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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rain between fairings

I have a 2016 RGU and love most of it. One issue I have is that when it rains, the water runs off the upper fairing and hits me just below the knees. My pants get wet and the water goes through the pants and into the tops of my waterproof HD boots. Since the are waterproof, the water stays in there until I dump it out. It seems that HD could have done something to redirect the rain around your leg. There is a small plastic deflector that goes under and around the side of the fairing but it isn't big enough to keep water away. Has anyone encountered aftermarket deflectors or an aftermarket solution to the rain between the fairings? I even thought about filling in the gap with duct tape.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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I'm trying not to be too much of a dick here but if you ride a motorcycle in the rain, you are going to get wet. Put on your rain gear and suck it up.

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I'm trying not to be too much of a dick here but if you ride a motorcycle in the rain, you are going to get wet. Put on your rain gear and suck it up.
Ya. This is a hard one. Lol. HD forums this would be off the hook with dickhead comments. But let's try.

Yes, do not tuck anything into a boot. That's basically a funnel directing the water into the boot.

Get good rain gear and layer it on correctly so no openings are to the top. Everything should be over the next layer below from top to bottom.

If you get the duct tape out just sell the bike before you do something like that.
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Larger adjustable deflectors
https://www.kuryakyn.com/products/50...air-deflectors

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There's also these...

https://www.harley-davidson.com/stor...aiter-lug-sole
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Yep. I have them. And I put them under the rain pants.
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I have the booties as well, but picked mine up from Cycle Gear.

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If you ride in the rain, you will get wet. Its just a mater of time.

And if you legs get wet, it ends up in your boots, just how water and gravity work.

With that said, a good rain suit that fits properly, should keep your legs dry.

And don't worry too much about the water you see coming off the fairing, there is more water coming through the fairing vents and between the down tubes.
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Well, add a set of lowers to your bike. I've been in short downpours and the only thing that gets wet is the last 4 inches of my pants leg.
I pulled the lowers off, for the first time, this summer. I got caught in a heavy rain for 5 -10 minutes on I-80 at speed. Dam, can't believe how wet I got...LOL
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