The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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Originally posted by svenpwrenn: I did think of purchasing electric vest and electric shoe soles. However I have decided against instead, since the risk of them failing are to high and if the bike fails anything electric will become useless. As u say, nature is still best. i do have heated handles though.
I'd go for the electric clothing anyway - AND carry sufficient extra clothing to keep me warm if they do fail. Reason: - much less bulk = easier to ride safely and comfortably, and when you stop you don't have to peel as many layers off to do anything at all - such as take a roadside toilet break!
In other words, don't trust your life to electrics, but do use them for comfort - not to be underestimated in those conditions.
As for reliability, the electric vest I am using today is the first one I ever bought - in 1982. Wore out the material, but the wires keep on working - now in a new down vest.
I've been riding around in the Norwegian winter with my Ural sidecar rig. I bought myself snowmobile gear and a full face helmet with double visor to prevent fogging/freezing. This stuff is made for winter riding, so I figured it'd suit well - which it does. MX helmet and goggles are cool, but I found that a full face helmet is better and warmer.
Is that a motorcycle helmet or a snowmobile helmet?
I haven't seen a double visor. Is that for snowmobile helmets?
Any tips for keeping your hands and feet from freezing? I like Wheelie's comment about two pairs of loose wool socks and boots large enough to accomodate them. As I used gloves instead of mittens and froze, I also liked his comment about mittens.
[This message has been edited by ChicagoMike (edited 08 February 2006).]
I've got a Shoei Syncrotec helmet with the "pinlock" visor...sort of double glazed.I guess this is what Indu was on about.The visor fitment code is CX1 which also fit several other of Shoei's range,so if you have one of these it should be quite easy to get hold of one as they're a genuine part.
Just going for a short ride on my bike....
I never knew people do ride on temperatures like - 40!!!!!!!!!!!! Phhhffffffff from where I am In India we consider even 6 degrees to be too cold, Infact in Pune this year's 6 degrees is the coldest in 15 years!
Wheelie , Bill Ryder, Ekke and Margus and others, thanks a lot for putting all the info here! This really Puts cold riding in perspective!
Hell, I am starting to feel cold already reading this...
Hats off to all of you who ride in Such un hospitable weather!
I would rather handle Indian roads / Crazy traffic rather than Battle mother nature!
This scares the shit out of me .
Thanks for the info
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