Drill baby, DRILL!!!
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: I'm a Texan, living in Franklin WI.
Motorcycle: '05 GSX-R1000
Rain, Dark, Smoke shield, highway.....
So yesterday I left the 'Titletown Brewery and restaurnat' coming back from Green Bay WI going to Franlin WI. a 'burb' of Milwaukee.
I only had one pint of 'Green19'- Ever listen to Aaron Rogers- QB for the GB Packers call signals- it's always 'Green19'- that's where they got the name.
Anyways- Going southdown on Hwy 43- it started to rain.
NOt just a little sprinkle- you can tuck behind the windscreen for that.
It rained for over 90mi of the trip back home.
I was wearing a bootlike shoe- BlueJeans, Tshirt covered by my old
20 yr old (most of that time on a hanger) Black leather Jacket.
I got pretty well soaked and the leather leeched dye onto my forearms and T-shirt.
This morning I googled wet leather jacket care-
and remembered I also had a 20yr old little can of Mink oil- you remember those little round flat cans like shoe polich used to some in?
I treated it and hung a a good hanger in a closet so it will dry slowly.
The real problem I had last night, was the
In the dark-
In the rain-
usually I'll wear my yellow safety glasses and flip the shield up.
NOt great with the rain @~70mph!
I kept using my hand to wipe the shiled like a windshield wiper does every so often.
The combination of the
Made a usually enjoyable ride a very tense situation.
I'm happy to say the I was home without any mishaps.
Amazingly- my (new to me) '97 GSXR 750 still rode and ran perfectly!
It's got those Dunlap Q2's on it- and there is no 'rain rib' in the tire tread.
I was careful- and it never broke loose once,
and the engine never missed a note- the carburated engine it is.
So, I have an old HJC helmit- a CL10 model- not made anymore.l
a week ago I went to a local sportshop- they didn't have a clear shield for it- and they did sell HJC's.
So I just went online, called a place in FL called 'The Helmit Shop', and no, they don't sell condoms.
The tech looked it up, and for ~ $25 + 7.99 shipping- I"ll have a new shield in 3-4 days!
$25 for a clear plastic shield? Is in f'n gold plated?
-They won't even call me in the morning ;-)
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