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How much can you take??
« on: January 23, 2013, 04:14:09 am »
How cold is too cold? How hot is too hot?
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 07:14:38 am »
I've ridden in cold temperatures down to 5 above, way back when I was much younger. Lately..... 22 degrees, and that's with heated gear! ( LOVE my heated gear!! )

I've ridden in the summer when it was around 102 degrees. Like riding in a toaster oven.....
If I am going to ride when the temperatures are high ( above 80 or so ), I make sure I stay hydrated. Water, water, water!!!
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 07:33:36 am »
Road in - temps with windchill.and 102 is my.tops

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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 08:03:07 am »
I rode everyday this summer don't know how high it got. But didn't care. Low was 22 this year but miserable the hole time to work. Maybe heated gear and I wouldn't have an issue

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 02:37:08 pm »
If it hits triple digits I'm out. Setting on top of that 1300 in traffic when it's 100+ is bad. When the cooling fan kicks on the radiator it's like a jet heater. As far as cold goes it depends on if it's sunny or not for me. I have no heated gear and no lowers. So if I'm riding to work in the dark about 40 and it gets more than uncomfortable. But if it's sunny it seems a lot more bearable and I can go a good bit colder. Either way if I'm miserable it defeats the purpose so I'm taking the car...lol
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 04:50:23 am »
I try not to ride if its below 40 if u cant enjoy it then there's no reason. A cpl yrs back i past  sign that said 115 all i know is it felt like i had a heat gun blowing in my face the whole time

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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 06:43:27 am »
I try not to ride if its below 40 if u cant enjoy it then there's no reason. A cpl yrs back i past  sign that said 115 all i know is it felt like i had a heat gun blowing in my face the whole time

Exactly...If you have to you have to. Otherwise if it's miserable I can't want to.
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 07:23:46 am »
I have rode in single digits. Once was because I was excited about my new to me bike and wanted to ride it to work. Haha
This summer had to be the hottest. I rode almost everyday. Mostly on the cruiser. Even on the interstate it was so hot it took my breath away..

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 04:27:35 pm »
Can't say how hot i've rode whatever the max was this year.The coldest so far has been 28 but it wasn't too bad the ride is only 15 min.I've got a good pair of gloves with a cover,insulated coveralls with a hoodie under and homemade lowers and crash bar chaps.I just can't seem to get anyone to understand theres not much wind behind all that.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 06:13:55 pm »
I've ridden in negatives with the right gear and a good knowledge there had been NO moisture out for days (black ice). I've also ridden into the triple digits, but the only issue I had was getting seriously dehydrated this past year when it was around 105 with a 'feels like' of 115.  I went through 4-32oz gatoraids and sucked them dry. Still too far up the trails to find some place to rehydrate... so evidently a nice missed rock and I was cooling off laying on my back in a stream laughing. :)

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 09:40:08 pm »
I can't take the cold at all

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 09:43:31 pm »
Pretty much anything above freezing.....never too hot....

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 08:05:43 am »
I can't take the cold at all

I know that!  :brrr  :34
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 08:09:49 am »
A year ago I could take the cold Down into the double negatives no problem. Not anymore I have lost to much weight and im still screwed up from the chemo.

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 04:57:45 pm »
I can stand it far beyond where it becomes uncomfortable. Thing is that takes the fun out of it for me.
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 09:16:35 am »
I am looking for a heated jacket so I can ride a bit more in he colder weather....

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 11:59:51 am »
If I had heated gear I'd ride year round. And, if a frog had wings....
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 04:33:59 pm »
I think I have to call it at 40 degrees. Just not fun at that temp or colder to me.
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Re: Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 05:44:28 pm »
Yeah it sucks but I can do it below 40. Not fun.

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 06:06:09 pm »
I can below 40. But, I don't like it too much. So, that has been my cut off too.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 07:23:39 pm »
I want heated gear too.But first would definately be a volt meter on the bike.I've heard to many stories about how the v star just don't have alot of spare output for stuff like that. :groan But if I can keep my hands warm i'm good at 40.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 09:21:16 pm »
I want heated gear too.But first would definately be a volt meter on the bike.I've heard to many stories about how the v star just don't have alot of spare output for stuff like that. :groan But if I can keep my hands warm i'm good at 40.
You and I are suffering from the same issues.  Weak Electrical systems.  I can't add anything to mine as vulcans are notorious for horrible electrical problems.  The closest thing I get to heated gear is those shake and bake bags.  Which put in the right places works well.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013, 09:38:17 pm »
I haven't tried those yet but Paul says they work great.What i've been doing is wearing a hoodie for layering and to keep the air off the back of neck and wearing insulated coveralls.I have a pair of gloves with a pullover cover that blocks any air from getting through.Behind all the lowers and windshields it really isn't a bad ride.So far i've been down to around 28.My work ride is only 15 min. so its really not bad at all.If I was gonna go on a real ride I would like to at least take some more layering just in case.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2013, 09:19:10 pm »
My old man didn't mind the cold, snow, or much of anything if he wanted to ride...lol
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2013, 09:28:57 pm »
 :21 Love the pic.Honda Dream was my grandpas first bike.He bought it in boxes,put it together and started riding.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2013, 07:54:38 am »
I'm young-ish, from Wisconsin and foolish so I haven't found my temp limits yet.  The coldest day I've seen since starting riding is +12, warmest was 120 or so. 

Right gear makes all the difference though. 

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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 02:37:30 pm »
I want heated gear too.But first would definately be a volt meter on the bike.I've heard to many stories about how the v star just don't have alot of spare output for stuff like that. :groan But if I can keep my hands warm i'm good at 40.

Don't be fooled, the V-Star will handle heated gear with no problem. I used to ride mine with a heated jacket and gloves and I NEVER had any problems whatsoever. And if you decide to get heated gear, go with the GERBING. The G-3 Gloves are the best for keeping your hands warm and they come with a Y harness so you can wear them with ANY jacket.
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2013, 08:06:41 pm »
If I still have it this winter I may get some.I think I would be ok but I would install a voltmeter just for insurance.I don't have driving lights anymore so theres 70w for heat. :happypep
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2013, 01:04:28 pm »
temperature is not a factor. :happyrider
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Re: How much can you take??
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2013, 01:40:49 pm »
Well guess I can take alot with the full leathers with the Thinsalate inserts.Finished the swap to the darkside and figured I would test it out in the snow and it held the wet slick road well. :happyrider :21