cracked.

I had to ride around with a broken seat cover . It would snag my pants when moving side to side.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:27:46 AM EST
I ride as long as the roads are clear. Ridden down to 14 degrees.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:28:03 AM EST
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http://www.gerbing.com/collection.html#!/p=clear&activity=45&order=price

Jacket liner, gloves, socks, and a temperature controller. If I want to, I can sweat my ass off at 80 mph when the temp is in the teens.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:29:24 AM EST
My physics teacher in college rode his bike everyday, as long as it wasn't going to snow more than 3 inches.


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:30:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fiver:
I ride as long as the roads are clear. Ridden down to 14 degrees.

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Do you change your tires out to something that remains pliable in the cold? I have to believe normal motorcycle tires are rock hard, at those temps.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:30:21 AM EST
I don't get it. I saw a bunch of bikes out today. They seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:30:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 11:32:32 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
If he has heated gear, he's toasty warm. As long as the bike will start, and you have proper gear, you can ride. Ice would be my only real concern.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:31:03 AM EST
Been around 20 degrees in the morning a couple times this week. I've ridden my motorcycle to work every day.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:31:20 AM EST
It snowed here today too in places hope he got where he was going before that....
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:33:16 AM EST
You should see our former WI State Representative Dave Zien... Put so many miles on his Harley, that Harley traded his bike for a brand new one, and added his to their museum collection!!!

Got into an accident a couple years back in FL, lost his leg due to that, and Harley swapped his ride for a Trike!!!

I remember seeing him once riding down Clairemont Ave. here in Eau Claire WI... Doing 45+ in February... Temp at the time was -4 degrees!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Zien

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:33:54 AM EST
MC tires are cold, hard and slick, just like tires on a hi performance car in the cold. You'll break traction much more easily. Especially when starting out before the tires have had a chance to warm a little.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:34:10 AM EST
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Same here. My '69 Honda CL350 had a knobby on the back, I rode to campus with snow on the roads many a time.
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Originally Posted By mordecai:
In college, I used to ride every day. In the winter it was normally dry, but was easily 10 deg to 20 deg on any given morning.

Fired her up, let her warm and then, zoom... Thankfully the trips were under 1-2 miles, and they were cold, but I was young, dumb and didn't care. I'd warm up later...



Same here. My '69 Honda CL350 had a knobby on the back, I rode to campus with snow on the roads many a time.


I used to ride my dirtbike on snow trails, hard, but fun, you got used to the sliding and lack of traction. don't think Id do it on a highway.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:35:00 AM EST
I ride through everything. That's what warm clothes are for.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:36:27 AM EST
Do you even ride bro.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:38:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By derekv814:
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This

Might have had heated gear.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:38:27 AM EST
Maybe that's all he has.

On another note a buddy of mine rides year round. He says fairweather riders are pussies.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:39:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Balls. That dude's got them...........sucked about 4 inches inside his body.
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This
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:42:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Keasbeynights:
Maybe that's all he has.

On another note a buddy of mine rides year round. He says fairweather riders are pussies.
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Let me see how bad ass he is out here with 1" of hard pack on the roads.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:45:44 AM EST
35* with sunshine is my cut-off temp. Too old to be a ''hard-ass'' anymore, the ole Z-71 will fire right up on frosty morns.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:47:23 AM EST
that might be my brother. he rides 20K a year. it's never too cold for him to ride,
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:48:31 AM EST
When you have a bad case of the herps this is the only thing that makes them feel like they are not on fire.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:52:56 AM EST
No different than riding a snow machine.
Get dressed for the conditions, and go.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:55:08 AM EST
Looks like he's cooler than you are, OP.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:57:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:03:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 12:03:25 PM EST by GlutealCleft]
It gets down to about 0F in my AO. I knew a guy who doesn't own anything other than a bike. Says that there's only about ten days out of the year when conditions are so bad that he just stays home.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:05:54 PM EST
if the road is clear I ride,

I don't care what the temp is outside, riding is fun

my bike won't start once it gets below -15C out though
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:06:19 PM EST
I would rather ride at 20 to 50 degrees anyday. no bugs and clean cold air
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