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Hi again folks
I've got a couple:
Get a heated vest - I have found they are by far the best way to stay warm
Cover your engine and the like in WD40 or Scottoiler F365 - it really stops the crap eating your bike
Pay closer attention to the weather forecast than you might normally do. Especially when planning long rides or if there's a potential for freezing conditions.
When conditions are freezing or there's a frost, try to stick to main roads as the higher volumes of traffic will work to defrost any potential slippery patches.
Don't assume that road-based trail tyres will make it safe for you to ride your BMW through 6" of snow to work. They won't. And you will shit yourself.
Swallow your pride. In Winter looking 'uncool' comes second place to 'being warm'. Big handlebar muffs, enormous hairy socks and those woolly jumpers your Gran knitted you all become viable options.
Clean your headlight and brakelight as often as you clean your visor. They're catching exactly the same amount of dirt.
I use the laminate floor underlay in my boots, cut it to shape and fit. The reflective side keeps most of the heat in your boots. Makes a heck of a difference.
Ditto the diesel gloves.
Brilliant. Many thanks people.
Please keep them coming if anyone's got more.
Hairy Ben wrote (see)
When conditions are freezing or there's a frost, try to stick to main roads as the higher volumes of traffic will work to defrost any potential slippery patches.Don't assume
Newspaper under you jacket will help insulate your chest area or just buy some decent gear.
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