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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello folks, I am open to suggestions, brands, solutions for this cold weather and my frozen hands. My hands freeze during the 40 minutes/1 hour twice per day journey. This happens even wearing thermal gloves and very good quality motorbike gloves on top. I know about heated grips, any of you...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, Couple of questions about bike use etc during Winter. Do people use their bikes in winter? If so, what about snow, ice etc? Do you use the tyres with studs in them?
  3. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    All An occasional visitor to this site but have a 1995 funduro which I rate highly as a all year round tourer/commuter, having retunred to biking in the last 3 years. One thing I can't seem to find is a reasonably priced set of waterproof boots. This can't be righ ti this day and age, I am...
  4. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    I have got a really nice pair of summer leather gloves from Hein Gericke. They are very good for the summer but, obviously, not for winter. I want a winter pair BUT I don't want a bulky pair as I find that I don't have as much control on the clutch and throttle (I've only been riding for four...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, for those who don't frequent the XRV forum, I've bought an old 97 F650 to run as a winter hack. It was abandoned round the back of a guys house under a tarp with no front end destined as spares! I bought it for a snip and trailered it home. It's only got 13,500 miles on the clock and a...
  6. Chatter
    I just had to post a new thread, there seems to be a slower turnover of chatter than I am used to...No its not a criticism. The point of this is to ask how many riders run their bike all year round. I have a short commute to work of 7 miles and I was thinking on the better days I could use the...
  7. Bike Tech / Kit / Reviews
    I have a 2001 gs dakar and plan to do quite a bit of riding through the winter. Have you any of you fitted HANDLE BAR MUFFS? Also have you been able to fit them over the OVER THE HAND GUARDS? WHICH BRAND ARE YOU HAPPY WITH? PROS AND CONS OF RIDING WITH THEM? I know of OXFORD, TUCANO ETC...
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All. I have a couple of later model Funduros. They are both fitted with Oddyssey batteries. I've had some doubts about one of the batteries, as it seems to discharge. I've charged it with my CTEK charger, green light, no problems, but come to start it after a few weeks, and it's flat. Get...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi everyone. Well, after a ride from Thurso, to Chesterfield (with snow for the first 40 odd miles), by the time I got to Gretna, I realized that I was covered up to my knee with white road salt - or whatever it is that is put on the road these days when it's icy/cold/snowy etc. Instead of...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all I was just wondering if anybody does anything special / has a routine for preparing their bikes for the coming winter? Extra fleece on.. here comes the cold.... Cheers rml
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    As the summer seems to come to an abrupt and very wet end, what are you going to do with your pride and joy on those long cold wet nights. After much thought i'm looking at replacing the rear light and indicators with led's and also fitting some auxilliary lights now that i've got some decent...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, recently got my '97 reg F650 as a winter transport. It's been standing and needs a good going over. I read as much as I could find on it before starting work on it. I thought I found tech info pages on here, but can't see them now, is it just me or was it that other site from over the...
  13. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    Heya guys! This is my first winter in England (another Auzzie), and I'm after some tips for predicting ice on the roads. There was a little bit of ice on my driveway this morning, but I stuck to main roads on my way to work and didn't see any more. Is it rainy and minus temperature days when...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    I ride all year round weather permitting - dont do ice, snow or torrential rain but if its a nice winters day I will wrap up and go for a little cruise, after all the bike is my passion :riding: So many people simply pack away their bikes, many have done so by now and dont get them out again...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    I am planning on using my bike a lot more this winter, as i am insuring my son on my car. I have some fairly good waterproof gear, but i need to get some decent thermals/undergarments as my commute is a long one. Anybody have experience of good/bad ones? And are the compression ones any good...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    There have been posts before about the vibration effect through the grips that these "thumpers" cause . . . today a change of gloves caused me to stop and think. :think: You see a sudden downburst soaked my summer gloves - yes, still wearing them :riding: aren't heated grips the best - but...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Looking at getting a pair of new boots . Was looking at the Hein Gerike Trail, which are a motocross style. Does anyone wear this type of boot for everday use. I am just worried they might be a bit stiff and thus uncomfortable. What other type of waterproof boot do people use?????? SHOTROCK...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    heres one for you... I'm going to be off road for a few weeks - poss. a month. Unfortunately my bike doesnt live in a garage, so its bearing the brunt of the elements - albeit off the road. Any suggestions for keeping it ticking over 'till I'm back in the saddle? Is it ok to turn it over every...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Are there any products available to protect my bike from corrosion through winter? I believe BMW do a clear wax, anyone with any experience with this? Dave
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello With the cold weather drawing in and so on. I am looking to find a replacement for an old leather jacket - I also need some protective trousers... (that reads badly). I was thinking BMW - like Ewan and Charlie.. looked on BMW to see - and they don't mention prices. Is this because they...
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