Originally Posted by woodey
This Morning I Rode through a pretty strong Thunder Storm
I have heard that you dont get too wet but i was shocked ....My Jacket sleeve got a little wet .....
I bought my LT on Ebay, flew into Orlando to pick it up. Met the seller at the airport, got on and rode home to Cleveland Ohio. About 15hrs.
It was HOT in Orlando, but I always wear a jacket. So I head off in jeans, leather jacket and gloves. Jacket was only half zipped because of the heat.
Within 30 minutes, I got overtaken by a tropical storm........ Rain was coming in sideways, jacket opened up nicely and filled up with water. As a long time rider, I was used to getting wet, so it didn't really bother me that much to spend the next 8hrs riding through rain, soaked to the skin.
I don't mind getting wet. I don't mind riding in the rain. What I do mind, is waking up in a hotel the next morning and having to put on a still sopping wet, super heavy, leather jacket......... doh!
7 hours of good weather later and I was home. 3 weeks later, the jacket was dry.........
I learned my lesson. For my upcoming 4200 mile trip, I have a rain suit in one of the boxes
Oh, and good move on putting the windscreen down. Not only allows air to clear your visor, but looking through two layers of plastic is a really bad idea....... unless you have that fancy windshield wiper....