Any suggestions on how to stay warm, while riding this fall?

It's been a very cool (COLD) September so far, here in WI.

Does anyone have suggestions on what to wear in cold weather?

I'm already wearing insulated undies (bottom and Top), jeans, a wool sweater, leather bibs and my leather MC jacket, a full-face helmet, turtle fur and leather gloves and I'm still freezing!!!

I have an older motorcycle that does not have the necessary port/s that would allow me to utilize heated gear.

Any/all suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

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Sep 21, 2011
by: Rose

Sounds crazy but i wear panty hose under my jeans and then my leathers or what ever else you wear. My hubby and i went cross country and i didnt have a problem staying warm with panty hose on the are tight on your legs and hold the heat in very well. Might work for you try it and see. Good Luck

Sep 16, 2011
For Staying Warm
by: Anonymous

I am in the DC area and it is a little chilly now. I have already started looking online for a nice leather jacket. I found one I love and some leather vented gloves.

Sep 14, 2011
Thank you....
by: Anonymous

for all of your very valuable suggestions.

With the information you have all so kindly provided, I think I just may have found a way to endure the COLD weather.

Sep 13, 2011
Staying Warm
by: Maria

WOW, popular subject, sounds like we have all been cold before. I am in NH and it is just starting to get a nip in the air. I bought a good pair of chaps this summer and look forward to using them this fall. I have a local leather shop nearby and have bought several items that I could not go without. After your thermals and topshirts, I use my leather vest under my jacket to further break the cold from penetrating the layers. I bought a ice pair of leather gauntlet gloves that cuff your sleeve, no cold air goes up your sleeve.
Good luck and ride as long as you are safe.

Sep 12, 2011
Warm Suggestions
by: Sandra

Good insulated leathers, but you say you have that already...a full face helmet really keeps some warmth in. Do you have a windshield and faring? My brother's faring for his Honda even blows warm air on him...nice...

If you don't have or want a faring, there are at least hand guards that block the wind from your fingers. When my hands get cold riding, it kind of sucks the fun out of the ride for me. The wind guards, a good pair of thinsulated gloves and those hand warming packs would help quite a bit.

Sep 11, 2011
Cold NE Ohio
by: Susanne

I work outside during the cold NE Ohio winters and I have used the Techniche heated vest. It has a lithium ion battery pack that on the highest setting(5) will last about five hours. It is TOASTY warm. I have had mine for about five years and had my little beagle not chewed it a bit I wouldn't have had to replace some of the wires. You don't even notice it except it's bitter cold and you are snuggly warm. Btw I usually use the 3 setting and it lasts a good ten hours.

Sep 11, 2011
cooler weather
by: Lynn - Florida

Sorry to hear it is already getting cold there. We went out early this morning on the bikes to Home Depot then decided to go for a donut the next town over. We were sitting in the shade outside the shop and I could feel the sweat on my face and on my legs under my jeans. That was at 10:00 this morning! We are counting the days when it starts cooling off here so we can enjoy riding again.

I hope you get plenty of rides in before it gets too cold there & best of luck with keeping warm.

Sep 11, 2011
staying warn

well this is simple go to any auto parts store and get a nulty port cigarette lighter plug in connect the wire to either the headlight or the battery tape the wire securely and plug in what ever you like

Sep 11, 2011
staying warm
by: Anonymous

There are battery operated motorcycle wear, you'll have to search to find them(cuz the plug ins are more popular nowadays).
I double up in everything. eg: 2 underarmour coldgear 3.0 underclothings, two pairs of jeans, with full lined chaps. With the 2 underarmour coldgear 3.0 longsleeves, with sleeveless thin polartec jacket, one long sleeve polartec jacket under the winter motorcycle jacket(I've changed to windproof nylon with fleece). Full face balaclava and add neckwarmer/chestwarmer. Works for me in 30 degree weather-going 70mph on freeway.
Much fun! Keep the shiny side up!

Sep 11, 2011
Toasty Toes and Handwarmers
by: sassy2731

I go to Walmart or Academy and/or you can order them online. Get these toasty toes and they fit under your toes on your socks and the handwarmers will fit inside your gloves. When your hands and feet are warm you will stay warm. They work wonders. We ride all winter here in Texas and I use these all the time when then weather gets down in the 30's and 40's. We have what we call a wet cold here because it rains more in the winter and the humidity makes the air moist and the cold hits your bones. Some winters are actually warm here but like last winter it was really cold.

Sep 10, 2011
by: Robin

I did the safety course in April this spring - it was about 34 degrees and we got 6 inches of snow during the saturday class. We all wore a combination of several fleece and waterproof layers!
Where in WI are you, and what are you riding? I'm in Madison - I'm always looking for fun rides or motorcycle meetups.

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