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post #1 of 26 Old 10-20-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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After riding in the rain, when i get off the bike i have noticed that my seat is wet. So far this has not bothered me as it has only happened on short trips. My concern is that if I'm out on a longer ride eventually that water is going to soak through my pants making for a very cold and uncomfortable ride.
I did not have this problem on my 06' 650.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Would a Fenda extenda possibly fix this?
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post #2 of 26 Old 10-20-2013, 08:33 PM
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Did you get really really really scared when riding the bike? Perhaps enough that you maybe. Just maybe had an.... Accident?

Seriously, I put a few miles on my 2006 and can't say that my crotch got wet when riding in rain as long as I had appropriate rain gear on. Yes I did have a fends extends after the first 20,000 or so miles, but don't recall it being an issue before then either.

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Rain gear? Frog toggs?
I went through some frog stranglers and my Aerostitch din't give me a wet crotch.
The Armpit gussets were open and I realized the err of that! I'm on an 04 Wee.
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Rain gear, man. The only solution.

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Even with my frogg toggs on , after several hours riding in the rain , my crotch and ass get wet .

After the last event , I actually bought a cheap kayak spray skirt , that would wrap around my waist , cover the tank bag , and maybe the camping gear strapped to the pillion seat . Of course , I didn't take it to the leafpeeper tour in Maine , and had 2 days of rain on the way home .

My findings so far : Joe Rocket gear is NOT waterproof . It is not water resistant . It is a sponge . Tourmaster gear is much , much better , but still no match for several hours of riding in the rain . Frogg toggs make my torso absolutely warm and dry , but with 4 hours between gas stops , a puddle forms in my lap , and will eventually soak through .

note : I'm not talking about a light mist , or a 20 minute sprinkle , I'm talking about that huge swath of red and green you see on the radar image , that covers the entire eastern seaboard - home is on the other side of it , and I have to work tomorrow .

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Rain gear, man. The only solution.
Good rain gear that is.

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I actually bought a cheap skirt , that would wrap around my waist
Alex,

I always thought you would look good in a skirt. :mrgreen:

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I have noticed it seems to retain water even if you wipe it down, like if you leave it out overnight and some dew soaks in.
Might try some lamb seat covering or something like that, might also help with the pain the butt this seat seems to deliver after a few hours

Also I use, and this may be getting a little personal , only polypropylene underwear.

I cant post links yet but they are the ExOfficio Give-N-Go briefs. They are quick dry for traveling and make awesome drawers for riding. Amazon usually has them for about 13$
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thanks for the replies. I have tourmaster gear that works nicely when rained on, but sitting on water is just not ideal and will eventually soak through.
I believe the water is coming from the road spray up. Has no one else noticed this between the newer and older version vstrom?. my seat was never wet on my wee. what gives?

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Since I started using a Beadrider, my but stays dry because it lifts the rider up but the rain runs through.

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