Goldwing in winter


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mpmtech
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Goldwing in winter

Postby mpmtech » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:17 am



Hi, just let you Know, in Sudbury, the temperature is -41C with windshield factor and i start my bike. It. Start ok and run. I did not went for a run because of the amount of snow. Im impress to see it start at this temperature



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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:25 pm

Just because it started doesn't mean the bikes happy about it.

Starting a bike only to let it idle is a good way to rust out an expensive exhaust system.

Better to remove the battery and let it sleep.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby minimac » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:14 am

Better yet is to ride it as long as the roads are dry. Keep an eye peeled for black ice and be sure to clean the bike well when done!

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby bjatwood » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:24 am

When starting a bike in the winter make sure you run it until the cooling fans cycle a couple times ~20 minutes. Pipes will be hot enough to burn off any condensation and the battery will be charged up well by then.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:29 pm

The next best thing would be to throw it on a trailer to Phoenix Az. And ride it into Texas. It was 76 here today. My bike is enjoying it and hell, I'm just here for the ride. LOL .. I feel for you in Sudbury. I'm from Winnipeg And it was -33 the other day.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby Big Blue UK » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:22 am

mpmtech wrote:the temperature is -41C with windshield factor


So what is the temperature in your garage.
If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:30 am

I keep the garage at 40 F. Doesn't take the furnace long to warm it up to room temp. Its a 10kw ceiling hung, works great at -30 and only 1 pull on the snow blower when I need it. Which this year was quite often. Driveway is 120 feet.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:39 am

By the sounds of it I don’t think Sudbury has heat in his garage. The temperature would never get that low with the door closed.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby rottiman » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Ole' Blue is sleeping soundly up on the lift table, covered up in the heated garage. Got all my service work done and will wait for spring, which I think will be late this year.

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby redial » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:22 am

You should be getting used to me by now :D

It was a mild 34C so had a quick ride to get a hair cut. Only 35Km each way, but it was good to get the warm air blowing through the lungs ;)

What's more, I didnt have to wash the salt off, didnt have to watch out for black ice, and didnt have to put a heated suit on. Life is grand!
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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby Pam » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:57 pm

It was + 4 c here the other day and I thought about starting the bike, but thought better of it for the reason of condensation in the exhaust. now it is -32 here today so we wait for spring, and spring can't come soon enough

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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:22 pm

I had enough of winter here so i fired up the snow blower again on January the 14th and cleared a path to the shed just like last year. The roads were clear and dry, the temp was almost 10℃ or 50℉. While I didnt get far that day ( just around town) it was worth every bit of effort . I also went for coffee at Tim Hortons in the next town over yesterday , it was a balmy 36℉. Thank goodness for heated gear.
I am getting a few strange looks but they are getting used to me around here in my small town. 8-)
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Re: Goldwing in winter

Postby OldGuyOnABike » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Good to hear that you got out on your bike. I am still cruseing around Wesalco Texas. Will be here for a few more days then back to Maricopa. I tell you I don't know if the guys/gals that can ride 8 to 10 or even 12 months of the year can appreciate as much as we do when we get out on a cold day like yours. Leaving Maricopa in a few weeks then flying back to Maricopa in June or July to pic my bike up and ride back along the Pacific Coast Highway again. Just love that ride.
I have a friend in you town (tom) that I will be stopping in to see on my way home. I think I'll look you up and we can tell Snowblower stories. LOL. Stay warm bud.




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