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Alison Silcox  says:

Staff Blog: What are your Wiinter Riding Hints and Tips?

I’m just about to head off for my summer holiday and already I’m thinking of the weather turning and the nights drawing in. I’m needing your help, tips and advice for prepping the Yamaha Fazer8 for winter riding. I usually resort to driving the car as soon as the weather changes but this year I’m planning to continue my daily commute...

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flydnb

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flydnb says:

use the car from December to beginning of march.

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jonnyscore1

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jonnyscore1 says:

keep warm

 

 

 

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

So Funny....

 ...some of the comments here. Although "use the car" should be considered. If you don't have that option then the answer should be in two parts.

Firstly is rider preparation and warm waterproof clothing is the obvious thing. I found that a thin waterproof suit over my leathers worked quite well, a bit like multi-layering does for outward bound types.

Secondly bike preparation: decent tyres for wet and cold weather and a properly serviced motorcycle on which lights and brakes etc all perform as they should is a no-brainer. Also important is keeping the ravages of winter from eating the bike alive by cleaning and lubing it after riding and maybe even using anti-rust agents, good old WD40 does the job quite well. Just as a horse rider looks after his steed first and then himself, a bike rider should never just leave the bike mucky or salty after a winter ride.

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ivanhoe

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ivanhoe says:

Winter Riding

Read the MCN adverts and the MCN reporters reviews on clothing etc.

Jackets  £800,  Trousers £400,  Gloves £159,  Boots £245,  Helmet £525.  Tool Kit  £95 all available through the MCN pages and reviews.  Backpack/tank bag or similar  £75.

Around £2229.00 should do it.

Should last the winter or buy about 325 gallon of fuel for a cheap car,

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

Winter fog.

Hold your breath to prevent visor misting...

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

Winter fog

Sorry that was mean and uncalled for. Neck tube and pinlock are both very useful but keeping  hands and feet warm is essential for maintaining control on longer winter rides..  Fogging of visor is a real problem especially when commuting in traffic.

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venturer

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venturer says:

I've always thought a pair of motocross endure hand guards (without holes in them) would reduce the wind chill ( especially on the thumb ) and also keep your hands dry, matched with heated grips your hands should dry and warm.  

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