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When my alarm went off at 4:30 this morning and I saw 15 degrees on the outside thermo meter I thought that it might be a chilly ride this morning. However, the last time I rode in temps that low I was riding my '79 GS750 Suzuki with no windshield and no heated ANYTHING. I drove it 45 minutes to my job and spent the rest of the day rethawing. This morning I'm on my LT, heated grips, heated seats, windshield, and other weathewr protection, and I didn't even need my Gerbing heated glove liners or socks. My fingertips got a little numb, and my toes started to get a little cold, but it was nothing worth worrying about. Now people are thinking I'm a candidate for the happy farm and I have to explain that I just ain't that cold.
Cheers for the LT and it's wonderful protection!
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Although you are correct that the LT is awesome compared to most bikes for this type of riding, I don't understand why you didn't at least put on your heated glove liners. Allowing your finger tips to get "a little numb" is not the smartest thing to do. Especially seeing how proper functionality of one's hands is fairly crucial during the operation of a motorcycle. I know your ride is only 45 minutes...but still. 15° is too cold for the heated grips to be effective. Just some food for thought.
 

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Joe, I know why he's not complaining 15 is a heat wave it was 5 above here this morning. Can't wait for my HID to arrive so I can work on it in my unheated garage. That should put some spring in my step. :p
 

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patroa1 said:
Joe, I know why he's not complaining 15 is a heat wave it was 5 above here this morning. Can't wait for my HID to arrive so I can work on it in my unheated garage. That should put some spring in my step. :p
Yeah it was 6 here this morning, and my K75 left outside would not start :mad: , (well not without me standing in the cold messing with it :rotf: ) so I open the garage door and got the LT out. Fired right up and off we went.
I don't use heated gloves, I use bar end mitts, but you have to know your machine.
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Last saturday I did 150 miles in 19 degrees. Roads were dry but had a fun time getting the bike thru the snow in the drive. January in Iowa!


 

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Oh hell ya, I’m not above stealing stuff off the net. You should see the naked pictures I’ve copied. :D

Is he the original to that quote?
I’ve heard it so many ways being it fishing, boating or any other activity.
 

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My hands didn't start getting cold until the end of the ride. I woulda turned around and gotten my 'lectric liners if they had gotten cold early on, but the grip heaters worked just fine despite the ambient temp and wind chill.

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I guess I’m going to get accosted for this … I don’t know who they are? Remember I'm in Iowa, we just got one of them new McDonalds fast food restaurants in town.
 

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UncleRock said:
You rippin off Free Wheelin Franklin, One of the Fury Freak brothers
with that tag line :D
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I haven't heard mention of them in about 25 years or more. That was some funny stuff.
 

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Robin said:
When my alarm went off at 4:30 this morning and I saw 15 degrees on the outside thermo meter I thought that it might be a chilly ride this morning. However, the last time I rode in temps that low I was riding my '79 GS750 Suzuki with no windshield and no heated ANYTHING. I drove it 45 minutes to my job and spent the rest of the day rethawing. This morning I'm on my LT, heated grips, heated seats, windshield, and other weathewr protection, and I didn't even need my Gerbing heated glove liners or socks. My fingertips got a little numb, and my toes started to get a little cold, but it was nothing worth worrying about. Now people are thinking I'm a candidate for the happy farm and I have to explain that I just ain't that cold.
Cheers for the LT and it's wonderful protection!
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Robin
Robin,

Anyone going to Ego Alley Sunday for coffee? Might venture over since the Virginia Breakfast RTE was changed to lunch.
 

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I hear remarks all the time. My answer is always, what is the difference between this and my snowmobile other then tires. There is usually no answer and it leaves them thinking lol.
 

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I get the funny looks, and the "Did you ride your bike TODAY? (Actually it's more often "Tonight" since I work shift work and I'm either coming or going in the dark.) Then during the shift, someone will come in and say something like "It sure is cold out tonight." I think they expect me to break down and cry or something. When I tell them for the umpteenth time "I have heated grips, heated seats, a heated vest, heated gloves, a full face helmet and a snowmobile suit." I get "Oh. I guess that does help."

And that's when it's in the 30's. We don't get a lot of 'teens, round here.
 

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He He it was 41 deg c here in sunny Perth today, nearly too hot for ridin
perhaps you could send us down some of that cold stuf and we could send back some of this warm stuff and we could both be really comfy
 
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