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Offline hundy

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2014, 12:27:03 am »
I broke in and bought fly racing heated gloves....no problem riding 80 km per hour near zero celcius for about an hour. Rode in afternoon after sun beat asphalt for a while, but only thing cold was my man region. I had to actually turn these gloves down fingrrs were sweating. Now that there is snow on the ground I can use them for my winter machine.........snow blower.....considered and tried heated grips, but had problems finding something that would fit the bolt throttle sleeve. Had to return a set and said f it, going with something more versitile and hastle free.

160 bux on motorcycle superstore and would do it again.

Offline ssaul989

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2014, 12:10:14 pm »
I just got my Bolt on Saturday.
It has been record cold in SW MO ever since!
Not stopping me though, I have the itch and it is BAD.
Today will be the coldest day yet, 23 F right now, and I am heading out. It won't be a long ride, just have to scratch that itch.
The next couple of days should be sunny and in the 40's! GAME ON!

Offline grandjack

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2014, 12:17:20 pm »
That's what I'm talking about!!! Game On! and welcome to the forum.
Enjoy the ride.

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Offline 90droptop

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2014, 02:39:02 pm »
I rode to work yesterday Temps in the am were low 30s but it was the last day to ride with stock exhaust
Put a hoodie on backwards a bigger jacket over that, full face helmet,  tuck the hooded portion of hoodie up into the helmet around my nose, mouth and chin. Put on some side deer skin gloves that allow the dexterity in my hands to be retained, and off I went going to continue to ride as long as it stays above the teens

Offline collins50235

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2014, 02:29:41 am »
Off topic: never thought of the hoodie thing. Good idea.
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Offline Mouse

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2014, 03:51:12 am »
I do cold water swimming until the lake freezes.

You do realise what cold water can do to your junk don't you? Never gonna become a steed doing stuff like that.  :D

I had almost begun to worry this thread would go without a genitaila comment...
I don't care that I'm acting childish. I'm an adult; I can do what I want!


Offline Oz Bolt

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2014, 09:14:38 pm »

I had almost begun to worry this thread would go without a genitaila comment...

I try my best to make sure all bases are covered  :D
Good things come to those who wait...greater things happen to those who get off their arse and do something about it.

Offline tperkins22

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2014, 12:07:47 am »
40 F new... now its about 50 lol... not quite as hung ho to freeze my butt off now!
God Bless

Offline Antonio9M

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2021, 10:24:24 pm »
went riding in 0 C/32C with 80mph/130kph for 650miles/1,046km, or, 14hours on a road-trip this January. Was better prepared than when did it last year so wasnt that bad!

Offline E

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2021, 12:18:55 pm »
5-8 F , no wind , 3 miles at 25 mph across town to put Bolt in friends garage
i seen couple people walking and thought - those people are crazy to be out in this Cold
mid February 2020, my house was broken into, stole by Bolt Key on my dresser
now i keep BOLT in my garage with a tire boot on it , ugh - seems thieves have Not come back - yet
i almost turned around a few times, but was Frozen - my Fingers get White with Pain
MY RULE - 50 F plus for town riding in winter / 60 F plus for 55 mph ride on winding road to town 11 miles away
« Last Edit: July 26, 2021, 10:23:55 am by E »
E - 1st John 4:10

Offline Gr8

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2021, 04:02:04 pm »
To each his/her own, but I like to ride without freezing or boiling my goodies, ya know. So, I don't ride if the temps dip below 55 degrees F (Thats around 12.8 degrees C for the loonies out there.  ;)).

On the other end, once the mercury rises closer to 85 degrees, I bring out my car... (Thats about 29.5 degrees C).

I know there are some folks that don't mind the weather. I have a dude at my work that rides his BMW 1200GS sun, rain or snow... All he does is wear proper gear according to the weather. But I ain't that guy. haha

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2021, 09:10:44 pm »
I used to ride like that in my younger days - ride in a snowsuit with heated vest, gloves and socks - and for fairly long distances.  Now I don't ride below 50F, nor above 100F.  And the Bolt just disturbs the wind enough to beat me death at prolonged highway speeds, not to mention the added insult of a not-so-comfortable seat -- so no more long distance rides.

Offline Gr8

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2021, 02:34:52 pm »
I used to ride like that in my younger days - ride in a snowsuit with heated vest, gloves and socks - and for fairly long distances.  Now I don't ride below 50F, nor above 100F.  And the Bolt just disturbs the wind enough to beat me death at prolonged highway speeds, not to mention the added insult of a not-so-comfortable seat -- so no more long distance rides.

Oh man... the first time I rode on highway for my "long distance" (which was less than 100 miles, btw), I got home and the first thing I did was ordered the Mustang seat... I could not afford to take any more crotch shots from that OEM seats anymore. Plus, part of my ride to work is on a highway, so if I would have continued riding on my OEM seat, I would have sold my Bolt long time ago.

Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2021, 04:32:18 am »
I think I can take the cake in this category......

When I first left the RCAF and moved to Airdrie, AB (just north of Calgary) - my truck broke down - in November! - MINUS 25*C! My front Diff tried to chew itself up, so I had to rip it out, take it into my house (Unheated garage, so into the basement where it was warm), and crack it open to find the problem.  Unfortunately, some IDIOT hadn't shimmed it properly when they put it together, and it did it's best to self-destruct, but it was salvageable - IF I could get shims.  Luckily there was a shop that had them - but it was about 35 km (25 miles) away, and it was -25.  I didn't have $$ for a cab that far, and no friends (since I was brand new to the area), so my ONLY choice was my old 1979 XS650.

50 miles on a motorcycle when it's 25* BELOW ZERO! (Celsius) I bundled up in all the Goretex gear that I still had from the Air Force - Kick-started the old bastard to life, and headed out.  When I got to the shop - they GAVE me the shims for free - just for being SO DAMN CRAZY to ride a motorcycle in the middle of a Canadian Winter!. 

Actually, in the gear I had - I was quite warm - but the gloves meant that my hands were frozen, but that was all.  Luckily the roads were clear and ice-free, but I still look back and wonder how the fuck I got away with it! 

And Yeah - I did get the Diff fixed and re-installed - and it's held out for 10 years since!
NOBODY hates winter more than a Canadian Biker!

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Re: Coldest ride
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2021, 08:30:55 am »
I don't ride if its under 65F (18C) anymore.  8) ...I'm done with that cold riding crap!