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Old 09-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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gear soaked/bike surfing

my leathers are soaked, my hands are black from my gloves. I have to wear this gear in the morning to get to work. iwill it hurt anything if I put my jacket and gloves in the dryer at low heat?

also, today was my first experience with an MC hydroplane, and it was gnarly. I was doing about 60 on 610 like half an hour ago and hit a patch of road that was a few inches underwater. It seemed like before I knew what was going on I was at a 45 degree angle, I just tried to keep my front wheel facing down the road and rode it out steady on the throttle. I was already so soaked I couldn't tell if I peed or not
what do you more experienced riders do in similar situations?
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Pretty much the exact same thing you did, I'd guess. Then again, im not the most experienced rider on earth. Just try to keep it straight as you can, ride it out, and pray there isn't an 18 wheeler on your if you do go down.
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have a cage as a second mode of transportation. you chose
Yeah not ride in a monsoon!
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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yeah, I did choose, and I still don't regret it. Right now I can't own two vehicles and I'm happy to take the rain with the sun. One sunny day makes up for 10 days in the rain, I just wanted a few tips on drying my gear out
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
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lol. i had too. just be careful man. wear it wet, it helps break it in. seriously. cali jumped in a pool once in his, lol. there are pics
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Sounds like you need one of these:

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Just hang your gear and let it dry.
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I threw textile/leather gloves in the dryer after hand washing them and they were never the same then ripped about a month later... It was a cheap brand so that might be why... But still I wouldn't do it. They probably will dry out for the most part by morning. Hanging them under a fan would help.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #11
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lol. i had too. just be careful man. wear it wet, it helps break it in. seriously. cali jumped in a pool once in his, lol. there are pics
I called A* about doing that to some boots I bought. They said it was an old wives tale and would cause the leather to hearden and cut the life down significantly... Maybe it's different with jackets/suits.
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lol. i had too. just be careful man. wear it wet, it helps break it in. seriously. cali jumped in a pool once in his, lol. there are pics
lol. I hung it up last night and it was damp this morning. Oh well, suck it up and deal, I'm probly gonna get rained on in the morning anyway lol. I'm gonna pick up some slickers this weekend for future rainy days
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better have a back pack cuz there aint no storage on the daytona. huh?
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #14
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I have a waterproof back pack with a hardshell I use to carry cameras, and dry clothes this week lol. It stores me, that's all I'm worried about haha
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thumbs up mang!
wait until you forget to wear weather gear and get caught in freezing rain at night. that sucks! lol wirst ride of my life. today's rain would not be too bad to ride in. at times it was pretty thick, but at least it was still light outside.
when you hydroplane, just stay straight and stay where you are at on the throttle. you might be tempted to do a badass fishtail, but dont. it wont be good.
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When your leathers are soakin freakin wet, throw them in the washer first,
armor out if you can, turn the dial around to the rinse cycle to get the
mung water out and then be ready to pull them out and reposition during the
spin cycle.

(here comes the people screaming...)

Then throw them in the drier. Check them often and when they are
fairly dry to 99% dry pull them out.

Condition them when you get a chance and you'll be OK.

I know there will be a ton of people post after this saying they will explode
but they won't.

You endurance race in the rain on Saterday and have to sprint race Sunday
with only one set of leathers you will dry them in a drier and I have done it
recently with my jackets.

What do you think they did back in the day when all they had was leather clothing.....

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different strokes, but ya'll are nuts for going riding today and prob. the next day or so. nothing but 90% chance of rain. it's simply not enjoyable having to work about slip n sliding all around. visibility goes down drastically in heavy rain.

but it's ur only vehicle...best of luck...

I do have to ask how ppl with just a moto do their grocery shopping, buy larger items, travel with pets, etc. do u just car pool/ rides with ppl in cars in ur neighbor hood alot??
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different strokes, but ya'll are nuts for going riding today and prob. the next day or so. nothing but 90% chance of rain. it's simply not enjoyable having to work about slip n sliding all around. visibility goes down drastically in heavy rain.

but it's ur only vehicle...best of luck...

I do have to ask how ppl with just a moto do their grocery shopping, buy larger items, travel with pets, etc. do u just car pool/ rides with ppl in cars in ur neighbor hood alot??
i live with my fiance and she has jeep. so im not completely without car, we use that for grocery shopping, or if i have to go somewhere at night and shes home ill take it
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My parents always just put in washer to clean nasty water and then turned the dial till it did the spin dry so that they water was rung out and then hung on over a fan.
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when i rode day in and day out and i got rained on i would put my gear in front of a few fans and they would be dry in morning, i never put in the dryer just cause of the wear it would put on the stitching in my opinion
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