Am I done?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by israguard, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. israguard

    israguard Active Member

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    Well Gents & Ladies...
    It's getting cold in Montreal. Nice & sunny and dry... but it dips to 2 to 5 degrees celcis (42 Farenheit).
    This weekend promises to be decent (dry) with no rain but temps will be at a high of 7 celcius (45-50 Farenheit). I am fully heated including seat & grips.. but is it too cold to ride?.

    I guess I do care what people think..lol. Just curious as to when you can decide "youre done".
    Tks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I think the cutoff is at about 32* myself as long as you have heated gear.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Only you can tell.... Some guys ride all the time and with proper preparation the cold just becomes a nuisance.
    And then there are the S&S guys.....Sun and Seventy degrees...:newsmile090:
     
  4. bigbubba402

    bigbubba402 Active Member

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    Myself I ride if it is dry untill we start getting ice then i call it.Saturday it was 29 degrees when I left was up to 50 within 3 hours I had a great 200 mile day
     
  5. israguard

    israguard Active Member

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    Phew... I feel better.
    All I am missing is the heated insoles
     
  6. 70_West

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    If my hand's too shaky to get the key in the ignition switch...

    Seriously, at about 15-17F, I typically skip the bike... but I wear heated gear and wrap up like the "Michelin Man", also have a DIY jacket that will make biscuits.
     
  7. 202tango

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    I have gone at 19 degrees F, but was really glad when I got to work.
     
  8. israguard

    israguard Active Member

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    Well, the whole idea is to ride and enjo yourself. If you start suffering... whats the point
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    When i was younger and only had a motorcycle for transport then what ever the weather threw at me was riding weather snow and ice included although replacing the fork stanchions every spring due to corrosion was a pest
    however staying in the rut made by a truck for 50 miles after a heavy fall of snow is a young mans game
    about 8 years ago after a weekend trip i had 85 miles home on snow and ice although that was a fully faired BMW one of the old ones with the feet warmer engine
    So i try to stay off the bike if the temperatures are dropping if they start throwing salt on the roads bike stays in the shed

    Brian
     
  10. israguard

    israguard Active Member

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    Slight left turn..
    Anyone here have/use the HD jacket/heated pants ?. I have a small issue & Gerbing who make them dont really respond & dealer is clueless