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Old 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
cliffy109
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Yeah, I was going to say that mesh pants are not always the best solution for bikes that give off a fair amount of heat. My old FJR was more comfortable in hot weather with non-mesh pants due to the heat from the radiator.

My current bike is a BMW RT and it doesn't send off a lot of heat. Mesh pants would work fine but my mesh pants were cut off me last year by paramedics. I was riding on a 95 degree day and had a serious accident. That mesh gear saved me from a LOT of pain and misery. The back armor saved me from a snapped spine when the bike landed on me.

I currently use a mesh jacket but non-mesh pants. The Aerostich Darien pants haven't been as horrible as I feared they would be in extreme heat. I may splurge for Motoport pants at some point but right now, I think I'm fine without them.
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