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Do you ride all year or hang up the helmet at summers end

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Terror on the Terrafirma
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So just curious how many are just fair weather riders and how many will be braving the elements this year?
Props to those who brave the cold and rain! :rockon
 

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ninja machinist
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Did it last year, not doing it again. I'd rather buy a beater car for a couple hundred then freeze my sack off again.
 
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there's no glory in riding a sportbike in shitty conditions only to eventually crash cuz of stupidity. there's also no glory in riding a corroded turd.
 

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Waiting for the sun
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With the work I do, I'm stuck caging all year...
...Unless anyone here knows how to get a 600 to pull a 4000Lb. trailer :laughing
Sometimes when I can leave the trailer on-site at bigger jobs then I'll ride when I can, but I don't trust leaving the trailer at some sites...even with all the locks and alarm.
 

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Eh Muh Gawd Becky!!
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i rode all year for many years and spent more time trying not to have a corroded turd, as SSBlade put it, then i did actually going out for rides and it was also mostly commuting back and forth to work and i didn't spend all my money to have a corroded turd to drive back and forth to work with so it'll be the cage for winter to get to work and i'll be throwin a permit on the bike for them really nice, but chilly, sunny winter days. besides with no insurance i'm not tempted to ride during the week so i can get my mods done to it!!
 

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Mortgage Pimp
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A lot of so-called "hardcore" all season riders are only in their first season, so they're so pumped up full of adrenaline they want to ride all year... and then look down on those that have had the sense to park their bikes.

Well, now I'm staring at you guys from the comfort of my heated car blasting Celine Dion and sipping my grande non-fat no-ship extra hot Hazenut latte... You try doing THAT on your R6! :laughing
 

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Fast Pack Slow Guy
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I rode all year 'round for many, many years, simply because I couldn't afford a car. A big part of it was wearing rain gear every single day and puttin' the long johns on in October and taking them off in April. Yuck. What is this, Saskatchewan?

Part of enjoying motorcycling is that anxious feeling of those first few nice days of February, when you're chomping at the bit to take the bike out of storage. And you get to tinker on your bike and put on new expensive bits over the winter.

And if I really can't stand it and I need to take a bike out for a twist on a nice December day, John Valk is usually pretty good at helping me scratch that itch for a few hours with a demo bike.
 

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A lot of so-called "hardcore" all season riders are only in their first season, so they're so pumped up full of adrenaline they want to ride all year... and then look down on those that have had the sense to park their bikes.

Well, now I'm staring at you guys from the comfort of my heated car blasting Celine Dion and sipping my grande non-fat no-ship extra hot Hazenut latte... You try doing THAT on your R6! :laughing
Yup, you're right about that. This will be my first winter season and I'm pumped and ready to freeze my fingers off. :rockon

If I owned anything bigger than a 250 I'd probably park it just to save on insurance though. I'm paying $360 for a full year, so there's no reason for me not to insure year-round.
 

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Trapped in Nutella shell
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Insuring it for the winter, like last year. Not very cold in Vancouver and it never seem to rain hard. I save so much time by lane splitting and parking right by the office at work or next to my building entrance. I can park almost anywhere downtown at no charge as well (kinda :laughing).
I take the cage when I'm tired, sick or when I need to wear a suit/tie.
 

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Mmm...beer
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Off the road til April / May.
 

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For me, I'd rather ride all year round and end up with a high milege, corroded, used up, road worn motorcycle, than a spiffy, low mileage garage queen.
I'm not exactly sure how long I'll be alive, so figure my days on this orb should be full of riding opportunities, and thus, the bike is a "tool," to be used. Much used.
If I live a long time, there are other bikes. If I'm gone tomorrow, my heirs will receive something that's taken me places, not weighed down my garage and usurped my spare time in cleaning.....:coffee
 

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there's no glory in riding a sportbike in shitty conditions only to eventually crash cuz of stupidity. there's also no glory in riding a corroded turd.
I don't about riding a turd but riding a bike in rain or cold is the shits and as far as I'm concerned, it's boring.

But for those speed demons, there are some track days in California in December including Boxing Day at Laguna. Any takers?
 

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Eh Muh Gawd Becky!!
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oh i've gone lots of places. i've seen all of N.America from the seat of some Gixxer over the past many many years so leaving my current one till spring doesn't cause any grief. besides my car is a convertible so if i want the wind in my hair a spell and its not raining, i can drop the top on the way to work!!
 

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What's the speed of dark?
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I just prefer riding to driving.

Secret is to have 2 bikes - the summer sparkle queen and the winter crap catcher.

And there is no shitty weather - just the wrong clothing.
 

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Any takers?
I'd be in. wait let me check the bank account. nope, i'm out. gotta save for next year's track days. that and a new street bike.

Street bike is sold, so I won't be riding this winter. That is unless I can find the bike i'm looking for.
 

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Blue Power Ranger
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Well, now I'm staring at you guys from the comfort of my heated car blasting Celine Dion and sipping my grande non-fat no-ship extra hot Hazenut latte... You try doing THAT on your R6! :laughing
That sounds like a challenge Scott. Care to make it interesting? :laughing

Nah, mine's staying in the garage for the winter, and will soon be in pieces as I'm rebuilding the tranny.

Btw, I still haven't gotten a license suspension from those wheelies :rockon
 

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insurance is staying on year round and bike will come out on nice days. the winter doesn't get hardcore enough on the island to not ride it at least once every week or other week. its too frustrating to be paying off a loan for something that sits in the garage unused for 4-5 months of the year.
 
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still riding/enjoying mine.

what is there about winter here that corrodes a bike? back home it was salt, but i was told they don't use salt here.
 

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Eh Muh Gawd Becky!!
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still riding/enjoying mine.

what is there about winter here that corrodes a bike? back home it was salt, but i was told they don't use salt here.
well as i just found out when i took the swing arm off my 04 bike, the aluminum linkage bolts were quite corroded where they went through metal bushings on the swingarm. and that's only a few wet roads of driving. aluminum reacts when put in contact with another metal and get's some moisture. alot of people don't even consider those types of things as to what can happen during wet weather riding. oh and they definately do use salt around here.
 
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