full face helmet with the top vents closed
Made a neck/chin cover
Tourmaster 3 season / 3 layer mesh jacket works well down to 40F, with a long sleeve undershirt and heavy winter shirt.
When it gets down towards 40F I put on a second pair of jeans that are one size bigger in the waist. I got mesh riding pants this year that have a windbreaker insert - that should work as well.
Wool socks in my Tourmaster touring boots.
The hardest thing has always been gloves. I found than lined split leather gloves from Walmart keep my hands pretty warm (about $15). I got a pair of HD winter gloves from the Goodwill store, new with the store tags, for only $20. They work the best for keeping my hands warm, they are like snowmobile gloves, but I dont get a good feel on the clutch and brake lever, and I dont feel confident pulling out into traffic slipping the clutch.
Have to add: putting the windshield and lowers on the bike makes a nice still air pocket to sit it when its below 60F. Even though my hands are not behind the windshield on the grips, it throws the air blast out past the grips and my hands stay warmer.
The biggest challenge riding in cold weather for me, when I stop for a light my visor fogs up from my breath. If I dont open it my glasses also fog. Once I get going 100 yards down the road I can close it loosely and its fine.
Last edited by KCW; 09-26-2018 at 08:39 AM.