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I 'm a new member (3 wks now) living in hammond Wi.
Riding for 2 days now to St. Paul 35 (miles 1 way) to work At 5:00AM on
these 32 degrees days. On the freeway, cold air gets in
my eyes making me cry but they are happy, very happy
tears to be able to ride again. For me, if no ice on the road, i ride. Also my
07 SV is very happy too.
 

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I wear a full face with a neck scarf and never had a problem. Also keep the visor just cracked to stop fogging in stop and go traffic. I must admit I do draw the line at about 25F and take the truck.
 

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In Wi and Minnesota, we are lucky to have temps over 32 degree. So I take advantage of that of course with winter riding gears new tires.
last week, I saw 2 guys riding snowmobiles next to me on the highway going up and down over bumps on the snow banks but I was cruising smoothly waving hello. Thanks to those semi trucks, they help me clean my road for me. But I wish I were in FL somestimes.
 

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New member, first year riding and i hit the roads at 28 degrees. i just had to layer up with carharts lol chilly but oh so nice!!!!
 

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Chin skirt!

I need to get one for my helm.
Otherwise close your visor :p

Ill ride if its over 32 degrees even on the highway close to the foothills. Ive adapted to it. I found one day that a hoodie OVER my leather jacket with the hood up and the helm over the hood kept my neck nice and warm! Dont know if u can fit the hood in with ur helm but mine was a thin hood and the helm fit over just fine, not TOO tight but snug as the day I first wore the helm.

dont fret the weather is getting better instead of worse now!
 

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Although I don't routinely ride below 40 degrees, I've been known to do it on occasion. Having a full-face helmet is a requirement, and you need warm gloves too...my Olympia Cold Throttle gloves are awesome, but not warm enough for sub-40 degree temps. I'm considering installing DL650 handguards to remedy this so that I can ride later into the fall this year (I usually only last until about Thanksgiving).
 

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I 'm a new member (3 wks now) living in hammond Wi.
Riding for 2 days now to St. Paul 35 (miles 1 way) to work At 5:00AM on
these 32 degrees days. On the freeway, cold air gets in
my eyes making me cry but they are happy, very happy
tears to be able to ride again. For me, if no ice on the road, i ride. Also my
07 SV is very happy too.
Same thing happened to me when riding back from PA to VA in about 40 F weather over the past weekend. Eyes were all red the next day at work...:)
 
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