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01-23-2009 09:18 PM
Mastertech It should start if it has been started on a regular ocassion.
01-23-2009 09:43 AM
Old Dog Here in S.C. TN. it is supposed to get up to 60* today, so I get in a ride if nothing don't rip, ravel, or run (about time)...... I liked the cigar lighter recepticle I put on the bike to charge the GPS and or cell phone and to use with the trickle charger that I put one on the mower yesterday so it would be easy to hook up the trickle charger to it......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
01-23-2009 12:34 AM
Harvey_birdman It was about 32 here today. If it wasn't for the snow and the ice on the road I absolutely would have taken it to work (about 30 minutes on non-highway roads).

Unfortunately the roads are a mess and unlikely to be really cleaned until March if past history is anything to go by. It's driving me nuts not being able to ride.
01-19-2009 04:34 PM
Seth Started mine at 25 degrees not that that is a big trick. Let it run at 500 rpm for short while to get the oil around a bit.
01-18-2009 02:06 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
Anybody that rides a bike in -7 degrees is nuts anyway.
I thnk one could easily make a case that anyone the just rides a motorcycle..in any weather, must be nuts.
Thanks to modern technology however, one can find electricly heated gear, coupled with sufficiant insulated clothes to pretty much stay comfortable in temps that would seem ridiculously cold.

I rode once in -15 below and lacking that current technology I can say that I was by the end of the 14 mile trip, very cold. But I did it, did not have any digets fall off or suffer from frostbite. You could have called me nuts for doing it, but sometimes we do not have the luxury of just digging in and waiting for the warmth to return, and if your only transportation is a motorcycle....and you have to get somewhere, you work it out best you can.

So, calling someone "nuts" is a bit insulting. I am sure then by that logic the guys that went into space or the ones that climbed Everest were "nuts" too.........


KM
01-18-2009 12:46 PM
weedy1dad you need to live in az 75 deg ride all year long lol
01-18-2009 11:01 AM
ruger
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Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
Anybody that rides a bike in -7 degrees is nuts anyway.
yeah, I've been called that before. I'll tell you this, if there was no snow or ice on the road I'd ride when it's -7 degrees out side. maybe not for a long ride, but I'd ride that is if the bike would start.
01-18-2009 07:38 AM
Rebel Anybody that rides a bike in -7 degrees is nuts anyway.
01-18-2009 02:05 AM
lance328
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Originally Posted by drguitarum2005 View Post
Well it's 37 right now with a wind chill of 32 and i found that MY bike won't start when it's this cold. Unless that's a fluke (it could be, i don't trust my bike to start ever) then no, yours wont start at -7 lol
It must be a fluke, it was 16 in the morning and mine fired right up! OH! Did I forget to mention it was 65 in my garage where I keep her. lol
01-18-2009 01:49 AM
drguitarum2005 Well it's 37 right now with a wind chill of 32 and i found that MY bike won't start when it's this cold. Unless that's a fluke (it could be, i don't trust my bike to start ever) then no, yours wont start at -7 lol
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