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SHUMBA

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The heated grips are super effective! I'm wearing summer gloves year round on the coast. The backs of my hands get a little chilled after an hour or so of highway riding, but anything under 80km/h they do the job perfectly.
Ok, thanks for the reply and info about the heated grips. They are available on the Africa Twin, but OEMs that Honda offers are not great so I have heard. I never bothered to get heated grips on my AT.
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Hmmmm, heated gear maybe.? On that note, how effective are the heated grips on th Tenere? I'm really looking forward to warm comfortable hands. Can one wear a summer style glove on a cold day?
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As stated the heated grips are super effective, especially with the gauntlets I use. I can ride in extreme cold with summer gloves on. I have heated gear as well. The big hold up here is waiting for the roads to clear off and dry. I don't like riding my bike around in a calcium chloride and sodium chloride slurry. It is hard enough on vehicles that have extensive treatments to protect them. It is killer on bikes. Then in the fall it is the same once it starts snowing and they start spraying that crap all over the roads.
 

SHUMBA

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As stated the heated grips are super effective, especially with the gauntlets I use. I can ride in extreme cold with summer gloves on. I have heated gear as well. The big hold up here is waiting for the roads to clear off and dry. I don't like riding my bike around in a calcium chloride and sodium chloride slurry. It is hard enough on vehicles that have extensive treatments to protect them. It is killer on bikes. Then in the fall it is the same once it starts snowing and they start spraying that crap all over the roads.
Thanks for your input on the Ten's heated grips.

Agree, riding on roads treated with salt or calcium chloride will kill your bike. Needless to say, bikes have a high aluminium content, hence vulnerable to anything corrosive. Now then, there's another factor here...when temperatures are 6 C or below (38F) the tyre compounds become hard and tend to lose grip, resulting in a possible unwanted surprise if a rider attempts to negotiate a turn or a corner just a little too fast.
SO BEWARE!!
I live in a snow belt as we call it, so I don't ride through out our winter months (southern Ontario, Canada)
Would like to hear some other comments opinions.
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James bay has my interest tweaked.
Well, if you decide a tour of and around the Great Lakes, suggest you consider a route that will take you clear of Toronto that is via Peterborough then head west crossing the north end of Lake Simcoe via Orillia, continue westward onto Tobermory. Plan an overnight in Tobermory and catch the morning ferry to Manitoulin Island. Be sure to take a tour of the island then exit the island via Espanola and head west on the Trans Canada to Sault Ste Marie. From there, you can continue to Thunder Bay and down via Duluth Minnesota or cut it short and go south at the Soo (Sault Ste Marie) and ride the coasts east or west in Michigan.
You decide.
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MIMSEY

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If you riding to James Bay I highly recommend the Trans-Taiga and the North road. The TT is the most remote road in North America with 700 km between fuel stops. Did it last June and will be doing again this year.
How Much Fuel did you carry with you? Did you do it all in one day?
 
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