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Old 11-18-2011, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Why no winter riding?

You wouldn't want road salt and sand and wet snow slush, muck being kicked up by the tires and go into your chain and sprockets, and maybe try to work its way into the bearings on the chain side of the clutch shaft, maybe get into the magneto area and start corroding everything in there, etc.

Then you put away your bike and it all freezes overnight.

Maybe a regular unmotorized bicycle you could hose it down, but around here, we disconnect and put away the hoses and turn off the inside valve that goes to the spigot, no easy way to hose down after a ride, and you would not want to do that around the engine, anyway.
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