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YorkshireSheep

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Tips for winter riding?

Hi, I've been riding since the summer, recently took my test so now restricted to 33bhp (did the test on my 125 Varadero) 


Basically, planning on continuing to use the bike as my main mode of transport come rain or shine, I've got waterproofs, I've got base layers from doing various sports but would welcome any further advice on riding through winter. 

Thanks

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Ayup Yorkshire sheep...

Clean your bike in cold water and keep your chain nice and lubed........:biggrin:

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preunit

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preunit says:

Hi

YS, get ya self some ACF 50, give the bike a good application keeping it away from discs and calipers, then as Mrs H said, rinse off salty crap with cold water regularly.

Oh and heated grips.:smile

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YorkshireSheep

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staying upright

Anyone any advice about staying on the bike and in control?


cheers

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Yorkshire Sheep

'Anyone any advice about staying on the bike and in control?'

 

Yes, - 'staying on the bike and in control' is always a good idea.  This is great advice.... if you do this your winter riding will be much safer.

 

 

 

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Tips for winter riding....

No.1 - Don't do it. :winkie:

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Yorkshire sheep....

Don't listen to the fair weather riders.....  Kam your a big girl.:tongue:

Riding in winter isn't so bad as long as your all wrapped up warm.The only thing i will not ride on is icy roads....that's when i get the car out..:upset:

 

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

ACF50

I've even tried it on me and it's the bees knees:smile

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Cold water?

Why cold water? I normally use warm water. Mainly because my hands are freezing after I get home and I get to warm my hands up while cleaning my machine... bit of washing up liquid and a couple of shammys (one to clean, another to dry and a third to rub in the ACF).

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preunit

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preunit says:

Hot water helps remove the ACF 50

washing up liquids contain sodium and some amonia.

So make a nice brew to warm them hands.:smile

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I used to be an all rounder

30 years ago (no choice)but due to problems I;m lucky if I get out if the summer gets above 20 degrees.

 

Formidable for those that can but please don't knock those that can't. There maybe a good reason and we have enjoyed our bikes for 30 years plus but sometimes as much as we'd like we are not physically able:upset:

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