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Old 01-10-2019, 03:43 PM
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Here is my dilemma. Most of my time I plan my rides with weather in mind but this year I plan to go for 1800 miles round trip to Sturgis and want to get ready for unexpected rain as this is longer trip. I want something compact but also good enough to keep me dry. Not sure if I should invest in hi vis suit or buy this thing for $55 as last year I caught rain twice so it is not that I am riding in the rain often. I am kinda torn apart as $55 sounds good for HD suit (which I believe is light suit) but at the same time for extra 70$ is can get suit highly recommended by everyone but to use it ones or twice make me think if I should go for cheaper option on this.

Please weight in to help me make right decision
The right decision depends upon your comfort level. For me, it is a "no brainer" since I have a lot of this type of experience.

Buy the better suit. You will not miss the extra money, and this is 1 area you may not want to cut corners and go cheap-o style.

Some times the cheaper way is the more expensive way.

The other thing to do is to think BOTH ways. Make believe u bot the cheapone. Really, mentally REALLY think it is now purchased. Ok. Ho hummm. How does it feel? Does it mentally "feel" like u made a good decision?

Then do the exact opposite. Mentally picture that u purchased the better gear. How does that feel? <-- Doing this exercise has helped me in the past. I hope it helps you.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:26 PM
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Good for 74 rainstorms. Only $14.99
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Donít know if they still sell them but the H-D Overpass II rainsuit is the hands down Best rainsuit I have ever owned.
 
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Good tips I will buy right better suit
 
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Year before last we rode three out of five days in the rain on vacation.

Last year we rode all the way back to NC from the HD open house in York, PA in the rain! Mostly down I-81.

We are on our second Harley rain suite is 11 years. The first served us VERY well with lots of use. Last year we updated to the new Hi-Viz that many have already mentioned.

It works GREAT, keeps you DRY and adds a very important level of safety.

There are a lot of good features to these suites. Then have everything you need. Fit, finish and quality is great. Even the added protectors on the inside of the pants legs to keep them from melting if you contact the pipes.

Best money we have spent. I had one friend buy three different brand rain suites in the 9 years we had our first HD suites. He refused to spend the money $$$. Probaly spent a lot more and I know for a fact his did not work as well.

Happy shopping
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:41 PM
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Buy the Hi Viz Rain Suit, you will not be disappointed. If you only wear it once in a cooler rain, you will be glad you made the correct decision. If you do not choose wisely, you can end up shivering like a dog crapping razor blades. Nothing worse than being cold & wet as Buzz Cap said. Been there done that. Along with good rain gear, heated gear is the cats meow as I can ride for hours in 37 degree weather. Going through high mountains and having adjustable temp heated gear just makes things so much better and extends the riding season. Just wish I had gained this wisdom 20 years ago when I was a stubborn "biker dude" lol
 
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Where did the one poster see it for $125?
 
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I bought an HD heavy rain suit(gray/black)about 12yrs ago,if not mistaken paid over $200 ,still have it and am not sorry for spending that much,been thru most of the states and never really got wet,there were times where I had to pull over on the highway on the shoulder cause it was raining so hard,boots may get a bit wet but thats about it.HD heavy suits are really good quality rain gear,I'd buy it again.Just my .02.
 
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Check eBay, couple of high vis for $99, and many other HD rain gear.
 
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Originally Posted by Burbur2 View Post
Here is my dilemma. Most of my time I plan my rides with weather in mind but this year I plan to go for 1800 miles round trip to Sturgis and want to get ready for unexpected rain as this is longer trip. I want something compact but also good enough to keep me dry. Not sure if I should invest in hi vis suit or buy this thing for $55 as last year I caught rain twice so it is not that I am riding in the rain often. I am kinda torn apart as $55 sounds good for HD suit (which I believe is light suit) but at the same time for extra 70$ is can get suit highly recommended by everyone but to use it ones or twice make me think if I should go for cheaper option on this.

Please weight in to help me make right decision
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Where did the one poster see it for $125?
If you were referring to my reference, I merely did the math from above; however, I bought the Hi-viz suit and my vague recollection is that it was certainly more expensive than $125.
 

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