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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Too warm to ride

Hi Guys, A group of us were gonna ride tomorrow but the weatherman is saying 35 degrees! Unseasonably warm for here. Will it be too warm to ride, I dont want to overheat my sled, its a brand new skidoo GSX 600.
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I have ridden in 45-50 degree weather. If it's a carbed sled, it may run like dog doo because it will be jetted too rich, but as long as there's snow hitting the heat exchangers, you won't overheat. Some of those awesome sunny days in the spring with warm temps are a blast when riding with just a t-shirt and helmet!

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Shouldn't be a problem.

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'96 Ultra SP 680, a few mods, 144" Leaves the nutsack dragging behind in the snow.
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Thanks Guys!
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I used to ride in the mountains with a baseball cap and tee shirt with temps in the 50's. Back in the day before helmets were standard equipment.

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Last year I rode in 50*. And mine is a F/C!

I melted a piston to overheating this year in 16*. so you never know when it is going to overheat.

Just don't put it at WOT much. That is how you lose a piston. (no matter what temp!)

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If 35 is too warm to ride, then I am done! LOL
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Warm Weather here too

Went out for a ride today. 55 degrees in the cascades bluebird sky. Oh yeah. Just be sure you have ice scratcher. Just bought some and LoveEM
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^^ if you want to make a poor man's one, drill a hole in the rear part of the ski, and put bolts with a few nuts on them in the hole, so you can adjust.

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I rode in 60 degree weather Mid-march for an entire weekend. We had gotten 5 feet of snow over the last few weeks so trails were still excellent with no rocks, snirt, etc.
We were riding with no gear on! It was amazing. My sled is EFI, so it compensates, and just to tell you, most sleds are Liquid Cooled, so if there's snow, its never too warm.

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It coulld be 2 degrees out and your sled could overheat! You just have to make sure theres anough snow hitting the heat exchangers,but 35 is fine!

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