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What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

Here it is 80F/26C at the moment and it is just about the limit for me with all that driving gear and all....phew..I am draining of sweat as I am writing this just comming home from a icecream ride.

On the bright side I am not more then 20% scared now when driving.

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

115 degrees for two days on a 1100LT. Now that is hot, with all the engine heat from that old beast. I could take 115 on the 1200 and still fill comfortable.

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

With full riding gear on?

Well I do good in cold weather (I think) minus 10 C as long as the road is dry

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

I ride 15 hours every working week, minimum...thru the desert.

Its been 110-115F for the last few weeks here, hot!

Last summer, most of august it was running up-to 116-118.

Not sure I exactly like it but I seem to manage ok, considering I haven't passed out yet and landed in the cactus someplace.

but i"m also cold here at 70F so take the dry heat into account. I'm not sure I could handle this heat if it was humid.
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Paalao, are you wearing mesh-style summer riding gear? With mesh protective clothing on, 80F is COOL riding!

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

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With full riding gear on?

Well I do good in cold weather (I think) minus 10 C as long as the road is dry
Gear will keep you cooler than a tee shirt and jeans. I wear shorts or just a cheap pair of those biking shorts above 90 under my pants.

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

Hopefully you are using a Mesh jacket and overpants when it gets hot. I convert to mesh once the day temperatures get into the 70F range. Have no problem riding into the well over 100F.

For long rides at high (>90F) temperatures. I also add an evaporation vest and wear a wet doo rag.

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Here it is 80F/26C at the moment and it is just about the limit for me with all that driving gear and all....phew..I am draining of sweat as I am writing this just comming home from a icecream ride.

On the bright side I am not more then 20% scared now when driving.
We had a cool day yesterday, 78 degree in the early morning, by dinner time it was 94. I ride wearing a silver Joe Rocket mesh jacket, silver First Gear mesh gloves, a pair of black Rukka pants that is cool in summer and warm in winter, great stuff! Short MC boots, and I am good to about 100 with high humidity.

On this topic: Do you Norwegians have a good source for Rukka? The US prices are very high. The quality is top notch, I had my pants for about 14 years and wear them on just about every ride. Yes...they have been washed a few times..
But now its time to replace them (larger waist size for one)

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

I can handle up to 80 or so with standard gear, but when it gets much above that, I switch to mesh gear. As long as I wasn't stopped in traffic, 105F/40C was tolerable. Sprinkle a few ounces of water on your shirt...it will dry by the time you reach your destination, and keep you cooler en route.

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

With mesh gear, I haven't found anything too hot yet and I live in the humid southeastern US. Already been 105+ two days already this summer and I rode both.

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I find that wearing undergarments that wick away the sweat (Coolmax or Underarmor) greatly improves my hot weather riding experience.

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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

I wear light weight long sleeve shirts and long pants under the mesh. that layer helps keep the heat blast off the body. For temps > 95, I also keep my visor down to kill the heat blast to the face.

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80 deg? you pussy.


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80 deg? you pussy.


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80 degrees is perfect.
I don't like above 100 degrees though I done it plenty of times (yes with jacket and riding pants, gloves, boots, and helmet).

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80 degrees is perfect.
I don't like above 100 degrees though I done it plenty of times (yes with jacket and riding pants, gloves, boots, and helmet).

+1 80 deg is optimal. 100 is even ok for a few hours. Ive said it before, Norwegians are soft, Im married to one.


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Re: What warm weather is to much for you to drive in?

I see 100 F throughout the summer. Full dress, although mesh jacket.

Also see winter temps below zero.

I tend to see more "looks" in the winter.

Can't think of a better machine to handle both extremes.

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Paalao, are you wearing mesh-style summer riding gear? With mesh protective clothing on, 80F is COOL riding!

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I am wearing Codura jacket (black) and jeans and a flip helmet with summer leather glovs. The jacket is the same I use in winter but without the liner.
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Next year I will buy that Kevlar mesh pants and jacket http://www.motoport.com/


Well guys first year I worked in Myrtle Beach, SC I felt it had come to "Hell", HOT and humid, and the second year I got it confirmed! But later in the season it was not that bad so there is always some tme to get use to another clima but for me, now is to hot to be outside driving!

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I find that wearing undergarments that wick away the sweat (Coolmax or Underarmor) greatly improves my hot weather riding experience.
+1. Don't forget about 5.11 tactical, also.
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....Next year I will buy that Kevlar mesh pants and jacket http://www.motoport.com/....
Pal, you will LOVE Motoport mesh kevlar. The owner is a stand up guy, also. Worth every cent of the outrageous price!

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Thanks JJ
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Don't know.

Lived in Yuma, AZ for 5 years and after that in 29 Palms, CA for 4 years. Never got too warm to ride for me.

Been a little uncomfortable in the middle of the day in the middle of the summer, especially if stuck in traffic, but never too warm to ride.

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Took a nice ride 2 days ago, 87 degrees. Quite warm in the city, but the highway was nice. I walked into the commissary on Rock Island and the lady checking me out mentioned it was a little warm for a coat. Another lady bagging my groceries said "He must be on a bike" to which I acknowledged. She proceeded to tell me all she ever rides in are shorts, t-shirt and no helmet. She said "If I go down, I want it to end quick and painless." I proceeded to tell her that her chances of actually dying are not that great, but she will make one nice road-rashed vegetable for her family to take care of. She just looked at me. I told her "Good luck with that," smiled, and left. ATGATT.

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+1. Don't forget about 5.11 tactical, also.

Pal, you will LOVE Motoport mesh kevlar. The owner is a stand up guy, also. Worth every cent of the outrageous price!
1+ on Motoport. The owner is a great guy. Very patient. Walked my wife through the measurement process while we took each measurement & told us how to do it on the phone. Also offered to do custom work and will replace it for free if you crash in it & it cannot be repaired. It is expensive, but for the money, I think it is a better product than what its peers offer, ( Aerostitch, Olympia, Rukka, etc.) Definitely cheaper than Rukka.

I wore a Firstgear mesh jacket & pants before I got the Motoport. Switched to Motoport when I found out what can happen if you crash in polyester/poplypro mesh. Not good. Side benefit is the air goes through the 1000 Denier Kevlar coated Airmesh Motoport stuff better than it did the Firstgear.

When it gets real hot, I use a Cool Zone phase change vest and Under Armor Heat gear.

It sorta pisses me off when I see motor officers not properly outfitted with good quality riding gear. Around here they ride in the summer with short sleeves & beanie helmets. One would think the departments would care more about these officers well being. I know they are among the best motorcycle riders on the road, but accidents still happen to them. They deserve the best gear available and in my state, they're not getting it IMNSHO. It makes as much sense as not providing body armor for them.

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