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Offline Luvolbikes

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 10:18:29 PM
In the USA desert southwest winter is the best riding season.
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Offline silverjoe

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 12:06:34 AM
Well yes winter is a broad term, for me where you live there is not winter. Where I live winter is snow on the ground for 5 months temperatures from plus 10 to minus 40

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 02:46:20 PM
Last year I rode with a little snow, but I had a Honda cb500x. This bike needs extra fender material to avoid spray up in the back. Still have the fender extender bit laying around to install on the front, but the back is more of an issue. I'm thinking of making something with a sheet of kydex.

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 07:15:05 PM
I used to ride all winter on a YZ 250 with studded tires on an ice track.

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 09:50:21 AM
I'll ride in the 30's (F) as long as I have my heated gloves, but I won't ride in the snow.  Been there, done that and it isn't fun.

Back in the late 60s I had a 160 Ducati as my only source of transportation and came upon a hill with a stop sign on top.  Snow on the ground and some ice beneath.  Got to the top of the hill, used engine braking to slow down the bike and stopped.  Looked both ways, let out the clutch and started sliding backwards.  (I've taken a few MC training courses and never learned how to ride backwards.)  Managed to stop the bike (with my feet the Fred Flinstone way).  Tried it again with the same results.  I ended up zooming up the hill and blew the stop sign.  Fortunately there were no vehicles coming and I was able to get home safely

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Re: Why not to ride in the Winter
Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 12:25:47 PM
 :152: You're an expert now, what's to worry about!