Re: Winter Riding in the snow!!!

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Took my new Targa out last night..it was buried under about four feet of snow, in two layers. (it snowed, then rained, which froze, then snowed again)

Chopped alla the snow off an rolled it out front, then started it.

Was a little snow in the muffler, which flew out with a loud snap after a couple of kicks, and then she kicked right over, like every other Tomos I've owned.

The A5 Trans is more sluggish than the A3 in sub-freezing temps, possibly because ATF thickens more than 10w30 in cold weather, I had to kick a bit harder to start her, but she started easily even so, took a little longer to get warm enough to jump to 2nd gear too.

I reccommend holding speed at 20mph on slick snow and unplowed roads, anything more and the rear wheel tends to get a bit loose on you, and as much as habit tells you to, don't pull your feet up and put them on the pedals, even so...cause the 'ped can tip faster than you can get them back down.

Stock tires, especially on the Targa, are worthless in this stuff, so extra caution is advised....I might try my chains on today - I don't bother with em unless there are at least three inches down, cause the road chews them up pretty fast.

Be careful out there, and remember to dress properly for the weather, eh?

-Ree.

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  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: mike mike 12/12/00 08:37PM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Erin Lassley from Nebraska Erin Lassley from Nebraska 12/12/00 10:14PM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Miguel Miguel 12/13/00 01:49AM
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  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: dave dave 12/13/00 09:51AM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 12/13/00 10:13AM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Fred Fred 12/13/00 04:33PM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 12/13/00 06:32PM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Miguel Miguel 12/13/00 10:36PM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 12/14/00 11:02AM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 12/13/00 10:02AM
  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Reeperette Reeperette 12/13/00 10:29AM
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  RE: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Simon King Simon King 12/14/00 12:43AM
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  Re: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Erin Lassley from Nebraska Erin Lassley from Nebraska 12/18/00 08:24PM
  Re: Winter Riding in the snow!!!Re: Reeperette Reeperette 12/19/00 01:48PM

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