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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim, May 10, 2019.

  1. Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    19 vote(s)
  2. Nah... threads good enough.

    2 vote(s)
  1. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    We're neck and neck...
  2. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor


    Hard winter here too...:p
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  3. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    haha mine was gone on the first 90 degree day
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  4. Cecilcvn75

    Cecilcvn75 No worries, easy day

  5. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict

    I'll play along... 100_0362.JPG
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  6. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Pete,
    my outlook ain't detached, it's blurred.
    Back when I rode my Heritage Special long distance without a sidecar I was returning to Saskatoon from the Handhills Small Bike Rally.
    Stopped to gas up in Rosetown SK, just about 110KM from home and noticed the huge slate-gray clouds to the east.
    Put on my blue & black whole-body condom and rode into the storm front, hoping the rain would hold off for a while. Yeah, right.
    A few minutes later, PANG! The first of the big fat raindrop hit my visor. Soon after, the visor is rain-soaked and I slow down to 90kph
    Then the visor fogs over so I crack the visor open to peer under it's lower edge and slowdown to 80kph. Then SPLAT! the raindrops
    start hitting my glasses - - - I ride the last 50km home on the hard shoulder at 40kph squinting under the visor's lower edge and
    over the top of my fogged-up glasses.
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  7. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    ^One dark morning I hit pea soup fog that coated my visor with water. When I raised it, my glasses got coated with water. I managed to get my glasses down on the tip of my nose so I could see over them. Only had a visibility of 10 ft, so didn't need glasses... If it's just rain, you can wipe your visor with your left hand when you need to see a little better.
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I clean my visors (and MC windshields) with various spray "wax" products. Rain runs off so fast visibility isn't a problem. I've had several pinlock helmet visors now, they really work for anti fog. Too bad my preferred helmet doesn't have one. :poo:
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  9. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    RainX :D
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yeah I got rainX for plastic overall I prefer the cleaner waxes sposed I'll have to pony up for one of the "ceramic" miracle in a bottle finishes next. Not to mention one bottle hits all the shiny stuff on the bike.
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  11. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    If you have a "duck billl" on your helmet just tip it down until the rain doesn't hit your glasses. Raced for years with Scott goggles, a "race face" and a "duck bill". That was with an open face helmet. Road bike used a full face. Behind the windshield, just flipped the visor up if it was raining.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Dint take pics but went out on madness and slow cruzed round town at sunset for n hour or so, lots of folks out and about on a beautiful evening, Kind of an appreciation ride for those that gave all.
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  13. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    Sad day for WI. Bart Star died. Great player, good coach and a better person. Remember watching him play. Those were good days.
  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Man! I haven’t heard the term race face in a LONG time! :laugh2:

    When I was a teenage boy, tearing up the desert on my dirt bike, my protective equipment consisted of an open face Bell RT helmet and a pair of old lace up work boots.

    Everything in the desert has thorns , including the bushes. After a few times of coming home and digging thorns out of my knuckles, I bought a pair of early Moto cross gloves, remember these?
    Nothing but a pair of leather gloves with strips of rubber sewn on the back , but they worked.

    But the race face! For those who haven’t seen one, you drilled your helmet and screwed snaps on the side and simply snapped a mouth guard on your helmet. Oh and I had the mandatory duck bill visor too! ;)
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  15. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    My race face snapped to the bottom of my goggles. If I remember right I had a Bell motostar. Even though I rode enduros and hare scrambles motocross gloves were the way to go.

    I think I'm was wrong it was a RT. Motostar's were full face. I liked open face for racing.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
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  16. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast Top Contributor

    Moab, utah
    ...is that you under the helmet in your younger days?
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  17. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter


    I use a product called "Plexus", don't need much water runs of similar to "Rainex"
    and a can lasts a looooooooooooooooong time.

  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! No that’s just a photo I snagged off the Internet. But my set up was similar.
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  19. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Went for a ride yesterday afternoon ended up in Forest City MN about a 90 mile roundtrip from home
    The county roads are a blast to ride on Minimal traffic plenty of curves and the small town people are great
    and the 2 beers we had were ice cold And the only gas pump was of course out of order

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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That looks like a nice destination. I wish we had a few quiet , leafy lanes like that here where I live.
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