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What's the best way stay warm on a motor scooter?on a motor scooter?

Asked by cdwccrn (3600points) October 18th, 2008 from iPhone

recently bought a motor scooter and not ready to put it away till spring, but it’s getting chilly. Tried layers, added gloves. Cant find the heater switch.

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Les's avatar

Don’t wear cotton against your skin, use synthetic materials (propelyne, polyester). Layers are wonderful. Get yourself a good pair of glove liners (made from wool or a synthetic), use chemical hand warmers, and get some toe warmers, too. Those things are amazing. Wear a hat and a scarf (or, even better, a neck gaitor).

stratman37's avatar

OK, first, become the Ghost Rider….

laureth's avatar

Leather jacket (possibly insulated) with a sweater underneath.

Layers, like Les said, are good – just make sure that they are also strong enough to protect your actual hide in an accident.

AstroChuck's avatar

Just ride it indoors.

cdwccrn's avatar

AstroChuck, great answer. Works except for the stairs.

susanc's avatar

Wool under the leather. Propylene under the wool.
A balaclava around your neck and over your head – silk or synthetic.
Leather pants or even chaps, though those wouldlook funny on a scooter (not very Italian)....
and specialized motorcycle gloves – insulated and waterproof.

Good for you, to drive this cool little gas-saver as long as possible.

cdwccrn's avatar

susanc, it is a cool little gas-saver, and very fun to ride, AND getting cold fast at 50mph in the Midwest fall.

cdwccrn's avatar

sounds like buying proper riding gear will cost as much as the scooter itself!

judochop's avatar

Buy yourself a battery warmed vest, hat, gloves, pants. They make gear for cold weather riding all the way from light fall gear to the it just snowed and is -80 outside gear. Don’t forget that the Russians ride 2 wheel drive motorcycles all through their winters.

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