Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
I'm in Indiana at the Michigan state line and ride year 'round.
My commute is 11 miles. I use full dirt knobbies for snow tires. The
cops have never once mentioned my tread in a lifetime of riding.
With no electric stuff I just dress like an eskimo and go for it.
A more detailed answer is a hoodie under the helmet, wrapped in a ski jacket.
Snowmobile helmet, gloves that overlap my sleeves, sweatpants for longjohns,
and the big thing....... leave the riding boots on the heater vent !! Putting on very
warm boots keeps the feet happy for most of my trip and by then it's time to warm
I'm not a daily rider but ride a few times a month in the off season cuz it's more fun
than winterizing. Plus, when that freak 50+ degree day hits in Feb or March I'm
running and ready while everyone else has their bikes under a tarp or on a battery
tender, crammed in the corner of the garage, etc. In the super cold I still ride up
and down my road here and there just to keep all the fluids and battery "fresh".
Bundle up and have some fun,
I don't worry a bit about salt on the plastic or aluminum. The few steel bits exposed
are fine thus far (mine's a 2009). On a day above freezing I hose the thing off and shoot
some WD-40 on the chain and helmet lock, axle bolts, and do little else. I also run the stock handguards (the "elephant ears") and a tall Dakar windshield.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
Last edited by CheapBassTurd; 09-29-2015 at 12:35 PM.