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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure if anyone in the Los Angeles region is out there riding these past few days... but, as the G310R is my commuter, I have been riding through all this mysterious water falling from the sky.

I have some generic rain wear (not moto specific) that I am tossing on over my normal gear, which works. The only real problem I have is my feet! While the moto boots I have claim to be water proof, they seem to let water come in little by little, and with some of the puddles I have to go through in intersections, it seems the water is actually seeping through the fabric/material of the boot too.

So I'm just curious to hear from the folks who are more accustomed to riding in the rain as to what kind of tips/tricks they have to share with us spoiled people who hardly see any rain.

Another pain point for me other than the feet, are my hands. Finding the right glove that is waterproof enough, protective enough, comfortable enough, and I can still feel the grips and controls... tough to find!
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I was given free BMW gortex gloves by the dealer, they are the most waterproof and comfortable I've had. It rains a lot in Auckland.

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I use Rev'it Enterprise 2 trousers, with good results for keeping water away.

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Waterproof boots hold water in very well in my experience. Take 'em off and dump at the water at your destination.
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You were talking about me! Seems like it's over now but it's been really wet, for sure.
I found my supposedly waterproof motorcycle jacket (from PCH Motorsports) would let the water through, so I switched to a West Marine sailing jacket for that, very effective and surprisingly warm. Next, I wear rain pants from REI over my jeans. For the feet I wear BMW boots - very dry! And surprisingly comfortable to walk in. My challenge has been the gloves. I will probably go to REI for a waterproof set.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-18-2019, 12:36 AM
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Goretex.


That stuff works.


I have a couple of KLIM suits (Latitude model)






and a custom Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece.





I've ridden a few times through 1000km+ of non-stop rain and not ended up wet.


I have a pair of BMW half dirt / half touring goretex/leather boots with a couple of buckles that I have worn for hundreds of thousands of kilometres and still I can't kill them.


They were all pretty pricey, but I think still very good value as they perform so very well.
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BMW Gloves... noted!

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Ha! Yes, I found my waterproof moto boots did a good job in maintaining the shallow pool inside so I can feel my socks squish each time I shifted or used the rear brakes...

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Aren't we glad it's over? It was nice to ride home from work tonight without the rain. I know we need it (and more of it) but yikes. BMW boots too? Seems like the BMW branded stuff is pretty good???

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Oh man, AEROSTITCH ... would love to slip into one of those someday!

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Long way from Newcastle to Freo

Almost 40 hours on that run to Freo in the 'stich.









The 'KLIM' pic at the petrol station was me being greeted about 0130hr by a handful of riders during this ride:


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For those not in Australia, 'Freo' is Fremantle, near Perth on the west coast :





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