Road Salt = End Of Season - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 0
Thanks: 24
Thanked 279 Times in 219 Posts
Road Salt = End Of Season

Who's putting their bike away for the winter because the roads in your area have been salted already?

36477 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:38 AM
Junior Member
jeffremg's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 37
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
My chaps were turned white by salt last Friday, but I won't stop riding yet.

2009 C50 SEC Green/Cream
jeffremg is offline  
post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Senior VR Member
man of no consequence's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,811
Thanks: 362
Thanked 336 Times in 128 Posts
My bike can be washed, just about as easily as my car. I stop riding because it's cold and it takes me longer to put on cold weather riding gear than it does to just get where I'm going most of the time.

Keep up with me on Facebook

"…we don't obey to earn God's love; we obey in response to God's love."
"I believe sometimes bad things happen to good people so we can watch God turn the greatest tragedies into the purest love."
Quotes from: Athol Dickson. Gospel according to Moses, The: What My Jewish Friends Taught Me about Jesus
man of no consequence is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to man of no consequence For This Useful Post:
e94racer (11-08-2012)
post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Super Moderator
Jeffrobombero's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Monroe, Ohio
Posts: 3,411
Thanks: 1,036
Thanked 625 Times in 473 Posts
I never really put mine away last year, but, we had 1/2 day of snow. This year, not sure. Here in Ohio, we have two seasons - summer and winter. This week, it's been decent, but I haven't ridden. Tomorrow, I will. It will be COLD on my way in to work, but really nice on my way home.
I don't think I'll really put mine away anyway. I put the preserve in the tank, but that's about it. I'll go out and start it up, move it around if it's been sitting a while, but other than that...our weather here is too shaky and I won't want to miss a warm(er) winter day and the chance to ride.
I think simply because I can now get to work faster on the surface streets than on the super slab, my season has been extended a little...

Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.
Jeffrobombero is offline  
post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:10 PM
Senior VR Member
dfinitlydisturbd's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, Pa.
Posts: 1,704
Thanks: 307
Thanked 349 Times in 265 Posts
Not I, Not ever...might get laid up if it doesn't pass inspection till I get what ever parts I might need, but as soon as I get a fresh sticker on her back on the road she'll go.
dfinitlydisturbd is offline  
post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:18 PM
Senior VR Member
canuckrider's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Okotoks, Alberta
Posts: 2,585
Thanks: 218
Thanked 319 Times in 217 Posts
Here in Calgary salt & sand are used only when the temperature is around freezing. At lower temperatures it is not that effective and calcium chloride is just too expensive to use on the roads. So, primarily they use fine rock chips to provide traction on the ice and snow.

When it does warm up to the point that we have bare streets and we can ride again we've got all this loose grit on the streets which is really dangerous when you're on two wheels.

I'm a firm believer that there is a conspiracy between the road maintenace people and all the glass shops replacing car windshields!

"Sun on my face, wind in my hair, sound of my bike in my ears and peace in my soul..."

canuckrider is offline  
post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Senior VR Member
SEVEN40iL's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 445
Thanks: 98
Thanked 115 Times in 87 Posts
Yup. Our streets got the brine sprayed on them this past weekend on Saturday.

So this is what I did on Sunday...

SEVEN40iL is offline  
post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Senior VR Member
MoDZuKi's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alliston, Ontario
Posts: 2,841
Thanks: 705
Thanked 458 Times in 372 Posts
I know you like the blacked out look but Good grief..... Where are the wheels...LOL

It ain't getting what you want..It's wanting what u got!
**I am a victim of Mod- Mania The bike itself was the cheap part!!!!!...**

2009 Suzuki DL650 VStrom 2014- Current
1983 Suzuki GS550ES 2014- Current
2003 Honda ST1300 2013 2014 (sold)
2006 Suzuki M50 2009-2013 (sold)
**Married, Kids, etc etc etc**
1983 Suzuki GS550ES 1983-1985 (sold)
1980 Yamaha Seca 400 1982-1982(sold)
1980 Yamaha Exciter 250 1980-1982 (putt putt)(sold)
MoDZuKi is offline  
post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Senior VR Member
dfinitlydisturbd's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, Pa.
Posts: 1,704
Thanks: 307
Thanked 349 Times in 265 Posts
The people that park their bikes for the winter might keep their bikes nicer longer, but is it really worth it to miss out on several months of riding?

I say's NO!
dfinitlydisturbd is offline  
post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:16 PM
Senior VR Member
10-64's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Region of Waterloo, Ontario (Home of the "Blackberry" and the "Blue Box")
Posts: 4,539
Thanks: 2,151
Thanked 607 Times in 462 Posts
Mine went away last Monday, and "yup", they're spraying the roads with brine here too!
-8C this morning when I went to work!

After Monday & Tuesday even the rest of the week says W T F

(BTW, In "Dog Beers", I've only had "2"!)

2015 Harley Davidson XG750
2010 Suzuki Boulevard C50T
2007 Kawasaki 250 KLS (Traded on C50T)
10-64 is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome