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So yesterday night the weather was around 70 degrees and I heard it might rain in the evening. Well I rode anyways and although I kept thinking I should get back before it pours but I just couldnt do it...I kept riding. Well this is my first cruiser and before this this I owned an R6 Yamaha crotch bike. :oops: Its sucked in the rain and scared the bejeezus out of me! (the Yamaha) So naturally I was kind of nervous for this to happen on my VTX....
So it happened :shock: I got caught, the skies opened up and rained on me with a fury and I was on the highway!
Well I got to say that my 1300 (black R) preformed beautifully. Not once did I feel scared (well maby just for the first turn) This bike acted like there was no rain at all! after the initial shock I felt so comfortable! :eek: If anything has made me love this bike I'd say the handling in the rain has made me revowed my love! My only problem was how dirty she looked :( after the ride! I rode 40 miles in the rain going 70 mph no sweat! Sorry this is long winded but I just had to share this story! Any post rain ride maintenance I got to do either than detailing her?
 

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I know exactly what you are saying. I have so much confidence in the 1300 when it's raining. I didn't take a single day off last season because of inclement weather

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I'm about to find out about that confidence, my X is ready at the dealer from getting it's service, and it's starting to rain, yippee, skippee. :?
 

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Even though it is quite stable in the rain - be careful of the first few minutes of rain when all the oil floats to the surface of the road. Especially if it hasn't rained in a while (like around here).
 

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Not real crazy about the idea but, it's supposed to rain off and on all day tomorrow too, wonder what they have in the way of rain suits? :D
 

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Dont worry Cody450!

Just like Poison wrote: [be careful of the first few minutes of rain when all the oil floats to the surface of the road] the rest will be taken care of by your awesome VTX bike! I swear I think my bike loves me back! I would never, I mean never ever ride that fast in the rain if I didnt feel safe....She just loves to be ridden I guess :p
 

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I got caught in the rain today on my way home from work.. First time ever being on a motorcycle in the rain and only been riding for 1 month to top that so I was a little nervous. X did really well. To quote poison though.. it has just started raining when I left and the road was like ice. The rear tire did try to slip a little when turning in the intersections but other than that it was a cool ride. I even had some people walk past me while I was sitting still waiting at a light that asked how I could be smiling sitting in the rain on my bike.. I said go by a VTX1300 and see if you can stop smiling.


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We've been caught in the rain twice with the both of us on the bike. It seems to handle just fine. Only complaint I had was the second time my butt got really soaked and it was cold...so went and got some rain gear to wear. The first time we got caught it was a warm day, by the time we got to the end of the poker ride we were dry, no rain gear for that trip.
 

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Pöi§ön said:
Even though it is quite stable in the rain - be careful of the first few minutes of rain when all the oil floats to the surface of the road. Especially if it hasn't rained in a while (like around here).
Made It, Made It!!!! This 1300 Retro is AWESOME!! Took it easy of course, and the X took the rest. To say I'm highly impressed would be an understatement. Man, what a Ride! 8)
 
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