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Old 11-17-2017, 12:08 AM   #31 (permalink)
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What Frank said works for me too. If I know it is going to be cold I can throw an old blanket over the engine after I shut it off. I put a blanket over my lap and legs for extra warmth. I may try keeping a foam seat cushion inside or put a rice bag in the microwave when I am ready to leave. With my touring style fairing on my mountain bike I get up to 'operating temperature' in about half the time as in the minivan.

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Old 11-17-2017, 12:45 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I used a lap blanket when I daily drove old VW Bugs and Busses with virtually... make that no heat or defrost. I'd have to keep the scraper handy to scrape the INSIDE of the windshield. Sometimes I'd put my hand on the glass to defrost a spot. Unsafe at any speed! But I survived and didn't hit anything because of it.

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