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Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:53 pm
by Sharon2665
FM-USA wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:55 am
FAT MAN 65 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Thanks for the replies. I guess I jumped the gun as always. I thought I was going on a trip this week,so I bought a pair of FROGG TOGGS AT the Honda dealer. About $85.00. Hope they do good.Going week after next. Thanks again.
On sale I picked up 4 sets of Frogg Toggs. M & L for her, me XL & 2XL. These sizes were to fit over summer & spring/fall coats.
The only ones that didn't rip in the pants were the ones we didn't use.
So I spent 3x the $$ and got heavier rain coats with attached hoods to keep water leaking down the neck.

I'm not all that happy with Toggs. Good for saving precious space on the Wing... but so are large plastic trash bags, which stretch B4 ripping.
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When I kind of ummm outgrew the pants that went with my rain jacket and needed a pair in a hurry for a trip I bought frog tog pants. Liked them because their larger sizes were actually larger. I have used mine for about three years and never had a problem with them other than I wish they had pockets. Now you watch they will rip the next time I pull them out to wear them!

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:21 pm
by C-dub
I had to ride home from work in the rain last week. No rain in the forecast and I had no rain gear with me. Pinlock is OUTSTANDING!

The relatively new, but broken in E4's, handled great and I had no issues with traction or hydroplaning. I stayed mostly dry. That is until I had to pull off the highway and slow down. While on the highway at 50+ mph, the fairing kept most of the rain from getting to me.

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 pm
by Sharon2665
Hate to ride in the rain but really found looking through the rain on the tall windshield and the rain on my face mask made it very very difficult to see. Add to that fog or darkness and I could barley see my husbands bike ahead of mine. This summer we cut out windshields down so we can see over them but yet they are not to low. Makes a HUGE difference in the rain. Everything is so much clearer. Plus when it’s nice out I can see the scenery much better than looking through those slightly foggy windshields that warp your view. Colors and all are so much clearer. The wind still seems to go over the top of my head pretty well unless I have my helmet shield all the way up and then it seems to like to get caught in the wind. It does make a big difference if I ride on the back and let my hubby drive my bike. Get buffetted pretty well unless my face shield is down. At least I feel safer in the rain when I’m driving.

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm
by Scooter363y
I use first gear rain gear and have a Hjc modular helmet with the internal pin shield. The auto darkening one. It works great and absolutely no fogging

Ride safe
Scooter

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:58 pm
by POPPY'S WING
Thanks Scooter. I also have an HJC modular helmet. I was thinking today about getting a pinlock shield,but probably clear. Thanks again. Poppy's Wing. Be safe.

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:53 pm
by C-dub
POPPY'S WING wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Thanks Scooter. I also have an HJC modular helmet. I was thinking today about getting a pinlock shield,but probably clear. Thanks again. Poppy's Wing. Be safe.
Don't hesitate to do the pinlock. I put them in ours a couple months ago and now that the rain is here am so happy I did. No fogging of that entire area now. It's amazing!

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:54 am
by POPPY'S WING
Very good cdub. I'm going to order one in the next day or so.