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Anybody else notice their bike loves the cooler weather? The first few cool days we had I noticed right off that my bike loves the cool temps. Motor runs so much quieter and just seems to be smoother. Makes me wonder if I'm running too hot in the summer months.
 

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All engines love the cooler weather, especially motorcycles. Every bike I have owned runs better in cool temps. The 800 suzuki I owned before my Vic ran noticeably much better when it was cool (not freezing cold). I notice it on my Vic but not as much as the Suzuki.
 

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Internal combustion engines like cold air better for the same reason airplanes do. Cold air is denser. For the engine, this means more oxygen entering the engine to help burn the fuel. For an airplane, this means more lift.
 

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Anybody else notice their bike loves the cooler weather? The first few cool days we had I noticed right off that my bike loves the cool temps. Motor runs so much quieter and just seems to be smoother. Makes me wonder if I'm running too hot in the summer months.
Every MC I've owned loves to breathe that cool dense air. Even the Pitster is running better ;)
 

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Bikes love it more than the rider does.
Love the heated grips for the cool rides. :)
 

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What do you guys who ride in 40-50 degree weather wear to keep warm besides pricey leather coveralls and electric everything? Anything a poor retiree could afford?
 

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What do you guys who ride in 40-50 degree weather wear to keep warm besides pricey leather coveralls and electric everything? Anything a poor retiree could afford?
high boots.... lined jeans under chaps, long sleeve t shirt, flannel shirt, fleece hoodie...lined motorcycle coat, and vest outside of that...with a pair of lined gloves...works very well and inexpensive...8)

Ride Safe,

Rob
 

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When I close the vents on my CCT and turn on the heated seat and grips, I never get cold. Plus a good pair of insulated underwear helps too. And yes my CCT loves this cooler weather too. Noticed it first off the other day. :grin
 

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Lightweight long underwear from Walmart, heavy hiking socks, high boots. jeans and chaps. Tshirt, long undershirt, tshirt, flannel, vest, lined leather MC coat. I sometimes use a neck protector. Also heated gloves. This works in the 30s. 50 degrees less.
 

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When I rode a junk '49 AJS around in wet and cold Melbourne Australia winters, before moving a thousand miles north to where the sun shines, my winter riding gear was an old woollen army greatcoat, with a bottle of rum in the pocket. When it dropped below freezing, add layered newspaper to the front of it.
An old pair of woollen suit pants out of an op shop (goodwill store in the states?), with jeans over the top helped on the legs. If the wet weather hangs around, melt a mix of Eucalyptus oil and a beeswax furniture polish into the jeans, rubbing it deep into the fabric.
You'll never get them clean again, but it does a reasonable job of waterproofing them, and cuts the wind penetration. Clears the sinuses too.
 

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Mother nature must hate me when I take a week off work and it's cold. Had a lot of outdoor things to do this week but I'm not very motivated when it's 45 degrees. Might find some indoor thing to do for a few (s)miles.
 
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