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Old 10-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #31
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I LOVE riding in the rain. I do, however, HATE commuting in it. Consequently, I drove the truck today. I really don't mind if it rains on my ride home, but it sucks getting to work and being wet and cold. My gear is reasonably water resistant, but it isn't perfect. If this were a Saturday, I would most likely be found up in the hills, sliding around and having a grand ol' time.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #32
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #33
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Course I did! Rain wasn't an issue but someone sure jammed up 101 south in Marin and the lane splitting was a god send!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #34
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SJ to San Carlos 7ish AM, light rain, heavy sharing. New BT023's have not slipped yet. My last set lasted 12k miles, so I'm pretty happy with em.

RoadCrafter kept me dry. I even had the shorty wind screen on, It didn't seem worth the 5 minutes to swap to the touring one.

Not many other riders. Cagers were nicer than usual.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #35
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any one have any sketchy moments lane splitting over the bott dots? Loss of traction? Or is it pretty safe to accidentally run over them?
Funny you mention this (it wasnt splitting though). Coming to a red light, filtering between stopped cars, hit the side of a bot dot while brakeing, slide down the side of it and continued sliding on pavement for another inch. It wasn't reassuring. Both feet flew off the pegs. Thought I was going down. Just glad it finally stuck!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #36
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First real rain in the new Klim gear.

Fantastic. Not a single drop got through.

Hands down the best gear I've owned in 20+ years riding.
Nice looking jacket, although look at that pricetag...1%er...
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #37
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Rained all the way over Hyw 17 in the dark. I need a visor wiper, so I'm gonna try to glue one on my gloves. Has anyone done this successfully?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #38
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First real rain in the new Klim gear.

Fantastic. Not a single drop got through.

Hands down the best gear I've owned in 20+ years riding.
At $900 for a jacket, it better be.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #39
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Nothing to it.

Left South San Jose about 6:30am. It was dark, dry, and windy. About 10 miles up 85 the rain came. The rest of the way up 280, 380, 101, was raining light to medium, with a couple of miles of heavy.

Fog City performed perfectly. RainX on the outside always a life saver. All my rain/winter gear and my Gerbring Jacket Liner was warm and dry on the inside. I am still amazed that my waterproof boots remain waterproof after all these years.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #40
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I like the new gloves I got from GearChic, Thanks JoAnne

stayed dry in the Rukka, but I've got an aerostich on order now (easier in/out)
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #41
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any one have any sketchy moments lane splitting over the bott dots? Loss of traction? Or is it pretty safe to accidentally run over them?
On the onramp to 580 I gave it a little extra to push the rear out. Between the first rain and the painted lines, the rear end was fun and predictable. I encountered two riders from Oak to Redwood Shores. One filtering painfully slowly and another sitting in traffic. My Metzler Tourances live for this weather! If someone knows a better rain tire, let me know because I would be skeptical!

My left boot (it got its first rain test today) leaked too. What is up with the left boot? Luckily I had my wool socks on.

It was also the first commute with the headlight modulator on the GS. It is like night and day how the "seas part", especially in weather like this.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
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Nice looking jacket, although look at that pricetag...1%er...
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At $900 for a jacket, it better be.
Only $600

But yeah, it isn't cheap. But value isn't all about price.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #43
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rode in today, from santa clara to redwood shores (101N, around 8:30am) .

Pouring rain.. Yay for my waterproof gear.

Saw only one other moto out. Pussies!
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #44
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Rode from Campbell to Palo Alto left about 6:50. Was barely misting when I left then got pretty soaked on the DRZ while on 85. Saw about 5 other motos heading South.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #45
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I enjoyed the smell of rain this morning. By 11am in San Jose it was just wet enough to get the bike muddy and my socks wet, but not wet enough to wash the bike clean.


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