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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    You mean ......... something to get road salt on?
    My reference to snow riding was in jest. Once the pre snow brine is applied, my bike(s) is/are done till thaw and Spring rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    My reference to snow riding was in jest. Once the pre snow brine is applied, my bike(s) is/are done till thaw and Spring rain.
    That's my approach, as well.
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    Riding in snow

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    Nothing Japanese stirs any emotion in me except a TW200.
    That would be my choice as well.
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    What about a Suzuki Van Van 200 looks simiar to TW200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    What about a Suzuki Van Van 200 looks simiar to TW200?
    Van Van is very similar although it does have a rudimentary fuel injection system. My 94 has a kick starter
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    I did it, will now have a representative from each of our two primary adversaries in WWII. Need an Italian rig to round out this Axis on wheels collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I did it, .
    Congrats on buying the Z.
    How many miles on it?
    Are the roads clear enough to ride it home or will you trailer it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    I did it, will now have a representative from each of our two primary adversaries in WWII. Need an Italian rig to round out this Axis on wheels collection.
    Congrats on the Z. When the roads clear and you get some miles on it please let us know how you like it.

    So for the Italian representative will you go with Ducati? Guzzi? Vespa? Laverda?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    My reference to snow riding was in jest. Once the pre snow brine is applied, my bike(s) is/are done till thaw and Spring rain.
    I'm new at living in snowy areas having moved out to Denver area from Northern California. Can you elaborate on what I need to be careful of w/ regard to salt? I'm riding just often enough to enjoy a 30-40m local ride and keep the battery charged. After snow/ice thaw which often happens within a few days after lighter snowfalls I generally avoid all puddles that would have dissolved salt residual, but do I need to be concerned in riding over dry pavement w/ salt residual? I'll wash the rims and other metals once a month or so weather permitting. So far the rims still look great on my '16 RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncpbmw1953 View Post
    do I need to be concerned in riding over dry pavement w/ salt residual? I'll wash the rims and other metals once a month or so weather permitting. So far the rims still look great on my '16 RTW.
    The dust you see on your bike is probably salt. I would wash the bike after every ride.
    I don't have a easy way to wash our bikes in the winter so I stop riding once they start using salt on the roads.
    They use a lot of brine around here and at times the roads look white when dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The dust you see on your bike is probably salt. I would wash the bike after every ride.
    I don't have a easy way to wash our bikes in the winter so I stop riding once they start using salt on the roads.
    They use a lot of brine around here and at times the roads look white when dry.
    They use a brine mixture here in Virginia. I ride mostly all winter except during times when there is still snow and ice on the road. I bought one of those collapsable hoses that rolls up and fits in a 5 gallon bucket. I hook it up to my utility sink in the garage with an adapter and a foaming sprayer on the other end. That allows me to wash her down, followed by my leaf blower and roll it back in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Congrats on buying the Z.
    How many miles on it?
    Are the roads clear enough to ride it home or will you trailer it?
    Thank you!

    About 2,200 miles on her.

    I live in northern Indiana, spend some time in Florida during winter, so there now. I bought this via online/phone calls from a dealer in Pennsylvania. Once we get back home I'll probably end up renting a snowplow to get it back to the garage. All part of the securing process. I may buy an oil filter for it down here, just to feel more involved...LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncpbmw1953 View Post
    I'm new at living in snowy areas having moved out to Denver area from Northern California. Can you elaborate on what I need to be careful of w/ regard to salt? I'm riding just often enough to enjoy a 30-40m local ride and keep the battery charged. After snow/ice thaw which often happens within a few days after lighter snowfalls I generally avoid all puddles that would have dissolved salt residual, but do I need to be concerned in riding over dry pavement w/ salt residual? I'll wash the rims and other metals once a month or so weather permitting. So far the rims still look great on my '16 RTW.
    This is one area where a European owners forum can offer a different perspective. Beyond the coastal exposure, all season or winter riding is more common in those countries and drive train housing corrosion is a frequent topic. A number of those riders swear by a product called ACF50. I assume Boehield T-9 would offer similar protection.

    But, as noted before, when the salt trucks start their season, my bike goes in the garage until spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stig302 View Post
    They use a brine mixture here in Virginia. I ride mostly all winter except during times when there is still snow and ice on the road. I bought one of those collapsable hoses that rolls up and fits in a 5 gallon bucket. I hook it up to my utility sink in the garage with an adapter and a foaming sprayer on the other end. That allows me to wash her down, followed by my leaf blower and roll it back in.


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    I miss the days when I had hot and cold water for vehicle washing. A bit of warmth helps to dissolve the greasy stuff and bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stig302 View Post
    I bought one of those collapsable hoses that rolls up and fits in a 5 gallon bucket.
    Good idea.
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