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Old 11-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Looking for GOOD rain gear?????

Hello,

I am a new rider looking for good rain gear in a warm environment like Florida. Something that will keep me dry and folds up for easy storage on the bike.


Thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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look up frogg toggs here http://www.froggtoggsraingear.com/Motorcycle.shtm
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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My frogg togg pants leak in the crotch, which is pretty much the worst place for a pair of pants to leak because it makes you look like you pissed yourself.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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My frogg togg pants leak in the crotch, which is pretty much the worst place for a pair of pants to leak because it makes you look like you pissed yourself.
+1. Froggies are now for yard word. Got a Triumph Chevron suit
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Go spend the money on a good gore-tex suit. Not cheap but worth it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Goretex is no good for warm climates. It doesnt breathe well enough.
Get something with liners. Thats the best way to go. The liners are also great for keeping the wind off in colder climates. Try Olympia. Well made and reasonably priced.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Goretex is no good for warm climates. It doesnt breathe well enough.
Get something with liners. Thats the best way to go. The liners are also great for keeping the wind off in colder climates. Try Olympia. Well made and reasonably priced.
Yeah this way you can stop, take everything off, put liners in, then ride around in wet gear when it stops raining and take all that shit off, remove liners and put wet gear back on.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #8
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Yeah this way you can stop, take everything off, put liners in, then ride around in wet gear when it stops raining and take all that shit off, remove liners and put wet gear back on.
Yep. Its worked for me since 2007. Beats spending an ass load of money on expensive goretex just to sweat your balls off all summer and to have it leak around stitches and zippers when it rains.
I can see rain coming and have enough time to stop and put the liners on. its not that compliacted.
The Frogg Toggs work unless it pools, like on the seat.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Yeah this way you can stop, take everything off, put liners in, then ride around in wet gear when it stops raining and take all that shit off, remove liners and put wet gear back on.
Motoport Mesh Kevlar with the Motoport liners.

If it's not warm weather, and there's any chance of rain, put the pant liners in before the start of the ride. If it's warm weather, don't even bother with the pant liners. Let your legs get wet. Though the Motoport liners may be the most breathable waterproof liners you can get, so you could still wear them in warm weather. And it's easy enough to stop and put the liner jacket on, on the fly.

Once it stops raining, the mesh Kevlar will dry in minutes while you're riding. So, you can certainly stop and remove the liner and continue riding in dry gear.
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Yep. Its worked for me since 2007. Beats spending an ass load of money on expensive goretex just to sweat your balls off all summer and to have it leak around stitches and zippers when it rains.
I can see rain coming and have enough time to stop and put the liners on. its not that compliacted.
The Frogg Toggs work unless it pools, like on the seat.
I have a Roadcrafter. +1 to this!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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Yep. Its worked for me since 2007. Beats spending an ass load of money on expensive goretex just to sweat your balls off all summer and to have it leak around stitches and zippers when it rains.
I can see rain coming and have enough time to stop and put the liners on. its not that compliacted.
The Frogg Toggs work unless it pools, like on the seat.
Different strokes...never said it was complicated. Just tried the liner thing, the frog toggs thing, the plastic rain suit thing, and it was all a waste of time and money. Had my gore tex suit for years and never leaked a drop, was warm but more comfortable that the other options, especially the wet gear. What ever works for you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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Thats the only thing about riding and living in the southeast. No matter which way you go, its a compromise. Stay relatively cool but have to stop to put liners in or sweat to death and dont have to worry about stopping. At least we get to ride year around.
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Thats the only thing about riding and living in the southeast. No matter which way you go, its a compromise. Stay relatively cool but have to stop to put liners in or sweat to death and dont have to worry about stopping. At least we get to ride year around.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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Never found Gor-Tex to be a problem with breathability or over heating....just wear something cooler underneath. Gor-Tex is still king imho!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #15
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The problem in Florida is that is rains everyday during the summers for 10 minutes, just enough to piss you off. It's the same here on the MS gulf coast, just pull over and the rain will pass through in 10 minutes and off you go. I have Frogg Toggs too but I usually break them out if I'm going to encounter more than 10 minutes of rain and unless you're moving, you're gonna roast.
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