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    Fall Riding...

    I dont store my bike over the winter. I just dont take it out in the snow and ice. Heated liner and gloves! Good to go!

    I love late fall riding -- when leaves are cleared off trees and roads --but before the ice, snow and salt.

    Brisk days, warm gear and site lines open up nicely around what were foliage blinded twisties!

    Heat up the tires and its game on...!

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    Can't wait to get my bike back!!

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    What heated gear do you use Dave?

    I have Widder gloves, but they are out of business. I may be looking to get a vest, which may mean changing over to another brand.

    I just read good things about the new Gerbing stuff.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Had the older Gerbing...liked it fine. Have the Warm and Safe liner and gloves from First Gear. Works good too. Seacoast carries these and has a pretty good selection in stock!

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Agreed. Fall riding rules.

    As for electrics, I highly recommend Tourmaster Synergy stuff. Much less expensive than Gerbing, but in typical Tourmaster fashion, the quality is good and it works extremely well. I picked up the vest and have gotten a lot of use out of it. Toasty warm!

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    I dont store my bike over the winter. I just dont take it out in the snow and ice. Heated liner and gloves! Good to go!

    I love late fall riding -- when leaves are cleared off trees and roads --but before the ice, snow and salt.

    Brisk days, warm gear and site lines open up nicely around what were foliage blinded twisties!

    Heat up the tires and its game on...!
    I ride year round

    regularly from april till november

    3 times a month in nov and march

    once a month in dec, jan, feb

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Agree!

    I picked up the First Gear heated gloves & jacket liner from Seacoast (in stock) last year. I used them Sunday to check out the new connections on my Buell -- nice.

    Dave -- any ill effects from salt residue on dry winter roads?

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    AMEN. As long as the roads are dry I ride all year long !

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    your all pussy fair weather riders

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    your all pussy fair weather riders
    just like there's always someone faster than you are....

    ....there's also someone crazier!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    just like there's always someone faster than you are....

    ....there's also someone crazier!!!
    cold air = free horsepower, with the proper gear, its no big deal, winter riding helps you become a smoother, better rider

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Ted, where's my quote on full heated gear we talked about?

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    I fully agree!
    One of the best times to ride.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    cold air = free horsepower, with the proper gear, its no big deal, winter riding helps you become a smoother, better rider
    Randy is just starting to ride in November... he takes his bike off the road in April when it gets super hot out...

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    I have heated gear on the way. Looking forward to riding more after the roads clean up. Hello sightlines! Just need people to ride with. It gets boring always going out by yourself.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    So just to double check here... no need for special tires etc for these cold days? What entails heating up the rubber?

    I'm still going to try to push it as long as I can to ride my bike.. the cold doesn't get to me much since I'm a crazy canuck.. the fear of slippery roads bothers me though.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    I have been riding all year for a long time. A Gerbing liner and heated gloves makes it very comfortable. As long as the roads are clear it is a great time to ride.

    I see a few here ride all year. I bet we have passed many times over the winters. You do take notice of other bikes on a 20 degree day.



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    fall foliage ride anyone?

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    ill ride down to the teens without heated gear, just layers and heated grip wraps. too bad i crashed my bike, id love to do some riding now, but i have no money to repair the few things i need to put it back together. hopefully ill have it ready for a xmas eve ride or something.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    I also ride year round...ya just have to pay attention to the weather reports a bit more.

    The best part about riding in the winter; especially when there's been a snowfall but the streets are clear days later, are the looks of "are you nuckin futs" from folks in cars.

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    Fuck riding in the cold.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Fuck riding in the cold.


    I'll second that!

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati View Post
    Ted, where's my quote on full heated gear we talked about?
    I'm working on it brothah.

    I just did a special order on a Synergy vest and we're thinking of getting some more of those due to the excellent price point.

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Fuck riding in the cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn157 View Post


    I'll second that!

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    Re: Fall Riding...

    Whats the warmest thing I could fit under my leathers? Been rocking the under armor....but last weekend was a bit cold, I wanted to crawl into my exhaust while I was riding

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