Thanks for the replys so far, as far as gear is concerned I have a Fieldsheer Cyclone one piece suit,a base layer top and bottom a balaclava,winter glove with gauntlets and of course winter socks (not cotton).
As far a saftey on my bike I swapped out the dim H-4 headlight and installed a HID conversion. That in its self is a night and day (no pun intended) differance. And I always ride with a Olyimpia Hi Viz refective vest.
My helmet is a EXO-1000 too, thaks for the headsup for the fog-city shield
forget the shield, the scorpion exo-1000 is the best anti-fog i've seen
'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger