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Old 02-14-2019, 08:06 AM   #691
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Are people having success using standard RainX on their helmet visors?
Risk of damage aside, it doesn't stick to the plastic so it doesn't work. The stuff they make specifically for plastic works well, but it only lasts a couple days.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:14 AM   #692
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Risk of damage aside, it doesn't stick to the plastic so it doesn't work. The stuff they make specifically for plastic works well, but it only lasts a couple days.
I use standard RainX on my visor, works fine.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:21 AM   #693
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I've been using Rain-X on visors forever. In light rain it works perfectly. In wrath of god type shit like yesterday, not much is going to help, but luckily the rain will wash the rain off your visor.

Protip: you can also apply Scotchguard directly to your nuts.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:13 AM   #694
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I had a rare commute via 4 wheels yesterday due to a variety of reasons and got to experience the gridlock that auto drivers do on a regular basis. "F that", I told myself, "I don't care if it's a typhoon, I'm not doing that again anytime soon."

So this morning, hours before dawn, I rode over the Bay Bridge in a driving rain and the absolute windiest conditions I've experienced in years. It was... invigorating and completely awesome! Light and smooth input through the bars and a steady throttle led to actual laughter in my helmet rather than dread and terror. The few other vehicles on the road at that hour probably thought I was nuts.

It was a pleasant reminder that motorcycling is fun and Mother Nature kicks ass.

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Yep, pretty Narly Wednesday morning 6 a.m. riding to work across the bay bridge, some serious gusting winds and rain made yesterday’s commute into the city pretty much a violation of “safety first” lol......never the “brightest lamp in the house”, I think I’ll do it again today
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:02 AM   #695
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:01 PM   #696
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I had a rare commute via 4 wheels yesterday due to a variety of reasons and got to experience the gridlock that auto drivers do on a regular basis. "F that", I told myself, "I don't care if it's a typhoon, I'm not doing that again anytime soon."

So this morning, hours before dawn, I rode over the Bay Bridge in a driving rain and the absolute windiest conditions I've experienced in years. It was... invigorating and completely awesome! Light and smooth input through the bars and a steady throttle led to actual laughter in my helmet rather than dread and terror. The few other vehicles on the road at that hour probably thought I was nuts.

It was a pleasant reminder that motorcycling is fun and Mother Nature kicks ass.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:10 PM   #697
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I use standard RainX on my visor, works fine.
Weird. I've never had any luck with it. Dish soap always worked better, and then I switched to the rainx plastic stuff.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:17 PM   #698
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:38 AM   #699
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:54 PM   #700
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Hot enough for you today?

According to my bike it hit 105F/40.5C on the evening commute. Which is hot when you're wearing a Goretex Roadcrafter over your work clothes.

If I'd have known it would get that hot I would have worn something else. I was expecting 90s F at commute time.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #701
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Ditto. Bike thermometer was reading 104C at 5:30pm passing Mountain View. It felt like motorists were being more considerate than usual for which I was very grateful but even the breeze wasn't cooling me off. I was cooked by the time I arrived home . Its bad enough having the high temps during the day but house is still 85C right now and it after 9pm Remember to stay hydrated
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:47 PM   #702
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:22 AM   #703
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Ditto. Bike thermometer was reading 104C at 5:30pm passing Mountain View. It felt like motorists were being more considerate than usual for which I was very grateful but even the breeze wasn't cooling me off. I was cooked by the time I arrived home . Its bad enough having the high temps during the day but house is still 85C right now and it after 9pm Remember to stay hydrated
Holy shit, 215f is no joke! I thought we had it bad in Alameda when it was in the mid-90s in my house.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:23 AM   #704
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Holy shit, 215f is no joke!
typed it up at work where everything is in Celsius. Yes, that would be very hot .
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #705
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My bike indicated 116 and dropped to 104 by the time I got home. It was hard peeling off the button-up... Coolant temp 192 and dropped to 186.
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