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Old 01-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #16
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Aerostich Transit leathers supplemented by a Hit-Air vest.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
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I would trust my New KLIM Traverse

although some on this forum will say it is not durable enough. i think it would save me from road rash and do it's job off road! Quick pic from after my ride home today from work!

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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I wear full protection all the time, but if going for ATGATT, you can't forget this:



You just never know!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:27 PM   #19
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[quote] Sweats and a t because if I knew I was going to crash, I wouldn't go out. [quote]

Same here....If I could predict crashing, I'd bottle it and sell it.

For the times that I can't (which is all the time), I wear a 2 pc 'Stich with back armor, good gloves and boots (variable by season), and an RF1100 lid.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #20
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I wear full protection all the time, but if going for ATGATT, you can't forget this:



You just never know!!
Cute, but why half-ass it?


But, to be serious...

I would stick with my Aerostich Roadcrafter, Shoei RF-1100, BMW full length boot and Olympia kevlar gloves.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:47 PM   #21
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I'd wear my truck.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #22
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I've crashed many many times on every surface imaginable. The worst injury yet was a bruise on my forearm. Cycleport is ugly as shit but it works.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:03 PM   #23
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BMW Boulder Jacket. BMW Tourance pants. Both use their NP Protectors for armor, which is up there with the best armor, as far as I can tell, from researching the 'net. Well built, fits me well, matching zips for jacket, pants. In the summer, I have BMW Airshell and BMW Summer Pants. Again, both use the NP Protectors which is what I was going for. Not as pricey as some of their other stuff, still not cheap, but I'm done with cheap. Been down. It is all a compromise but motorcycling is a compromise. ATGATT. Shoei RF1000.

Summer


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Old 01-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #24
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????

If I knew I was going to crash??? Seriously?
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #25
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Depending on the weather either leather or mesh with good armor, with my Hit-air airbag vest overtop.

Hit the ground at highway speeds with my Roadcrafter a couple years ago. While much better than nothing it wasn't nearly enough to take that kind of impact. Plus it didn't support the head and neck.

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #26
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Hands down, no question, Motoport with quad armor. Possibly better gloves- Motoport, too. I assume every time I get on the bike, I'm gonna fall. And I'm usually correct.


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Old 01-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #27
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The same thing I wear every ride. Tour Master mesh or cordura Jacket and overpants. Both have decent armor. For long trips I wear a pair of Bhon armor pants under them. A good quality helmet, in the FF configuration, and good MC gloves. Hands and head are tough to replace, so are feet but I haven't found a MC type boot for folks that wear EEE water skis. If anyone knows a brand that has these, please let me in on the secret.
If I had the $800 to outfit my wife and myself, the gear would be Motoport hands down.
Sorry no pics but all are plenty easy to look up.

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Old 01-23-2011, 11:01 PM   #28
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BMW R2P for me. Absolutely love that gear for its versatility and protection. Fabulous armor, great protection. Love it.

Alternative is a Roadcrafter with a BMW NP BackProtector velcro'ed in with a bit of duct tape. It's a bit tight on me these days...
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:28 AM   #29
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what I wear

I wear these right now joe rocket alter ego 2 pants, jacket and lee brace that I lucked out in finding used. Joe rocket gloves but I should buy better then that.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:03 AM   #30
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I've owned a lot of jackets and helmets over the years. A helmet needs to be comfortable and cool. I won't argue price, because it really doesn't factor into safety. Fit and comfort should be the #1 priority.

For my jacket, settled on one. I wear it year round. With both liners in winter, no liners in summer. I trust this jacket.

Cortech HRX.



Leather and armor where you need it most, cordura or mesh where you don't. Vents great in summer. Protects well in winter. I've worn it down into the low 30s with just a t-shirt under it.
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