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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-29-2003, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in the wet

Well since I rode home in the wet, which being a very cat like person, I don't do often. I was fine with the traction, I was dry because I remembered to pack my rain gear in my gear bag in 1980something, but what was annoying was the rain beading up on my visor, I had used this anti foggy spray, and while I didn't fog up the rain spots drove me crazy. Has anyone found a product that will stop this? Or should I just try RainDance?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 12:11 AM
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I got caught today as well, and I dont know if its still kinda new or what, but with my shoei visor the water just beaded right off.
Now, when I need to clean the visor of bugs and stuff (alot lately) I just fill my sink with warm water and dish soap (Dawn I think) let the visor soak a few and wipe clean/dry with a towel. Ever since I started doing that, I noticed the water doesnt like to stay on the visor. Perhaps its something with the soap..I dunno.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 12:17 AM
 
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Ive haven't riden in the rain lately so I cant answer about the visor, but I use Rain-X on the windshield of my cage and it works great. I only have to turn the wipers on if it a turencal (sp?) down pour. And if its raining that hard you don't want to be on a bike. Later
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 06:39 AM
 
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things like rainX and plexus cleaner might help, but mostly I just ignore it. Kind of like a shield full of bugs.

One thing that suprises me was how much the DOT race tire WILL hydroplane through even shallow puddles.... even at 40mph when leaned over.
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Rain-X works but i think it's a pain in the ass to get the swirls off or oily pattern? Its really noticible in direct sunlight. If ya work at it i know it works but like i said it is a pain!

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