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I'm new to this site hello everyone. My first question is. I live in az it never snows here so I can ride year around. But I still think it is too cold so. What type of winter clothing do you guys-girls where in the really cold states?
 

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Welcome from Miami. Sometimes in January the temp will plummet to 60F here and I'll add a long sleeve shirt under my mesh jacket ;)
 

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Welcome to the forum from Pa. How about thermal underwear, two layers of socks, thermal boots, a ski mask. sweatshirt and a double layer jacket. Oh, and put the heated grips and seat on as well....
 

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It has been in the low 60's during the days and low 40's at night.I have been doubling up but still getting that chill. BTW I don't have heated grips or seat.:rolleyes:Also does anyone know why my pic does not show under my name like everyone else.
 

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Welcome from Down Under. When its cold here I put the layers on. 1 or 2 thermo shirts and the same with the long john thermo. 2 thermo socks and Rossi boots. Thick thermo gloves and a neck warmer. We cant get the electric vest Down Under, but I will get them when I get to the USA. The advantage with the thermo gear is if the weather inproves the thermo gear doesn't take up much room. I know it doesn;t get as cold here but it can get down to 1C or lower. Eric
 

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Richard 85,

As I have said many times 2 words - Gerbing & Firstgear.

However if you can't or don't want to invest in Heated Gear than I would suggest the following:

LD Comfort Helmet liner & riding shorts
Turtleneck shirt
Flannel lined Jeans
Fleece Jacket
Riding Jacket w/a Liner


As it warms you can take the fleece off, continuing warming you can lose the liner in your riding jacket. The flannel lined jeans usually do not create a problem unless it gets into the 80's & wear the LD stuff even when it's 100*.

http://www.ldcomfort.com/

I'm sure you could even be comfortable down into the mid 30's/40's dressed like that because it probably doesn't stay that temp too long. If you need to go less than that or if you're going to ride in that temp all day then go back to those 2 words I told you in the beginning. You won't be sorry you did.

Ride Safe.
 

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Hi and welcome from bonnieScotland first let me say if you can ride all year round you lucky BLEEP BLEEP.
Here when the temp goes down the thermals go on and if dry the sheepskin jacket.
 

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Ditto on the layered clothing. As to your picture/avatar click on the User CP and on the left menu click on picture or avatar and go from there. It's pretty easy.
 

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I fixed the pic. Thanks as far as clothing goes I ll try to suck it up. I hate to spend a bunch of money it is only cold here for about two months. I have a leather jacket I use for my sport bike i guess I'll use that for a wile on the wing.
 

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Welcome & greetings from Florida.
If it gets cold, usually wear thermals under my pants and shirt and wear one of the old style Honda Goldwing Millennium jackets with the liner and when it starts to get warm I remove the jacket.
 

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While it doesn’t get “really” cold here we do get down below freezing. The good thing is that we hardly ever see snow and as long as the roads are clear I’ll ride. I have a leather jacket and chaps, both with liners. If it is going to stay below 50 I’ll add the long underwear and a fleece jacket. I’ve also got a good pair of winter gloves and a neck shroud. With my work boots I always have two pair of socks (cotton and wool) which work well no matter the temperature. The heated grips and seat are great.

Saying all that, I’m looking for Gerbing gear for the wife and I may as well get a jacket liner at the same time……
 

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Richard:

We don't get real cold in this part of Georgia but on a recent trip over the mountains to Tennessee we ran into snow and ice and the gauge on my Wing read 35 degrees at New Found Gap on the NC/TN border.

We had chaps and lined leathers plus my wife put a nylon jacket under her stuff. I was comfortable but she said she was cozy. Of course her Can Am Spyder has an electric windshield that she can raise to cut the wind chill plus it has heated grips and seat.

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I personaly love the cold weather it makes me feel good knowing I am dressed out. I know I don't wear what I should in the hot Va Bch summers... I try and draw the line to 40 deg I stay off the highways.. 30 deg I stay off the bike.
 

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Cold is relative. If you are accustomed to warm weather, 60 may seem cold or may seem hot if you're coming in from -10. Here in NE Ohio, it may be 60 during the day but can drop off quickly into the forties and thirties, though there are some in this area that ride year round, they are the few, the brave and the crazy!
 

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Once it starts freezing at night I rarely get the Wing out. We have lots of moisture and trees around here, Even during the day there can still be slick areas in places where it doesn't get any sun during the day. Hit one of them and the Old Pucker String gets pulled pretty tight.
From the Northwest Corner.
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I went out riding yesterday here in northern Illinois.Sunny mid-forties until sunset,then 41 when we rode home.I wore a polar fleece sweatshirt under my foul weather gear from West Marine.The jacket isn't lined,but has a nice flannel-type collar that keeps the wind off my neck,and also velcro on the wrists and neck.I bought a set of scuba gloves for my hands and just put a set of Baker-Built hand wings on the mirrors.Mostly its a matter of experimenting with different layers and combinations.The weatherman says winters' gonna close in on us by the end of the week,but if we get some dry days I'm gonna' try riding with a snowmobile suit.
 

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Welcome from the ShoMeState. I haven't found anything better than leather to stop the wind. I go with my old vented leather jacket with zip in thermo lining and chaps. The jacket is actually comfortable up to about 70 degrees with the lining out and all vents open.
 
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