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Long time no news, sorry. Looks like the bike is fully tested in winter conditions and doing great. The auto clutch works perfectly smooth, making snow and ice riding easier.
The problem was in carb. After some miles it was starting to run very rich. So much the bike could not handle any rpm below 3000. The problem was solved - culpit is Dynojet thunderslide emulsion tube. It has only two tiny holes and after some run it became clogged with ice resulting no air going to the main jet.
Installed stock emulsion tube and now everything is perfect.
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for my mufflers I used exhaust adapters for a car I crushed the small dia to a star shape making it a lot smaller. then drilled the small dia behind the crushed area up the the major side of the adapter that fit nicely into my mufflers.
I drilled holes all over the smaller dia.

I wrapped the adapter with a muffler wrap to quiet it down and drilled a mounting hole on the back side of the muffler to hold it in welded a nut into the adapter to screw the bolt into.

I found what even worked better yet was when I added vanes to swirl the exhaust out.
it was seat of the pants much better throttle response
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Man-how do you ride in that weather?

My hat is off to you!
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Man-how do you ride in that weather?

My hat is off to you!
Thnx. Carefully Actually the worst is to get out from garage. About quarter mile of that on 1st pic. And get back after ride. Other things are no deal then. But I need to buy handguards to deflect wind. The fingers become insensitive after more than 10 minutes ride at 60mph and above.
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up here in the mountains we get some snow during the winter.not as bad as you,hahaha,i use ski mittens,really keeps my hands warm.screw those heavy duty gloves.they don't work for me
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You guys make me feel like a wimp.

Geez.....Gets 55* here and I don't ride
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Definetely a good advice I've thought about it but since I'm kind of lazy and short of money, like handguards I decided to delay it and delay and delay...oops, winter?!
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National Cycle brand for the hand deflectors
Snowmobile mitts [No!, you do not need finger gloves!]
Snow pants, like the kids wear only for adults [ski pants?]
Ensure that footwear will fit around the shift and brake pedal arrangements

My coldest ride at -11`C
Typical winter at +5 to -5.
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I’ve also learned that “loose” clothing promotes better blood flow and will keep you warmer longer. My Achilles heel are the extremities, feet and hands. Good cold weather boots help a lot but don’t generally fit under shift levers. I learned how to shift with a cast on my foot and transferred that lesson to the heavier boots. You simply shift using the edge of the sole, with practice it becomes second nature.
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National Cycle brand for the hand deflectors
Snowmobile mitts [No!, you do not need finger gloves!]
Snow pants, like the kids wear only for adults [ski pants?]
Ensure that footwear will fit around the shift and brake pedal arrangements

My coldest ride at -11`C
Typical winter at +5 to -5.
Ski pants working great, always using them. And about footwear - my brake is on the handlebar Makes choise wider. I still prefer winter army boots.
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