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Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
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ugh, i'm shivering just reading this

my skiing base layers (tights, top, socks) are excellent for wearing under motorcycle gear when it's cold. 'technical' fabrics will keep you much warmer than cotton - if you were riding at those temperatures in jeans no wonder you were freezing!

good luck with the new setup, although i'd have gone with insulated overpants rather than a lap apron if you're doing highway speeds - the apron can flap and get pretty drafty.
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Hooked
2009 250 GTS Super
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genie wrote:
good luck with the new setup, although i'd have gone with insulated overpants rather than a lap apron if you're doing highway speeds - the apron can flap and get pretty drafty.
I had thermals + armored jeans + windbreaker over pant, for the most recent ride up.

I will be doing highway speeds but I heard the Termoscud's air bubble design does a very good job of keeping flap down. Either way, the termoscud will still be nice for the casual early morning / late night ride.
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2009 GTV 250
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Heated gear
Your GTS will handle it fine. A heated jacket liner and a Pair of heated gloves controlled with a Thermost will be perfect.

Less extra shit to carry with you. All the main brands are good and generally will work with each other. The warmth, lack of extra crap to wear, and ease of operation make it a Worth while purchase! If wires bug you there's now self contained heated garments that operate on there own power source/battery.

We have been using heated gear since the middle 1970s. Honestly really don't under stand how bikers/ scooters tour or go on long rides without heat unless you Live in sunny southern California......and then you need it if you venture out on a trip.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Turkman wrote:
Honestly really don't under stand how bikers/ scooters tour or go on long rides without heat unless you Live in sunny southern California......and then you need it if you venture out on a trip.
But the OP does live in sunny Southern California.
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