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08-10-2003 04:56 PM
Re: Leathers

currently wear a dainese wave back protector and sidi strada boots. haven't crash-tested either one, but they're comfortable enough that i have no problems wearing them.
08-08-2003 12:12 PM
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I just purchased a bunch of gear with the new bike... Got an AGV Leather Jacket (Suzuki Logos on the arms) with hard armor $249, an Arlen Ness Summer Jacket $110, and a 1pc Teknic Chicane suit (http://www.newenough.com) for just about $300 and also another pair of Teknic Violator Pro gloves $69 (to match the new bike...) I'm shopping for a back protector and some good "Racing" style boots (all black)... any recommendations?? There is nothing like having nice gear!!

07-19-2003 06:26 AM
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... for those of you riders who are more suited (sorry about the pun), i.e. genetically designed, as in shorter and lighter, to racing, found out that Vanson has a "kids" leathers program that is far more reasonable in price and will actually fit you (compared to the "average joe" sized riding suits).
07-18-2003 09:52 PM
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Within six months of buying my M900 last year, I assembled an outfit including Joe Rocket Pheonix jacket and pants and Alpinestar GPS boots. In the warm Florida weather where I am, this combo is tolerable well up into the 90's. I am lazy about putting the pants on sometimes and just opt for jeans.

In the past, I've had two bad get-offs. One on the road at 60 mph and one in the dirt which put me on crutches for 6 weeks. On the road, my upper body took the punishment. In the dirt, it was the feet (endo with the bike landing on me at least once).

I believe in a post I read recently that you should spend as much on gear as you would spend on skin grafts - and thus be ahead by the healing time saved. So I just picked up a set of Dainese 2-piece leathers for all but the hottest weather.

Yes, it's a PITA suiting up. but I still remember what a PITA it was going to work with my entire back and one arm a huge scab, or getting around on crutches for a while. That protection versus skin graft comparo really hit home with me.

Mark J
07-16-2003 02:55 PM
Re: Leathers

Got the 2 piece Dainese zip together. Imatra jacke and P103 pants.
07-07-2003 01:12 PM
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nice yummy pictures! reminds me of the pix in our own photo section under "Crashes"
07-07-2003 12:06 PM
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Boy you guys seem to have great stuff there. I have not bought my riding jacket yet. Manage with a pair of jeans and regular leather jacket with added reflective stripes.

Saving money for some good riding gear.
07-07-2003 07:05 AM
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just happened on this link while surfing...


if you ever have a question as to why you should wear leathers or gear... here's a very graphic presentation.

complacency will kill you if not make your life very miserable.
06-04-2003 05:35 AM
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... had a crash (lowsided) after dropping a bike through a turn after riding over someone's leaky oil-pan contents - was wearing leather riding jacket (padding instead of armor), helmet, gloves (gauntlet type), Prexsport boots, JEANS.

no road rash except for the knees - recommend leather pants whenever possible. In 100+ degree temps out here in Calif though, it starts looking like a toss-up b/t jeans and leathers.

for group or dedicated canyon rides, I always try to wear my leather suits (... gets kinda iffy when it's so hot that you feel like passing out) and my Sidi sport boots (Vertebra).
05-23-2003 01:27 PM
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I have a HJC leather jacket with pads in the arms,back, and shoulders.It has been a great jacket for not alot of money.I also have an Arai helmet,Alpinestar gloves.Icon also makes an excellent low priced glove.
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