Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
A V is not a dainty fair weather bike like all those chromed out jetskis on wheels you see in the sunshine - I ride mine in everything but accumulating snow/ice, and you should too. Full face helmet, hooded rain coat, cheap rain pants, waterproof work boots and warm, waterproof gloves is all you need to show your bike who owns who. My buddy rides his BMW /6 in the snow, but he has a sidecar, so that's a little different.
The only time I'll return a rider's wave is when it's raining or cold as hell.
I ride in the rain with:
North Face Venture jacket - lightweight, inexpensive, tough enough, good venting
EMS Thunderhead rain pants - waterproof, full zip, easy to get on and off over boots
Shoei RF1000/Pinlock anti-fog shield - waterproof as hell, zero fogging
Chippewa 25405 waterproof steel toe boots
Some old goretex insulated gloves