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Racing / Re: STT Tally June 24-25th - Who's riding and who's visiting?
« Last post by mojo1 on June 23, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
I might try to come by on Sunday for a while if I get a chance.
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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by Gam on June 23, 2017, 06:29:38 AM »
Frog Togs work, but they are a bit bulky if space is at a premium.  I just use a marmot a precip jacket and pants.
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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by Yankee Dog on June 22, 2017, 09:19:06 PM »


Just go full Klim Badlands and you are good to go!!

I have a pair of Klim pants.  I forget the model, full waterproof model.  I hate them.  They are unbearable in the summer.  They are sweaty even in the winter.   Yes they are waterproof.  But so is a set of Frogg Toggs. 
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I was camping at Brushy Creek last weekend and David came by to say hello, that is one awesome bike and a pretty good space shuttle.
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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by KevinB on June 22, 2017, 01:46:20 PM »
I hit rain for about an hour before I got to my campground in Franklin on Wednesday. Luckily I outran it and unloaded in the dry. :)




Kicked back by the campfire while the gear dries...  ;D



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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by norton73 on June 22, 2017, 10:39:23 AM »
The problem I have with mesh jackets with waterproof liners is the jacket still gets soaked. If you are camping, you don't want the soggy jacket in the tent, and it's a pain to hang and dry.
If you do hit blue skies, when you remove the liner, you now have a wet jacket against your skin. Not bad on a 90 degree day.
I bought the Bilt jacket and pants just before we left for the Red Mile trip a couple weeks ago. Bought them large enough to go over my mesh gear. Other than some dampness at the neck, it worked well. Good value for the money, I've had more expensive stuff that leaked at the crotch and made me look like I had an accident.
We will see how durable it is over time.
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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by KevinB on June 22, 2017, 09:09:48 AM »
My olympia mesh jacket (from Kevin) has a waterproof liner that goes in easy and packs to a decent size and keeps me real dry.

I used my Olympia Dakar mesh jacket yesterday with the rain liner. Rode from Franklin, NC back to B'ham in the rain almost the entire trip (about an hour through Chattanooga w/o rain)...I stayed completely dry. It also has a thermal liner that I've used to @ 50 degrees and was comfortable...it's been a very versatile jacket.

I have a pair of Rev'It pants that have a rain liner, but I find it easier to just slip on a pair of cheap rain pants over the top rather than pull the pants off and try to insert the rain liner on the roadside.
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Gymkhana / Re: Thursday night GP8 every Thursday 2017
« Last post by Fencejumper09 on June 22, 2017, 08:31:07 AM »
Haha I guess it is a good weekend to get that AT terribly muddy!!
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Gymkhana / Re: Thursday night GP8 every Thursday 2017
« Last post by springer on June 22, 2017, 08:25:52 AM »
Well it looks like the rain will be sticking around for awhile. :-X

I feel that I am partly to blame.......for the rain.







It happens,everytime I buy a new, or new to me, motorcycle.




Rain.......blaaaa....
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Gear and Apparel / Re: Rain Gear
« Last post by Fencejumper09 on June 22, 2017, 08:09:18 AM »
Now that you have the "Adventure Bike" I would say bite the bullet and get a suit with removable Goretex layers. I have a Revit jacket with a built in goretex layer and it gets warm on hot days. My olympia mesh jacket (from Kevin) has a waterproof liner that goes in easy and packs to a decent size and keeps me real dry.

My ADV pants are Revit Defender GTX and with the rain liner in they have kept me 100% dry. They aren't really an overpant. I think I have bought all of my gear used at great prices from people on here on inmates over at ADVrider. It is a great way to get into top brands for good prices.

Just go full Klim Badlands and you are good to go!!
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