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post May 12 2006, 02:45 PM
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Does anyone have any good recommendations on Rain Gear? Or any advice about products to stay away from?

Also, if ordering online, is it necessary to buy a size larger than normal to fit over clothes and leathers? Or are they generaly oversized to accomodate clothing?

Thanks in advance, for any advice or direction
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I wear wet jeans and a wet shirt.
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post May 12 2006, 02:59 PM
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QUOTE(karstman @ May 12 2006, 03:46 PM)
I wear wet jeans and a wet shirt.
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And a fucken thong I here? (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/sick.gif)
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I wear a suit called frogger 69.00 for the pants and shirt.They are very light weight. Works good. kept me dry last weekend while down in Florida and wraps into a very small space.

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QUOTE(fbomer @ May 12 2006, 01:59 PM)


I can't tell you if he wears a thong or not but when he's riding in the rain he wears wet jeans. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

I like the froggs toggs even thought they look kinda stupid they do a great job of keeping you dry. Plus they're lite weight.
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post May 12 2006, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE(fbomer @ May 12 2006, 02:59 PM)


Fbomer,

It's a banana hammock. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/sick.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

I bought a couple of Eddie Bauer rain suits for about $29.00 ea. at Target, and it's worked fine. It's Grey, and Black with refective striping. It's kind of hard to see in this picture cause it's fucking raining, but that's my wife with hers on. We were just as dry as my Friend was in his $150.00 H-D Rainsuit. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 12 2006, 03:25 PM
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I've found, that if you invest in a good rainsuit, put it in you saddlebags and leave it there, it hardly ever gets used. But.......take it out just once and leave it home to make room for something else and it's gonna rain on your sweet ass for sure. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif) (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif)
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post May 12 2006, 03:27 PM
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Be sure it has the heat shields, or what ever they call them, in the bottom of the legs. Plastic on hot pipes isn't good.
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post May 12 2006, 03:38 PM
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I got a set of frog toggs....they can pack down real small and keep you dry....they cost maybe 60 -75 for two pieces at Cabella's with the bib overalls....the bad part is that they will melt if they contact a hot exhaust pipe so some people fixed the problem by sewing a piece of heat resistant ironing board cloth on the inseams....

the HD suits cost more but if you order them from Jenny at 20% off the price difference is probably worth the extra money but they will take up more room in your bag

whatever you buy, go try some on at the dealer or store and then order on line
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post May 12 2006, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ May 12 2006, 04:18 PM)
Fbomer,



I bought a couple of Eddie Bauer rain suits for about $29.00 ea. at Target, and it's worked fine.
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what's it made of? is the inside liked with plastic stuff?
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I agree with several of the comments reference the heat shield. My neighbor melted his good at Sturgis on the exhaust. Other point is that when you buy colthing for riding the scoot, the arms are longer than the std jackets to accomodate reaching forward. My neighbor laughed when I paid around $80 for a rain suit. Course, mine is hanging in the garage and his is on his pipes. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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[attachment=6142:attachment]Try these
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I dont mess with a rain suit anymore!I have been soaked to the bone with one on! Thats when I decided I didnt need one! JIMMYZ
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$30 WalMart specials
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post May 15 2006, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE(wholehog @ May 12 2006, 03:43 PM)
what's it made of?  is the inside liked with plastic stuff?
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WH,

I had to go pull the fucker out of the Saddle Bag to read the label. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

It says 70% PVC, and 30% Nylon...

The Plastic Stuff on the inside must be the nylon, but like I said they have worked well in the past, and I have managed to keep them away from the pipes. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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QUOTE(JIMMYZ @ May 12 2006, 05:08 PM)
I dont mess with a rain suit anymore!I have been soaked to the bone with one on! Thats when I decided I didnt need one!    JIMMYZ
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I lent mine to Sick. I hate them and manage to stay dry with leather and a fairing. They make a little more sense if the weather is frigid.
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post May 19 2006, 10:57 AM
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Hey gang,,, thanks for all the reccomendations... future reference is great for anyone who might need rain gear to ride fucken dry....

I also found this article reviewing/rating suits and functionality... another good reference for rain gear info... http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/accessori...uit_comparison/
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I have the $100 HD rain gear, kept me dry in Laconia last year. Probably will need it again this year.
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Dammed if I know, I just got pissed on while on the way to work this morning.
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I would recommend a 2 piece set of raingear preferrably in a bright color with reflectorized piping for visibility. I also keep a couple of plastic grocery sacks in the saddlebag with my raingear. I have found that when I need to put the rain gear on, I put my boot into one of the grocery bags first, then put on the pants and my boot does not hang up when putting on the pants...... nice and slick.
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Long as we're talkin'...

After the Cali run "T" will attest that Frogg Toggs are complete and utter crap.

My HD set, being 15 years old are NOT WATERPROOF anymore. But I bought some spray to try and fix that.
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QUOTE(xusnatc @ Jun 18 2010, 09:07 AM) *
Damn rebel,...........your digging this shit up from the archive vault ? (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)



Sorry!! I just joined here, so I will be more careful to check the "born on" date on threads in the future!!
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QUOTE(rebel715 @ Jun 18 2010, 07:37 AM) *
Sorry!! I just joined here, so I will be more careful to check the "born on" date on threads in the future!!



Don't let the date stop you from contributing something useful. Your tip on the plastic bags to ease a boot through rain gear is a good one. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif) I'm happy you are not just a lurker....post away. Joe's just messin with ya anyway...I'm sure he didn't mind either. That guy is a first rate smartass in the best possible way. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif)

I concur on the Frogg Toggs by the way. I won't be buying another set for motorcycling again. After the California trip, I bought some campmore silicone spray and a tin of mink oil. I sprayed the shit out of my leather overpants inside and out then rubbed the mink oil into the outside after the silicone dried. Haven't tested it out yet, but I can rest assured that at least my leg won't melt all over my exhaust pipes...and the zipper tabs haven't all broken off my overpants as they have my Frogg Toggs. If the overpants work well enough, I'm looking for a nice rain jacket to go over my leather...that doesn't cost a fortune.
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post Jun 18 2010, 09:56 PM
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I don't ride in the rain anyways...... I was justfuckenurious... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

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I don't ride in the rain anyways...... I was justfuckenurious... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

But welcome aboard Rebel! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif)



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Bought this today after posting...

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/151-130?N=...amp;results=100

It's gonna be a little bigger than my Frogg Togg which was a 3XL jacket...but hopefully not TOO big to use. I like the price and quality.
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QUOTE(Fgowi @ Jun 18 2010, 06:25 AM) *
Long as we're talkin'...

After the Cali run "T" will attest that Frogg Toggs are complete and utter crap.

My HD set, being 15 years old are NOT WATERPROOF anymore. But I bought some spray to try and fix that.


Pam???

just kidding. I use Sno Seal on my golf shoes and Carhartts.


I've never had any rain gear. It doesn't rain down here much, you have a couple days warning if it is going to. My son bought a set of the Frogg crap and he was really unhappy with it.

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I had a pair of Frog Togg's for fishing and they just are not cut out for high speed on a bike, i.e. the zipper beat the crap out of my chin and throat. The seem in the trousers split when I bent over to put on my rain gaiters, but I had on my chaps also. I kept wearing them for the rest of the trip and they kept me dry. No complaints except with the zipper. BC got me a pair of Road Togs from Frog Togg but have not worn them yet. More to tell after I use them. I do know this much, the road toggs are supposed to be made for riding bikes. It also comes with a patch to put on the right leg for the heat of the pipes. Also the material is much heavier then the regular one, not for bikes.
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Here's what I got her: HOGG TOGGS
Also here: Tucker catalog

Its the one called Hogg Toggs.

They are a Tucker Rocky exclusive and do not even appear on the Frogg Toggs website.

As she said, they are thicker, than the other Frogg Toggs. These have straps to go under your boot to keep the pants leg in place. She liked the regular Frogg Toggs except for the zipper at the neck line whipping the shit out of her, and they kept her dry (even with the seat ripped up the seam). So hopefully, these won't be junk.

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QUOTE(JIMMYZ @ May 12 2006, 05:08 PM) *
I dont mess with a rain suit anymore!I have been soaked to the bone with one on! Thats when I decided I didnt need one! JIMMYZ



I'm with you almost every time with you on this one Jimmy!!! It doesn't matter how good you rain suit is, when it's raining long and hard,

and you've got a long way to go NOTHING is going to keep you perfectly dry at the end of the day!!!

Half the time, it's just too much trouble to scramble to get them out of your bags and on before you're thoroughly drenched.......




Reminds me of the time we're coming home with Nightrider......in Chicago.......big black thundercloud up ahead..... "let's pull over & put on our rain gear!"says NR......

(I'm thinkin', NOOOOO!! Let's just f#@kg ride thru it!!!! )....... We stop, I nearly get hit trying to dig it out/dress/etc....we're drenched already so it's even harder to get it on....

fuck fuck fuck.......

Get back on to the bikes, & merge into heavy traffic.......Rain is over......WTF!!!


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Just noticed the date I posted that Dot. 8 days before I wrecked in the rain.
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Got all kinds here too.

http://sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/mens...p;c=9&s=311

even the frog toggs. Might not be the exact same but decent prices.

Has anybody ever bought anything by "Guide Gear"? I get emails all the time with specials from them but I am always hesitant to buy anything I haven't seen in person.
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Got all kinds here too.

http://sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/mens...p;c=9&s=311

even the frog toggs. Might not be the exact same but decent prices.

Has anybody ever bought anything by "Guide Gear"? I get emails all the time with specials from them but I am always hesitant to buy anything I haven't seen in person.


I've bought several things from Sportsmansguide and been very pleased with the deals they offer. They are a Minnesota company so I usually recieve the item within one or two days at most. Buy with confidence. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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I've bought several things from Sportsmansguide and been very pleased with the deals they offer. They are a Minnesota company so I usually recieve the item within one or two days at most. Buy with confidence. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)


Cool thanks. I've actually ordered a couple little things for fire arms and been satisfied. I was more curious about the brand "Guide Gear". They seem to have cool shit but not sure if the quality is there? (Based on the inexpensive pricing)
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post Jun 20 2010, 11:10 PM
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I'm not one to wear brands and give free advertising, but I use an HD 2 piece rain suit and am very pleased with it. I had one by Motorport, but it started leaking after about 10 years. Like Screwball said, here in SoCal we really don't need one, but I always take it with me when I hit the road. And each year it always seems like I need it.

Here are my findings. As with all disclaimers, everyone else will have different opinions and experinces.

Get a two piece rain suit as they are easier to get on and off, and sometimes all you need is the top half just to walk around town in if it's raining there too. Although there are a lot of other kinds of excellent rain gear out there, motorcycle specific is nice because of all the features like zippered vents, external waterproof pockets for easy access to your stuff, gusseted shoulders and sleeves and adjustable cuffs and waist. These things are very important in the wind as a snug fit will keep water out. Try it on with ALL your stuff on underneath. Wear a long sleeve, heated vest or liner, jacket, chaps and then the rain suit over it. Chances are you may never have to wear all your stuff at once, but it's nice to know it will all fit. And yes, I have worn ALL of my gear riding in the cold driving rain riding all the way from Jackson Hole Wyoming to Steamboat Springs Colorado. Try it on with the helmet and gloves to make sure the chin strap does not bind or catch on the rain suit collar. Check to see if your rain gauntlets will fit over the cuffs. You don't want any water seeping in there. Lastly, go to the showroom and sit on a bike. Move around in the saddle and see if it binds or feels uncomfortable. Turn the bars back and forth lock to lock to see if the shoulders are too snug. Turn your head with helmet on to check for pinching. Put your feet up on the pegs or boards to see if the suit bunches up at the waist. Finally, ask yourself if you can ride like that for 10 hours in the rain. If the answer is no, try on a different suit.

I have found that a rainsuit is one of those things you don't want to spend money on. But when I need it, and I have needed it at least once or twice on every tour I take, it's nice to have one that is comfortable and functional.

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I'm almost with Jimmy. Almost. Trip from Ty's to Cloverdale is the type of rain where it's useful. Light to medium. The three day ride with Joey G in upstate NY, VT NH and ME it was useful. Very light rain for the most part.

Coming home from the Cape, on the other hand, I ran into a ripping storm near the Seneca river in NY. In the next town I stopped at a Bob Evans restaurant. Hung my gear up near the door. After I'd eaten went back to suit up again. There was about a 5 foot puddle under the gear. Frickin water everywhere! It was hard to believe I'd carried that much inside.
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I use TourMaster. I think they make a nice product, and I prefer the 2 piece model. The good thing I find about buying raingear that is specific to motorcyle riding is that it fits tight, has long sleeves to accomodate the reach to the bars, and they do not balloon open in use since a lot of rain gear is NOT designed for travel at speed. Raingear also gives you a nice lightweight set of extra warmth on cold rides since the air does not penetrate the material they do very well.
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