Cold weather

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by Harold Gailey, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. The ride to work today was pretty chilly. I go about 12 miles north on the
    Sam Houston Tollway and by the time I got to work at 8:30 my fingers were
    hurting pretty good. I have brand new gloves I got from Republic back when
    it snowed a few Fridays ago. They worked good in low speed 30 something
    temperatures and snow but today's 20's with near 90 mph wind chill were
    beyond their capacity to keep my digits toasty. Are there any non-electric
    gloves that can keep the cold out when it gets REAL cold?
    Harold Gailey, Jan 9, 2010
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  2. Harold Gailey

    Redshad Guest

    We only got to 12 degrees here but its warming up quick...Its 17 out now. If
    Big Eds carbs can handle these temps, I want to ride down to Texarkana and
    see BJ.

    Redshad, Jan 9, 2010
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  3. Harold Gailey

    louie Guest

    Putting your hands in your pockets may help. I do that at the late season
    football games and can still see all the action.

    Are your ghosts sensitive to the cold?

    louie, Jan 9, 2010
  4. Harold Gailey

    louie Guest

    Big Ed is on a high-carb program, he's hot, some would say.

    louie, Jan 9, 2010
  5. The ghosts aren't sensitive enough to head south for the winter. I pulled
    the switch housing apart again last week and the problem goes away while the
    switch housing is apart and even for the rest of the day it seems. But the
    next day I start the bike and it's 50-50 whether the blinker is on or not.
    It doesn't seem as persistent once I'm under way as it was when it first
    appeared but it's still a pita. As for putting my hands in my pockets, they
    won't fit with my gloves on and if I try to take them off I'm afraid they
    might blow away and I'd be without. I have hid a hand at a time behind my
    knees, laid them on my rocker boxes and even pulled the fingers back down to
    the palm of the glove for a shot of warmth but this afternoon I rode over to
    Academy and bought some Manzella XL Tundra Mitts that are promising looking
    waterproof mittens. I might take them for a test ride tonight when it gets
    Harold Gailey, Jan 9, 2010
  6. I'm not sure my carb is handling the 20's that well. It takes a long time to
    get the bike warm enough not to cough and die at idle and once warm it
    occasionally blubbers at freeway speeds. It could be icing up I don't know.
    Harold Gailey, Jan 9, 2010
  7. Thanks for the tip. I ended up buying some waterproof thinsulate mittens
    from Academy.
    They worked very well this morning on the ride to work. I don't know how
    cold it was
    but probably below 30. The only problem was a missed shift when my fingers
    slipped off
    the clutch lever. I thought I ripped some fingernails off but no, just stung
    a bit.
    Harold Gailey, Jan 12, 2010
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