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Old 11-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #46
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Looks like I've met the limit to my current gear for this season, so the bike will be put away...I'll be buying better gear for next season but don't have funds right now to invest in proper gear. Does anyone use lobster-style gloves on a motorcycle? Any downsides to using the controls?
I've even used overmitts on a motorcycle without ill effect. Lobster gloves sound like they wouldn't be much of a problem.

When riding in the cold, think hard about your baselayer, first and foremost. Heavyweight long underwear and a balaclava can easily add 10 degrees or more to your comfort range. In fact, a balaclava alone can easily add 10 degrees to your comfort range - ask my chilly and larcenous spouse, who stole mine on our mid-October road trip.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #47
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #48
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Time to take the bikes a ride before the next storm hits. The forecast calls for a high of 40.
Gotta get a charge the on batteries, theirs and mine.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #49
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20F this morning with flurries. Wore a wool sweater with a windshirt over it, all under my Stich onesie. To keep my hands warm I run my heated grips, wear Held Steve gloves, and have Cee Bailey's Elephant Ears around the handguards to keep the wind at bay. Quite comfy. When it drops into the low teens I'll add the Gerbing's jacket liner.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #50
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-16C here (3F). Snow and ice have already made riding a no-go for me :(

I'm seriously thinking about studding the tires on the TW200 and giving it a go on the 'warmer' days, tho!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #51
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I just bought a set of Aerostitch studs for my TW200. Rode last year without them and had too many horizontal moments.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #52
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I just bought a set of Aerostitch studs for my TW200. Rode last year without them and had too many horizontal moments.
What tires and which style of stud are you going with? (#4606, 4607, etc)
I'd certainly be interested to hear how it works out for you.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:37 AM   #53
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Nothing burns like the cold.

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.

What do we say to the Lord of Death?"
"Not today.

A Lannister always pays his debts.

You know nothing, Jon Snow.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:41 AM   #54
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I live in the desert


While I live in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:05 PM   #55
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What tires and which style of stud are you going with? (#4606, 4607, etc)
I'd certainly be interested to hear how it works out for you.
I believe I got the 4706 on TKC80 tires. Works well, but you do lose some grip on wet roads. On dry roads they are quite fine.

Don't use too many, and consider that you might not need any on higher lean angles, because you might not want to lean too much on icy roads anyways. On dry roads you have rubber then.

Depends on the planned use.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:53 AM   #56
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Don't use too many, and consider that you might not need any on higher lean angles, because you might not want to lean too much on icy roads anyways. On dry roads you have rubber then.

Depends on the planned use.
+1, too many studs is worse than none at all



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