Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

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GTR1400MAN
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Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:08 pm

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Nice ride out today with Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists. Stopped on the way home to grab this snap. The temp was down to -1 by the time I got home and the bike was a lovely shade of salty white/grey.
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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby exportmanuk » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Still riding mine almost every day. Weather has got to be really bad to get the car out for the commute
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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby ChristianAB » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:41 am

might be cold, but if the road is dry.... ;)

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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby jont- » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:01 pm

ChristianAB wrote:might be cold, but if the road is dry.... ;)

It's the road salt I don't like. In fact I often find a few degrees + but recently gritted is slippier than -1/2 ungritted :headbang:

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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby akirk » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:14 pm

There is definitely a degree of caution needed - I took the z3 to Church this morning - a road I know well - which in the dry is very fast - but goes in and out of trees - definite ice still in the shade, more of a challenge than 100% ice!

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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby Kats Dad » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:03 pm

jont- wrote:
ChristianAB wrote:might be cold, but if the road is dry.... ;)

It's the road salt I don't like. In fact I often find a few degrees + but recently gritted is slippier than -1/2 ungritted :headbang:

That's very true as I discovered on Tuesday when I left work. The gritters had been out a little earlier than usual and they seemed to have been a bit over zealous with the salt. Too much throttle for the conditions on my part had the bike sliding away from underneath me. Fortunately no damage to the bike and only a slightly grazed knee.

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Re: Still haven't put the bike away for winter!

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:18 pm

Micro climates.
Gritter grit.
Slimey wet roads CAUSED by gritter's salt/grit. (They never dry out once the molasses and salt are applied :evil: )
Certainly makes you maintain/develop a smooth riding style. ;)
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