Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twinsburg, Ohio, USA
NO salt !!
Originally Posted by hoodoodrum
Admittingly so.... I try to stay on dry roads or the occasional roads with a small amount of tar strips, loose gravel etc. I will ride on wet roads if prepared to do so, but only for short periods....they make me nervous!!! I won't go near snow, ice, and any road with dusted salt.
I ask because I was invited to ride last weekend with some HOG riders who felt the need to ride because it was fairly warm 55F and dry. I agreed if we would not get on the salted roads. After much discussion, I rode solo to stay off the salted cindered surfaces.
Knowing what salt (corrosion hidden and seen) and stones (chips and dulling) do to cars, I don't get it why some ride $15k++++.... bikes under those conditions.
Went for a 3 hour ride here on the other side of the state that weekend.
I will not be riding once the salt gets put down (has been down once already this year but good rain washed it away)
Do not like riding in the rain try to avoid it but have.
Snow/Ice not at all !! very nervous when the temp is 32 or below sometimes in the morning on the ride to work even when there has been no precip
One last thing you have probably have not seen much of until you get on the south east side of the state is the old Amish pie(Horse Crap). That stuff is slick like Ice and is a mess to clean off the cowling
2002 LTC Pacific Blue
Caliper Moto Lights, Hyper light brake lights, Spiegler brake lines, Ride West side markers, Grip puppies, HyperPro Springs and CA HID Kit.
2009 Honda Shadow (Wife's)
Blue & Pearl
"Well It’s not rocket science but absolutely a nightmare. At the end of the day you had a fairly unique situation that I personally at this moment in time could see me having as well 24/7. With all due respect, it shouldn’t of happened."
Last edited by rkirker; Dec 19th, 2006 at 8:26 pm.