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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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I love riding in the cold.

Today I took the scoot out for a little ride. It was 39 degrees when I left and it never got above 41. I rode for 250 miles and it felt great. I have heated gear and it makes me feel so loose. After 120 miles I stopped for fuel and wasn't stiff at all. The bike loves that cold air too. Another great thing, when I got home not a single bug hit my bike LOL. I remember one year leaving for Daytona and it was 31 out and when I got down there it was 81. That was nuts.
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I'd do it to. If it wasn't for all the salt. My Wrangler looked white today. Its burgandy. lol


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I'd do it to. If it wasn't for all the salt. My Wrangler looked white today. Its burgandy. lol
Thing is with salt, we drive our cars & trucks ALL winter long, through snow, slush, salt and it takes YEARS for rust to develop. So a ride or two on a road that has some salt on it...meh, clean the damn bike and you'll be fine. Most likely you're gonna trade that bitch in on something newer WAY before any rust occurs anyway.

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I'd do it to. If it wasn't for all the salt. My Wrangler looked white today. Its burgandy. lol
They never salt down here. They put sand down which is awful because it lasts forever. If we get a storm I have to ride in the tire tracks for months after it's gone. Intersections have a very high ass pucker factor if you have to turn LOL.

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Intersections have a very high ass pucker factor if you have to turn LOL.
Rip it and countersteer, drift though them bastages!

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Living in Wisconsin means riding in cool, and cold weather or park it. I choose to ride. Heading in to town with the rig after I drop Payton at school. Damp 31 degrees out now.
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Thing is with salt, we drive our cars & trucks ALL winter long, through snow, slush, salt and it takes YEARS for rust to develop. So a ride or two on a road that has some salt on it...meh, clean the damn bike and you'll be fine. Most likely you're gonna trade that bitch in on something newer WAY before any rust occurs anyway.

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They never salt down here. They put sand down which is awful because it lasts forever. If we get a storm I have to ride in the tire tracks for months after it's gone. Intersections have a very high ass pucker factor if you have to turn LOL.
I live in what's called the Snow Belt. Also known as the Rust Belt. It's not just salt but a brine spray with beets juice I believe in it. It's harsh. The 1 year old rock sliders and body mounted tire carrier are both turning orange from rust. I cant do it.
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Thing is with salt, we drive our cars & trucks ALL winter long, through snow, slush, salt and it takes YEARS for rust to develop. So a ride or two on a road that has some salt on it...meh, clean the damn bike and you'll be fine. Most likely you're gonna trade that bitch in on something newer WAY before any rust occurs anyway.

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I live in what's called the Snow Belt. Also known as the Rust Belt. It's not just salt but a brine spray with beets juice I believe in it. It's harsh. The 1 year old rock sliders and body mounted tire carrier are both turning orange from rust. I cant do it.
We use a synthetic liquid spray on our roads (not beet juice) that is extremely harsh on paint and chrome. Seeing as how I am most likely to never trade my RG, it will stay off the roads while the brine is on it.

That being said, I was riding up to the end of Oct, where the temps were -3c when I left for work in the morning. Didn't bother to get my heated gear hooked up for those few weeks, only rode 120 miles per day.

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I live in what's called the Snow Belt. Also known as the Rust Belt. It's not just salt but a brine spray with beets juice I believe in it. It's harsh. The 1 year old rock sliders and body mounted tire carrier are both turning orange from rust. I cant do it.
I can only imagine being right off the lake. I had chrome wheels on my old truck and 1 trip through WVA ruined them. That stuff is no joke. I wouldn't do it there either. Some of the guys I ride with down here in VA park their bikes all winter. I'm a transplanted NYer so the cold doesn't bother me. As long as there is no black ice.
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Cold riding is great. I use Salt Away on the bike to prevent rust, and I've never had an issue. The Night Train is almost 15 years old, and it's got zero rust.

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