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achowler1
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Goldwing winterized

Postby achowler1 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:21 pm



Bummer! Riding is over here in Iowa for the season. It's been a great year with only 2000 miles logged on the odometer. Rain was the forecast this season. So, the fuel tank is full and stabil was added. Battery is charged and removed from cables. I gave her a smile as I wrapped her in the wing-blanket for the winter. There is absoleutly nothing like floating down the road on that Wing. Freedom! Till next season we meet again.



Bluto
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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby Bluto » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:02 pm

Its too bad you have to put it up for winter. Luckily living in Central Illinois i get a little more riding time. I am still riding to work almost everyday. Of course most of the people at work think i am nuts riding it when it is down to 30 degrees, but it sure beats the alternative. I will put it away once the snow starts.

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maestro319
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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby maestro319 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:16 pm

Well, Bluto, here in Northern Il., I am hoping for about another week, maybe two of riding before Pearl goes into hibernation for the winter. I was at a GWRRA meeting the other night and some of those guys were talking about riding well into winter!! They have more guts and fortitude than I have.

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littlebeaver
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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:27 pm

I'm considering a set of those heated gloves, I'm in the process of making a heater for the bike..what about a space suit with tubes and holes that could heat your whole body..I would love riding down the road in a space suit in the dead of winter.. :lol:

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maestro319
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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby maestro319 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:48 pm

Just got back from going to the post office. It's only about 40-43 degrees out there right now. it was a cold ride ! That space suit idea sounds like a good one right about now. Gotta go get something hot to drink. Next week is supposed to be warmer, back up to mid to high 50's, maybe even 60+. Looks like a ride in there somewhere.

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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:17 pm

I got a set of Gerbing heated gloves last month, and I have used them down to the mid 30's, staying toasty warm the whole time. They are fantastic!

The main thing that keeps my bike off the road during winter months is SALT. I have a 30 year old bike with a steel frame. I really don't want to get it full of all the salt they put on the road, causing it to rust out and fail. As soon as the first snow flies...my bike is in for the winter, and doesn't come out until the last snow has gone AND there's been a good, hard rain to wash the salt off the roads.

Bluto
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Re: Goldwing winterized

Postby Bluto » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:12 am

Once it gets much below 30 or the snow flies i don't ride much. But down to 30 it ins't too bad. Just too dangerous when there is snow or frozen puddles.




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