I traded my FJ 09 for an MT 10 last year and picked it up on Dec. 7th. It was so friggin cold that I had to put it on my truck to bring it home. ( my GF couldn't understand why I couldn't wait until spring.) It stayed cold but I managed to ride throughout the winter. Enough so that I never needed to use my battery tender. Coming up on a year and I've got about 11,500 miles on it. I'll use up the warranty miles before 1 year. I love to ride and now I'm starting to get out the cold weather gear. I hate winter. Now i'm looking at almost 5 months of limited chances to ride. I hate winter. After I rented an FZ09 out in California last year I tried to talk my GF into moving out there so I could ride year round. I hate winter. I wouldn't mind winter so much if I didn't ride motorcycles but I do. I hate winter. Even worse.....I can't even amuse myself doing mods because I did them all. I hate winter. I bought one of those stock Yamaha top cases used a few months ago and it is so easy to pop on and off that I barely drive my truck any more. It's so easy so hope on the bike and pick stuff up that I can ride even more often. And now it's almost winter. I hate winter. It is truly disturbing to me that winter is close. Did I mention how much I hate winter. WTF am I supposed to do all winter? Do I need therapy?