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Old 02-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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when do you start

what time of year do you normally bring out your 1200 and start your riding season
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Any time above 59 degrees in the morning. Just my number. Have ridden twice this year so far.
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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65 is the magic number for me.......
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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I never fully put it up, the weather is up and down. Last year I was ridin in February, this winter I've ridden in every month but December. A good rain to get the salt off the roads followed by a nice day above 40F and I'm out.

My official riding season starts April 1st when I get my license reinstated though. The 12 and my right wrist caused the troopers to shut down the express way.
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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I ride all year round. So far my coldest morning here in DE was about 17F (if I recall correctly). The only weather I will not ride in is snow, sleet or hail. Otherwise I'm riding
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #6
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I ride all year round. So far my coldest morning here in DE was about 17F (if I recall correctly). The only weather I will not ride in is snow, sleet or hail. Otherwise I'm riding
The problem with having balls of steel is sometimes steel gets really really cold
   
 
Old 02-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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Dropped the left side fairing off yesterday and did an oil & filter change, will be taxing her probably in March...long as it don't snow lol.
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 05:08 AM   #8
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The problem with having balls of steel is sometimes steel gets really really cold
One night my gas cap literally froze shut... ... not a good night
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #9
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I ride all year round. So far my coldest morning here in DE was about 17F (if I recall correctly). The only weather I will not ride in is snow, sleet or hail. Otherwise I'm riding
Now that's a proper bloke talking
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #10
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Never ride in ice or snow on the 12r otherwise pretty much when the need takes hold out she comes, road legal all year round
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #11
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If they made snow tires... I may make an exception...
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #12
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The problem with having balls of steel is sometimes steel gets really really cold






I heard dat!!

I rode year-round until recently... Just hard to justify, but I really get the itch when the sun shines...
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #13
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Does any body have the number for a good "clinic" all this talk of the 12 snuggled up in the garage is giving me withdrawal symptoms !!! I have just had to go and have a talk to her and a stroke with the polish !! Eeek got it bad
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #14
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Does any body have the number for a good "clinic" all this talk of the 12 snuggled up in the garage is giving me withdrawal symptoms !!! I have just had to go and have a talk to her and a stroke with the polish !! Eeek got it bad
Its warm enough already get yer arse into gear and get riding
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #15
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I was in the workshop tinkering with the bike looking at the sunshine today. I was waiting for a delivery of firedoors which didn't show until 10 to 5. Utter bastards.
Got to work til the weekend now.
   
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