Wednesday, November 23

Its to cold.. and set to get colder.

Ok, I'm getting sick of it now, cold, painful fingers, cold toes, cold knees, cold jumpy bike. So I'm out at lunch looking to see what extra winter gear I can get. Probably that tasteful accessory the handlebar muff, but hey, its warm hands that I'm looking for. Oh and a coat hanger, to stiffen it out else I might find it pressing my brakes at high speed!
As for the bike... it will be getting some Silkolene Pro FST, hopefully get rid of that anoying carb icing problem. The previous owner had given me some Pro Boost, which helps a little bit but isn't really the right stuff. Does give the bike a little bit more umph though.


Anonymous Ed said...

Well FST should do the trick:

'Pro FST - Fuel System Treatment for all scooter and motorcycle engines. A fully effective carburettor de-icer which also guards against cold start engine wear and fuel system corrosion. Combats carburettor sticking and jet blocking. Effective in all unleaded and leaded fuels. Suitable for 2 and 4-stroke engines. Also combats minor pre-ignition effects.'

When I'm in S'bury the trip is only a few miles so the bike never warms up properly but I get frozen all the same so I need some muffs too. Fashion King Ed, that's me :D

12:27 pm  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

What part of the UK are you at? I didn't think it got that cold south of Scottland.
We're enjoying our first snow of the year hereabouts.

2:40 am  
Blogger RisingSlowly said...

Wassup, Knightrider
Sounds like 'wintering' bikes is a bit like 'wintering' boats.
Do bikers get to be miserable gits too during the winter months?
If you go to any of the sailing sites in the northern hemisphere right now, everybody is bitching and moaning...hehe he

8:51 am  
Blogger Dan said...

I've been out and about on the bike in temps of -5, even snow. I'm located down South at Portsmouth.
Yer we moan, I don't mind the rain to much, it the cold that gets me. Makes my pinkys ache.

11:08 am  
Blogger Psycho Cannon said...

Its -5 avg around here in the mornings at the Mo (Luton)

Heated bars and muffs are a blessing but yeah I'd be worried if the muffs press your breaks for you too.
Not that you should be doing high speed in this weather.

I'd say keep it below 200mph at least :D

11:47 am  
Blogger Dan said...

below 200.. only when its raining.

11:52 pm  

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