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Old 02-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #21
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I like to keep it in the left, that way when I put my left foot down at a red light it dosn't go down into a oil slick in the center of the lane.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #22
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Just think of it like this: It's identical to riding in the snow, only completely different.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #23
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don't touch the brakes in a turn if your tires are on the painted lines - slicker than snot.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #24
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You really want to tuck forward behind that windscreen? Just remember you're unweighting the rear tire. Not a problem... if you remember and are light on the throttle. Or goofing around.

The usual paint, oil, gas slick spots when putting feet down at lights or in gas stations. (ESPECIALLY in sidis... holy .)

Brake, don't just downshift; so the cars get a brake light.

I was very afraid of long sweeping turns.... till I was following some of the guys on Pinball's pearland->Katy rides... the fast group blew through the corners at over the psl... at the time, I didn't even like doing the yellow sign speed. I would tense up... like my arms don't want to turn.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #25
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #26
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #27
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pull over asap after it starts to rain. let the oil and debris wash off for a little while then ride on. leave plenty of distance and do whatever u can to increase visibilty like tapping brakes if it is really pouring
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:50 PM   #28
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If you have to ride in the rain...

Slow and smooth....
I was going to post something about this last night. It was my first real ride in the rain. It was after midnight leaving work at IAH and driving 31 miles across town to the SW side. It was quite an experience and one I'm not looking to do again anytime soon. One thing that did stand out was that all the cars on the road clearly had no respect for a bike in the rain. I was tailgated and blasted by cars and 18 Wheelers. Not fun! :mad:

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #29
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All,

Thanks for your great discussion and tips. Well done.

Here is a good article on rain riding:

www.openroadjourney.com/articles/105_2.asp

I am taking the Ninja for a spin tomorrow, one way or another.

stay safe,
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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When you get caught in the rain on the freeway RAIN F@$king hurts. Its like little rocks hitting you all over, but you wont have that problems if you wear your gear like we all should. lol. Dont the rain stop you from riding just be extra careful out there peps.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #31
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I like riding in the rain, call me crazy. Just be smooth and ride accordingly to the road and weather conditions. I get on the back brake just enough to turn the tail light on to get cagers attention real early to stopping, sometimes while still on the gas even. Rain x on the outside of sheild and anti fog on the inside. Be careful downshifting ! Lots of good advice above, no need to repeat

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #32
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anyone have a good recommendation for a brand of anti-fog? i've been meaning to do that
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:23 AM   #33
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Solid advice all. It's gonna happen so don't sweat it; don't be afraid to pull over for a bit if it's really heavy or just starting. I'll add that I have some nylon pants I put over my jeans to help keep my legs & crotch dry. Otherwise be ready to arrive in raisin mode.

Oh and yeah, anything not covered (use leather jacket & GLOVES) will feel like your getting nailed with a full auto shotgun of needles.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:42 AM   #35
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90% of riding in the rain is mental...

Common sense awareness of increased stopping and following distances, as well as slicker paint and where the grease spots are.

Of course if your tires are bald it doesn't apply, but your bike has much more grip than you would think.

You should also be practicing being smooth on the controls ALL the time, not just when it's wet.

Rain doesn't bother me... it's a blast on the twisties either way.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #37
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I have seen posts with quotes like: "if you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride".
ive seen that mentioned before, and its stupid. ive ridden in the rain, but not on purpose. id just get caught in it for one reason or another. id never choose to ride in it just to prove how hard it am to other real bikers lol
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rain doesn't bother me. put your electronics in a baggie, some dry clothes in a garbage bag and run with it. what freaks me out is gale force winds that has it's way with you on the road. THAT is scary
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rain doesn't bother me. put your electronics in a baggie, some dry clothes in a garbage bag and run with it. what freaks me out is gale force winds that has it's way with you on the road. THAT is scary
Also going between 2 18 wheelers at the same time with the winds and water lol
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Flash your brake light at traffic following.. or when coming to a stop.. do so carefully. Even if you are stopped, and no one is behind you, keep flashing until you get going... this way they'll see you from far away... riding in the rain is half mental
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