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Old 01-19-2013, 06:05 PM   #55981
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In hot weather, a jersey over top of a pressure suit is awesome to ride in. I disagree with danjal. Most crashes on the street - that gear will make a difference in - involve skidding, and the plastic armor of a pressure suit is well suited to skidding. Compare it to hard armor in your typical street gear, and I think it's more stout. I have no problem wearing one on the street and feeling comfortable.
I'll take my textile jacket over my pressure suit on the street any day of the week. The pressure suit has good armor, but all the spots in between are just mesh. My Alpinestars jacket has armor and padding in all the same spots as my Fox pressure suit, but then it also has a nice thick layer of abrasion resistant material over the whole thing. I can think of a lot of places on my upper body that would be ground off in a street crash with the pressure suit.

It's better than nothing, but I think a good textile jacket is the best option for street riding. A pressure suit is a good compromise, but I am almost thinking of replacing mine with a regular chest protector this summer just because they are so damn hot on slow moving trails.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #55982
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In other news, it was a sad day for me...Oceanbum's buddy bought my KLR 250 and I sent it on it's way. I have had lot of good times on that thing in the past 3 years, and have made several good friends in the past year because I owned it. Bittersweet, the WRR is the bike I have wanted for almost a year now, but I'm gonna miss the stupid simplicity of the KLR and how I prided myself in hanging with the WRR's on a beater bike.


I pulled the WRR out at lunchtime today and let my buddy Tom take it for a spin. After he finished, I got a little stupid on it and ended up putting it down hard in my yard of all places. I was on the top of second and the slick mud on top of the frozen subsurface got the best of me. I ate shit on my right side and put the hurt on my right leg and ankle, my ankle is about 2 1/2 times it's normal size right now......that's why you don't ride in workboots.....
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #55983
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I'll take my textile jacket over my pressure suit on the street any day of the week. The pressure suit has good armor, but all the spots in between are just mesh. My Alpinestars jacket has armor and padding in all the same spots as my Fox pressure suit, but then it also has a nice thick layer of abrasion resistant material over the whole thing. I can think of a lot of places on my upper body that would be ground off in a street crash with the pressure suit.

It's better than nothing, but I think a good textile jacket is the best option for street riding. A pressure suit is a good compromise, but I am almost thinking of replacing mine with a regular chest protector this summer just because they are so damn hot on slow moving trails.
The mesh is why I won't recommend off road armor for on road. I've torn some brands flexing or simply by putting it on. Now imagine asphalt sanding your armor off and pulling it away with friction. Not pretty. It wasn't designed for it either. Might work well enough for it though, but that's up to you to decide.

In all honesty, I should be in full leathers on the busa. Problem is,leather is just way too hot for me. I have a Joe rocket Phoenix for a jacket. It's good for all but the hottest days when moving slow.

Gear in general is a touchy subject like oil and tires. Use what works for you or what you need.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #55984
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Anybody on an old-style KLR today in Springfield? I saw you from Mental's Jeep.
Also, Competition Accessories is a big darn place
They had a used V-Strom 1k in there for pretty cheap
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #55985
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In other news, it was a sad day for me...Oceanbum's buddy bought my KLR 250 and I sent it on it's way......
Wait till you see her in pics with someone else riding her. Damn I miss my black bitch.


I hope you cankle goes back to normal size and heals fast.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:02 AM   #55986
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The mesh is why I won't recommend off road armor for on road. I've torn some brands flexing or simply by putting it on. Now imagine asphalt sanding your armor off and pulling it away with friction. Not pretty. It wasn't designed for it either. Might work well enough for it though, but that's up to you to decide.

In all honesty, I should be in full leathers on the busa. Problem is,leather is just way too hot for me. I have a Joe rocket Phoenix for a jacket. It's good for all but the hottest days when moving slow.

Gear in general is a touchy subject like oil and tires. Use what works for you or what you need.
For that reason I think the EVS ballistic jerseys are a good compromise. They seem more likely to still have all the components on you after a long skid than some pressure suits. Plus you can wear it with or without another jersey over it.

One other factor that goes into my equation is that the more you have on making you sweat, the more fatigued you get, the more fatigued the less alert you are, and your reaction time diminishes. So when it's really really hot (like today right?) I see a benefit other than comfort to going with something cooler.

As has been said though, it's all about your personal comfort level, risk acceptance, and what works for you.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #55987
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Any Ohio guys have a spare standard charging handle for an AR15?

I have one with the tac latch and I'm gtting tired of it poking me in the chest. Every distributor I normally look at is backordered indefinetely on pretty much every AR part.

I'm starting to use it a lot more for work now, and I have a few extras I want to set it up properly; this is a shitty time to try and source parts though, it would seem.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #55988
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I'm starting to use it a lot more for work now,


I miss the weekly stories at the breakfast club. Can you move back?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #55989
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Medina gun show is today. Not sure if I want to deal with the likely rabid crowd, but I'll look for one if I do.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #55990
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I miss the weekly stories at the breakfast club. Can you move back?
It's only 115 miles, shithead. Mt. Vernon is the middle. We can still meet up, you just be willing to unass yo'self.

Re: your query, nothing specific going on, haven't had to deploy it yet, but I'm finally actually carrying it... setting up a rifle specific active shooter kit, etc. I was running with just a pistol specific kit.

I actually rode the Tenere to work with it yesterday, slung over my back, in uniform....
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #55991
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Medina gun show is today. Not sure if I want to deal with the likely rabid crowd, but I'll look for one if I do.
Don't pay more than $20 for one, if you find one, and I'll reimburse ya. Any brand, mil-spec, no tactical latches or shit, just your basic handle and latch. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #55992
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Don't pay more than $20 for one, if you find one, and I'll reimburse ya. Any brand, mil-spec, no tactical latches or shit, just your basic handle and latch. Thanks.
I've got a box of em at the house. I'll pm you once I manage to find them under the FAL and ak stuff.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:45 PM   #55993
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I've got a box of em at the house. I'll pm you once I manage to find them under the FAL and ak stuff.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #55994
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Icon stryker rig and kneepads when its really hot .better than nothing.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:20 PM   #55995
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It's only 115 miles, shithead. Mt. Vernon is the middle. We can still meet up, you just be willing to unass yo'self.

Re: your query, nothing specific going on, haven't had to deploy it yet, but I'm finally actually carrying it... setting up a rifle specific active shooter kit, etc. I was running with just a pistol specific kit.

I actually rode the Tenere to work with it yesterday, slung over my back, in uniform....
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