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Old 10-31-2011, 10:50 AM   #316
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pants

I know all about pants that ride up...and shrink after washing (was no problem in the 80s) and short jackets, sleeping bags, etc....
...and bikes. (That's how I chose the KLR over -say, a Ninja for a starter bike. Ninjas are good bikes but the salesguy had fun with that one.)
I like the idea of shin guards versus pads in pants, I wondered how well those pants stay in place when something does happen...boots might be next on my list. Turns out my before-mentioned hiking boots
are good for short rides and then hike, but not that great for any length of time standing on pegs...

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Old 10-31-2011, 01:05 PM   #317
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Cowgirl told me about these pants, which I'm buying. I'm losing weight, so as I shrink, the pads can be transferred over to a smaller Lycra pant. The pants with armor are $159. New Lycra pants are $75.

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/

It seems to me they'll hold armor in place a lot better than the various pieces I have already.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:22 PM   #318
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Cowgirl told me about these pants, which I'm buying. I'm losing weight, so as I shrink, the pads can be transferred over to a smaller Lycra pant. The pants with armor are $159. New Lycra pants are $75.

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/

It seems to me they'll hold armor in place a lot better than the various pieces I have already.

Interesting, but I wonder just how well they really hold up to the slide. One wouldn't think Lycra would hold up, and I know denim won't. If you buy them, give us a review. I would definitely love to hear it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #319
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Interesting, but I wonder just how well they really hold up to the slide. One wouldn't think Lycra would hold up, and I know denim won't. If you buy them, give us a review. I would definitely love to hear it.
I do have a pair of the short padded pants... you will need at least one pants size up to wear them and they get pretty hot in the summer (they are worn underneath your riding pants)
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #320
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Interesting, but I wonder just how well they really hold up to the slide. One wouldn't think Lycra would hold up, and I know denim won't. If you buy them, give us a review. I would definitely love to hear it.
You wear them under your riding pants, so I don't think it's going to be an issue. Those under Klim Dakar pants look pretty bomb proof.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #321
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You would think that they would be cooler than that. Somewhat like mesh, perhaps.

The Bahns are being marketed as wearing them under regular blue jeans. (thus the remark about the slide and denim) I'm with you two...under my tex pants or not at all. Thanks for the info. I'll just stick with my riding pants.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:30 AM   #322
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Cowgirl told me about these pants, which I'm buying. I'm losing weight, so as I shrink, the pads can be transferred over to a smaller Lycra pant. The pants with armor are $159. New Lycra pants are $75.

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/

It seems to me they'll hold armor in place a lot better than the various pieces I have already.
Those look interesting.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:58 AM   #323
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You would think that they would be cooler than that. Somewhat like mesh, perhaps.

The Bahns are being marketed as wearing them under regular blue jeans. (thus the remark about the slide and denim) I'm with you two...under my tex pants or not at all. Thanks for the info. I'll just stick with my riding pants.
After my get-off this year, I want some extra padding. The Klim Dakar pants don't have enough. Of course it won't be a problem if I fall on my butt!
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:18 PM   #324
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Cowgirl told me about these pants, which I'm buying. I'm losing weight, so as I shrink, the pads can be transferred over to a smaller Lycra pant. The pants with armor are $159. New Lycra pants are $75.

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/

It seems to me they'll hold armor in place a lot better than the various pieces I have already.
Love 'em! I have two pair - one in the mesh style for the summer heat and one pair in the Lycra style for spring/fall. They go under your jeans or other pants and will stay put if you have the correct size. I found the mesh to be less forgiving than the Lycra. Have not crashed so can't tell you how they hold up!
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #325
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Pants & Boots

For off-road riding I wouldn't bather with kneepads, get yourself some shingurards and take the pads out of the pants. And definitely look into Klim, good stuff and roomy enough for shinguards. Another good brand is revit (just don't throw your pants over a hot exhaust and burn a hole in it... don't ask how I know it ).

In the long run you'll end up with more than one pair anyway, vented and non-vented....[/QUOTE]


After melting the knees on pants (dirt bike, ground, me...), I now have BMW Santiago's with leather on the knee. Melt proof plus a little grippy. Women's sizing = stretch where you need it, no waist gaps. They have vents and liners, so are all season. They don't make them anymore, but some can be found on-line (ADV Gear).

I leave the armor in the pants, then wear motocross boots for extra shin/leg pro and a nice stiff sole that offers good support when on the pegs. Some of the 'entry level' boots are not as stiff and are OK for hiking around, but still offer great protection compared to street boots.

As I learn and push myself off-road, I 'test' my gear and I trust it. Saved my body many times!
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:31 AM   #326
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After melting the knees on pants (dirt bike, ground, me...), I now have BMW Santiago's with leather on the knee. Melt proof plus a little grippy. Women's sizing = stretch where you need it, no waist gaps. They have vents and liners, so are all season. They don't make them anymore, but some can be found on-line (ADV Gear).

I leave the armor in the pants, then wear motocross boots for extra shin/leg pro and a nice stiff sole that offers good support when on the pegs. Some of the 'entry level' boots are not as stiff and are OK for hiking around, but still offer great protection compared to street boots.

As I learn and push myself off-road, I 'test' my gear and I trust it. Saved my body many times!
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I have one pair of BMW Trailguard trousers, which come in womens sizes, and wear them with MX boots. Trousers have knee/shin and hip pads, which I have tested (ouch), and this combination works well for me. Pads seem to stay in place and MX boots have protected my shins and feet many times when riding off road.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:45 PM   #327
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One thing just don't bring everything one can buy the personal stuff like lip balm and all and you will be surprised how far the dollar conversion goes in countries mentoned.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:14 PM   #328
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One thing just don't bring everything one can buy the personal stuff like lip balm and all and you will be surprised how far the dollar conversion goes in countries mentoned.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:30 PM   #329
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #330
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Woot Woot,
I just wanted to bring this back up on the list again.

I'm planning a trip to W. Virginia in late April to the Spring Frolic. It will be my first solo trip ever! Super Excited! I'm also thinking a trial, short over night trip close to home, might be a good idea. Also to test out my gear and make sure everything works (mess kit, stove, fuel & such items).

One thing I'd like to know, does anyone carry tools? and experience with changing a tire while on the road? Also, does anyone use the Google Spot thingy? I will further research it, but wondered if people had a general opinion relating to traveling on the two wheels.

I don't have any hot boys accompanying me on this trip, so I feel like changing the tire is important for me to know. Or at least have a game plan. What is a good game plan if something bad possibly happens?
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