+1 Froze my hands solid just doing a little 50mile run on the KLR today in the rain. Last I looked it was only 45 degrees here in Western Ohio.:animal0034:Got spoiled over the summer. 53 degrees and windy today seems chilly. Be wishin this was back a month from now.
The challenge is slipping the vent pipe over the actual exhaust. It shouldn't get that hot if I just run it for a minute or so, but don't want a bunch of plastic melted to my pipe if it does. The first three feet or so are going to be one of those flexible metal dryer vents and I'm going to try to use that fiberglass muffler-repair fabric stuff in the end of the vent pipe to try to get a snug fit around the muffler.just make sure the other end of that dryer vent goes to something other than the dryer. lol
I rode to work today, too.. It was 31 degrees and the ground was white with frost.. I will admit that I took the BMW to work, and that was because one thing I don't have on the other bikes..Stopped whining, layered up and went for a spin; life is good.
Absolutely! At stop signs, I've seen salt piles that are 2-3" thick because they forget to shut the spreader off.. I don't like corroded motorcycles, so I don't ride after they salt, and the issue is that the road will be white with salt all winter long..I
The biggest problem here in Wisconsin during the winter isn't the snow, it's the darn salt. They seem to try and match the snow depth with salt depth. Wouldn't think of driving the bike after a snow till after we have the first really good rain in spring to wash the roads off.
It's the opposite for me: the 32-mile ride to work at 2:00pm is nice, but it was dark and 40 out when I headed home at 11:00pm and it was a tad nipply. I need to pick up some gauntlet-type gloves to keep air from infiltrating my jacket sleeves.I rode today too. A bit nippy this morning (36°F) but the ride home will be great! .