Chill in the Air

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by miketini24, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. miketini24

    miketini24 Member

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    Now that it's starting to cool down, do you check the outside temperature before leaving the house? If so, how cold is too cold? Is there a temp. that you'd rather take the cage than ride?
     
  2. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

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    I ride pretty much year round if there isn't snow or ice. In town down to 25 and on the highway down to around 35 ..
     
  3. WHM1

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    Last year we purchased the heated vest and gloves and rode all winter when the sun was out. On a nice crisp sunny day riding with the heated garments make a BIG difference !
     
  4. SkootchNC

    SkootchNC Active Member

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    I don't generally start out in the rain, but have if it was supposed to clear soon (sometimes it just never DID clear). But as long as there is no ice on the road, not ice in the forecast, I'm riding. Of course Gerbing pants, jacket, and gloves is a help
     
  5. phillyboy

    phillyboy Member

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    ridin' 33 years now and as long as it's over 35 and dry, I'm on the bike
     
  6. Randall K. Wilson

    Randall K. Wilson Junior Member

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    I have HD heated gloves and jacket liner hence I ride in pretty cold situations and do at times. However...Safe traction comes first and formost and I don't ride if there is heavy salt residue on the streets/roads.

    This salty dust can cling to your cycle and corrode and rust your machine. Not worth it to me.

    In some folks minds my interest in cycle riding leads them to believe that I am "ate up".
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    No heated stuff for me - just layer a lot with high tech undergarments, balaclava for the face and chin, winter gloves, chaps, etc. As mentioned previously, moisture and/or ice is actually a bigger factor then the mere temperature.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't know what you're missing! :s
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    not yet still warm nuff no matter what now come oct ill check the temps if its above 30 i go
     
  10. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    I'll ride until the salt and sand hits the road, that's usually sometime in November/December through April. Temperature doesn't matter much.