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Cold storage!
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:34:34 PM »
You guys in the middle of this deep freeze...I’m curious how you store your bikes in the city without garages.
I’ve seen pictures of your bikes covered in snow but this is another ballgame.

This is my weather problem. Sorry


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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 11:50:55 PM »
65F Wow. I just don't know how you people live like that.  :164:

I was in Ontario visiting my folks a week ago. With the windchill, it was -31C when we left for the airport to catch our flight back to the wet coast. Our aircraft was literally stuck in the snow for an hour and a half after we boarded (also included de-icing). Glad to be home.
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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 02:18:58 AM »
I live on Cape Cod, Ma. I ride all year long, so storage isn't an issue. It get's tough when it get's into the twenties. If it snows and the roads get bad I borrow my wife's car. I'm 57 and have never owned a car. Had a lot of bikes though.

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 03:45:01 AM »
Looks happy to me

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 05:31:49 AM »
I've just been reading my local news about the freeze you are having in the US.  My sympathies guys, I can't conceive of those temperatures.
How ironic that it appears to be the result of global warming... splitting of the polar vortex.

Just back from a couple of hundred k's club ride.  Maximum temperature my bike showed was 37C.
I kept cool with a wet neck cooler and summer flow-thru jacket.
(And no, my legs didn't overheat, even though I had thick black kevlar lined jeans on, and good solid high boots.)

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 12:09:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by iamwhatiam [+]
I live on Cape Cod, Ma. I ride all year long, so storage isn't an issue. It get's tough when it get's into the twenties. If it snows and the roads get bad I borrow my wife's car. I'm 57 and have never owned a car. Had a lot of bikes though.

Im in NJ and also ride all year, although I do commute with my car, we are out on the bikes every weekend rain or shine.... snow will slow us down, but once the roads are clear back out we go....  :031:

*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Above 70 is torture man... Torture...  :063:

I agree..Im much happier in the cold weather than i am in the heat

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 12:48:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
Im in NJ and also ride all year, although I do commute with my car, we are out on the bikes every weekend rain or shine.... snow will slow us down, but once the roads are clear back out we go....  :031:

I agree..Im much happier in the cold weather than i am in the heat

ditto :821: cheers brother
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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 01:13:27 PM »
Its only bad in degrees - Fahrenheit means nothing ( to me )  here in Europe  spring is coming !

Just make sure your antifreeze is good for that low and your battery gets a regular work over !
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 01:33:50 PM »
Speaking of anti-freeze... I haven't done anything to the bike since I bought it last November. I sure as heck didn't put any anti-freeze and didn't do anything to its battery other than ride the bike almost every day. It's stock TEX XCx and the d@mn thing operated without a complaint at ~10F ( That's -12 Celcius sirsidneyrd  :002: ) My first TEX (2013 model) ran in 9F as well - 2013 Jan the day I got frostbitten on all my digits and howled for 15 minutes in the garage under Rockefeller Center until they thawed - fun memories...

My Triumph dealer said that Tiger is one of the few bikes that would operate at those conditions. His Rocket triple simply refuses to run when the temps go below 35F (That's 1.6666666 Celcius sirsidneyrd :002: ) I couldn't test the Scrambler because it's in storage. I wonder if that's true???

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Re: Cold storage!
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 03:30:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Speaking of anti-freeze... I haven't done anything to the bike since I bought it last November. I sure as heck didn't put any anti-freeze and didn't do anything to its battery other than ride the bike almost every day. It's stock TEX XCx and the d@mn thing operated without a complaint at ~10F ( That's -12 Celcius sirsidneyrd  :002: ) My first TEX (2013 model) ran in 9F as well - 2013 Jan the day I got frostbitten on all my digits and howled for 15 minutes in the garage under Rockefeller Center until they thawed - fun memories...

My Triumph dealer said that Tiger is one of the few bikes that would operate at those conditions. His Rocket triple simply refuses to run when the temps go below 35F (That's 1.6666666 Celcius sirsidneyrd :002: ) I couldn't test the Scrambler because it's in storage. I wonder if that's true???

What a bike
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Amen bro 🙏

 


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