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@the Ferret not everyone rides like that. And that's okay. We don't all have to do the same things even if we ride the same motorcycles. BTW, my '04 ST1300 was better, faster and better looking than your ST1300 was.

@monsterb I am kind of enjoying this "discussion". Obviously some of us (ME!) forget that not everyone likes to ride in the rain or in bad weather. You have us talking and that's always a Good Thing.




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Yeah, well I once had to ride for 10 miles completely underwater. Against the current. Both ways. Took me 3 days to get the bike clean, mud got into the darndest places...

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@the Ferret not everyone rides like that. And that's okay. We don't all have to do the same things even if we ride the same motorcycles. BTW, my '04 ST1300 was better, faster and better looking than you ST1300 was.

@monsterb I am kind of enjoying this "discussion". Obviously some of us (ME!) forget that not everyone likes to ride in the rain or in bad weather. You have us talking and that's always a Good Thing.




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Yeah, well I once had to ride for 10 miles completely underwater. Against the current. Both ways. Took me 3 days to get the bike clean, mud got into the darndest places...
You would have stayed dry if the bike was Galaxy Blue.

Still making poor choices, I see.
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Well, I try not to ride in such adverse conditions, but it happens. As I always say, that's why God invented rain gear. Stuff happens on a big trip if you are in various terrain from desert to mountain vistas... just gear up for it and ride safe! One thing about the weather, it always passes......

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@the Ferret not everyone rides like that. And that's okay. We don't all have to do the same things even if we ride the same motorcycles. BTW, my '04 ST1300 was better, faster and better looking than your ST1300 was.

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Oh I know, my younger brother drives a 2016 Triumph Bonneville, and a 2012 Mazda Miata. Neither one comes out of the garage except on perfect sunny blue bird days. Neither has a spec of dust on them. His choice and I respect that. His Bonnie has probably 3500 miles on it (all local rides to lunch with me except for 1 Men's Fall Trip we take every fall with male family members) his Miata has less than 20K miles. Doubt it's been 50 miles from his house. He thinks I'm nuts for riding my bikes in all kinds of weather and not cleaning them enough. I think he's nuts for having a nice motorcycle and not riding it enough. Brothers..so alike but so different lol, and that's ok.

As far as ST 1300's go ... you're probably right!
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You would have stayed dry if the bike was Galaxy Blue.

or had a bigger windshield, apparently ha ha ha
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I have always enjoyed battling the elements.
I had the 1986 cafe racer FJ600 and it had a short windshield.

Tucking up behind that and going a bit faster had me almost dry except for the front of my shins and the end of my sleeves/gloves.

Then, when I got a rain suit for Christmas, things really got great. I could don my armor and brave the most fearful of weather.

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Funny...over on the ST forum there is a thread going on titled "when is a big windshield TOO big? " lol

https://www.st-owners.com/forums/thr.../#post-2164887

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Funny...over on the ST forum there is a thread going on titled "when is a big windshield TOO big? " lol

https://www.st-owners.com/forums/thr.../#post-2164887

When my wife can hide behind it.
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When my wife can hide behind it.
Classic barn door size in my household....
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Classic barn door size in my household....
I’m not sayin nutin !

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