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#1 carlson_mn

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

This past Saturday Nov. 19th a friend of mine who rides an ST1300 told me he saw an FJR on highway 100 being put onto a tow truck during the recent snow 'storm' of 3". Either way it was a nasty day.

So who got the ride of shame?
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:16 PM

Why would you tow? It was only 3 inches...I've ridden on 4 inches of snow no problem on a bike without a fairing or heated gear and 1970s technology.

It must have had a mechanical issue....

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#3 carlson_mn

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

Before the snow really came down there was almost a freezing rain like precip and the roads went to shit, became icey
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:43 PM

I saw a Honda PCH going along 94 about 11am.....sleet starting, and only 32'. (I was going to a COG tech session in the cage)
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

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Wasn't old Red Jacket, I snagged this pic of him at Teakettle Junction in Death Valley Nat. Park on Saturday.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:56 PM

It wasn't me, 83 and no snow here in sunny Central Florida....

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

I ride mine in the winter in MN all the time even on the lakes.. but the FJR stays in hibernation

That was a nasty sleet of ice that pelted the roadways before the snow hit here in MN

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:11 PM

Impressive... handles ok on the snow and ice with those tires?

Are there speed limits on frozen lakes??? Getting more interested...
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

Lakes are impossible unless the snow has been packed or has faced some warm weather and then re-froze.

Handling with normal knobbies,, wouldn't recommend it unless you have plenty of dirt bike experience..
My photos above were with non-studded knobbies.

Studded tires work the best but don't work well on pavement that is clear. It is really a tough season to
ride in.

I've had some experience dating back to my teen years riding in the snow.. and that does go back a bit as the photo and bike show

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

^ Nice!

I have an offer to ride a bike this winter with studded tires, on a track plowed on a Golden Valley lake. I think I'll give it a shot.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:47 PM

Minnetonka usually has a few courses plowed also.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

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Elsinore? 1975?
Freaking way cool pix..

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it was me on the fjr, I admit.


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

very good eye.. was winter of 75 in the snow and a 74 Elsinore

some of the 74 racing season.. sure do miss being 16, getting old sucks in some ways..sorry about the thread hyjack

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

I love the pictures minds me of younger days
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