Notices
General Harley Davidson Chat Forum to discuss general Harley Davidson issues, topics, and experiences.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Need option on Rain suit 98285-14VM

 
  #1  
Old 01-09-2019, 09:54 PM
Burbur2
Burbur2 is offline
Road Captain
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Chicago
Posts: 660
Likes: 0
Received 21 Likes on 20 Posts
Default Need option on Rain suit 98285-14VM

Does anyone has this thing? Is it any good?worth the money?



 
  #2  
Old 01-09-2019, 11:15 PM
Prot's Avatar
Prot
Prot is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Posts: 14,450
Received 3,915 Likes on 2,158 Posts
Default

This is what I have. Many people swear by it

https://www.harley-davidson.com/store/hi-vis-rain-suit
 
  #3  
Old 01-10-2019, 07:24 AM
5wheels's Avatar
5wheels
5wheels is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Upper East Tennessee
Posts: 514
Received 151 Likes on 107 Posts
Default

x2 on the hi vis
 
  #4  
Old 01-10-2019, 07:49 AM
BuzzCap7's Avatar
BuzzCap7
BuzzCap7 is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location:
Posts: 14,572
Received 1,910 Likes on 1,216 Posts
Default

Hi BB2, good to see you mate.

I found this.....

1) There are basically 2 types of rain gear. Light and heavy. I used to carry both. Light was good. But often let in some rain. Not a big deal.

The heavy was GREAT and only leaked when it rained VERY, VERY heavily in a torrential down pour. Personally I LOVE those rains. But most do not and would pull off the road. No worries. It is a personal thing. No right or wrong.

2) If you purchase ANY of the heavy GOOD quality HD rain gear, it will be GOOD and do the job for you. ANY of them. Yes, other makers make good ones too but I know HD "did it right". GOOD reflective / piping material, GOOD colors etc.....

3) Whatever gear you get, make sure you have it on RIGHT. Especially around the neck area. IF thee is going to be water intrusion BB2, that is likely where it would be coming in.

4) FWIW: I live in S. Florida. I carry only my heavy upper part of my rain suit. And RARELY, RARLEY ever put it on. I LOVE getting drenched. Here the rain is typically not cold (unless the cloud the rain is coming from is high up).

I get SOAKED, but in 20 minutes, dry out. Also the rains here are short lived.

It is said my friend, you can ride wet. You can ride cold. But you cannot ride wet and cold.

In short, but any HD heavy/good quality rain gear and you are GOOD.
 
  #5  
Old 01-10-2019, 08:57 AM
top0211
top0211 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 159
Received 41 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

x3 on the hi vis
 
  #6  
Old 01-10-2019, 09:50 AM
Burbur2
Burbur2 is offline
Road Captain
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Chicago
Posts: 660
Likes: 0
Received 21 Likes on 20 Posts
Default

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
 

Last edited by Burbur2; 01-10-2019 at 09:51 AM.
  #7  
Old 01-10-2019, 09:58 AM
top0211
top0211 is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 159
Received 41 Likes on 23 Posts
Default

I bought the hi vis and try not to ride in the rain. That being said, I have been caught in some helacious down pours that lasted for quite a while. I have never regretted having bought the heavy suit, which also fits over my chaps and jacket for cold weather. I have never gotten wet inside beyond perspiration. That includes one run in unexpected hurricane residual rain for about eleven hours.
 
  #8  
Old 01-10-2019, 11:46 AM
Buster217's Avatar
Buster217
Buster217 is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Portland
Posts: 417
Received 159 Likes on 84 Posts
Default

There was quite a long thread on this subject recently. If you know how to search the site you should find it and take a look.
 
  #9  
Old 01-10-2019, 12:01 PM
sailmotion's Avatar
sailmotion
sailmotion is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New York
Posts: 4,160
Received 1,838 Likes on 1,076 Posts
Default

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
Here's how I see it:

Buy the "cheaper" suit for $55 (realize it sucks)
Buy the Hi-vis for $125 (problem solved)

In the long run, the HI-vis cost you $180 - why not just buy it now for a $55 discount?
 
  #10  
Old 01-10-2019, 01:30 PM
RHPAW's Avatar
RHPAW
RHPAW is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: wrong side of the cheddar curtain
Posts: 12,117
Received 2,618 Likes on 1,500 Posts
Default

Good for 74 rainstorms. Only $14.99
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: