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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Winter riding mods...

Since this darn winter shows little sign of letting up, here are some ideas for happier cold-weather riding:

Hand guards to keep some of the wind off:

BillaVista.com - PowerMadd Star-series Handguards Article by BillaVista

Seat warmer install:

BillaVista.com - Symtec Heat Demon ATV Seat Warmer Tech Article by BillaVista

Heated grips and thumb warmer install:

BillaVista.com - Symtec Heat Demon Grip and Thumb Warmers Tech Article by BillaVista
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Great write ups! I have the handguards & the grip/thumb warmers and they make a huge difference riding in the winter. Now if I could find something for my feet and face without spending a bunch of money! lol

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A windshield will cut down on the wind ,I put one on last year and it has made all the difference in the world .i actually drive with the visor up more than having it down ,it makes that much of a difference.

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With the windshield I find myself riding with the visor up as well most of the time. It really does a good job at deflecting the wind off of you. Up here hand & thumb warmers are also a must have for winter riding. My next item would be something to keep my toes toasty warm

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That's easy, a good pair of Baffin boots which I also purchased last year . Get a pair of the top of the line one s and your feet will never be cold again.

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just dress as if your going sledding, i carry extra socks and gloves. A good balaclava is a must and most of my friends have the aviation mask that snaps into their helmets. Layers are good if their are portions of slow technical riding in your run. I always take my helmet off when stopped of else my goggles definitely fog up too
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A good snowmobile helmet with a Heated visor is a good investment too if you wear glasses.

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Hey john1, what kindnof windshield do you have?


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It is from yamaha ,their cheap one .i think it was around $119 a couple of years ago it's looks like a universal one but it i has their logo on it. As a matter of fact I'm just going to reinstall it tomorrow for our first winter ride this year on Sat .it has been a good investment It only sees winter use and I have to admit it does a good job of cutting down on the wind. I do take it off after each ride ,I don't trailer with it on.,I changed out the bolts so that I can put a racket socket to it and remove them quite easily from the windshield and then reinstall next ride.. I only takes a few minutes to do . Saves it from getting to scratched up. I clean it when I get home with some dish soap and water ,dry and it has lasted . I looked a better ones but this suited my purpose. I was only really concerned with something that cut the wind down,not real concerned about look of ATV on the trail. It works and thats all I'm happy with when it -20 out and doing 30k down the trail.

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