"Winter Motorized Bicycling, tips and tricks"

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  1. Blakenstein

    Blakenstein New Member

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    Super Idea Canuk!!!! If I ever do that, Ill temper the ends also with my tiny little Canadian Tire oxy propane kit.

    I broke down today and since 5 pm last night to 3 am this morning I finally got my bike running super. I am happy on this Christ morning or should I say RELEIVED!!!
     
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    I have done the samething, and I will do it again. dnut. It is so fun gettin' dizzy
    dnutdnut
     
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    pop rivets,eh? good idea,if you use steel rivets.
    the snowmobile supply outfits used to sell hex head screws,the head was hardnened and fit 1/4" socket.
    used on dirt bikes for ice.
    was thinking about winter riding ,after this torn bicep thing ,biking is off til its completely healed.most,no,all my recent injuries were inflicted when i was sober.
    thinking i should drink more and do less.......

    lots of great info here,guys,keep it up.
     
  5. Dan

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    Where were you when I needed to know this in my 20's!

    Although I did try drinking and doing more in my 30's.

    Now in my 40's, I try to just pay some one else to do it.


    lol
     
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    You mean there's a "drink less - do more" philosophy somewhere? nah, pure fiction, heh heh

    Yea I forgot about this too, till Max mentioned "deflating the tire, wrap thin chain on tire and re-inflate" for his kicksled project, now that's cool for ice running.
     
  7. Dan

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    LOL Killer
     
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    Here is what I have for gear: Thermal underwear (top and bottom), a sweater, a fleece jacket, a leather jacket, a nylon face mask, a ski mask, waterproof motorcycle gloves, and goggles.
     
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    Do you ever have problems with the metal inserts in your tires? It seems like they might get pushed through the tube?

    Im glad I live in Florida! I only wear a jacket riding like a month or 2 outta the year!

    The only thing i have to do in the winter is adjust carb..The air is so moist here in florida with humidity. when it gets cold and drys out i gotta adjust it. but thats the only time it usually is fine the rest of the year..
     
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    Thats how ya do it! The double layer tubing is a definate. I was wondering how that was working out for ya. r.ly.
     
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    I was riding the other day and it was in the upper 30s. I had a helmet, face, mask gloves, and a good warm jacket. I was cold in the beginning but then I got warmed up, since I live in a urban area with lots of traffic and people, there are times where I have to rely on pedaling. That gets my heart rate going and it warms me up nice. After a while I dont feel cold at all even if im riding fast.
     
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    my gear is very important. t-shirt, shorts, sandals, suntan lotion and a helmet. dang i hate winter lol
     
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    Just know, right now I am farting in your general direction!

    It snowed yesterday and is icy slush today....
     
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    lol one of the greatest movies of all time
     
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    LOL, really is Paul.

    I still can't come up with a come-back to "82F year round".
     
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    don't know how many flat track enthusiasts are on here but i find winter to be a good time to hone skills on something WAY sketchier than a real moto on dirt, i think its made me a better rider
     
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    It gives me a chance to wear my B-3 bomber jacket, Gauntlet gloves, goggles, leather helmet, and vintage looking long sleeve shirt. Weather has been getting cooler already here in Georgia.
     
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    Sounds like a nice bike - sometimes I am envious of you 66cc dudes.
    2 days ago I went out on a 5 mile winter ride and it was a nightmare!! Then yeaterday, I went out on a longer ride and it was a blast. I loved it. Winter has a lot of different conditions that change from day to day- kind of like a river.
     
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    lol i am not saying a word. gonna go jump in the pool instead
     

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