Wet Weather Gear

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mark1957
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Wet Weather Gear

Post by mark1957 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:14 pm

There's probably all sorts of approaches to how to tackle riding in the rain.

I am having success with wearing any Jacket and Pants,just as long as they can be made warm enough.
Then just wearing a $50 rain jacket and $50 rain pants over the top when it is actually raining.

That way my pants and jacket are dry when I get there and don't drip on the floor where I am staying.

Also if I damage them so they aren't waterproof I can simply replace them.
I'd be annoyed if I poked a stick through a $500 Jacket or Pants.

Then you need wateproof boots.
I have BMW Santiago boots and so far my socks stay dry all day.
Mick has Diadora waterproof boots and the same goes for him.

I have a Helmet with a visor and peak, there are several brands to choose from.
But to seal around my neck I wear a polarfleece neck warmer.

The last thing is to wear rubber overgloves.
I wear my MX gloves underneath and turn on the Grip heaters if it's cold.
That way my gloves are dry as well at the end of the day.
I believe there are waterproof gloves around but they are thick and have no feel and would be saturated on the outside by the end of the day.
With MX gloves and rubber overgloves I have plenty of feel so I'm happy with that setup.

I can now ride all day in the rain and be totally warm and dry ... with NO DUST :dance:
My favourite trail is the one I haven't been on yet

2005 KTM 625sxc

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by woodie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Thanks Mark
I like the gloves idea, Are the ones in the photo the gloves that you are talking about, They look like industrial washing up gloves.

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by mark1957 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:09 pm

These are the gloves I wear.

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I found them in the States but would like to find something similiar here.

High Voltage electrical gloves look very similiar so if you know any one who works on a council they may be able to help.

I bought mine from here .....

http://www.ridersdiscount.com/street-ge ... /80798.php
My favourite trail is the one I haven't been on yet

2005 KTM 625sxc

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by Old Man » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:37 pm

They look very similiar to the oil/chemical resistant gloves I bought at Bunnings fairly cheaply.
I use them for filling the diesel ute so I don't get diesel on my hands from the pump nozzles. (it sucks shaking hands with customers with a hand that is slimey and smells of diesel).

I might buy and extra pair and keep them with the wet weather gear!

Good idea Mark1957
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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by woodie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:56 pm

I'm going to bunnings tomorrow, so I will have a look for all.

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:56 pm

Maybe try the bovine vet :lol:
Cowabunga dudes .......

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by mark1957 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:16 pm

Now that's a thought ... it would keep the elbows dry too :lol: :lol:
My favourite trail is the one I haven't been on yet

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by woodie » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:57 pm

Now I went to Bunnings and the only thing that I could find was chemical gloves,
that would do the job BUT it is very lose around the arms and with bike gloves under neath makes it hard to ride and hard to get a good grip.
Plus I have not tried it out in the rain yet, but thinking that the gloves might be quite slippery on the handle bars when wet.
I'll keep you posted on the outcome.

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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by madrus » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:05 pm

After a wet ride home from the A4DE, updating my boots will be a priority along with some industrial waterproof gloves.
I'll try the Blackwoods display at AgQuip (Gunnedah) this week.
Left my 3XL Rivet gloves in a mates truck at the A4DE so had to persevere with the old faithful "riggers" :doh: The mud washing out of them onto the grips made for tighter squeeze to the bars :wink:
The "Rivets" would have been soaked too but I'd have felt better :(
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Re: Wet Weather Gear

Post by Hoots » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm

These are the go - webbed or individual fingers

AndyStrapz has them, or you can buy them direct from NZ

Google "Rain-Off Motorcycle Glove"

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