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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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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.
Ron
 

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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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Cold Weather Gear

Layering is fine and well for cool temperatures. But when it gets really cold there is no substitute for heated gear. I live at 4500' where temperatures when I start and finish a ride are often near freezing, but riding 30 miles either direction off the mountain nets a normal 20 degree increase in the temperature. For years I wore a Tourmaster Flex jacket and pants and they served me well. I would start a ride with long johns of varying weights, and sometimes a fleece or down jacket and pants, the jacket cover on and liner in. As the temperature warmed I would remove the liner, and then cover, and reinstall them at the end of the day when I rode home. It worked, but at the end of a long day of riding, replacing removed long john pants and tops, snapping and zipping the liner/cover back in and on is a pain and takes a fair amount of time. Now, I wear light weight thermals, my heated liner and gloves, and leathers. When I start my ride I've got my heated gear turned on and cranked up, and as it warms I decrease the temp until I can turn it off, and unplug. When I return home, I simply plug in and turn the heated gear back on and increase the temperature as needed. MUCH easier and quicker! My Tourmaster Flex has been relegated to a strictly a summer jacket as I keep the liner/cover out and off all the time now.
 

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Welcome from Aussie land, ride all year round where i'm at so my heated grips & seat only get turned on just to test if working! need a cooling suit here in summer if you have any idea's!
 

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come ride with me tomorrow, ive got to pick up the 1500 wing from the dealer
 
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