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Old 07-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #21
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I'm riding still.
Not my favorite, but not freaking out either.

Just hoping this downpour power washes the bugs from saturday and the rain muck from sunday off of the bike.

Glad I washed the visor with RainX last night

Kind of expecting another one of these afternoon commutes...
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clean 650r. . It's more pleasurable on a bike with fairings... Riding the Hardley sucks in the rain.

I'm going to be spoiled to driving in a cage if this rain keeps it up. AC, radio, cup holders tinted windows lol.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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The worst part is when the rain finally reaches your and you can feel is just creep down into your boots
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clean 650r. . It's more pleasurable on a bike with fairings... Riding the Hardley sucks in the rain.
Agreed. Been on a few rides with my brother on his hypermotard with NO rain protection, me on my 650r, and my dad on his Goldwing. We were SOAKED, patchy, and completely dry... respectively.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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I remember the first time my waterproof boots were used in the rain, it was last summer and was POURING. I had my jeans tucked in my boots and the water would osmose down the cotton threads and drip into them.

59 was flooding and I was in the far left lane with my left blinker on going about 5 to 10 mph slower than the cages plowing through the water. No hazard lights on my bike sucks.

I had stopped at a gas station first before getting home because some water had gotten to my glasses and my visor was fogging hard. Drenched that place aplologizing for the mess getting paper towels. Boot were filling with water.

Gave a thumbs up to an elderly couple looking at me as if in shock at a red light and by the time I got home there was probably a half gallon of water in each boot, they were filled to the top of the liner.

That was the first time I rode in the rain, and it was a fun experience.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #24
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I was also out of town this weekend and came back exited to ride my bike. Not digging this weather :( Click image for larger version

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:13 AM   #25
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I hope it keeps on raining, we need it. Oh, and the BT 016 pro'S worked great in the wet.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #26
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Heart of Darkness out there right now...be safe any riders venturing through the storm, watch for flooding. We hosted a young man courting my youngest daughter two nights ago--let him stay the night due to rain and he was riding his Honda. My desert rat genetics do not enjoy the tropical systems and a full week of rain....
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:20 AM   #27
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We hosted a young man courting my youngest daughter two nights ago--let him stay the night due to rain and he was riding his Honda.
I'm sure he was thoroughly disappointed.
So he's the one that's been praying to the rain gods...
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #28
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Let it rain!! We sure as need it. We need to break this drought.

I have some kick rain gear and will get out in the soup. I rode through 3 days of rain in B.C. Canada, Washington and Oregon on my 3 week trip. I definitely earned my water wings. If you're going to ride in the rain don't skimp on the rain gear and buy cheap stuff.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #29
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Got caught in the rain this morning. Just a couple blocks from work and it dropped on me. I feel like I jumped into a pool
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i was cruising in my cage feeling fancy with the ac blowing and the bottom dropped out of the sky. behind me was a dude on a gold wing and he flew by me. bet he stayed dry up until he got stuck at a light or pulling into work lol. Kinda want one of those bikes
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i was cruising in my cage feeling fancy with the ac blowing and the bottom dropped out of the sky. behind me was a dude on a gold wing and he flew by me. bet he stayed dry up until he got stuck at a light or pulling into work lol. Kinda want one of those bikes

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #32
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Hurt my back a couple weeks ago, the only mode of transportation that does not hurt is my bike. Rain does not bother me. Been lucky up here, dry in the morning and wet on the way home.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #33
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drought has been solved up until now, but the more the merrier at this point.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #34
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My $10 Academy rain gear holds up pretty well. It'll get muggy but you'll be dry.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #35
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I just went outside (just out of work) and IT'S SUNNY!!! IT'S SUNNY!! IT'S SUNNY!!!! Hurry and go for a ride! LOL!

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