Originally Posted by jw
Splix when we rode I know we went from 50 to in my case I hit 65 but couldn't see & it was stinging my face so we rolled through it at about 55 . May not have literally been a torrential down pour but the moral was our bikes tracked well at those speeds with the roads & us soaked
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I am going to say this one time and I am done. If you are stupid enough to ride that fast in the rain go ahead and do yourself in but please don't talk anybody else into playing russian roulette with you. Those that have actually hydroplaned a bike know you do NOT get any warning. In fact if you are off center from the water source it will yank you down like hitting an imaginary curb.
Go ahead and justify that "I did it so its safe" but the facts are if you are telling the truth you got lucky. My dog made it across 4 lanes of one of the busiest boulevards in Colorado Springs but I really don't want to see him try to repeat....sometimes you get lucky.
My trip a few months ago the girlfriend pushed her 650 V-star to right at 90 in the rain. Hell, I didn't even know a 650 V-star could do 90...lol. I caught up with her and slowed her down in a hurry, gladly nothing bad happened. So by your logic a 650 V-star should be ran at 90mph in the rain because she got away with it? Of course not.
One more time, the Fury is NOT designed for water....period. New guys PLEASE don't tempt fate by testing a Fury's stability in the rain. Veterans I don't worry about because they know better.