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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 15th, 2006, 6:59 pm Thread Starter
 
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Have Savannah II Jacket and of course cannot find the liner for sale anywhere. Really enjoy what little BMW gear I have found so does anyone have any experience with either the RainLock, KlimateKomfort (2 piece suits), or the ProGear2 1 piece suit? Would be open to other suggestions as well but looking for something that I can just pull into a station, switch gear as quickly as possible, and be comfortable in a torrential downpour if need be.

Thanks a bunch in advance to those who have any input.
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post #2 of 9 Old Mar 15th, 2006, 8:31 pm
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I use Frogg Toggs I bought them large enough to fit over my riding gear. I had a coat that had a waterproof liner and it worked very well. The coat gained
about 15lbs when it got wet though.

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The SO and I both have savannah IIs but we just got them last fall...not a lot of time in them, but we did go to MN from MI via the UP in Nov for a week long mtg I had there. We use gerbings heated liners underneath the jacket.

For rain gear, we got the SO the first gear (I think it is) pants and coat, both gortex from BMW Detroit, they usually have a nice selection of stuff but no beemer clothing...200 bucks for the pair.

I don't much care about wet legs unless its cold and a long ride so I just use the darien pants I have, good enuff.

But, I bought the same rain jacket, non-gortex for 75 bucks. Its compact, I even use carry it for daily use when the weather gets ruff. And it is designed for motorbiking all the way around.

There is no catch-all gear that isn't going to make you uncomfortable at some point (I came to realize after a couple of trys with different gear).

I don't think you can do much better for packing, wind protection and a walk-around jkt if you go this route with the outer shell. Easy to keep on the bike for emergencies, like a cold wind you didn't expect.

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post #4 of 9 Old Mar 17th, 2006, 12:35 pm
 
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by the way, check BMW of Las Vegas...some lady there found the last savannah II jkt (new) in my size (XL) somwhere in canada after looking for a couple of weeks!!

I've got to look her up some day.....give them a call and see if they can find the beemer liners for you, never know.

that was after the SO tryed about 10 different dealerships (she's in the phoenix area).
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I use Frogg Toggs I bought them large enough to fit over my riding gear.
I have the FroggToggs also. The problem I found with them is the way they blow up on you due to the wind. It's not a big deal for a short while...but after a couple hundred miles, I was about ready to toss them. I have since bought the BMW Light'n Easy jacket and find it's ability to keep me dry without any need for raingear (or a liner) is awesome.

I would stick with your search for finding the proper liner for the Savannah II, before buying any raingear...m2c.
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I just bought a set of Frogg Toggs off ebay for my trip to the STC. I'll let you know how they perform. Hopefully, I won't need them but better safe than sorry!

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Just back from the Atlanta show. Went with a friend of mine riding a Road King and we both bot Schampa Skinny tops and bottoms (per your suggestion; they work WONDERFULLY so thanks again; particular from Road King man with short windshield).

Next stop Frog Toggs booth where HD friend says he had something similar years ago and it blew up like the "Michelin Man" in wind. Bot them anyhow since salesperson said "they are so light no problem."

DOH!

Best news is that Road King saw the new GT. Cuz he doesn't like the weight of the LT I think I've brought a new customer to the BMW fold!
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Frogg Toggs are great. Lightweight and easy to put on in a hurry (for those who don't wear full gear at all times).

If you wear full gear all of the time, I have a First Gear Kilamanjaro and remove the winter liner in the summer; I also have the overpants. Both top and bottom are water/wind proof. Great suit with all the body armour and unzip thingamabobs for air circulation in the summer. Bulky yes, safe yes. Comfortable, &$#@ NO!


Am looking for the Aerostitch one-piece suit. But it will have to be custom-fitted for a "vertically-challenged" dude!

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post #9 of 9 Old Mar 19th, 2006, 5:52 pm
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i have a tourmaster rain jacket that has been ideal to me....
bought it off ebay for? $50 maybe.....
use some columbia nylon overpants really made for snow skiiing for rain pants...
those with good riding boots and gloves and im water proof through some frog stranglers

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