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Old 03-03-2014, 05:48 PM   #46
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mr.greg,ever think of suggesting youre wife get her own motorcycle license?
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:49 AM   #47
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and comfortable was 22 degrees F. With a Gerbings heated jacket and gloves. Strangely riding from ALB to Santa Fe in January 2014. Bliss.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #48
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mr.greg,ever think of suggesting youre wife get her own motorcycle license?
Nah, she's not interested. Got started too late.

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and comfortable was 22 degrees F. With a Gerbings heated jacket and gloves. Strangely riding from ALB to Santa Fe in January 2014. Bliss.
Yep, that's about my limit. Oops, that's over (er, under) my limit, apparently. I had the Gerbing heated jacket liner, but just heated grips (and the GSW heated grips are not as hot as I'd like).

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:53 AM   #49
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Starting a trip? 40*F. Lower if I'm on back roads (slower speeds, less wind) or the day will warm a bit. There was a point last year on a lightly faired sport bike with a Gerbing liner plus gloves I was still freezing -- that was freeway speeds in the 20's. But when I left the house it was in the 40's, and great roads beckoned (Southern Oregon coast, Gold Beach). Would have been a lot warmer with the Stelvio's hand guards and fairing.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:00 AM   #50
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When your wife/girlfriend's nipples are hard enough to cut glass.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:10 PM   #51
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If the weather is too cold such that it affects the way your bike preforms then its too cold to start a trip.

That means - If its too cold that your tires cannot function as intended (from what i know about car tires 7C or 44F is 'too cold' for all weather tires to grip as intended).

Or if its just too cold to practically ride, such that you have to take far more gear then possible or then is comfortable.

Or if its gonna snow... I aint riding in snow or freezing if i can avoid it lol
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #52
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If the weather is too cold such that it affects the way your bike preforms then its too cold to start a trip.
that's the best reason to ride

Cold Air = Free Horsepower
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:29 PM   #53
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Anything under 85 degrees it's way too cold.


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Old 03-14-2014, 12:21 PM   #54
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I read somewhere that riding deducts 10 degrees F (wind chill), so I try to use 43 degrees as the cut-off point. (43 - 10 = 33, or just above freezing).

I also use the "5 Minute Rule": If you feel at all cold, or any drafts within the first five minutes... you're not dressed well enough, go back home and change something. Here in Northern Illinois, if you don't ride in the winter months - say November to March - you're missing like 5 months of riding! That said, we try to get out at least once a week.

Can't say that for the current 2013/2014 winter though - this one has been a bear.

With regards to heated clothing (I personally don't have any), my fear would be that if you totally rely on it, and you are 200 miles from home, and something goes wrong with it... you're screwed, or you need to find a warm clothing store / sporting goods right quick.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:30 PM   #55
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I read somewhere that riding deducts 10 degrees F (wind chill), so I try to use 43 degrees as the cut-off point. (43 - 10 = 33, or just above freezing).

you only ride 30mph ? I would deduct 20
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:34 PM   #56
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This chart is for when riding in the winter times . . .



Strange though... you can google "Motorcycle Wind Chill Factors", and two different charts are offered up, both different. Apparently one for "summer", and a different calculation for "winter" as is this one.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:03 PM   #57
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Really depends on gear and conditions. For street riding I like heated gear for long rides in cold weather (well all rides, but it's particularly important for long ones). With a heated vest and grips, and reasonably warm, windrpoof stuff I've done trips in the teens and stayed reasonably warm.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:44 AM   #58
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I've been commuting in 30-40 degree temps this week.

Bike: CRF250L with HDB handguards.

Gear: Olympia Odyssey over jeans and First Ascent Igniter. Mountain Hardwear Cima gloves on my hands. Shoei Qwest on my skull. Sidi MX boots on my feet.

Speed: As fast as the LRP will go. 65-75 on paved primary and secondary roads, 40-60 on dirt.

Weather: some sun, some clouds, some snow, lots of wind.

Heated gear: none.

I ride for 30 minutes to an hour. My fingertips are fine after 30 minutes in the sun at 35-40 degrees, and painful after an hour at 30-35 degrees and snowing. The handguards make a ton of difference - last year, without them, I couldn't ride on 40 degree sunny mornings.

If I throw in a couple short off-road sessions where I need to slow down to <30mph, stand up, and horse the fat bike around, I warm up quickly.

Just sitting there, my core is nice and toasty even after an hour. The Odyssey is thick and blocks the wind very effectively, and a nice layer of synthetic insulation really keeps the body heat in. I bet with proper insulation top and bottom, and chemical or electric hand warmers, I'd be good to ride all day at roughly freezing temps. There is a breeze up into the Shoei, even with the chin spoiler - I'd add a balaclava for really long, cold days.

Next week looks like teens or 20's every morning. I'll take the cage, thank you very much.
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