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Old 09-09-2012, 06:26 AM   #15841
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Well this is advrider, so where were you expecting the roads to lead besides a PC ATGATT Sieg Heil?
yeah, good point.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #15842
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I don't plan on wearing them in January.
But for protection still a fail

My fingers are very useful to me and if you come off the bike you will NOT stick your hands in your pockets

You will stick those bare fingers out (with the hands and arms) to protect the rest of you



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so anyone who chooses different gear than you is a fail?

Please list the appropriate brands and sizes.

While chaps may not be as good in a crash as full racing leathers, they are far better than just a pair of jeans for protection against both weather and asphalt. And yes, I have a pair, mainly because I am older than dirt and we didn't always have the choices in protective apparel that we have now. I can't remember the last time I wore them. I can remember the first time, though. I hit some loose gravel in a curve and the tires slipped toward the outside of the curve. I didn't go down, but I remember thinking "I'm glad I have the chaps on".
IF you land on your knees yes
If you land on your side you still have a lot of uncovered
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #15843
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But for protection still a fail

My fingers are very useful to me and if you come off the bike you will NOT stick your hands in your pockets

You will stick those bare fingers out (with the hands and arms) to protect the rest of you
On dry days above about 60 degrees I prefer just a nice pair of plain ropers. Taking them off never seemed like a big deal. Since I've been doing it that way for 20 years maybe I'm just stuck in a rut.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #15844
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I'm NOT the Gear Selector
To each his/her own choice

I do disagree with some peoples' priorities though

I get asked why I dress like an astronaut

Isn't that coat hot in the summer?

Why the full face helmet when DOT Approved "pots" are available?


My answer is I prefer to NOT spend my time growing new skin if being a little uncomfortable now can prevent that very uncomfortable act.

Again, your choice to wear whatever you want or not

My choice to question (or snicker)

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #15845
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If you come off the bike, your hands (and uncovered pinkies) will be stuck out there to absorb some force.

I need my fingers so I choose to wear gloves

And I take them off if I need more dexterity


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Old 09-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #15846
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I don't get the astronaut thing a lot, my gear is black. Black mesh, black FF helmet, black 3/4 jacket with some reflective panels. Also have some Hi-viz pants (just kidding, they're black too) but they shrank, dammit! That's my story anyway. Damn shrinking moto gear.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #15847
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I don't get the astronaut thing a lot, my gear is black. Black mesh, black FF helmet, black 3/4 jacket with some reflective panels. Also have some Hi-viz pants (just kidding, they're black too) but they shrank, dammit! That's my story anyway. Damn shrinking moto gear.
Locally I am known as the blue power Ranger.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #15848
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On dry days above about 60 degrees I prefer just a nice pair of plain ropers. Taking them off never seemed like a big deal. Since I've been doing it that way for 20 years maybe I'm just stuck in a rut.
Been wearing plain old deerskin gloves since maybe twice that long

In summer they dry pretty fast

With liners good to 45 or so
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #15849
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Silver 3/4 mesh jacket
White HJC Symax helmet
Black AD1 pants
Big yeller bike

Who ain't color coordinated?


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Old 09-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #15850
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I don't get the astronaut thing a lot, my gear is black. Black mesh, black FF helmet, black 3/4 jacket with some reflective panels. Also have some Hi-viz pants (just kidding, they're black too) but they shrank, dammit! That's my story anyway. Damn shrinking moto gear.
Damnnit man
Black in AZ?

That's my winter colors but not in summer

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #15851
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Damnnit man
Black in AZ?

That's my winter colors but not in summer

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My mesh is good down to about 80. Any colder and I throw on my 3/4.

I'm not at home anyway, I'm in exile up in Prescott Valley where it's milder. 58 degrees right now as I type this.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #15852
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No sir.

Some of us ride KLRs. We get our coffee at 7-Eleven.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #15853
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...I hit some loose gravel in a curve and the tires slipped toward the outside of the curve. I didn't go down, but I remember thinking "I'm glad I have the chaps on".
(line of thought continued)... "in case I fall on my ass."
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #15854
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #15855
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Damn. I hope that bar holds around the next curve.
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