ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #91
DingDangKid
The milk man.
 
DingDangKid's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: North Central, PA
Oddometer: 2,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by spinningmywheels View Post
can you suggest some good cold weather gear?
This is my set up, as a poor college student I do it on the cheap with no heated gear.

-Helmet with balaclava under that tucks into my jacket.
-Columbia ski coat with wool coat under.
-Klim Snowmobile gloves
-Moose riding pants with wool/UA under.
-Normal riding boots with Wool socks.

The weakest spot in the above set up is my gloves; I have no handguards and the wind just penetrates right through them. The secret is to have a windproof layer on top with something that retains body heat under that. Under Armor works good if your doing technical riding(increased heart rate) but if your just cruising around it's not the best.

The goal is to keep the wind off your skin. You will know any weak spots in your attire in a few minutes of riding. Just adjust and layer how you see fit.
__________________
2006 TW200 85mpg
1981 Honda CM400T
DingDangKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 01:17 PM   #92
Mark_O
BuyMyChair
 
Mark_O's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Moran Nation
Oddometer: 15,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by spinningmywheels View Post
whats the coldest weather that you will ride in? is 38 degrees to cold?




This temp didn't stop six of us meeting for breakfast and a ride a couple of weeks ago. I rode over 130 miles just to get there. With the right gear you can enjoy riding in the cold.
__________________
Sarcasm, just one more free service I provide.
Mark_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 01:32 PM   #93
DingDangKid
The milk man.
 
DingDangKid's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: North Central, PA
Oddometer: 2,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_O View Post



This temp didn't stop six of us meeting for breakfast and a ride a couple of weeks ago. I rode over 130 miles just to get there. With the right gear you can enjoy riding in the cold.
I'll be in the market for a Wee in the coming months, do you run heated gear?
__________________
2006 TW200 85mpg
1981 Honda CM400T
DingDangKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #94
Mark_O
BuyMyChair
 
Mark_O's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Moran Nation
Oddometer: 15,712
Heated jacket, gloves, and insoles.
__________________
Sarcasm, just one more free service I provide.
Mark_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #95
Snowfreak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Snowfreak's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: NE Pa
Oddometer: 1,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpencerCompton View Post
I'll be in the market for a Wee in the coming months, do you run heated gear?
Silly question, he glows going down the road
__________________
2009 R1200 GSA
2002 Dyna Glide (For Sale)

Motorcycles must be very big and loud and chromed, and must bark and smoke, and you only ride them on Sundays--Dear God that's not what a motorcycle is!!! Erik Buell
Snowfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 04:12 PM   #96
greasyboy
cur·mudg·eon
 
greasyboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: north central, PA
Oddometer: 1,768
I rode with heated grips only!!!! Was good all day
Patagonia rocks
greasyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 04:55 PM   #97
Mark_O
BuyMyChair
 
Mark_O's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Moran Nation
Oddometer: 15,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by greasyboy View Post
I rode with heated grips only!!!! Was good all day
Patagonia rocks

You were a little closer to home than the rest of us. Riding from our gas stop to the pie/soup stop on Dennis's bike the heated grips worked well. I've never had them.
__________________
Sarcasm, just one more free service I provide.
Mark_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 11:18 PM   #98
heffa OP
Canyon Hillbilly
 
heffa's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: PA.
Oddometer: 1,008
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by greasyboy View Post
Patagonia rocks
Why yes it does!
__________________
~ ~


Well, Strip my gears and call me Shiftless...

She said, " Your a Flippin' Moron!"
heffa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 03:21 AM   #99
greasyboy
cur·mudg·eon
 
greasyboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: north central, PA
Oddometer: 1,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_O View Post
You were a little closer to home than the rest of us. Riding from our gas stop to the pie/soup stop on Dennis's bike the heated grips worked well. I've never had them.

There is that!!!
greasyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 06:03 AM   #100
Snowfreak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Snowfreak's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: NE Pa
Oddometer: 1,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_O View Post
You were a little closer to home than the rest of us. Riding from our gas stop to the pie/soup stop on Dennis's bike the heated grips worked well. I've never had them.
You could always add a set Mark. I used Hot Grips with the variable controller on the KLR and they worked very well.

Or you could just by a GS, it looked like you enjoyed your test ride that day
__________________
2009 R1200 GSA
2002 Dyna Glide (For Sale)

Motorcycles must be very big and loud and chromed, and must bark and smoke, and you only ride them on Sundays--Dear God that's not what a motorcycle is!!! Erik Buell
Snowfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 08:41 AM   #101
Mark_O
BuyMyChair
 
Mark_O's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Moran Nation
Oddometer: 15,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowfreak View Post
You could always add a set Mark. I used Hot Grips with the variable controller on the KLR and they worked very well.

Or you could just by a GS, it looked like you enjoyed your test ride that day
I'm good down to the low to mid forties without needing heated gloves so I don't feel the need for heated grips.

As far as enjoying the ride on the GS................if it has 2 wheels, I'm smiling.
__________________
Sarcasm, just one more free service I provide.
Mark_O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #102
heffa OP
Canyon Hillbilly
 
heffa's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: PA.
Oddometer: 1,008
Wicked Read this out loud!

Ok. I saw this at "Dickens of a Christmas" in Wellsboro.

Looks harmless enough.



Now read the Hot Cider line fast out loud! Tell me what u get.
__________________
~ ~


Well, Strip my gears and call me Shiftless...

She said, " Your a Flippin' Moron!"
heffa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #103
DingDangKid
The milk man.
 
DingDangKid's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: North Central, PA
Oddometer: 2,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by heffa650 View Post

Now read the Hot Cider line fast out loud! Tell me what u get.

__________________
2006 TW200 85mpg
1981 Honda CM400T
DingDangKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 11:01 AM   #104
jimmyc4
Gnarly Adventurer
 
jimmyc4's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: pittsburgh pa usa
Oddometer: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpencerCompton View Post


This is what I got with an inline 15a fuse and a bundle of 14g wire. Be back in a bit with the results
May I ask , where you got this ,
All I can find are el cheapo's or they want $29.95?
__________________
jimmyc
05 hayabusa SPORT touring etc. 93 ducati SS
11 husqvarna TXC 449 09 husqvarna SM 610 09 husqvarna WR 250 plated
03 gas gas EC 125 (spare) 07 husqvarna TE510 SOLD 97 TL1000S SOLD
79 CBX 6cly ( just sitting ) 80 KZ650 ( future cafe )
jimmyc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 11:34 AM   #105
DingDangKid
The milk man.
 
DingDangKid's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: North Central, PA
Oddometer: 2,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyc4 View Post
May I ask , where you got this ,
All I can find are el cheapo's or they want $29.95?

Advanced auto in Wellsboro. It worked great for me until the corners I cut caught up with me. If you do a decent job it will work with no problems.


In other news... I'm putting my man pants on today and going riding, all the way to my friends hot tub! Anyways, i'll finally put knobby back into the game.
__________________
2006 TW200 85mpg
1981 Honda CM400T
DingDangKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014