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So this has been a pretty cold winter here in New Jersey and the Northeast in general. We have had single digit and even negative temperature spells in the past, but this winter just seems like there are longer periods of colder weather - single digits and teens. Well, it has definitely been colder because some bodies of water that nobody can recall freezing in our lifetimes were frozen this winter.


Anyhow, not that I'm done rambling about how cold it is, how cold/low temperature will you generally go riding before you just throw up your hands and choose to stay on the couch? I have knowingly braved single digits to go riding or tail gate (the wind chill at Giants stadium is probably worse than being on the Grizz) with the right gear. But, lately I seem to think to myself "I've done it and it was fun, but that couch/bar stool is looking kinda comfy!" I'm sure the few times I got caught in temperatures that were way lower than anticipated have jaded me a little, but the idea of riding in the bitter cold is less appealing or no longer a challenge.


Now, tell us how cold you normally go....
 

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It has been a cold winter for sure, but I never wait for the weather to be favourable to go out riding.
I regularly ride in -13f (-25c) +windchill factors with my grizzly, though my rides tend to be a bit shorter then the warmer days. Good clothing, windshield, heated grips are key. I live everyday to it's fullest no matter what the weather bring.
 

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When I lived in Alaska for 3 years we rode in single digit weather all the time. Now that I live back in tx it's hard for me to go in 40 degree weather lol
 

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I don't have heated grips or a windshield so I only go in 32°F or warmer.
 

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It was about 35 F for my first ride in the snow. I wouldn't enjoy it being much colder. Sure was fun though. Didn't see too many other machines out riding. My friends Polaris just needed an 800 dollar transmission repair. It only has 900 miles on it.
 

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Good clothing 4 sure i ride be 4 out in pa it was -1 still had a good time just think of summer and ride on lol
 

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I generally won't ride in single digits thinking it probably isn't good for the Grizz's motor, just my thoughts. If one can cover any bare skin they should be able to ride in any temp they please so as long as wind isn't hitting any exposed area's.


" There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing "
 

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So this has been a pretty cold winter here in New Jersey and the Northeast in general. We have had single digit and even negative temperature spells in the past, but this winter just seems like there are longer periods of colder weather - single digits and teens. Well, it has definitely been colder because some bodies of water that nobody can recall freezing in our lifetimes were frozen this winter.


Anyhow, not that I'm done rambling about how cold it is, how cold/low temperature will you generally go riding before you just throw up your hands and choose to stay on the couch? I have knowingly braved single digits to go riding or tail gate (the wind chill at Giants stadium is probably worse than being on the Grizz) with the right gear. But, lately I seem to think to myself "I've done it and it was fun, but that couch/bar stool is looking kinda comfy!" I'm sure the few times I got caught in temperatures that were way lower than anticipated have jaded me a little, but the idea of riding in the bitter cold is less appealing or no longer a challenge.


Now, tell us how cold you normally go....
Good question. I'm not sure yet. When I had my Ski-Doo, we rode in single digits, and average speed was around 50 MPH, much faster than I normally ride the Grizz. I have awesome cold weather riding clothing, so once I get the heated grips and seat I'm going to try some more winter riding if the snow isn't too deep. Right now I ride out to feed the deer, but it's only about 25 minutes round trip, so even when we had that cold snap around New Years with -10 temps I was fine.
 

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When starts getting down near -15c (5 f ) the fun kinda goes out of it.
I have heated grips,throttle, and seat and a windshield but the cold starts making its way through even the best clothing.
That said. Winter riding is my absolute favorite. Love when the trails are snow packed and frozen.
They’re so smooth compared to the rock mess we have in the summer.
I stud my tires and off I go.



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How cold I will go? That completely depends on the temperature .......... Uhhhh, I mean when I can't sit outside to have my beer or my coffee! Although, if they can provide me with a good chocolate ice-cream I will consider to have a short brake .......

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Approx. 1 year ago, I rode with a few others in -32C.
That was damn cold and I got a few frost bites below my eyes.
Well, when we started out riding on a frozen river in deep snow, it was 'only' -20. But as we got further in towards the ice sheet, the temperature dropped. And stayed that low until we got home.
Normally the temperature during winter in Sondy (Sondrestrom/Bluie West 8) which was an old American Air Base, is as low as -30C to -45C, and I tell you that when the temperature 'rises' to, say, -18C, we are dying to get out on our ATV's because then it's warm!
When the temperature plummets, I usually put my Grizz in our heated hangar. But now I just bought a battery charger/tender CTEK Polar (well, d'oh! The 12V version, of course!) and Proheat engine heater pad (comes in either 110 or 220V) and I am just waiting it to arrive so I can put them on. I am not using that useless rear compartment for other than a few tie-downs and a rope, so I was think of having the cables to the tender and the heater 'come out' of there.
And since I don't do mud at all or water higher than half/two thirds of the rims, the cables should be safe to have in that non-watertight useless piece of crap rear storage compartment on the '16 Grizz.
The lid of that compartment fell of a few times, so I've recently ordered a rubber tie-down-knob thingy for that, too.
 
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I’ll ride single digits if I can get anyone to go with me. The wife ain’t a fan of the cold. Hadn’t had a chance to ride in sub 0 temps. We don’t see that much here in OK. Wouldn’t be opposed to it though. Just gotta wear the right clothes.
 

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I shut down riding operations mid Nov - Mid April.
 

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I'm in Ohio and can't think of a time it was "Too Cold" to ride. I have heated grips, heated thumb throttle and handlebar mittens. Wear the right clothing and it's no big deal. Heck, I even took the YZ250 out on the ice. Good time this winter!


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I shut down riding operations mid Nov - Mid April.
Same here mid November to say mid March or whenever the weather warms up enough to ride without being bundled up. If it snows that is a different story the Grizz loves to play in the snow but that only happens once or twice a year around here.
 

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Hey how do those heated insoles work for you ? Always thought about getting some though they are about $120.00 from what I've seen. If they work good then price would be no problem.
 
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