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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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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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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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@KiwiJeeper
BMW Gloves... noted!
@Old and Slow
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...
@Cees Klumper
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???
@OX-34
Oh man, AEROSTITCH ... would love to slip into one of those someday!
 

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in case of heavy rain, I prefer using overgloves like these ones
https://www.spidi.com/eu_en/overgloves
many brands produce them.

Currently I'm using Dainese gore-tex boots and no water comes in
In urban communting I prefer using waterproof sneakers, which are pretty good for slight rain, but I have replacement shoes in office. Also in this case there are overboots waterproof protections
 

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Rain rain rain, an issue that comes up at every motorcycle meeting.
In my country, which is a little one so I think I also can speak about all the countries around us, we have our share of rain.
In my beginning years of riding motorcycles, when bikes were made from cake and men from iron, we never really cared about rain.
We got wet !

I can remember coming back from the Grand Prix of Franchorchamps (Belgium) 1979, my red leather outfit got soaking wet and it took a week to get it dry again. My grey sweater, I was wearing at that time, was also red. Not so long ago, when it was raining, my hands got black (my gloves were already black)

Nowadays bikes are made from metal and men from cake 😇. Getting wet is now a problem because cake can’t stand water 😜

At Hein Gericke I bought a goretex jacket which is still waterproof (after wearing it for more then 10 years) My gloves are also from Hein Gericke and with goretex. They are still waterproof. I even bought a second pair because Hein Gericke stopped. My trousers are from BMW (sale) and my boots too. Both are still waterproof.

It is what you want. You need to buy the proper gear in order to stay dry. Cheap stuff does not work.

To find out if something is really waterproof (gloves), put them on and put your hands in a bucket with water. Make a fist and stretch several times. Put pressure on the gloves and wait .......................... no water, okay ! Wet hands ....... bring them back because they are not waterproof. Boots, find a bigger bucket 😀

Good luck !!!!!!
 

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For rainy days, I use REV’IT! Poseidon GTX Jacket. Its Gortex, which makes it completely waterproof. As I said before, it's rains a lot in Auckland. Our average rainfall is 1,115.5 mm (43.92 in) per year.
 
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