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Old 07-18-2008, 03:51 PM   #21
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i hate riding to work in rain. i have no problem going home in it.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:01 PM   #22
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Use BOTH brakes carefully, not just one...

I tend to feel, we may have better visibility than the cars unless it's really heavy rain. Got no real problem riding in at as long as I can keep the visor clear and my body comfortable.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:02 PM   #23
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I usually tuck just behind the windscreen to keep my visor clear if it's raining real hard...works like the blower in the automatic car wash...otherwise just wipe it off with your gloves

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:57 PM   #24
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rain sucks ill never do it again.

over here on the northwest it looked like it wanted to rain but it let up. a few drops.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:41 PM   #25
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Don the rain gear, change out to the waterproof gloves (if I remembered them) and leave the helmet visor closed to prevent water from running down the inside. Stay smoooooth with every input to the bike - steering, throttle, and brakes.

Aim for the puddles!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #26
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Put on the rain gear. Close the vents on my helmet! Head out and ride about 10% slower than normal. Riding in the rain is just another part of riding. I actually enjoy riding in the rain as long as it isn't cold.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #27
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If I'm at work and it's raining I keep working...if I'm riding out and it's raining...well I get wet until I get about 1 mile down the road and the rain stops...this is Houston afterall
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Happened to me today after i left from work!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:31 PM   #28
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I suck it up and get wet. Who cares, its just water...
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:43 PM   #29
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Personally, I just stay here, 28 days at a time in the GOM. But to ride in the rain, just brake earlier and lighter and don't corner nearly as fast.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:55 PM   #30
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i got stuck in the rain riding home from M-U.....not fun...but you gotta do what you gotta do
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #31
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If i'm already out on the bike, I ride it and get wet....and adjust my speed according to how hard its raining.

One day it was around 95-100 degrees out and it started pooring, so I actually enjoyed it...cooled me off.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:08 PM   #32
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #33
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only thing i hate about riding in the rain is cell phone getting wet.. thus tank bag and ziplock bag to be safe!
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:03 PM   #34
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i rode in the rain a couple times already. but it really sucked when it was on the freeway!! i was wearing a shirt and shorts.. (off course helmet and gloves.)but not a jacket... oh my arms and legs hurt so bad that day because of the rain!! it felt like i was gettin shot at with a pellet gun! haha it was fun tho...
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:05 PM   #35
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I just ride and be careful. As far as helmet wash you could look into something like this
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The owner of this company is a douche, but looks like it could work.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:23 PM   #36
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rain = no big deal
you'd be surprised how well your tires grip in the rain. the worst thing is the minute or 2 after it starts to rain... the roads are the slickest then.
a couple of weeks ago i rode thru a BAD thunderstorm coming over the galveston causeway.... the rain was no big deal (just go slower) but the wind was TERRIBLE! i've never been thru wind that bad before; i thought for sure i was going down.

basically, if it looks a little bit like rain, take a ziplock baggie for the phone, and don't worry about getting wet! after it stops, hit the freeway for a few mins and you'll dry right off (except for wet boots/socks the rest of the day lol)
i'm the king of rain-riding!
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:08 AM   #37
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:31 AM   #38
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:49 AM   #39
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I knit a quilt (sp) . Dude if it's raining i still ride ! Get used to the different elements , it will make you a better rider .
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