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Old 11-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #2341
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I'm about to ride to school... Will probably be there until midnight or so. I expect to be shivering :(
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #2342
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #2343
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I rode in to work today. Was a pretty chilly on the way in but a beautiful day out on the ride home!
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #2344
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Picked up a pair of Storm pants at CG this week, made this morning's ride in much better.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:00 AM   #2345
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The weather is too nice not to ride. Just pack a few extra layers in the backpack and I'm good.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #2346
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Rode in this morning. No issues. Actually, it was a pleasant ride in to work.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:00 AM   #2347
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Still debating on whether or not to ride in tomorrow...

Forecasted temp for tomorrow's ride in: 36F (feels like 25F)

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #2348
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #2349
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If you are geared up good, you're fine. Just watch out for cold tires.
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Picked up a pair of Storm pants at CG this week, made this morning's ride in much better.
wait until you get heated gear. THEN, you will know how nice it is to be the only idiot on two wheels in Dec/Jan
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #2351
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wait until you get heated gear. THEN, you will know how nice it is to be the only idiot on two wheels in Dec/Jan
I rode through the last two seasons without heated gear. There were only a handful of mornings where that would've made a difference. When it gets that cold though (below 30degF), I start worrying about tire grip.

Otherwise, a good pair of overpants and layering under a good winter leather jacket is good for even a longish commute at 30degF and above.

That said, I'm seriously thinking about getting a heated vest for touring in the colder months.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #2352
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Still debating on whether or not to ride in tomorrow...

Forecasted temp for tomorrow's ride in: 36F (feels like 25F)

Lol
your ride home may give you a glimpse. We've hit the high... it's down hill from here. 56deg at 6pm tonight.

I rode in... through an extra jacket in my bag for the ride home. i still expect to be a little chilled.
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wait until you get heated gear. THEN, you will know how nice it is to be the only idiot on two wheels in Dec/Jan
Meh, I was riding 30 miles or so to the Euro bike night in my kilt last winter, and will probably do the same this year... heated gear is probably nice, but certainly not required for riding in the 30's. On a side note, I'm installing my grip warmers tonight.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #2355
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I rode through the last two seasons without heated gear. There were only a handful of mornings where that would've made a difference. When it gets that cold though (below 30degF), I start worrying about tire grip.

Otherwise, a good pair of overpants and layering under a good winter leather jacket is good for even a longish commute at 30degF and above.

That said, I'm seriously thinking about getting a heated vest for touring in the colder months.
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Meh, I was riding 30 miles or so to the Euro bike night in my kilt last winter, and will probably do the same this year... heated gear is probably nice, but certainly not required for riding in the 30's. On a side note, I'm installing my grip warmers tonight.
when you weigh in at a buck and a half, 50 degrees warrants heated gear
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #2356
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Pretty sure Pinball rigged some hand guards last year, don't remember what he used though.

My Buell automatically comes with a heated seat. But I've found it's not enough to overcome the additional wind (compared to my Ninja). Buell DOES have a cigarrette lighter outlet on the bars, so heated stuff might not be too difficult.

In the end, I'll just tuck down low on my Ninja and keep my left hand thawing inside the fairing vent.
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<--- 135lbs

Pretty sure Pinball rigged some hand guards last year, don't remember what he used though.

My Buell automatically comes with a heated seat. But I've found it's not enough to overcome the additional wind (compared to my Ninja). Buell DOES have a cigarrette lighter outlet on the bars, so heated stuff might not be too difficult.

In the end, I'll just tuck down low on my Ninja and keep my left hand thawing inside the fairing vent.
Trust me, the money for the heated liner/Gloves/ controller will be one of the best monies you have spent in gear.....ever!
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #2358
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<--- 135lbs

Pretty sure Pinball rigged some hand guards last year, don't remember what he used though.

My Buell automatically comes with a heated seat. But I've found it's not enough to overcome the additional wind (compared to my Ninja). Buell DOES have a cigarrette lighter outlet on the bars, so heated stuff might not be too difficult.

In the end, I'll just tuck down low on my Ninja and keep my left hand thawing inside the fairing vent.
The hand guards were for my cruiser. Lexan bolted to strips of aluminum. Really easy with handlebar-mounted mirrors. Might be tough to do it without them, but I'm sure something can be rigged. My VStrom came with hand guards, so I didn't need to fab another set.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #2359
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #2360
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