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Bad Weather and Commuting.

I was looking forward to riding to work this morning, as I had to cage it yesterday to pick up feed for the critters. So I step out of the house and low and behold everything is covered with snow! At that very moment my neighbor rides by on his TW200. What a jerk....

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post #2 of 34 Old 12-06-2011, 08:22 AM
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This is the first time I've driven the truck to work since last winter. Was 29 this morn with a 20 mph wind blowing. Was still considering hopping on the bike till I opened the garage door and saw a light dusting of snow on the truck. Nevermind! I hate winter!

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Try 12 with a -15 windchill and 5in of snow. This sucks.

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It was only 2 degrees here this morning, with snow & ice on the roads...no way I'd be out riding today!

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Don't mean to rub it in too much, but it's 67 and partly cloudy here. There's a lot of complaints about global warming, but I'm liking it right now if I have weather like this all winter.

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I know cold weather livin' folks are pretty freakin hearty. That said, it was 41 this morning, one mile from the Pacific Ocean 100 miles north of the City of Angels and I rode the KLR to work. My chin hurt even though it's covered by a scruff.

What can I say.......thin blood.

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41 on a bike going 60 is a mean temp of 25. Your blood is fine. I ride down to 30 after that bike stays in.

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coldest i ever rode was 16 degrees i believe.... talk about cold!

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41 on a bike going 60 is a mean temp of 25. Your blood is fine. I ride down to 30 after that bike stays in.
Oh, that makes me feel plenty better(NOT)

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I saw a guy on a Ural last January on the interstate. It was snowing damned bad and this guy was just flying along in the passing lane, no big deal. I nearly shit myself. Those Ural's are two wheel drive aren't they? Hmmm...

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I saw a guy on a Ural last January on the interstate. It was snowing damned bad and this guy was just flying along in the passing lane, no big deal. I nearly shit myself. Those Ural's are two wheel drive aren't they? Hmmm...
No. But they did stay at a Holiday Inn Express in Siberia!

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I appears that atleast one model of the Ural has power to both rear wheels (the sidecar and the bike) I beleive it's the "patrol" model. I'm not so keen on the side car thing though...

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I appears that atleast one model of the Ural has power to both rear wheels (the sidecar and the bike) I beleive it's the "patrol" model. I'm not so keen on the side car thing though...
Dude I would put a sidecar on my 9er in a heartbeat. Would look funny as hell.

Yeah it is the Patrol, just checked it out. Sweet ride. Has a reverse gear too...

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There was a guy who posted here once, about a year ago who had a sidecar on his 919. it was actually a pretty sweet setup!

Oh, and if you're interested in Urals, go look at Mr Cobb's ride reports on ADVrider. That dude is a monster for the snow!

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Soes anyone know if the side car permanant on the Urals? or is it removable? Just curious. Looks like a cool retro style bike.

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I like them. They seem pretty cheap.


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There was a guy who posted here once, about a year ago who had a sidecar on his 919. it was actually a pretty sweet setup!

Oh, and if you're interested in Urals, go look at Mr Cobb's ride reports on ADVrider. That dude is a monster for the snow!
I would love to see pictures of that. Time to dig the catacombs

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what is this bad weather you speak of... its been a lil chilly here in ventura the past coupla days, high of like 65ish... and a lil windy makes for a cold ride but nothing unbearable. :-P

I would actually welcome any and all form of storms... storms = snow = me very happy.

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what is this bad weather you speak of... its been a lil chilly here in ventura the past coupla days, high of like 65ish... and a lil windy makes for a cold ride but nothing unbearable. :-P

I would actually welcome any and all form of storms... storms = snow = me very happy.
Bastard... sunny and 12 degrees here today. Plus a cool breeze. All I can do is turn the bike on, open the garage, sit on the bike and rev the throttle while looking into the vast gray landscape. Sucks balls.

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Bastard... sunny and 12 degrees here today. Plus a cool breeze. All I can do is turn the bike on, open the garage, sit on the bike and rev the throttle while looking into the vast gray landscape. Sucks balls.
spiked tires n snowboard jacket over heated riding jacket n i think ull be fine!

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spiked tires n snowboard jacket over heated riding jacket n i think ull be fine!
Was actually contemplating studded tires for this winter, along with heated grips. Man, how awesome would that be, ripping around in the snow on the 9er? I'd be too big of a puss to wring it's neck...

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Was actually contemplating studded tires for this winter, along with heated grips. Man, how awesome would that be, ripping around in the snow on the 9er? I'd be too big of a puss to wring it's neck...
naw man, i wouldnt worry i offroad my 919 all the time some studs would be fun!!!! (tho id rather ride around on something like a TW200 studded... or some dirbike studded as if the 9er gets dropped lots more will happen) Always wondered what it would be like to ride a dirtbike around with studded tires on the street.

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naw man, i wouldnt worry i offroad my 919 all the time some studs would be fun!!!! (tho id rather ride around on something like a TW200 studded... or some dirbike studded as if the 9er gets dropped lots more will happen) Always wondered what it would be like to ride a dirtbike around with studded tires on the street.
Exactly why I want to buy a cheap dirtbike for winter. Looking for a YZ250 or XR400 to beat the shit out of. Maybe after tax returns. If it happens, I'll make a video for you dude haha

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Well, 38° this morning. Yes, I'm still one mile from the Pacific Ocean 100 miles north of the City of Angels.


That's 'effin cold for us "surf" dudes and duddettes.

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Bastard... sunny and 12 degrees here today. Plus a cool breeze. All I can do is turn the bike on, open the garage, sit on the bike and rev the throttle while looking into the vast gray landscape. Sucks balls.
I even gave that up.

Stabil'ed the tank, pullled the ticker, parked it up against the wall and covered 'er up. had to make room for the spinning augers of death.




For you Cali cretins, this is a device that intakes snow into the large primary auger in the front and transfers said snow into the secondary fan behind, that expels the offending material into the neighbors driveway when aimed properly.

Last year was too much, had to get it.

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offending material.... you mean the best shit ever!!! <3 snow!!!

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offending material.... you mean the best shit ever!!! <3 snow!!!
Till it's 3 feet deep in your driveway and you have to get to work! To clear two stalls to the road is about 900sq ft (20ft*45ft), 1400 with the third. We'll go easy and say it's only 2ft deep and two stalls.

900sq ft * 2 = 1800 cubic ft / 27 = 66 cubic yards of the "best shit ever" to get out of my way.

That being said, only had to move that much about 3 times last year. That was enough.

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Till it's 3 feet deep in your driveway and you have to get to work! To clear two stalls to the road is about 900sq ft (20ft*45ft), 1400 with the third. We'll go easy and say it's only 2ft deep and two stalls.

900sq ft * 2 = 1800 cubic ft / 27 = 66 cubic yards of the "best shit ever" to get out of my way.

That being said, only had to move that much about 3 times last year. That was enough.
i would have zero problem with that, as it would mean i lived close to a ski resort and thus could go play in some pow.

MX463 has the right idea!!!

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here is what I'm waiting for...
Now that's what I'm talking about! Exactly why I want to find an old beater dirt bike and stud the tires. Looks like a blast dude.

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I even gave that up.

Stabil'ed the tank, pullled the ticker, parked it up against the wall and covered 'er up. had to make room for the spinning augers of death.




For you Cali cretins, this is a device that intakes snow into the large primary auger in the front and transfers said snow into the secondary fan behind, that expels the offending material into the neighbors driveway when aimed properly.

Last year was too much, had to get it.
That have the remote controlled thrower? My pops just bought a new one after last year too, he went big like that. The "caretaker" at the apartments I live in plow maybe once a week, a day or two after the big storms. Really sucks when i have to wake up an extra hour early to shovel a path of the complex...

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Now that looks like fun!

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you can build your own set of tires or buy them already studded for $230 for fronts and $330 for rears. tires are super stiff and heavy as they use a street tire tread inside as a liner to help hold the screws in and protect the tube. they are a PITA to mount so I bought a second set of wheels to just run the ice tires. need to relace the rear though as I totally F'd it up at a 3 hour marathon race last year. another option is shorter screws screwed directly into the knobs on the tire but they are easily torn out of the tires.

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