Just a 5 hr run to-day on the hwys with the Honda 929. Problem is four hours were with light to heavy rains to even hail & rain plus hail came down so hard I had to aim into the wash from the two sides of the road rather then entering it without changing a bit of direction.
By that I mean the wash to the maze of hail was so deep that it was like coming onto a railway line at an ANGLE instead of aiming to hit it dead on. An old thing I learned from living in the cities with railway lines & street car lines all over the place in my younger yrs.
Max speed limits of the roads were 100KPH (60mph), 90KPH--55mph & 80KPH--50mph. So I was clocking 90 to 140KPH with latter being 85mph.
Thankfully my visor had been waxed from last ride with Pledge & at turn-around point with Slip-Streamer so the rain & road shit rolled off as I turned my head left to right.
I did & did not go by the little voice inside of me & instead of briefs I put on a single thickness in cotton drawers so that along with Joe Rocket Ballistic pants kept me warm & dry along with proper socks & Danier 'Fort Lewis' boots, while the warmer long sleeve cotton jersy under a light sweat shirt & JR 'Tahoe' jacket, with no liner, did a pretty good job---with thanks to a small bathroom towel around the neck, but it did leak in a bit at the front of the shoulders were a seam is, but not enough to bother me & only noted it once I was peeling off the above at home to go into my usual sweats & sweatshirt.
It told me to wear the Frank Thomas AQUA gloves, but I went for the $200+ JR ones & so a bit damp, only on the top of the gloves, but only damp as I said & so not cold or miserable.
It was NOT a fun ride though it did get me to realizing I can still ride the wet stuff at a decent pace. Also I would wait my time & stay well behind the cages, with lot of extra safe zone space for the rain, ahead then go by them like stink & so pick up very little of the crap they were spitting up.
Possibly the above will be on interest to a few that are new to riding & wondering what to do when it comes to rain & on the hwys.