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post #1 of 12 Old 08-10-2013, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rain gear

Ex-pirate in need of help with non-Harley brand gear.
Just got my klr last month and have had it apart for awhile now adding everything on to it that I "need". Now I need to sort out gear.
I have a waterproof set of jacket, pants and boots. Can anyone recommend something decent for gloves and a rain suit? They would get used on the highway during long trips. I have done several storms in my Harley stuff and I am looking for something as durable.
Two piece, hi-viz, non-leaking (ever). I am not concerned with breathable, just hate being wet.
Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-10-2013, 04:07 AM
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I have been wearing Held Steve gloves for a while now. Pricey, but you really get what you pay for.

This is the rainsuit I have. Keeps you completely dry. Not even a drip down the neck.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...rain_suit.html




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Thank you. I am running a tour master jacket right now and love it. How easy is the one piece to get on and off on the side of the highway? (I guess more on, lol)
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Speaking of rain gear; I've got a Alter Ego 3.0 jacket and Ballistic pants. Took a ride over the Beulah, CO pass to Bishops Castle and then down through Colorado City, back to Hwy 25 and home, in Pueblo, Co. Only had the jacket with me and knew I was going to go through rain, anyhow it wasn't water proof and didn't check when I got it (Weather was nice.). Well I stayed warm enough, in a wet suit sort of way, though the rain wasn't real cold. The times I got off the bike and straightened my arms there must have been a half gallon of water in each arm, lol.
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Thank you. I am running a tour master jacket right now and love it. How easy is the one piece to get on and off on the side of the highway? (I guess more on, lol)
It's easier than it would seem. Goes over the boots. Makes you look like an idiot, but I have ridden in absolute downpours and stayed dry. I gave up on two piece rain gear a LONG time ago. Tourmaster makes good stuff. Cheap. I have the yellow and black. Makes me look like a fat power ranger, but I get to my destination dry.




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avoid frog togg, got a set tried it out, first outing ripped the pants from beltline through the back of my ass. not impressed. they were large on me too.

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Frogg Toggs and Aerostitch triple digit rain cover gloves were what I used prior to buying good gear. Now use Klim Traverse Gortex and could care less if it rains or shines. 100% waterproof.
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These are my "it's raining really hard" gloves. They're weird-looking, but they work as advertised.

http://www.rain-off.com/Home.php



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post #9 of 12 Old 08-13-2013, 08:32 PM
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Overgloves are ace. In a pinch, work/shop gloves under regular gloves be good for cold and wetnesses.

I have some overgloves...someplace...

(Not that it's ever going to rain again here, ****ing A.)




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post #10 of 12 Old 08-14-2013, 11:16 AM
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Don't you still have your Harley stuff? If it's working, wear it on the KLR.

Will look much better than a big garbage bag and dishwashing gloves.
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