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View Poll Results: How much upper-body gear do you wear?
Just a leather/textile jacket and whatever pads come in it 123 54.91%
A jacket and a spine protector 65 29.02%
A jacket and a vest with chest/spine protectors 6 2.68%
A full armored shirt (elbow, shoulder, chest, spine) 30 13.39%
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post #81 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 11:01 PM
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Short rides: Dainese leather jacket with shoulder and elbow armour, Kevlar camos or jeans, dainese gloves, Doc Martens, shoei helmet. Long rides usually wear dainese leather pants with knee and hip armour, Gaerne adventure boots.


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post #82 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 04:40 PM
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I just placed an order for the new Alpinestars Jaws leather jacket with upgraded Bionic Air back protector and Bionic chest armor. I also purchased the Icon Hooligan 2 pants, and I can't wait to hit the streets in a month or so !

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I'd love to see a pic and read your review of that.

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post #84 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 07:56 PM
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God knows how his fingers would look like if he went out "glove-less"...lucky dude!
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post #85 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 07:58 PM
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I'd love to see a pic and read your review of that.
I assume that was aimed at me. If so, the jacket is supposed to be "released" 2/27, so I hope to have the stuff in a week or so. Fingers crossed !

I will absolutely follow up with a few pics, and review. I'm just hoping I got the right size (50).

::edit:: This video makes me super happy I just ordered the Bitubo Steering Damper !! Amazing how things happen in the blink of an eye. It was all over and done with in about 5 seconds, but luckily he low sided.

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Worn always, no matter how long or short the trip may be.

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Every ride:

The good:
Alpinestars jacket with full armored elbow, shoulder, chest, back plates
Shoei rf1100 helmet
Icon boots with shin armor

The bad:
hardware store deerskin gloves
jeans

My question for the group: Why do I need better gloves? Jeans, I know. I'm just too lazy to put on the Revit leather pants every time I go out in the city.

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I have three pairs of gloves, RevIt Comets, Held Air Heros, and a pair of BMW GS-somethings. Why... if nothing else they are very comfortable and flow plenty of air through. They also provide good palm and knuckle protection. I would never ride without a pair.

I got the Helds because they were rated so highly, but actually the RevIt Comets fit much better. The Helds have a long cuff (I like it shorter) and the fingers feel short. But I still haven't fully broken them in.

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My question for the group: Why do I need better gloves? Jeans, I know. I'm just too lazy to put on the Revit leather pants every time I go out in the city.
What's one of the first things that is most likely going to hit the ground ? Your hands. My guess is that with hardware store gloves, if you put your hands down the stitching will tear apart almost instantly. There is also no padding in impact areas.

I've got my eye on the new alpinestars sp-1 gloves. Not sure when they are being released though. I think the color below is totally badass !

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post #90 of 96 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 10:54 PM
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Well according to STG and Revzillas websites, the Jaws perforated jackets are now "available" I'm really hoping to get a tracking number on Monday !

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Arrow Thunder full Carbon slip-ons
Pazzo Powder Coated Red Short Levers
14T Front Sprocket
Bitubo Red Steering Damper
Speedymoto Frame and Rear Axle Sliders
Evotech Tail Tidy, Motodynamic Smoke Integrated Tail
Rizoma Radial Naked Mirrors (under mounted)
Ducati Tank Guard, Fluorescent Yellow Rim Tape
Painted "Windscreen", and Headlight Surround+Removed Signal Spacers
CNC Racing Reservoir Covers and Oil Plug
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