Why no winter riding?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Dave31, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. D Man

    D Man New Member

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    I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains! Don't get a lot of snow down here......do get a month or two of colder weather and rain here but usually the forecast is fine, hot or bloody hot!

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    I will hopefully have a lot of winter riding once my morini build is done. just no slush. powder on my studded tires will be fun.
     
  3. KCvale

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    This time of year and of course Spring is why I endure the 4 months of summer heat here.

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    I am about to put a shirt and shoes on so I can go do a test ride on a new build now that the football game I wanted to watch is over and there is still a couple of hours of good light left ;-}
     
  4. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Why not?
    found this pic earlier today...
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  5. nightcruiser

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    THAT I would ride! LOL
     
  6. Greg58

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    Here in GA. I've been riding mine when I wanted to, we never have more than a day or two at a time that you wouldn't want to ride. I have a snow sled in the attic that is maybe 15 years old and only been used 2 or 3 times.
     
  7. Rocky_Motor

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    Hey BarelyAwake!
    How did you watertight everything? Or is it generally good to go from the start?
     
  8. Kahlas

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    Nice wind chill chart to give people and idea of what riding my 33 MPH MB feels like in the cold. I do plan on riding this winter as much as I can but will be bundling up and staying off the main roads(Illinois has a country road every mile usually) when there is snow/slush to stay away from slush spray.
     
  9. kevyleven007

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    its when the sun goes down in the summer that you cant ride here.Its raining insects and all the maniacs are on the road.One of my 2 stroke motors runs really good when its cold.must be the plug its a zoom bikes motor.I ride all year round sometimes I wear 3 jackets and gloves if its really cold..santa
     
  10. BarelyAWake

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    When I first built the thing, I put a small dab of silicone sealant where the wires exit the case... from the inside for best seal (take side cover off, push wires into case a little, apply sealant to inside, pull wires back out to normal length - this pulls sealant into hole) & that's about it *shrug*

    There really isn't much for water to hurt on these things ;)
     
  11. Rocky_Motor

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    Aw crap I just threw the last of my silicone out. But i'll do that it sounds like a good idea :D You're talkin about the ignition module right? (I forgot what it was called, the black box that turns 6 volts to thousands of volts)
     
  12. BarelyAWake

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    No, the CDI is fine - the small hole the side of the engine case where the magneto is housed & the wiring exits;

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    (flared copper tubing isn't needful)
     
  13. Tinsmith

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    Well Silverbear was determined to ride yesterday, and not to be outdone by an "Old Guy" I figured if he could take it I cetainly could. It was 42 degrees, cloudy and breezey. We got about 10 minutes out into the countryside to a point where if we turn right and head northeast we are pretty much comitted to a 45 minute ride. Whe we stopped and I look over to SB he signaled left. I laughed, nodded in agreement, and in 20 minutes the ride was over. I know I'd ride my motorcycle in those temps in Ohio 40 years ago but the testosterone level has dropped a few clicks over the years and I just can't quite see the point. More than likely we'll have some 50 degree days through the winter here and we'll take advantage of them. Keep Ridin'
     
  14. kevyleven007

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    It was in the 60's here today so I took the warrior for about 20 miles.It was a nice ride and I didnt freeze.Nothing went wrong at all.
     
  15. MotorNut123

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    i hate riding in the cold. fingers get numb and eyes water. rain also stinks.
     
  16. kevyleven007

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    yes it will be nice when spring gets here.sno.
     
  17. happyvalley

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    6 (six) degrees this morning so no riding today. Then again, when it's 112 in Tucson in July I wouldn't be riding much then either, lol.
     
  18. Dave31

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    Come on 112*!! Seriously though I have ridden my bike in the coldest weather around here up in the mountains. I believe if I remember right the coldest I have been on my MB it was around 10-14*.
     

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  19. kevyleven007

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    just have to wear a jacket thats all
     
  20. killercanuck

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    Yea, just gotta bundle up a bit. Leave your glasses outside when you run into a store so they stay cold and don't fog up on you :) Studs/screws are a must up here, too much ice...

    Oh, and a second beat up bike you don't care about salt eating away at :p
     

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