Pants In/Out of boots

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

  1. randyo

    randyo Long timer

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    my calfs are big enuf I have a hard time finding boots I can get my legs into let alone tuck my pants in


    in colder weather, I duct tape the cuff around my boot
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  2. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    My preference:
    Offroad = Pants in boots
    Onroad = Pants out of boots
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  3. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I demand proof, sir.

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    Well, it's not like my adventure pants don't have velcro and zips at the bottom, and just to try it out again I rode around today with my pants over my boots... but I still say that both wears the pants out from the inside-out with most offroad boots' buckles, and puts wear and tear on the cuffs that just don't belong there when tall motorcycle boots are made to withstand abrasion better.

    On top of that, cue the myriad of stores of a pant leg getting caught on some part of the bike...

    It's just poor form.
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  4. DarthJ

    DarthJ Been here awhile

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    I regularly ride 65-75 with pants out and it doesn't bother me. Only tuck them in if I wear my old Army boots (laces tucked in too) or overpants (The're a bit short, so there's about 2 inches of denim sticking out, looks silly)
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  5. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Well, since 100% of my riding is done with Aerostich Darien pants, this just isn't a consideration. I don't think it would be possible to tuck them in. They have large velcro strips to cinch them up nicely around the boot. The pants I wear under the Dariens usually get tucked in because my boots are too big not to. Even if they weren't, I still would just to keep them from sticking out under the Dariens and getting dirty/wet.
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  6. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Offroad, pants in.
    Everything else, pants out.
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  7. Moronic

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    Prob makes it easier to cut the leathers off if you break something ...
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  8. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Pants out for textile,in for one-piece leathers. In boots for off road.
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  9. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    Question for you track guys, is the hump-back for areodynamics or is it to keep from snapping your neck if you go down wrong or is it a hydration pack or all of the above?
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  10. DAKEZ

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    All of the above... Plus some place data recording equipment in there as well.
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  11. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    Nice, thanks.
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  12. WormShanks

    WormShanks b00b

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    Left leg pants in, right leg pants out. The extra drag on the one side makes right turns a lot easier.
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  13. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

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    over the boot
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  14. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Both for me. :wink:

    Always in on my sportbikes and in if it's warm and dry on the KLR.
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    And then a shell over the pants in the photo above if it's cold and wet. Works for me, Mark H.
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  15. HappyRiding

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    Wouldn't if be even safer to not ride left of center?



    And sport riding boots - pants in. Touring boots - pants out.
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