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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Winter colors '19 Alberta,Canada

Well last week we got our first taste of winter, right after the whole two weeks of Fall, the good thing is that our daytime temperatures are still in the plus and double digits 10 - 16 deg C, so we are still riding Our real winter will come soon, let's just hope that we don't have to park our bikes just yet It sure helps to have nice FJR weather protection, Barkbusters, heated grips and decent windscreen on 10 deg days.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-06-2019, 09:11 AM
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Well, if I lived there, I'd be doing the same thing. Pray for those chinook winds!!

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Nice pics , beautiful area !

But a tad too cold for this country boy ........

I remember riding around Ottawa years ago in July and it was cool evenings and quite chilly overnite .


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Yesterday in Southern Ontario / GTA .. around 11* , took my new Milwaukee battery heated jacket for a test spin, nice and toasty - figure I can keep riding till the temp is below 5* consistently and makes the tires act squirrelly
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Well, if I lived there, I'd be doing the same thing. Pray for those chinook winds!!
Yes Ray you got it "chinook winds" are our best friends, means warm(er) weather, the only pain from ridding in cold canadian weather is "eye pain" from constantly scanning the surface for gravel and possible ice patches in shady areas
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Nice pics , beautiful area !

But a tad too cold for this country boy ........
I remember riding around Ottawa years ago in July and it was cool evenings and quite chilly overnite .
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Thank you, Ha,ha "too cold"... but our air is less dense so we getting better mileage and cold weather keeping our skin tight = no wrinkles
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Yesterday in Southern Ontario / GTA .. around 11* , took my new Milwaukee battery heated jacket for a test spin, nice and toasty - figure I can keep riding till the temp is below 5* consistently and makes the tires act squirrelly
I agree, good choice I have three of those heated jackets (black,red and gray) great product. Red and gray with bigger pockets and bigger adapter for bigger batteries, did you know you can get a harness to connect them to your bike direct, no batteries needed.
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Beautiful pics and scenery. I'd ride in that.

here in SW Ohio we should have another 6-8 weeks before the weather get real wintery. Of course most of the bikes/riders will be off the road in another 3 weeks, leaving the roads clear for those of us that shoulder on thru the winter months.
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Beautiful pics and scenery. I'd ride in that.

here in SW Ohio we should have another 6-8 weeks before the weather get real wintery. Of course most of the bikes/riders will be off the road in another 3 weeks, leaving the roads clear for those of us that shoulder on thru the winter months.
Yep you got it, only bikes with full fairing and heated all, can be seen through the winter months, I get a giggle when people here in Alberta are saying; "no I don't want the FJR it gets too hot behind the fairing and big screen..." yes maybe, but that's a truth for maybe 10 days a year.
All I know is that thanks to FJR my riding season is greatly extended compared to other naked bikes, it's a perfect bike for our fresh and crispy weather.
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I agree, good choice I have three of those heated jackets (black,red and gray) great product. Red and gray with bigger pockets and bigger adapter for bigger batteries, did you know you can get a harness to connect them to your bike direct, no batteries needed.
Nice, thanks for the heads up on that .. I am looking into different cables now

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