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I'll kick off this new section -- how many of you ride in the rain, and do you do anything different when you do? Protective gear, different tires, avoid it altogether?

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I got caught in the rain the past saturday. No waterproof gear full leathers and kevlar jeans. It was light at first but with a trvel distance of 14 miles I had a long ways to go so when it really poured I had to slow down to about half of the speed limit on the freeway.

Lets just say it isn't fun. I would avoid it all together.
 

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I got caught in the rain the past saturday. No waterproof gear full leathers and kevlar jeans. It was light at first but with a trvel distance of 14 miles I had a long ways to go so when it really poured I had to slow down to about half of the speed limit on the freeway.

Lets just say it isn't fun. I would avoid it all together.
noone likes getting soaked

and wet leather just doesnt dry or smell very good. plus the bike gets filthy once its dry
 

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noone likes getting soaked

and wet leather just doesnt dry or smell very good. plus the bike gets filthy once its dry
Don't even remind me of the smell. I left the jacket to dry in the laundry room and sprayed a ton of fabreeze. :D
 

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I don't think many people would choose to ride in the rain. The only time I can think of that I would choose to do so would be if it wasn't raining hard and it was a really hot day during the summer. If you get caught in rain, best of luck to you. My advice is to avoid it if you can.
 

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I ride in the rain ... it never borders me at all, i wore the Alpinestar light nylon corduro air protective jacket with padding and it,s not waterproof and it drys off pretty easily and a pairs of khakis with Kali Knee guard.

Maybe it is due to the weather here and now it's the monsoon season and i hate to wear rain coat ... there is no 4 season here ... it's either sunny hot as **** 32~38*C or rainy days 28~30*c with average humidity of 85%

I use to ride to school .. college .. and Uni and travel back hometown every weekend (250km) in my Uni days ... rain or shine ... we ride ..

My brother used to comment about my biking behavior ... because i bought a car very late of age and he always teased me with ... with a car, u'l have a shelter under ur head .. with bike ... ur gonna get really wet ...i told him off ... I Ride With Pride ...

duh ... once a biker ... always a biker ...

I don't know why ... im a rain fetish i guess ... or maybe i'm born Asian ???
 

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I ride in the rain ... it never borders me at all, i wore the Alpinestar light nylon corduro air protective jacket with padding and it,s not waterproof and it drys off pretty easily and a pairs of khakis with Kali Knee guard.

Maybe it is due to the weather here and now it's the monsoon season and i hate to wear rain coat ... there is no 4 season here ... it's either sunny hot as **** 32~38*C or rainy days 28~30*c with average humidity of 85%

I use to ride to school .. college .. and Uni and travel back hometown every weekend (250km) in my Uni days ... rain or shine ... we ride ..

My brother used to comment about my biking behavior ... because i bought a car very late of age and he always teased me with ... with a car, u'l have a shelter under ur head .. with bike ... ur gonna get really wet ...i told him off ... I Ride With Pride ...

duh ... once a biker ... always a biker ...

I don't know why ... im a rain fetish i guess ... or maybe i'm born Asian ???
Not all of us can say we enjoy riding in the rain if anythign it freaks out most of us especially when it really starts coming down. My guess is your average speed is not as high compared to ours so riding at low speed is easier to deal with but once you reach up to 70+ mph it's pretty scary.
 

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I just dont like getting wet.

If its rainy I take comfort in my car :)

If its rainy and cold. Forget about it. Staying home LOL

(am i too old?)
 

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The rain is fine if you have good waterproof gear, emphasis on good.

Safety wise, just don't touch painted lines or man hole covers on corners, increase your following distance and be smooth on the throttle. Otherwise it's fine, albeit boring and stink because you can't hoon it and there are no people (hot women) walking around checking out your shiny Duke haha.
 

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Pics below is my Sunday rainy day ride datalogger :D:D:D
i'm suddenly a hooligan again after getting this 390 ... **** hahaha

Usually big bikers in malaysia rode 140~180km on highway as it is usually not occupied with too much cars. The North South Highway ... thats the place
all bikers travels from 1 state to the other states.

we're pretty much a dare davil ... yah u can also call us a no brainer at time ;)

Not all of us can say we enjoy riding in the rain if anythign it freaks out most of us especially when it really starts coming down. My guess is your average speed is not as high compared to ours so riding at low speed is easier to deal with but once you reach up to 70+ mph it's pretty scary.
 

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Ha ha ha .. my initial plan was to get a small touring bike ... just to ease my 1year old urge to go riding again after 12 years of bikeless ...

i stumble upon many below 1000cc bike and naked are in the trend now.... also i'm growing wiser (older) :p
so i can't bend on a superbike for long hours ... sure will be very taxing to the back ...

after thinking and test ride most of the bike available in my country .. i end up with a 390, instead of a 690R ... and
i promise to myself to ride as humane as possible as i'm no longer as nimble as in my teens days ...

but to my dismay ... and unfortunate ... now this 390 makes me feels like teens spirits again ! :D:D:D

well the rest is history :D:D:D i haven't had a good sleep since i heard Akra on a duke 200 .... that Akra is my top of the list so to speak ... hahaha

i'm in need of speed ... HELP !!! :D:D:D

Ha! Wait till you get you Akrapovic Full System with no DB Killer.

I thought I was grown up, until I got mine.....turns out....I'm not.
 

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The rain is fine if you have good waterproof gear, emphasis on good.

Safety wise, just don't touch painted lines or man hole covers on corners, increase your following distance and be smooth on the throttle. Otherwise it's fine, albeit boring and stink because you can't hoon it and there are no people (hot women) walking around checking out your shiny Duke haha.
too much work! i'l just stay inside :)
 

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it really does take too much work, you really have to be dedicated to do it, same with people who go running outside in the rain. I rather take the car than having to ride in the rain.
 

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i have been riding in the rain for the passed 2 days now ... since i'm anticipated with my new bike
and tis the season of monsoon rain ... we'll i just be extra careful and continue enjoying the ride in the rain ...

wanted to test eagerly how would the engine perform in the highway after my 1st service... darn .. to wet to go hi-speed ....
 

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The rain is fine if you have good waterproof gear, emphasis on good.

Safety wise, just don't touch painted lines or man hole covers on corners, increase your following distance and be smooth on the throttle. Otherwise it's fine, albeit boring and stink because you can't hoon it and there are no people (hot women) walking around checking out your shiny Duke haha.
Don't forget about those **** tar snakes! :mad:
 

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i have been riding in the rain for the passed 2 days now ... since i'm anticipated with my new bike
and tis the season of monsoon rain ... we'll i just be extra careful and continue enjoying the ride in the rain ...

wanted to test eagerly how would the engine perform in the highway after my 1st service... darn .. to wet to go hi-speed ....
how are those stock tires in the rain

btw which tires do you get in malaysia with the 390?
 
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