Waterproofing for the rainy days - 600RR.net
Helmets, Leathers, Boots & Gloves Discuss and ask questions about your gear here

Sponsored by SportbikeTrackGear

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
Moto GP Racer
 
Rad Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Posts: 5,519
Thanks: 808
Thanked 870 Times in 764 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Waterproofing for the rainy days

http://www.motoin.de/Accessories/Cle...-ml::5839.html

What do you guys think of purchasing waterproofing spray to apply to leathers so that when the rain hits you can go about your way riding care free? Any experiences with the above product or something like it?

2011 CBR600RR 'X-Ray' Build Thread
http://www.600rr.net/vb/176-rr-other-brands-bike-build/294795-rads-600rrb-x-ray-build-thread.html


Co-President of Team46

"My bike is too fast for the track" Ubercool ZX-14R rider.
Rad Rage is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:48 PM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 109
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm always really skeptical of products like that. Not because I'm not sure if they will work... but because I'm not sure if they will mess up my gear at all. Personally I just use a overcoat if I need to ride in the rain. It's one of the best ways to make sure you stay completely dry.
Decipi is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
Moto GP Racer
 
Rad Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Posts: 5,519
Thanks: 808
Thanked 870 Times in 764 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decipi View Post
I'm always really skeptical of products like that. Not because I'm not sure if they will work... but because I'm not sure if they will mess up my gear at all. Personally I just use a overcoat if I need to ride in the rain. It's one of the best ways to make sure you stay completely dry.
I understand your skepticism, any recommendations for ovecoats? But this mean I will have to get over-'everything else' as well.

2011 CBR600RR 'X-Ray' Build Thread
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=294795


Co-President of Team46

"My bike is too fast for the track" Ubercool ZX-14R rider.
Rad Rage is offline  
Old 11-05-2012, 07:28 AM
brmoore
This message has been deleted by Moeman. Reason: Spam and/or unwanted content
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: united kingdom
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 66
Thanked 149 Times in 132 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
double thickness sliders which they use when its raining/wet as less lean angle used
ash2020 is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 09:51 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
DoomCue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 888
Thanks: 33
Thanked 113 Times in 100 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I keep one of these in my bag:



And I always wear waterproof boots and pants.

Sent from my EVO using Motorcycle.com App
DoomCue is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 10:50 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Jhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: whorlando
Posts: 809
Thanks: 31
Thanked 42 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by brmoore View Post
I have this:



but mine is small, and currently my leathers are slightly bulky for me which is a hard fit so haven't really used it(none at all in the rain) i like that its clear so you don't see it as much and leathers show through...but they discontinued it i think

this isn't me but he's wearing one:



they are made with a hump for racing leathers, is it just me or does that guy not have 'double knee sliders'...haha

that's pretty cool

'05
HB smoke windscreen
HB flushmounts and IT
Gold ASV C5 shorties
Arashi Front Wave Rotors/Galfer Rear
Tripage flat black PC pegs
Evotech 1/4 turn gas cap
DIY F/E
Riot's DIY frame plugs
1000RR key mod
LED 3rd eye
Michelin road 2CTs
Spiegler SS lines
Brembo rear res. delete
TST LED plate light
Hyperflo aluminum oil cap
TechSpec snake skin
520 Superlite -1/+2 sprockets/Gold ek chain
EBC HH pads + RBF600
6K 35w DDM HIDs
Speedo DRD

MEGAJOSH
Jhoney is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 11:49 PM
BOTM Winner 1/13
 
Nuttynu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
Posts: 5,860
Images: 1
Thanks: 1,873
Thanked 386 Times in 332 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
i have full rain gear and boots , when i plan to ride in the rain or go touring




My Ride Report :

-Alaska,The Last Frontier

-
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash a-ron View Post

"To travel by motorcycle there are 3 things- youth, time, and money. You only get 2. Pick wisely."
Nuttynu is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
Moto GP Racer
 
Rad Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Posts: 5,519
Thanks: 808
Thanked 870 Times in 764 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Great recos guys! Nutty, maybe down the road, but some cheaper options would be great than a full winter ensemble.

2011 CBR600RR 'X-Ray' Build Thread
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=294795


Co-President of Team46

"My bike is too fast for the track" Ubercool ZX-14R rider.
Rad Rage is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 03:26 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
swan-rr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 155
Thanked 322 Times in 265 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I use one of these over my leathers

http://www.twowheel.co.uk/spada-eco-...=Google%2BBase

completely waterproof & windproof, this thing has kept me sane in winter, riding in -5C temps & torrential rain, best 40 I ever spent.

the problem with "waterproofing" leathers is, its not really possible to get everywhere covered & as soon as water gets in, it spreads, kind of like when you get the bottom of your jeans wet & you end up with wet knees.

this is especially the case with perforated leathers since you can't block the holes with waterproofing.
swan-rr5 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
Moto GP Racer
 
Rad Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Posts: 5,519
Thanks: 808
Thanked 870 Times in 764 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by swan-rr5 View Post
I use one of these over my leathers

http://www.twowheel.co.uk/spada-eco-...=Google%2BBase

completely waterproof & windproof, this thing has kept me sane in winter, riding in -5C temps & torrential rain, best 40 I ever spent.

the problem with "waterproofing" leathers is, its not really possible to get everywhere covered & as soon as water gets in, it spreads, kind of like when you get the bottom of your jeans wet & you end up with wet knees.

this is especially the case with perforated leathers since you can't block the holes with waterproofing.
We have a winner! Thanks Swan, this seems great, now I have to couple it with over-gloves and over-boots, and I'm all set. I take it's comfortable for 1 hour long rides even based on your feedback?

2011 CBR600RR 'X-Ray' Build Thread
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=294795


Co-President of Team46

"My bike is too fast for the track" Ubercool ZX-14R rider.
Rad Rage is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:28 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
swan-rr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 155
Thanked 322 Times in 265 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
very comfortable, I used it for 4-5 hour rides between england & scotland through winter, you hardly know you're wearing it, apart from the fact you're warm & dry of course lol. just be sure to get the size that still allows free movement once its over your leathers
swan-rr5 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to swan-rr5 For This Useful Post:
Rad Rage (11-08-2012)
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
Moto GP Racer
 
Rad Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Posts: 5,519
Thanks: 808
Thanked 870 Times in 764 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Thanks a bunch, will certainly do.

2011 CBR600RR 'X-Ray' Build Thread
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=294795


Co-President of Team46

"My bike is too fast for the track" Ubercool ZX-14R rider.
Rad Rage is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 04:39 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
swan-rr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 155
Thanked 322 Times in 265 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
no problem, there's nothing good about riding in wet gear
swan-rr5 is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:14 AM
Pocketbike Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Midlands, UK
Posts: 303
Thanks: 31
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do you sweat a lot in them? I'm still wearing jeans at the moment (thermals underneath though!), and sometimes carry some waterproof trousers if i think it's going to chuck it down.
kritip is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
swan-rr5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 155
Thanked 322 Times in 265 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I can't say I sweat that much in it, mine isn't tight so maybe theres a bit of airflow through it. but to be honest I'd rather get to where I'm going slightly sweaty than being soaked to the skin lol. it is a good suit for the winter because it does hold the heat in
swan-rr5 is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Knee Dragger
 
philupondes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 128
Images: 19
Thanks: 14
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've had really good luck with fieldsheer products.
philupondes is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 109
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rad Rage View Post
I understand your skepticism, any recommendations for ovecoats? But this mean I will have to get over-'everything else' as well.
Personally I use a brand called "Frogg Toggs." So far I've had great luck with them, and as far as I know they have a fairly good reputation throughout the riding community. Mine were pretty cheap, I got a full 2 piece suit for around $80.

I also use Dainese over-gloves as well, which again work great. The only problem is that it adds an extra layer of bulk in your hands which I absolutely cannot stand. I feel like I have more control over my throttle with thinner gloves.
Decipi is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 546
Thanks: 23
Thanked 60 Times in 52 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I've been through three Tucson monsoon seasons riding everyday and all I do is close the vent on my leather jacket. Keeps me dry, at least torso wise, and the water hasn't harmed the jacket in any way. Besides that 80mph water cleans bug splatter pretty well:D
jskateborders is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:12 PM
BOTM Winner 8/12 / Super Moderator
 
CBR Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,784
Images: 30
Thanks: 1,868
Thanked 869 Times in 767 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Moe had rec this produt to me http://leatherhoney.com/ so i picked it up, have only applied once though, no rain yet. Great product though, went on and off well
CBR Time is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome