Hello TW Riders,
Greetings again from Ulaanbaatar.
There was a light snow overnight here; I had just about been off of my TW hunt, due to finding some nice, small Jap dual sports locally. However, I imagine a TW would handle snow riding much better than any other small dual sport motorcycle. I would love hear your snow riding tales, especially if you can include pictures. Also, do any of you think snow riding is just completely ill-advised all together, on any bike? Please share those experiences as well
Thanks for your thoughts,
Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!
As r80rt says..
"I'm not afraid of dying, I'm afraid of not living."
I love that saying, so to me its all about the adventure!
Winter driving is probably better on a TW than any other motorcycle in my opinion.
It's an adventure!
We dont get snow around here but a few members use snow chains. If it does snow around here I will be sure to take the tw and bw out in it. Seems like the tw would be the next best thing to an atv in the snow.
'13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
'07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
'86 BW80 farkled to size
'10 TW200 you will be missed
I just watched way too many videos of snow riding.
I'm excited for this winter. Gonna have to pick up some ice screws in a while.
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Too funny! Well, I guess it truly is snow-worthy. Now, do they make gear that would make it comfortable to ride when it's -35
Time may tell,
Maybe a battery on a rack in the back to power ...
Of course charge the extra battery at night. Not to mention the weight will help with traction.
I think snow riding would be great fun. I rode to work yesterday and it was 34dF which is totally tolerable. However, what is not tolerable is driving in traffic where car exhaust has condensed and frozen at every intersection. Uggggg....
On a related note, I rode ALLLLLL last year in CO in snow. I had a snow chain for a very small car that I strapped on once. Never actually needed it. It scared me that it was gonna catch the swing arm. Cleared it fine, but my nerves were still going. It's a blast, but ALWAYS be ready to go down. I've fallen twice in the snow, never hard, never fast, never any damage. Just be prepared. The biggest scare is cars around you. As for staying warm, I'm cheap and just layered up Enjoy the winter riding and be safe!
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