Cold weather riding
No question here, just a comment on cold weather riding.
This is my third autumn with the V and I am finding that my riding season has really been extended compared to when I was on my KLR. Part of it is my new Revit jacket which is much better than my old Frank Thomas, but mostly it's the improved weather protection on the V. I installed heated grips which really help too. I even rode to work one morning with the snowflake icon on my dash and it really wasn't too bad.
I'm finding that >8 Celsius seems to be the sweet spot, at least for my 1/2 hour commute. I don't see too many other bikes out there once November hits, but I'm really enjoying it.
'97 KLR 650
'86 Suzi GS 1150EF
'83 Yamaha Maxim 650