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Old 12-27-2009, 05:32 PM
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Don't do it. For us northerners it's a great way to not only endanger yourself, but potentially mess up your bike. I had an existing fairing issue from the summer, but given it just the smallest amount of gas spins the back tire, but looking at the plus side, I have a reason to buy my CF mirrors now
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:36 PM
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opps hope your joking
 
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:10 PM
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+1 on the joking hope... but, how bad?

When the snowstorm hit Philly last sat I was at work. Having the rear end of my E350 slide out from under me 30+ times at 10 mph was hint enough to start the winter bike maintenance
 
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:25 AM
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eh, it's kinda fun...

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:27 AM
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I'm not kidding. Took the bike out, roads were clear from what I could tell when I drove the route. However, just little patches can be the end of ya. The only damage happened at about 2 mph, from a stop, when the back tire just slid out, and snapped my mirror off.

I was complimented by several other riders in cars though.
 
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Originally Posted by Zero1080 View Post
I'm not kidding. Took the bike out, roads were clear from what I could tell when I drove the route. However, just little patches can be the end of ya. The only damage happened at about 2 mph, from a stop, when the back tire just slid out, and snapped my mirror off.

I was complimented by several other riders in cars though.

This is idiocy, of course. But the only way to appreciate it is to actually do it. I've done it, too, with the same ridiculous results. I recall snapping the turn signal off and bruising my shoulder.

But once you have done it, you don't need to again.

--Paul
 
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:15 AM
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Exactly. It's one of those, "I feel the need to do it" kind of things. But like you said, and I agree. No thank you.

I just took my battery out, poured a little stabilizer in the tank, and plan on taking it out for the spring and summer come early march.
 
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I won't even ride in the rain, much less snow....
 
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:09 AM
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+1. i hate riding in anything besides warm, clear weather. northeast ohio doesn't like our motorcycling brethren.
 
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I remember riding my old 1100 Yamaha 20 miles home from work one time in a snow storm. I'll never do anything like that again. However, my enduro 500 was fun to go out and play in the snow, especially on a parking lot before they plowed it or any other vehicles had a chance to make ruts and tracks through it.
 

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