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Gas Man
12-01-2012, 11:21 AM
I have rode into the low twenties and it can suck. But I also worry about black ice and such. Not too mention if it's that cold they are probably slinging salt.

You?

leebo
12-01-2012, 11:44 AM
50 is my cutoff point

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 11:48 AM
I prefer not to ride under freezing... but anything under 25* is FORGET ABOUT IT!

Caveman
12-01-2012, 11:54 AM
I have been known to be out for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ride.

RedneckMedic
12-01-2012, 01:49 PM
I was just out in 20 degrees last week and it was fun because of the new pipes. The coldest ive been was in about 45 degrees though in the rain with only a light hoodie and about an hour and a half ride home

horrorbusiness
12-01-2012, 01:53 PM
The first couple of years I had my fat boy I would put on my snowmobile gear and ride till it was salty. Then I got caught in the freezing rain and had to idle home with my feet down. I gave up the once a month no matter what riding.

Thruxtonbill
12-01-2012, 04:32 PM
. The coldest ive been was in about 45 degrees though in the rain with only a light hoodie and about an hour and a half ride home

Ahhh that would suck

RedneckMedic
12-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Ahhh that would suckO it did it got to the point where the smallest bumps hurt so bad i was yelling out in pain. I never want to do that again. It was like 65 when i left my house and temps just dropped and rain came out of no where when the sun went down. I have still neglected to purchase rain gear though lol.

detdrbuzzard
12-01-2012, 06:37 PM
when i got my synergy electric gear i had to wait for a cold enough day to test it, 24f was on the thermometer i passed on my hour and a half ride. my feet were starting to get cold when i headed for home

Mad Dog
12-01-2012, 06:42 PM
Mid 40's maybe a bit lower if the sun is out thats about it for me. After that it's just not fun.

sprink
12-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Been out with the snow flying along the lake and riding through freezing rain/snow. Rode to and from Gratten through that weather. Frost on the bike in the morning before heading to the track. I bet I was one of two with heated grips on the track, lol.

Gas Man
12-01-2012, 10:05 PM
Been out with the snow flying along the lake and riding through freezing rain/snow. Rode to and from Gratten through that weather. Frost on the bike in the morning before heading to the track. I bet I was one of two with heated grips on the track, lol.

Awesome! :lol:

Moesride
12-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Mid 30's if I'm riding locally. Longer rides I would look for temps to be at least in the mid 40's maybe 50.

Bagger Dave
12-01-2012, 10:33 PM
The first ride I took on my Big Dog K-9...it was 28 degrees out...rode in the 30's plenty of times...now with the Ultra...heated hand grips are the shit!:rockwoot:

Nobody
12-01-2012, 11:29 PM
Counting riding my moped, I've done several runs in the negatives and snow storms. Strictly on the sporty, I've had her out in low 10's, only real limit I have is traction(next tyres will be something other than these fucking low grip dunlops) and whether or not I'm going anywhere after work (just ain't worth firing her up for 4miles round trip if I'm only going to work and back). I need to invest in another pair of heated gloves or try some heated grips.

SportstersPaul
12-07-2012, 02:25 AM
Been out with the snow flying along the lake and riding through freezing rain/snow. Rode to and from Gratten through that weather. Frost on the bike in the morning before heading to the track. I bet I was one of two with heated grips on the track, lol.

Greg, who might the other one have been? Wasn't that fun wiping slush and ice off the faceshields?

SportstersPaul
12-07-2012, 02:27 AM
I've done -20 several times, but the bike always seems to start hard in the mornings. Had to put an electric heater under it several times. Next to impossible to keep your faceshield clear, need to crack the shield open some and you better have all exposed skin covered! Now I see they have heated shields.

Gas Man
12-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Heated shields??

RedneckMedic
12-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Heated shields??
They've had them for a while in the sledding world

Mad Dog
12-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Heated shields??


They've had them for a while in the sledding world

Thats where the heated grips started.