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Old 01-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Stupid is the word you're looking for. Jeans are made of cotton, denim cotton but cotton nonetheless. And cotton shreds like, well, like cotton on pavement. What's needed is impact protection (padding) over the palms, knees, elbows and shoulders. Anything less, even heavy leather is just for road rash protection. Remember when you fell down as a kid? What got hurt? Your palms, knees, elbows and shoulders. And how fast were you traveling when you fell as a kid, nowhere near the speed you'll be going on a motorcycle. You do the math, unless of course, you're too stupid.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #17
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I must be. Jeans since 1962.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #18
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What's needed is impact protection (padding) over the palms, knees, elbows and shoulders.
You have gloves with padded palms?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #19
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #20
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Stupid is the word you're looking for.
To each his own. "Stupid" to one, is freedom to choose and risk management to another. If you're so wrapped up in safety, maybe you should retire the motorbike in favor of a "safer" form of transportation.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #21
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Ok, I'm guilty, give me a link to something I'd love to wear instead! Don't like shopping!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #22
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Until I could afford proper riding pants, I did jeans and riding jacket. Figured thats where all the vital organs are, road rash hurts but Id have a better chance of not damaging something vital. Soon as i could afford riding pants though, I dont ride without them.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #23
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It's all about knowing the risks involved and how much you're willing to risk when an accident happens. Here's an article that you should check out, unless you've already read it 205 times. Minor warning....couple of graphic pics but nothing too bad but it's gets the point of what happened to one particular person.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ally-bad-idea/
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #24
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It's all about knowing the risks involved and how much you're willing to risk when an accident happens.
That sums it up quite well. I may laugh at all the (IMO) idiots tear assing around in t-shirt, shorts, helmet, and tennis shoes but its their life to live. Not everyone can afford all the gear, so as long as you realistically assess the hazards, ride wearing whatever you want.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:32 PM   #25
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When I started riding I read the Hurt study based on 1000 crashes in so cal.

IIRC the part of the body that had the highest representation of injury after head and hands was hips and upper legs.

I wear over pants or some other kind of gear. Saved my life gear has.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:56 AM   #26
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Saved my life gear has.
I read that in Yoda's voice.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:12 AM   #27
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I love riding in 501's BUT I also wear knee/shin armor along with hip armor under them.....sometimes I'll wear the knee armor over the jeans if I'm lazy, plus it's a little more comfortable that way.

Jeans don't cut it.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 AM   #28
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i don't worry about what other people wear, i just enjoy my ride. That's probably why i'm happier than most people.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:49 AM   #29
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The only thing denim in jeans does is keep road debris from stinging your shins as you ride. They're not going to anything for you in an accident. Regardless, I just like the convenience and looks of jeans while I ride. Kevlar lined jeans seem like a decent compromise and with the selection available now, there's not much excuse for not at least trying a pair. Throw in some knee armor worn on the body and you're doing pretty good. Now, I just need to find some decent hip armor. Are the bohn armored shorts comfortable? How are they in hot and muggy conditions?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #30
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It is hard to get over, but you will always run into people that assess risk differently than you do.

You could try to point out the safety of armored pants, but unless you want to be a dick just for the sake of being a dick (and, really, you'd be more of a nag) I'd let it go after the one mention. They're your friends, right?

Before you respond "Yeah, and I don't want them hurt", I'm sure there are other people you know that feel that way about you on a motorbike. That's just how it is.



Me? I ride in jeans in the hotter months when it is just my 4 mile commute, but I'll always wear armored pants for a longer trip. Convenience (and a dry ass) win out in those cases. I'd never do it for a pleasure ride, but who the fuck am I to tell someone they're doing it wrong?


Now, after they fall, you get to mention it a second time...
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