. Fortunately, where I was stationed (NAS Mirimar in San Diego) there was a pull off parking area just before you went through the gates and I would pull over there and dress up for the guards. All of us would do it in full view of the guard shack but technically we were off the base and there wasn't anything they could do about it....two could play their game:P
There have been people whom I known including myself, who have pulled up to the gate, stopped, got off the bike, then put all the gear on. Reversed it going out the gate. Makes people unhappy but the rest of us are smiling from ear to ear.