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Need some assistance from my fellow Vulcan 900 riders. Looking for a decent website to find some rain gear and saddle bags for my ride. THX!!!
 

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I am a BIG fan of the Frogg Toggs rain gear. I've done quite a few highway miles in heavy rain in my suit, and if you take care to fasten it properly, it really keeps you dry. They're seem to let a little more air through than the vinyl suits also. They even have a thin roll-out hood that fits under your helmet and prevents those drips down the back of the neck!:)

Here is their closeout web site, that offers 15% off and free shipping:
http://www.froggtoggsoutlet.com/frtorotosefr.html
 

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Well I bought the LT which came with great bags so I haven't been in the market. I won't be taking them off until I can afford to get the ridiculously expensive Corbin Beetle Bags.

As far as rain gear, let me say from experience not to go cheap in this area. I've spent way more money buying cheap rain suits than if I had just bought a nice pair to begin with! Motorcycle-Superstore is a good place to go, but a quick Google will return hundreds of good sites to choose from. I'd stay away from the gear meant for hunting. They work, but not nearly as well as those meant specifically for bikes. IMHO
 

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Need some assistance from my fellow Vulcan 900 riders. Looking for a decent website to find some rain gear and saddle bags for my ride. THX!!!
I don't know how much room you have available on your 900's fender struts, but I recently installed a set of Quarter Circle SaddleBags & matching Sissy Bar Bag from Viking Bags onto my '03 800 Classic - and I'm very pleased. They look great, they are solidly ON (firm & stable), don't crowd a passanger's legroom and have a few features I find particularly functional.

http://www.vikingbags.com

Initially, the saddle bags seemed a bit expensive until I took into consideration they came with a mounting kit, so I was able to hard mount them right out of the box (excellent mounting instructions provided) with no additional cost. They also provide individual product fitment information, so I was able to be sure, in advance, they would just fit (they said it would require 12", I had 12" and it took exactly 12"). The matching sissybar bag was quite reasonably priced, but I had to invent a gerryrig to cleanly & firmly attach it to the sissybar.

However, you may want to look elsewhere if you do have plenty of strut room for bigger bags or are interested in a throw-over rather than hard mounting.

Rain gear? Can't help. I don't mind the cold (much), but I avoid rain whenever possible. However, AtlAggie seems to know what he's talking about.
 

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I have the Large Saddleman Teardrop bags, suggest going with ex-large or jumbo. As for rain-gear I just picked up a set of DRI-DUCK, pretty much just like the FROGG-TOGS, but about all you can stand in Florida during summer.
 

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Need some assistance from my fellow Vulcan 900 riders. Looking for a decent website to find some rain gear and saddle bags for my ride. THX!!!
I recently had the misfortune to have to use my raingear in the Oklahoma floods / down pours, worked the best that i have bought in many years, watch the sizing, Im 5 10, 180 and a medum fit perfectly. :)

at this link ... http://www.leatherup.com/p/Motorcycle-Rain-Gear/Xelement-Mens-2-Piece-Black-and-Gray-Motorcycle-Rainsuit/90917.html

my bags are stockers, i will eventually change these to fibreglass, something like these

http://www.tsukayu.com/JumboStrong.html

there are many options out there
 
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