|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|Dec 14th, 2006 1:48 am|
Originally Posted by bflemingor
|Dec 13th, 2006 11:27 pm|
Thanks for all the insights. I did look over the screen. But the road spray was a killer. Was looking to see if there were other Techniques.
|Dec 13th, 2006 10:34 pm|
Last I looked at a Rain-X bottle, it said something about using it on GLASS, not plastic!
I use it on the cars a lot, especially in the snowbelt. BMW warned about using it on the windshield, I think, because of deterioration of the anti-scratch coating, causing it to peel. I don't use it on the LT, but I did on my 'Wing, and it did cause peeling of the shield there.
|Dec 13th, 2006 9:14 pm|
A guy over on the K-Bikes.com forum just posted about using Rain-X. He said that he applied it last week, and now his windshield is all cloudy! See for yourself right here.
|Dec 13th, 2006 8:58 pm|
Originally Posted by bflemingor
|Dec 13th, 2006 7:00 pm|
|bflemingor||I live in Oregon, and have ridden in the rain 3X in my 30 years of riding. That's 3X too many. AND I only use aircraft grade plastic cleaner on my 'shield - I never put water on a bike, if it can be avoided.....|
|Dec 13th, 2006 6:46 pm|
Originally Posted by PATTERSON
Even in the rain I still like to keep my visor partially up. I just love the fresh air, one of the main reasons for riding a motorcycle I guess...
|Dec 13th, 2006 5:21 pm|
|Steve_R||I won't use Rain-X on my windshield, but I make sure I get it real clean and then coat it Carnuba wax. JM2CW.|
|Dec 13th, 2006 5:04 pm|
|Dec 13th, 2006 1:24 pm|
Originally Posted by zippy_gg
|Dec 13th, 2006 12:47 pm|
I wouldn't know what it looks like here in SOCAL
I agree with those saying to look over your windshield instead of through while riding in the rain. I even like to keep my helmet visor partially open for fresh air and no fog.
|Dec 13th, 2006 11:23 am|
Rain on the face shield? Hot tip
I know this thread is about the windshiled...but while we're discussing rain, I thought I'd share this little gem with y'all.
In the side pocket of my tank bag, I carry a "body-filler spreader" that I bought at NAPA Auto Parts. It's just a flexible piece of rubber(?) about 2" x 3". It really comes in handy for wiping the rain off your face shield, mirrors, dash, and etc., especially if you don't have a wiper built into your rain gloves. I do have a wiper built into my BMW Summer gloves, but I still use that little squeegee quite a bit. Been using this thing for years.
For those of you without a tankbag, I've been told that another good place to store it is in the pocket of your rain gear.
|Dec 13th, 2006 10:43 am|
I never looked through the windshield, always over the top of it. In fact the turbulence on my helmet increased if I adjusted the shield any higher than that. In fact, in heavy rain I had to adjust the shield down even further so that the wind kept my helmet shield clear.
Dick Largen pointed us to a product quite a few years back that works very well on the windshield and face shield. Brillianize. Used it ever since.
|Dec 13th, 2006 10:09 am|
what Tom said
Originally Posted by bmwrubbercow
2 cents worth
|Dec 13th, 2006 9:20 am|
Originally Posted by DRothermel
|Dec 13th, 2006 8:18 am|
I never use Rainx for the stated reasons. I use Zaino wax products on my car and bike and find that waxing the windshield helps with water beading and wind removal as well as keeping the tire spray from building up. Ride long enough in the rain though and you will have to clean off the road tire spray eventually. That's also why I carry a clean water soaked 100% cotton wash cloth and towel in my saddle bag. I keep the wash cloth in a sandwich bag. Whether it's raining or clear, I always have a proper cleaning devise with me that won't scratch the shield. Since BMW was the first to come out with an electric adjustable windshield, I'm thinking that the new generation LT might just come with a windshield wiper too! Dick
|Dec 13th, 2006 7:31 am|
I used Rain-X for years on my K100 with no ill effects from love bugs or rain. Reports say Rain-X will cloud or deteriate the windscreen after an undetermined amount of time. To be on the safe side, I recommend a high quality plastic polish (used several times per week). Hopefully, you do not actually have to look through vs. just over the windscreen.
I miss riding in Florida (except for the Love Bugs). Why? Snow here. Bike sleeping!
|Dec 13th, 2006 6:58 am|
|George_S||He's not asking about bugs. He's asking about being able to see thru the shield in the rain. RAIN-X works great on car windshields, you really don't need to use your w/s wipers. But I do know people have said its a no-no on our plastic LT shield.|
|Dec 13th, 2006 6:52 am|
Originally Posted by Racer222
Just use a warm water soaked towel to get the bugs off!
|Dec 13th, 2006 6:34 am|
Rain Riding ?
Hello Again Gang,
I was down in West Palm Beach heading home to Orlando and got caught in a nice winter shower. The question that I have is RainX ok for the shield or not? Wouldn't want to damage or reduce visibility by adding the wrong chems to it.