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Offline r2uzenblot

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Cold Weather Riding
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:56:51 PM »
I've done a lot of winter riding in almost sub-zero temperatures. I had a Tiger 1050 and the last 3 years a TEX both with heated grips, handguards and a heated seat. I've always , and I mean always, worn Triumph summer gloves and nothing more than a t-shirt under my navigator suit. Anyone else found this works for them in winter......?

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 08:43:51 PM »
With much of the continent at record high temperatures, wondering why you are thinking about winter riding today?  :187:
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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 09:04:29 PM »
You know nothing John Snow....Winter is coming. :431: Had to do it.  :745:
I can see cold days coming soon. Like all the way to 70ish F at night.

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 09:20:34 PM »
It was only 52c here this morning. Wet as well.

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 11:00:12 PM »
I've ridden in miserable winter conditions and I found that heated grips only warmed my palms. My fingers were still cold. I couldn't find any heated gloves that would fit my hands but I did find heater liners. They made a big difference heating mostly the backs of my hands and fingers. I was able to squeeze some big outer gloves over the top.  But then discovered silver lined rain gloves which really worked well.

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 11:34:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Chaz [+]
It was only 52c here this morning. Wet as well.
52c is something like 125F That seems pretty warm.  :084:
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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 05:12:02 AM »
I have to wear heated gloves or really thick non heated gloves.

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
52c is something like 125F That seems pretty warm.  :084:

As Chaz's location is Livingston Scotland I'm praying 52C was a misprint for 5⁰C. If not climate change & global warming is a lot worse than expected  :005:

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 04:38:10 PM »
As winters here are usually -10C and snow, I tend to use my car  :004:

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Re: Cold Weather Riding
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 07:01:10 PM »
I tried RST heated Gloves last winter. They were the battery operated versions. Very effective. I might get a spare set of batteries for the coming winter for the longer journeys. I also use Handlebar Muffs and they too are effective especially with the heated handlebars on one of my bikes.

 


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