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Ka85891 08-14-2018 09:56 AM

Who uses there GSXS all year round?
 
Was considering a second bike to use during winter but thought about saving the cash and putting it in to my gsxs.
So any feedback on winter useability, wear, care etc etc appreciated. Tyre choice, maintenance ect..
General info from experience is valued.
I live in UK so yeah, usual winter crap 🙂
Cheers

CaptainSlow 08-14-2018 02:28 PM

Do they salt the roads in your locale? Motorcycles do not receive the same corrosion resistance as cars do so it would likely rust badly if ridden on road salt.

Definitely keep the TC on 3, I once spun the rear tire in 6th gear on a cold morning.

gixxerjasen 08-14-2018 10:02 PM

Texas here. We ride year round. Not sure what this question is all about. :D

scooby61 08-14-2018 10:20 PM

Time of year doesn't matter to me my cutoff is around 45-49f beacause of the lack of wind protection on a naked and tires don't warm up well. Plus getting bundled up more than that just takes the fun out of it. That said if a 50+ day rolls through in the winter I will ride somewhere.

DenverYZF 08-14-2018 10:44 PM

I do, but winters aren’t that bad here in NC. I have heated grips, and am very careful when riding to work on 30 degree mornings...doesn’t take much to cause a slide until the tires warm up some. They do use salt and brine here... I just make sure to wash the bike soon after any riding in a salty environment. Other than that, it’s business as usual.

I used to ride a lot in the winter when I lived in CO. I always drove on snowy days, but rode a lot in low-teen temps in the mornings. That was , rough but kind of fun. I don’t think I could physically handle that anymore....

Kiwi Geoff 08-15-2018 02:46 AM

Yep, all year round rider in NZ. Have covered 42,000 km and as soon as the horrible 50 profile OEM D214 pure sport tyres were worn out (3700km), I went to 55 profile sport touring hoops. Very happy with the Roadtec 01's in all weathers and they stood up well on a trackday too. The rears lasted for about 11000 km. More recently, I've been using Road 5's and have been very happy with them too.

Cheers,

Geoff

cookie 08-15-2018 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ka85891 (Post 366226)
Was considering a second bike to use during winter but thought about saving the cash and putting it in to my gsxs.
So any feedback on winter useability, wear, care etc etc appreciated. Tyre choice, maintenance ect..
General info from experience is valued.
I live in UK so yeah, usual winter crap 🙂
Cheers

i use mine all year round , unless theres snow laying.
Give the bike a liberal coating of ACF 50 before the salt spreading starts, keep the chain well lubed. i am running michelin pilot 3 at the moment and through last winter , no problems at all . Heated gloves are a must for me tho :)

Ka85891 08-15-2018 02:25 PM

Good solid info guys thank you.

dqban 08-15-2018 04:09 PM

I use it year round....Florida is good for something afterall.

holeshot408 08-16-2018 01:48 AM

I live in the Bay Area of Northern California....What is this Winter you speak of? :)


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