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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #30 on: June 25, 2022, 01:12:52 am
    June 25, 2022, 01:12:52 am
    *Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
    I've ridden in some snow like that.  I recall have to pry the seat out of my butt when I got home, but I made it.
    That's what the heated seat is for!

    Icy, I did figure the first two photos were taken on the same day.  You had me feeling good on the first one, but feeling NO on the second.

    From reading some of the comments here, it looks like the gen4 has improved the heat situation.  One good change.

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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #31 on: June 25, 2022, 01:25:17 am
    June 25, 2022, 01:25:17 am
    *Originally Posted by KenW [+]
    Icy, I did figure the first two photos were taken on the same day.  You had me feeling good on the first one, but feeling NO on the second.
    :821: :821: :821: I know, I know, I'm just trying to be cute you know  :164:

    *Originally Posted by KenW [+]
    From reading some of the comments here, it looks like the gen4 has improved the heat situation.  One good change.

    Gen4 heat situation -> they removed the radiator from its original location, split it into two pieces (ala Panzer) moved it up and stuck it inside the fairing, put two huge fans on each, put airvents that point sideways and outwards hoping that the hairdryer won't blow towards you... it's a radical change alright and I am dying to hear what it does and how it performs from somebody who'd put it to the test
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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #32 on: July 30, 2022, 03:41:32 pm
    July 30, 2022, 03:41:32 pm
    Recently in the UK it has been warm (comparitively)..
    I simply removed my screen (much to the annoyance of my mates with the same bike as me)..
    It made a MASSIVE difference to to cooling air..
    I dont care if it "Looks cool" or not.. It is FAR better to ride without a screen in warm weather..
    Dont jusdge me until you have tried it !!!
    Power is how hard you hit the wall...
    Torque is how far you take the wall with you !

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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #33 on: July 30, 2022, 08:37:31 pm
    July 30, 2022, 08:37:31 pm
    I notice that the TEX is running pretty hot for the driver. Due to the good wind deflection you dont cool down very much. I notice that driving with temps of about 27 / 28 celcius is still fun, but hotter isn't fun anymore. Low temps I don't know yet, but I guess around freezing would still be OK.

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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #34 on: September 03, 2023, 09:57:12 pm
    September 03, 2023, 09:57:12 pm
    Ok... I'll say it up front. I'm a total wuss. :034:
    I'm the much-maligned 45° rider.
    I really only enjoy the ride between 40F and 85F. Outside of those and I start to lose focus, mental agility and stamina. Sux to get old!
    Hoping heated grips and better wind protection will help. I don't do snow so the East Coast mid-Atlantic winter looks like it may be a long/cold/lonely few months or so. :033:
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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #35 on: September 04, 2023, 11:02:45 am
    September 04, 2023, 11:02:45 am
    *Originally Posted by TerraPyrat [+]
    I really only enjoy the ride between 40F and 85F. Outside of those and I start to lose focus, mental agility and stamina. Sux to get old!
    Hoping heated grips and better wind protection will help. I don't do snow so the East Coast mid-Atlantic winter looks like it may be a long/cold/lonely few months or so. :033:
    40F - 85F is 4.4C - 29.4C.  Ok, fair range, though 4C is a bit cold.

    I've just completed a lap round Oz (one-up).  Lowest temperature was 0C (32F), highest was 36C (97F).
    I had to carry all the hot and cold gear with me, which is harder than setting out from home with the right gear for the day.
    So my jacket was an airflow DriRider, with the liner in when cold, out when hot.  Winter and summer gloves. Long-johns, fluffy jacket and nylon overpants for cold.
    The biggest problen at 0C was visibility, not comfort, though I felt the cold.  Fog and my glasses fogging up!
    At high temperatures I lowered the screen to improve airflow.  But that meant more wind noise.  I don't doubt that removing the screen would be great, but its not an option on a trip.

    Once it got warmer (as we went north), I fitted a rider Cool Cover.  Not only did it make things cooler, but I reckon it increased the comfort level, allowing longer in the seat.  (Maximum day was 1015km.)
    But when cooler, say below 25C, the cover made it cold on the bum.  The heated seat was then no help.  (I left it on though, for the increased comfort.)

    I didn't find the range of 0C to 36C a big problem.  Wore the same riding jeans the whole time, kevlar patched cheapies from Aldi.  With and without long-johns and overpants.
    So I'll say again, I think those who have a problem with heat in that range, have a bike problem.
    I'm not a particularly tough critter, and rapidly approaching 75.
    That said, the cold keeps me more focussed, heat tends to weary me and cause fatigue and inattention.  I counter that by listening to rock music.
    Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 11:13:20 am by KenW

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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #36 on: September 04, 2023, 03:20:35 pm
    September 04, 2023, 03:20:35 pm
    My all time temp range is -10°C to 42°C.
    The standard year is between 0°C and 36°C.

    My ATGATT religion (and obligatory acceptable appearance at work) makes my gear pretty constant:
    - Furygan (black) jeans (kevlar padding + D3O concealed cushions on knees and hip). Underpants below 10°C. Overpants when rainy.
    - Helstons leather jacket. Liner when under 15°C. Long sleeved undershirt when under 10°C.
    - Alpinestar (relatively unconspicuous) leather boots all year. I've seen some feet after a crash and I don't want mines like that. Ever.
    - Furygan heated gloves below 15°C. Heating on when below 10°C.
    - Furygan Summer gloves when above 15°C.
    - Heated grips and seat activated when I feel like it ;-)

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    Re: Too hot/cold to ride?
    Reply #37 on: February 01, 2024, 11:23:24 am
    February 01, 2024, 11:23:24 am
    I ride all year round in the UK. Lowest I’ve had so far this year is -3°C. Highest I’ve had is 28°C.

    I have two sets of kit - RST* ventilated jacket, Oxford AAA jeans, RST ventilated trainers and RST ventilated gloves for summer, and for the colder months an RST touring jacket and trousers with removable thermal liner, RST Adventure boots and RST waterproof winter gloves.

    I have used the summer gloves, this morning in fact, at 2°C (mistake) but the heated grips helped.

    Seriously considering investing in some heated gloves.

    * not sponsored by RST… other brands are available.

     



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