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  • 5 Tips for Riding in the Rain - Especially if you are newer to riding

    Good article on Motorcycle.com - with some good basic info on riding in the rain. I can tell you they are 100% right on manhole covers. Had a situation last year where a sudden rainstorm, poor visibility and unseen manhole cover bit one of my chapter mates in the behind.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/safety/new...le.com20180323
    Randy - aka racinfan101
    Central IL Chapter 1-39 President
    http://central-il-vulcanriders.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/c....vulcanriders/
    Suffering from Vulcamania!!
    (Since Vulcans Rule and the others Drool)


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    Since I don't have a like button...

    All good info!
    Patrick "Hotwheels" Sharon
    President Columbus Vulcan Riders Chapter 1-32
    Columbus, Oh
    Chapter Coordinator

    National Vice President 2019
    National Treasurer 2013 - 2015
    VROC Member # 34133
    2009 Vulcan Voyager
    2007 Vulcan VN2000 Classic LT
    2007 Vulcan VN900 Classic LT

    2002 1500 Mean Streak
    2015 CanAm Spyder RT-Limited
    http://www.columbusvulcanriders.com
    Columbus Vulcan Riders Chapter 1-32 FaceBook Page

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    • #3
      Paint stripe caused my last rain crash...40yrs ago. Haven't liked the rain since, but ran through 7hrs of storms coming home from the 2017 rally.
      2007 VN900 CUSTOM

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        <------- my "like" button

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ghost Rider View Post
          <------- my "like" button
          Double like!!
          Randy - aka racinfan101
          Central IL Chapter 1-39 President
          http://central-il-vulcanriders.org/
          https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/c....vulcanriders/
          Suffering from Vulcamania!!
          (Since Vulcans Rule and the others Drool)

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          • #6
            Great article Randy, thanks for sharing.
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            • #7
              YES ....Great info here and not only the manhole covers. Like Bob said the painted lines also, last year O'l Trigger butt end slid on a painted line and I am very thankful I was able to control it. Randy it rains on us each time going or coming back from a Rally. So everyone needs to read this.
              You only live once, so live life like a kid always
              www.facebook.com/groups/missouribootheelvra/
              https://www.facebook.com/tom.taylor....ref=ts&fref=ts
              http://missouribootheel1-58.weebly.com

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              • #8
                This is how our President Mark Ballew got his road name....SLIDER. He slid and laid over his bike. Thankful at very low low speed....hum maybe change his name to RACER....LOL
                You only live once, so live life like a kid always
                www.facebook.com/groups/missouribootheelvra/
                https://www.facebook.com/tom.taylor....ref=ts&fref=ts
                http://missouribootheel1-58.weebly.com

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                • #9
                  Some good to know tips, whether you're veteran road warrior or just starting out with your motorcycle journey. Thanks. I'm going to pass this on every chance I can.
                  David 'B-Diddy' Bruce
                  2016 1700 Vaquero & 2008 900 Custom
                  Vice President Indiana Crossroads VRA 1-65
                  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICVRA/
                  Let the good times roll!

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                  • #10
                    Good article, with some good pointers; some were just common sense. I've had my Vulcan for 10 years now, and I've been caught in the rain every year (typically, multiple times). The only slipping issue I've ever experienced was when I came to a stop, my foot landed on the white line, and it slipped out from under me. Luckily, I was able to catch myself before dropping it completely. Oh, and when I was riding across the Mackinaw bridge in the U.P. of Michigan. Steel grating on a misty day can get quite slick. I have no rain gear, except for my leather jacket, chaps and boots (which has been treated).
                    Ride safe out there
                    Always Believe,
                    Marc VanderPal

                    President - Rock River Valley Vulcan Riders

                    Email - marcvanderpal@charter.net

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