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    Dry Suit

    What is a good dry suit, and where can you purchase one? Or anything else equivalent to one to stay reasonably....not cold during winter operation.


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    overtons has a drysuit that's all sealed up and u can wear layers of clothes under it.... it's a much loser style and mobile fit

    Mobbys makes drysuits... heard good things about them. incorporated feet into the suit, very warm, but i think a bit $$

    someone here (boataddict maybe?) always suggests mustang survival suits

    personally... i go for gear that is warm, but not exactly good if u fall in... i wear a full 2 piece wetsuit, pants, and jacket over that. i'll be riding this sunday in 40 degree air and water wearing exactly that.

    www.castlesales.com

    i'm getting stuff like that for christmas, maybe slippery switch pants. they are durable wind & splash prrof pants, and warm sport style winter coats. check out the ATV and snowmobile apparel. I'll have some of that gear shortly...

    just remember, IF you fall in the water in extreme cold temps without a drysuit, you are screwed.. I don't ride like an idiot in hypothermic conditions.

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    Seadoo makes (or did) a really good one, rubber at neck, ankle and neck.
    Heavy duty zipper across back goes from shoulder blade to shoulder blade.
    On the roomy side so that you can wear whatever you want to underneath to keep warm, the suit keeps the heat in and the water out.
    Think I got mine a few yrs. ago at ParkerYamaha.com . Just be sure to go poddy before you get into it as it takes some doing to get it on and off.

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    drysuit

    oops, at neck, ankle, and wrists that is...........

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    Dry suit tip: Don't drink too much coffee the morning you take a winter ride. Beer is also a no-no....unless you want your dry suit to turn into a "wet" suit !!!!

    Richard

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    What about the neoprene dry suits? Are they any good?

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    If you are talking about the neoprene suits that are made of a closed cell insulating material like a wet suit....they are OK, but usually fit too snug to be able to wear much additional clothing under them. Their strong point is, if they should leak, you don't loose total cold protection. When I lived up north I used to wear a Farmer John style 3/16" wet suit with a Sterns Floatation coat over it. It kept me nice and warm. Of course I had neoprene gloves, boots and a hood with a face protector.

    Richard

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    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER

    FART IN A WET SUIT !!!!!!!
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    Richard I think there is something WRONG with you. The ??? is what Thanks again for the great service on the intake grate,racing head,racing cam,racing ECU and that other super dupper racing part.Todd

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    How about footwear? What do you guys where when riding both in the summer and the winter. Until this point, I have always ridden barefoot. I am looking for a riding boot/shoe of some sort and something for a little warmth in colder months.

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