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Old 12-29-2006, 12:45 PM   #21
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Us NorCal types are real men--we would wait till 50, maybe 52 degrees, tops.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:45 PM   #22
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Oh, you poor man.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #23
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Uphill, both ways.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:49 PM   #24
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Oh, you poor man.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:51 PM   #25
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They know 'How much?' in more languages than that, I'll bet.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:55 PM   #26
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I've known a few Texan in my day, and the one thing they have in common with everybody else's other favorite whipping boy is that, they too, secretly feel sorry for anyone who's not from their state. Did you hear the one about the Texan who overdosed on laxative? Killed him...Had to be buried in a matchbox. Ta Dum.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:57 PM   #27
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That would California, of course. Sheesh! I'm going to go take a nap.

Retired in Norcal.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:03 PM   #28
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If they think they are suffering now just wait until the expert on everything shows up.
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:04 PM   #29
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While not the "be all end all" that it was put forth from friends and a few MO regulars, a set of DL650/1000 handguards helped immensely my ability to withstand cold on my ride to work. Now, it's not a matter of me "wussin' out" like before - the ability of my FZ6 to START is my limiting factor.



It will barely start when ambient temps are ~8deg F. Fuel just doesn't vapourise well at that temp, and I don't think Yamaha has fuel-mapping actually calibrated for below ~15deg F.



I exchanged my cheaparse Mal~Wart $8 ski gloves for a set of $30 TourMaster "Cold Tex" gloves - they're not any warmer (and not any colder, either), but they ARE shaped to grip a handlebar, are less bulky, reasonably waterproof, and have a gauntlet that goes up my forearm - cutting out an "air leak" at the junction of the glove and my jacket. Plus, the construction is far sturdier, with a medium-weight cordura fabric and leather palms (albeit thin, "synthetic leather"), and a seamless, one-piece floating "liner".



I recommend them with no hesitation. You won't be sorry buying a pair of these - get your fit like a helmet: Snug, but not constricting-tight. They do stretch and conform a bit with a few weeks use.



I've elected at the moment NOT to install a set of grip heaters I bought, as I also have an Eclipse vest and higher-wattage headlights. I can't actually find a rating for the '04 FZ6/R6/R1 alternators, but I suspect it's less than 400 watts peak, and I don't want to overtax it. It just means I'll have cold hands, but the bike is EFI - don't want to be left alongside the road if the power fails. Any suggestions to "upgrade" to a heavier-duty, high-output stator and Reg/Rect that will give me 500-600 watts of juice? Nobody seems to have an "off the shelf" solution - just stock replacements or a racing flywheel with 1/2 the magnets (and half the output!).
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:10 PM   #30
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I'm Here! What'd I miss? So good of you to recognize........



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