Location: Illinois (Our governors make our plates)
I didn't do a search on this as I am not looking for what riders use, I'd like to know how often you use your gear. When asked what I wanted for Xmas I was thinking about an upgrade in rain gear... but also have several Harley part numbers written down too... tough choices I know. Typically, what I do is talk myself out of the fact that I really need to wear rain gear, as long as its warm. Even when the sky shows no sign of letting up, I'd rather continue to ride through it. My current gear is the cheapy stuff so when I did need it I just prayed it didn't crack when I finally unfolded it.. it didn't, and served me just fine.
Just pondering this as I was doing the big bad biker chore of troubleshooting Xmas decorations that wouldn't work.....
"Our lady of blessed acceleration don't fail me now."--- Elwood Blues
We have riden in the rain more than several times it seems and everyone always had their gear with them. I have a Tourmaster full suit which works well. It has reflective materials and keeps me dry and focused on driving rather than on staying dry. I can also wear the hood under my helmet to protect me from the back drafting.
I have lowers so the Gaters I have seem to be useless and cumbersome. The guys without lowers carry the elephant ears to cover the higway bars They say each time they are glad they have them to keep the rain off their legs and boots but still wear the Gaters.
On a side note: The Bug Off spray works well for rain repelling off of the fairing and my glasses. HD also makes wipes for this as well but are a one use application and expensive.
Hope this helps.
Let's ride, I mean let's just ride!
2012 Ultra Limited
Life Church Riders Group Germantown WI
Riding with our Lord!
I never take my frogg toggs out of the saddlebags ..When you need them you need them . i ride year round . so one saddlebags has tool set ,frogg toggs and rainmasters boot covers and last but not least my chaps .. I usaully never wear the chaps unless it's below 20 degrees . oh and my gauntlet gloves