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    Winter Riding? Who's out in this Cold Weather

    The deep cold started early this year with a big snowfall beginning of NOV. Thats all gone after mild season temps back to +8C and more one day. But now its back down -8C AM temps and holding low still through the day. I plan to get out on the trail this winter as long as snow is minimal since Snowmobiles will be out when its a bigger snowfall and i shouldn't. LOL I started looking at a heated seat pad heat source for my back side. Walmart has heated seat pads on clearance etc. Securing to the not so standard seat setups will be a big of a challenge.

    I took my ATV (Kingquad 750 for a short ride) since I hadn't gone anywhere since I did the winter oil change and ensure it running ok and at the higher speeds I don't do plowing. Then put the plow on it ready for the snow this time.

    My body hasn't adjusted to the cold, yet...so I am curled up in the warm house more than not. Eventually I'll get out with the Wolverine for some cold weather drives. (Wheels riding not tracks)
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    We have been out in this cold weather as well. Just have a full front windshield so it can get quite chilly riding. Especially riding along the lake with a wind out of the NW blowing. I use my snowmobile pants when it gets this cold. Usually use the Wolvie ice fishing until the snow gets too deep. Switch to the snowmobile until the snow melts in late March. Then back to the Wolvie. -10C this morning.

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    LOL, I haven't used my snow pants yet. Last year when I got this in DEC. I drove with my lined Jeans!!! Enough protection as there isn't an wind of consequence inside sitting. I have a neck pull over protector which is quite thin and amazing how much it keeps the area warm. No freezing my throat with it. Since you're fishing you'd need those snow pants though. I have done it a number of time way up north in Haliburton chopping a hole with an axe. High winds on the lake drive me home after a few hours though. Too much not matter how you're dressed just standing or sitting on the side of the hole using the sled seat.
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    Mine is put away for the winter. Not too many places I can ride this time of year anyway. I usually get it ready the end of March for spring riding. My first ride is usually the end of March or beginning of April.
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    I've been out a lot lately plowing snow. The temperatures haven't been punishing, though, mid-twenties. I have a half-windshield, which helps, and I unplug the switch ports in the dash - which I don't use for switches - and that lets warm air off the radiator into the cab. With that, good gloves, and a ski jacket and I'm pretty comfortable, even after several hours. As a side note, I am very, very impressed with these Bighorn 2.0s. Although I run out of traction when the pile of snow in front of the blade gets too big, I've never come close to getting stuck.
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    I don’t see deep snow in WV but we ride year round. It doesnt get into the negative digits often. It takes good gear. I like the First Gear motorcycle insulated suit.
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    My wife and I are heading to the WV outlaw trails after Xmas. I ordered a soft cab yesterday with a 3-4 week lead time so I expect it'll be waiting on the front porch when we get back from a rainy/snowy trip.
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    Been out like crazy since I got the hard cab and tracks installed...what a difference - truly impressed with how this thing floats on snow - I had no idea and for some reason had visions of it sinking in the deep stuff...but it just keeps crawling...awesome! However, had a HORRIBLE experience with the install guy I used in Denver (Phillips Racing in Littleton)...will be posting on that at some point this week so nobody else ends up using him - spent 4 days in the garage with the entire thing torn apart redoing everything the right way myself.

    To give you a taste, one of the things he supposedly installed was the heater...I pulled apart the side panels and got under the driver seat to find the heater mounted...but never hooked into the coolant lines. That’s not something you just forget to do...that’s negligence. I have a list of 18 other things he completely messed up to...bolts fell out of the winch he installed, windshield almost popped out on the first ride as it was never tightened down, main roll bar frame bolts were left finger tight, track attack angles never set, jammed a raw wire into a fuse to get power to the winch, the list is a mile long!

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    Sorry to hear about all your problems but sure looks awesome!
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    Yes, it was a hard lesson in doing your own work whenever possible - I got bizzy and thought I’d save myself some time and bloody knuckles and pay somebody else to do it, but really bit me in the arse this time. Just absolutely blows my mind the quality of work this shop did. They even stuck me in turtle mode as they forgot to plugin the ignition behind the firewall when putting it all back together

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