Pants In/Out of boots

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Mambo Dave, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Pants out. I've never had the issue with catching footpegs, and at my base in the Air Force they made it mandatory to tuck the trousers in. I hated how that felt, always.

    The few times I did ride off road, I still kept them out, but I probably should have put rubber bands on the outside. Mud and all kinds of junk ended up on my calves by the end of the day.
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  2. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    I often wear my Sidi Crossfires now. Usually I ride with Klim in-the-boot pants. Now that it's cold. I'm wearing my Firehose pants. They look funny tucked in the boots, but they won't go over. :rofl
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  3. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    always over, I feel like a twat when they're tucked in.

    The only possible exception I might allow is a full on leather racing suit.
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  4. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Ditto. For same reasons.

    For dirt, I am going to pants over boots. Although I still have 3 pairs of pants IN boots MX style pants.

    I am VERY cognizant of my laces and pants leg when riding on the street. Had a friend fall into me and we both went down at a light cause he caught his shoelace. He ordered moto specific boots that day. We laughed, all was well.

    Barry
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  5. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    I wrote this on the Killboy thread, but laces got me one day even though I double-knotted them and tucked them into the boots.

    My left leg got knocked back and off the peg like I had hit a groundhog at 60 MPH with my foot. I didn't know what had happened until our next stop.

    The one thing I just don't get is how you all can stand your pant legs flapping in the 80 MPH winds when doing highway miles. Maybe this thread is already off-base since it leaves speed out of the equation, but I'm sure I could stand pant legs out for 45 MPH and under, but for higher speeds it's just not enjoyable. Maybe some of you guys only ride around town or at paced speeds?
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  6. abnslr

    abnslr rides a motorcycle

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    Out, always out. Both my Motoport and my Vanson trousers cinch up very tightly around the outside of my combat boots, and they keep the laces from coming loose if they were to somehow break or came untied or untucked. If I switch to actual motorcycle or engineer boots, though, I'll reconsider.
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  7. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    I dont give a shit which you do. I got some boots that my pants wont fit over, on them I wear them in, others out.
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  8. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    The cold numbs it.

    I ride mostly highway, hustling (slightly faster then traffic at all times) along. It's never really bugged me. Yeah, it's flapping, but I wear proper fitting jeans, so they don't snap that hard.

    Maybe you should give up those JNCOs, or Bell Bottoms, whichever is applicable.
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  9. Jacl-Kampuchea

    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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    Commuting, just a helmet, shoes etc. . .

    Off road, full armour except a leatt brace.

    Motocross pants - in boots.

    Enduro pants - outside boots.

    I lose skin from time to time, but it's too hot ( and waay too humid) here to be an ATGATT bitch.
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  10. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Summer pants in the boots.

    Winter/rain pants outside of the boots, but cinched down with the included Velcro straps.

    No laces!
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  11. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    One thing about these Sidi crossfire boots, trousers inside or out, they're like a blast furnace in the summer!
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  12. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    Maybe some of us wear pant that don't flap in the wind.

    Walter
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  13. eakins

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    i used to do pants in the boots ie mx style with msr goretex pants & goretex adv styled boots. never understood pants over the boots concept until i bought some klim over the boots summer pants. now i have klim traverse ones (goretex) and will never look back at pants in the pants. sure maybe for the track, but for everything else pants outside of the boots.
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  14. eakins

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    msr did make pants in the boots w/ gortex (ISDE pants) years ago.
    seems all goretex and the like are over the boots now.
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  15. eakins

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    i haul ass and have never felt my Klim pants flapping around? maybe you're talking cheapy or supper baggy over boots yo-boy/mx ones.
    like this: http://www.extremesupply.com/produc...WBCPNTS.html?gclid=CJKTyIvh6LMCFe5FMgodAAIAJg
    Klim material is heavy duty and includes huge velcro bands to size the bottom of the pant tight around the boot.
    for the $ i think the Klim traverse pants are plenty of goretex tech to mix with any upper system you use street or dirt hot or cold.
    http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/men/pants/4051-660


    if you look at all the street/sport touring pants they are all over the boot and we're talking 125+ mph bikes here.
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  16. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    Flapping pant legs don't bother me the slightest bit, I don't even notice it.
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Zip down legs with a velcro cuff cincher, no flappin'.
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  18. PhillipsMetal

    PhillipsMetal Been here awhile

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    I am a noob in the attire department, but always wear jeans or riding pants OVER my packer boots.

    The packer boots go back many years to my cowboy days. There were two fashion styles for cowboys. Outside the boot for most of us, and inside the boot for those cowboys that used them to hold the back legs of the sheep...:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  19. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Usually out if only one layer. Always out if riding in rain. If two layers then inner layer may be tucked in depending on what boots I'm wearing. I have some leather pants that will only go inside boots and I have some pants that flap in the wind and so may get tucked in - depending on what boots I'm wearing.

    I guess the answer is "It depends!"
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  20. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Pants in. I can't stand the flappin feeling.
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