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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-20-2000, 12:13 PM
 
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At one time, I hated riding in the rain. If the weather forcast said anything about a possibility of rain, I would just take my car instead. Now I've kinda gotten used to it. It doesn't bother me anymore. I would still rather it by dry out but a shower here and there keeps you on your toes!
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-20-2000, 07:46 PM
 
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go to http://www.aerostich.com and search for veewipe squeegee which slips over one of your fingers so that you can wipe your shield. Closest thing to a windshield wiper.
I have seen that advertised. Does it really work? Looks like a pain in the neck to keep on your fingers all the time, but I guess it is just another thing to put in the tankbag!



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post #13 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-21-2000, 05:49 AM
 
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I ride in the rain only if I have to. Drivers in N.Y can't drive when the sun is shinning let alone rain. Goof2
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post #14 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-21-2000, 09:24 AM
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call me what you will, but I refuse to ride in the rain. For a couple reasons-
1. It's wet.
2. It hurts (if your neck or other body parts exposed, and you're on the highway going 65, stings like hell)
3. Reduced traction.
4. Stupid Maryland drivers.
5. Clean-up afterwards sucks.
6. I'm a big wuss and I might melt
I've done it before and do not enjoy it. That's what my truck is for.

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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-21-2000, 09:54 AM
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call me what you will, but I refuse to ride in the rain. For a couple reasons-
1. It's wet.
2. It hurts (if your neck or other body parts exposed, and you're on the highway going 65, stings like hell)
3. Reduced traction.
4. Stupid Maryland drivers.
5. Clean-up afterwards sucks.
6. I'm a big wuss and I might melt
I've done it before and do not enjoy it. That's what my truck is for.
Don't like the wet eh ? Don't worry .. Pete and RCjohn don't like it wet either ...
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I don't like the wetness from the sky, but the opposite sex, now that's a different story altogether....
I gotta leave the Pete and RC John comment alone..only you can do it justice, Squidw.

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post #17 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-27-2000, 01:03 PM
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Ignoring Squid for the moment , I'm a fair-weather rider, but I have enjoyed a couple surprise rainstorms during the middle of summer that cooled me off quite nicely. As has been said, it makes cleaning the bike a helluva chore, though.

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Ignoring Squid for the moment , I'm a fair-weather rider, but I have enjoyed a couple surprise rainstorms during the middle of summer that cooled me off quite nicely. As has been said, it makes cleaning the bike a helluva chore, though.

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Well when I had a bike , I rode in the rain .. Didn't really care about the dirt as it wasn't a center piece in my livingroom
post #19 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-27-2000, 09:41 PM
 
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I rainex'ed my visor, outside and inside. All I have to do is turn my head and water slides off without any troubles.

One other thing about rain, I felt it made me a better rider since the bike gets squirelly a lot quicker than in the dry. Although my 6r almost threw me into a canal the other day.

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post #20 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-28-2000, 06:43 AM
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I rainex'ed my visor, outside and inside.
Don't have any first hand experience, but I have heard that products like Rain-X can cause deterioration of the coating on helmet shields.
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