Bring on the Cold

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by cromwell, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. cromwell

    cromwell Active Member

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    Bike is back from being service at the dealer. So bring on the cold weather she is ready to go. Now to break out my extreme cold weather gear from the attic and I will be as ready as the bike. :newsmile108:
     
  2. hogcowboy

    hogcowboy Active Member

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    Okay, you can have the cold. I've seen enough already and we've just had our second cold snap. I knew I didn't move far enough south!:shock
     
  3. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Cromwell, with all due respect; ARE YOU NUTS.:hii I can't wait for the first 60 degree day of the spring. It seems to me that the older I get the colder 40 degrees is.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    He must be part Eskimo.......
    I too have become a S&S rider. You know sunny and seventy......
     
  5. cromwell

    cromwell Active Member

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    I live in Ireland and ride all year long. If I only rode in sunny 60+ weather I would never be able to ride. Plus with the right gear I am able to ride when it is as low as 5F degrees. The only time I will not ride is if there is ice on the road.
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have in the past rode my bike when cold snow and ice on the road makes for an interesting experience
    However the stuff that is spread on the roads here to keep them useable in the winter seems to be very harsh on a motorcycle and can be as slippery as ice

    Brian
     
  7. Nikko684

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    I'll ride in any temps, as long as there is no ice on the road. Dress in layers people. It works. or get a heated jacket liner and handgrips ;)
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    More power to you...when I got older, riding in the cold lost its fun-factor. Also, here in the Midwest, they salt & sand our roads and finding a good means to wash these elements off in the winter is...impossible. Mine sit for spring thaw/rain.
     
  9. Nikko684

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    Luckily I currently reside in South-Central North Carolina, in the foothills. We don't get very much wintery precipitation here, it just gets a bit chilly most of the time so it's not really a big deal to ride in the winter. But for the occasional snow, My bike will be parked, lol.