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With it starting to dip into the 40's at night here in frosty Wisconsin I was wondering what everyone's temperature limit is before they shut it down for the year. (spoiled southern riders hold your tongue lol)
 

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My limit is 40F in the morning. That relates to about ~35F in IATs. At speed, I get frozen fingers and a fogged up pinlock visor.

I'll pack it up when temps start to get regularly below freezing - just not worth it on cold surfaces and tires. I have a detached/unheated garage so my Panigale does have some shelter, but still will freeze.
 

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Eh, 75 here in Miami :)
 

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I rode to December 4th last year testing a heated jacket liner and gloves. it was 32F +/- 1F.
Wouldn’t do that again however. It was cold and I was concerned about tire grip.
I'd pack-it in around 40F also.
 

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I asked Keith Code what the lowest temperature the stock 959 tires were safe at . He thought 50 degrees was the limit .
 

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@Aldo I believe Code's opinion. I'll be riding the Monster later in the fall which now has a Diablo Rosso III instead of the stock Diablo SC which is what my 959 is now riding on. Moreover, if I had an ounce of good judgement, I should be riding my wife's CBR300R at that time of the year.
 

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im thinking temps that start with a 4 are probably going to do it. My first 6 miles is a blast down the interstate and starting to get a bit chilly on the neck and feet (wearing my gym shoes with my dress shoes in my backpack). Also a couple good leaning opportunities on the rural roads that i finish my ride on that are hard to resist so sub 50 might not be smart on the tires.

BUT! there is no thermal limit for me staring at it in the garage while drinking beer thankfully =)
 

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There are folks who ride year around here in the midwest, but naturally the colder it is the less grip you are likely to have. Of course it can work in the opposite direction as well. Too hot and you can lose grip. I guess the answer is... live in Southern CA! lol!
 
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BUT! there is no thermal limit for me staring at it in the garage while drinking beer thankfully =)
Haha, fortunately, that part is a 4 season activity for me.
 

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@dougo1199 Yes and then some.
It's not when you ride but why you ride.
 

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Lets see, I rode as cold as 15 degrees fahrenheit, but that was on a Monster with heated grips.
 

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Lets see, I rode as cold as 15 degrees fahrenheit, but that was on a Monster with heated grips.
If we are talking max low temp ridden, -4F displayed on BMW GSA, thankfully zero wind, just a very cold crisp day. My brother in-law with just jeans/jacket following me on my CRF230L was not as comfortable. >:)
 

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50F is my limit. Below that and my gloves let my fingers get too cold on a long ride. I don't like the feel of heavier gloves.
 

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Aren’t we bikers or not? Snowmobiles are for pussies. >:)
Pffft. Nothing quite like hauling *** across a non frozen lake when it's below freezing out. Try doing that on a motorcycle ;)
 

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Pffft. Nothing quite like hauling *** across a non frozen lake when it's below freezing out. Try doing that on a motorcycle ;)
On a snowmobile! really??? :surprise:
Ok. I take that back. Those are not pussies. They're definitely something else though, but not pussies. :rolleyes:
 
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