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post #1 of 5 Old 05-24-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in the rain

Hi All,
I have decided to attempt to ride my KLR rain or shine until Thanksgiving. I have always set my goal to ride until Thanksgiving. ( provided winter does not decide to set in early ) It is the rain or shine part that I am now going to persue. My past street bikes have always required too much attention after being out in the rain. And technically it is probably my one of my ”issues” because I am anal about riding a bike with rain spots all over it. And even though it is a KLR, what can I say ? I have issues. So anyway I got caught out in the rain with the KLR on my way home from work the other day. When I got home I simply took one of our bath towels. Toweled her down. ( about a 10 minute effort ) Viola !! She was as beautiful as the day I met her. To get my Tbird to where I would be seen in public with her after getting caught in the rain is a good 4 hour effort. So I said to my self . I can deal with this. So I recently found myself a set of rain gear and rain boots. Took a ride in the pouring rain yesterday. The only issue I have is the visibility through my helmet shield. I had higher expectations as it is a new shield but it was extremely difficult to see through. Now for the question. Is there any products out there that any of you guys have used that help with this condition ? It wasn’t foggy it was more streaky/water spots. Just basically very difficult to see. Not dangerous. ( although it would have been at night ) Just annoying. I was thinking about something like that rainx product only for plastic. But other than the visibility it was a great ride.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-24-2014, 04:55 PM
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I've heard people recommend RainX but I've never tried it myself. I have a pair of gloves with a squeegee built into the left index finger, works great! I think you can buy just a squeegee that slides over your gloved finger as well.

Only bad part is that this doesn't help with fogging on the inside of the visor... Perhaps RainX would do the trick there?

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-24-2014, 08:19 PM
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Try turning your head side to side while at speed. Acts just like windshield wipers!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-24-2014, 08:51 PM
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I usually just try to get my face in the wind and blow some of the rain off of it.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-25-2014, 05:32 PM
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Do you mean it's fogging up INSIDE? If not, yeah, turn your head. Wipe with finger. If you mean inside, Cat Crap works well. There are other products, too. I think I read this wrong, though.

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