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I don't stop under the overpass like many do, but trying the keep my glasses cleaned off so I can see where I'm going is a PIA.

Also I won't ride in the rain at night. As others mentioned, it's hard to see.
 

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The rain isn’t bad it’s not being able to see with my glasses and windshield all fogged up and having to watch out for idiots behind me.
 

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We were riding at Glacier National park a few years ago in Aug when it stated to rain on the road to the sun.
The rain was more o fa drizzle, Not bad, but the Glasses did fogg up, that was the worst of it.
Then As we rode south west on hwy 97 in Oregon near Redmond it started to Downpour rain, we were headed to Crater Lake, But had to Exit cause there was Hail and snow Forecasted for Crater lake and interstate 5 on the pass.
So we Exited to hwy 126 west to Eugene hwy 5 and followed 126 to Florence to hwy 101 on the coast , then followed the coast hwy south till we were out of the storm. following the Cost line was Awesome.
 

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We were riding at Glacier National park a few years ago in Aug when it stated to rain on the road to the sun.
The rain was more o fa drizzle, Not bad, but the Glasses did fogg up, that was the worst of it.
Then As we rode south west on hwy 97 in Oregon near Redmond it started to Downpour rain, we were headed to Crater Lake, But had to Exit cause there was Hail and snow Forecasted for Crater lake and interstate 5 on the pass.
So we Exited to hwy 126 west to Eugene hwy 5 and followed 126 to Florence to hwy 101 on the coast , then followed the coast hwy south till we were out of the storm. following the Cost line was Awesome.
I always wanted to do the Pacific Coast Highway. Maybe when I retire.
 

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Back in 87 the wife and I rode from Tucson to Janesville, Wisconsin and back. Got rained on in three states, started with two full sets of rain gear and ended up with the top of one and bottom of other. Fun feeling when you take a exit for gas and find no brakes as you pass the exit stop sign and run up to the gas pump where they finally grab. Rain stops and every time a semi passes they throw water up in a swirl around you. Once home wife wouldn't ride again for a couple of years.
 

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I rode my grandfather on my bike. The sun was shining after a 2 day rain. We were on a 4 lane with nowhere to make a u turn with jersey barriers blocking any exit. There was a stretch of water 8" deep at least that's what my brogans measured. My grandfather said don't go fast or you'll stall it. Some water splashed on the engine and that was all she wrote. He sits on the bike while I get off and push the bike. On dry pavement I turn the gas off and start kicking until it started.

I lived next door to my granddaddy for the last 3 years of his life dying in 1980. He told me Ed I don't know how you lived this long without me.

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I avoid riding in the rain if at all possible, but sometimes you're just stuck. In 2016 I stopped in Custer, SD to put on my rain suit. Monster black cloud in my route to Sturgis but I figured if it caught me it wouldn't last. Got just up the road and into a blinding rainstorm that turned to hail. Slow way down because I can't see. Bikes were bailing out off the road right and left. Helmetless riders running for the trees for shelter. I had a helmet and kept going thinking it would end, but then got worried about damage to my bike from the hail, so I pulled over at a driveway and got somebody's plastic garbage can (empty) and laid it over my seat and tank. Just stood there in my helmet (BANG, BANG BANG!). Hail on a helmet is loud. Guy from Tennessee pulled in next to me, and got the other trash can for his bike. We just stood there in our helmets and laughed.

When it quit, I shook the water off and continued up the road. Only about 200 yards from where I had stopped the road was completely dry. If I had only kept going just a little farther.......
 

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I don't do anything in the rain. My parents scarred me on rain and water hoses.
 

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The best part of riding in a good hard rain is:

It washes off all the dead bug guts.
Helps break in the leather jacket if you keep riding long enough for it to dry in place on your body.
A little (Little) water passing into the intake manifold shatters off built up carbon deposits on your piston tops and valves.
It also separates the men from the boys out there.
Nothing better than passing posers hiding under a bridge; riding out from under a rainstorm to be dry before they even get back on their bikes.
It's just water, you wont melt.
I view it as part of the beauty and freedom of riding on 2 wheels even though it blows sometimes.
You always feel better once you powered through and kept going.

Although in all honesty, I've also had to hide behind a semi trailer for many miles just because you cant see anything.
Germany is the worst. Cars at very high speed with many lanes actually vaporizes the rain on the road making it near impossible to see anything.
Especially riding with an open face helmet and sunglasses.

Rode across the very windy roads in the Atlas mountains in Morocco in a massive rainstorm with gale force winds.
That was crazy cold and scary!
 

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I think it can be pretty dangerous thing to ride in the rain. Talking of which, I've recently could find this simple motorcycle guide and article with Lexin LX-FT4 Bluetooth Intercom headset review on it. And now I'm simply curious, how would it work in the raining conditions? Has anybody tried it?
 

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I won't start out in rain, those on tour with a short amount of time to do it in must get on the road. Watch the morning news on the motel tv told me which way to ride today. When younger I took the tent and sleeping bag route. There was no smart phone to see weather patterns, but I usually went on 3 week tours. I could easily wait out a passing storm reading Readers Digest picked up for free from a towns library. I have come home wet from head to toe and more than a few times rode in sleet and snow. There are many good bikers rain suits on the market, but the best I have found is a golfers rain suit all the openings have elastic closers just have to tuck in the shirt.

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There are many good bikers rain suits on the market, but the best I have found is a golfers rain suit all the openings have elastic closers just have to tuck in the shirt.

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I can't stand seeing anything golf in relation to motorcycles and riding.
No golf rainsuits, no golf clothes, no golf clubs on back, etc. It's wrong.
I'm not anti-golf, just not into any mix of the two.
Tennis too.
 

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I can't stand seeing anything golf in relation to motorcycles and riding.
No golf rainsuits, no golf clothes, no golf clubs on back, etc. It's wrong.
I'm not anti-golf, just not into any mix of the two.
Tennis too.
So plaid knickers aren't part of your riding attire?

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