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Winter Preparation: Two Viable Choices For Riders


To ride or not to ride. In the colder months, that is the question.

Traditionally, in regions where the winter thermometer dips below freezing, many riders would prep and store their motorcycles, not wanting to brave sub-zero wind chill.

That made a lot of sense in times past, but now more than ever, a plethora of winter riding suits, windproof gloves, headgear and best of all: electrically heated head-to-toe gear can make cold weather riding a do-able proposition.

On the other hand, if you don't want to go through the effort, that's fine, too. Perhaps you're already sure the cold season is better spent doing something else.

In this case you'll want to properly put away your bike so it's ready when you are come spring.

Since either riding or not in cold months is now a more viable choice than ever, we'll give you some pointers for which ever way you decide to go.

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To ride or not to ride. In the colder months, that is the question.
to all, by far the very best accessorie for you, your bike(s) and the whole family can enjoy.... is..... move south! no limits on your riding. in fact winters are even more better! out, ponch




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move south! no limits on your riding. in fact winters are even more better!
I agree. Here in Las Vegas, we have year round riding. I don't have to store my at all.

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I agree. Here in Las Vegas, we have year round riding. I don't have to store my at all.
I think I speak for all of us "Seasonal Riders". "Don't rub it in!"

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Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep south Alabama we ride year round also, infact often much nicer once the days cool down. But the days are so short.
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I ride up until it snows. Once they salt the roads, i put my toys away until the spring rains wash off all the salt. Serious cold generally doesn't set in until after the snows come.

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Just put the carb'd cruisers away but kept the Nomad ready. The Nomad being fuel injected isn't bothered by the cold temps when starting but the carb'd bikes can get tempermental.


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Hawaii-nuff said, I ride even the rainy season,there is a trade off, you guys on the mainland have open road we just keep goin round and round, I miss open road.
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Hawaii-nuff said, I ride even the rainy season,there is a trade off, you guys on the mainland have open road we just keep goin round and round, I miss open road.
mik'r, CW or CCW? ever try mixing it up? a little of this an that is sort of like goin straight? but hey, you got some veiw! hows them sunsets? out, ponch




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I ride in New England nearly year round. I just make sure the roads have been cleared and are dry and that I wear warm clothing. The best are a heated vest/jacket under my yellow day-glow jacket and heated gloves. I haven't figured out yet how to keep my toes warm, though. I think that riding in all seasons is the best method for testing your skills so long as you maintain sensibility. I'm 63 and have been riding since my first bike in VietNam. [War sucks]
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