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Old 04-25-2005, 12:35 PM   #16
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Alpinestar Tech4

Pants (Hip padding intact, knee padding removed):
Shoei, waterproof for spring/ fall
STR for rest of the year


Stich Darien for spring/ fall and to work. Shoulder/ elbow pads intact
STR for rest of the year. All padding removed

Armour (reason I'm not sporting a wheelchair today):
Dainese (copy) upper body suit.
Hard pads: Back, shoulder and elbows.
Soft pads: Chest and shoulder blades.
Two kidney belts.

Aerostich isulated deer ropers. Spring/ fall or cold weather.
BMW GS gloves rest of the year.

Lazer MX
Shoei Synchrotec (Haven't been used since I bought the MX helmet 3 years ago.

Scott (Clear and tinted lexan glass)

Yellow 3M's
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)


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It's the African ant eater ritual !
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:52 PM   #17
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At the very minimum, a smile. Usually I'll add some flip-flops and a wife-beater. I like hyphenated clothing.
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:52 PM   #18
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REEF Fanning flip-flops with intergral bottle opener.

I've got stay the fuck out of it written on a stone tablet in my bedroom. - Con Stapleton
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:26 PM   #19
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Top down:

Skull: BMW System 5 Helmet
Eyeballs: USAF issue polycarbonate shatter proof shades
Ears: USAF issue earplugs
Torso/Spine/Elbows/Forearms/Shoulders/Kidneys/Ribs: Joe Rocket Blaster (non-perforated version, with CE inserts or cheesy padding covering all of the above)
Hands/Wrists/Knuckles/Fingers: HJC Snowmobile Gloves (non-hamfist version. actually quite nimble but still have that extreme cold stopping quality)
Legs/Hips/Kneecaps/Shins: BMW Santiagos
Shins/Ankles/Footsies/Toesies: BMW Transitions

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Old 04-26-2005, 07:30 PM   #20
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Lipstick & Amex Gold Card. All the ATTGATT a girl needs.
'03 BLACK 1150GS - Tall, Dark & Handsome

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:38 PM   #21
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:32 PM   #22
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This counts as ATGATT for me.

At a recent ride, we decided that if all of your gear was a set of flip-flops and a pair of Oakleys, then you were wearing ATGATT


Jacket: 3/4 lenth textile waterproof jacket. sometimes with the lining, sometimes with an electric vest, sometimes with the vents open, always with the soft armor.

(Sometimes a leather jacket but over the years it has seen more and more closet time.)

Helmet: Full face helmet. I like plain black so I can put my own stickers on. I recently bought a mx helmet and googles. not sure I like them yet. LOTS more venting though, I'll like them more in the summer I think.

Boots: were military combat boots for years. I always got wet feet in the rain. now I have a pair of real motorcycle boots. warm and dry! why did I wait so long?

Gloves?:... hmmmm..... several different pairs, depends on the mood and the weather, but always.

Pants?: usually jeans. sometimes 1.5mm leather jeans, but mostly denim. Textile overpants if it's cold or raining; they do have soft armor in them.
boring details:cycloak,shoei,sidi,icon,wrangler.
and sorry about the D-con sprinkles on your strawberry shortcake.

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Old 05-10-2005, 08:59 AM   #23
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It all depends on if I'm riding my Moto Guzzi or my KLR, if I'm on the pavement or dirt, how hot or cold it is...

Shoei with darkest possible faceshield during daylight
or full-face motocross helmet with goggles
Evaprodanna when in the desert
Camelback when in the desert
Hein Gericke Dakar 3/4 leather jacket
or Joe Rocket Ballistic
Tourmaster pants
or vintage leather pants
or Motocross pants
or Levis
Doc Martens
or Fox Motocross Boots
Wool socks and wool glove liners if it is cold or raining.
Army surplus leather gloves
or motocross gloves
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:44 AM   #24
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Gordon Bennet....! You Americans don't half get dressed up for the simple act of riding a motorcycle. (Please remember that we Scots do irony and sarcasm in a big way..... )

It depends whether I'm going to ride the VFR or the GS.

VFR800: Winter Kit
Arai Signet/e with Gore-Windstopper balaclava
Hein Gericke Voyager Gore-Tex Jacket and Trousers with Hiprotec armour in shoulders, elbows, knees.
Knox KC2000 back protector.
Belstaff Thermo Sport gloves with Bob Heath V-Wipe. Silk undergloves.
Altberg Clubman Classic boots with Thorlo Winter Mountaineering socks or similar. Wicking sock liners.
Base layers are a variety of long sleeved wicking tops and long johns, including Patagonia and knitted Nomex. Helly Hansen or REI boxer shorts.
Mid layers include REI Polartec Powerstretch zip neck and Rohan fleece with
Outlast PCM.

GS1200: Winter Kit
As above except for Arai Tour X Motard with Oxford Huff and Coolmax balaclava.
Hein Gericke Voyager suit as above but with the addition of a Gore-Tex North Face Mountain Jacket shell in extreme conditions.

VFR: Summer Kit
Arai Signet with Coolmax balaclava
Corner two piece black / silver leathers (Corner is an Italian brand & the colour matches my Arai Signet/e) c/w hard armour at elbows, shoulders and knees. Knox KC2000
Base layers are various wicking T shirts and Helly Hansen Boxer Shorts or REI cycling underwear.
Belstaff Dri-Sport gloves or RST race gloves.
Sidi Vertebra boots (in black and silver, of course)

GS Summer kit.
Arai Tour X with black visor / Scott Moto X goggles & Coolmax Balaclava.
For street use and commuting, either my HG Voyager suit without the lining or a 3/4 length belted leather motorcycle jacket and HG leather trousers both with full armour or HG Voyager jacket and leather jeans. All with Knox KC2000. Various wicking base layers.
Off road / DS use, Belstaff Adventure Jacket and pants or HG leather trousers, all with full hard armour. Knox KC2000.
Various wicking base layers inc boxer shorts.
Gloves.....I must get some proper off-road gloves, might pick some up in Ca. in July.
Boots are Sidi Flexforce SRS.

I must have missed something out.....
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:52 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by txrider
Depends, on street usually an Olympia jacket, waterproof sidi tour boots and firstgear HT overpants, dainese gloves and a shoei x11 helmet.

If it's gonna get heavier offroad I drop on a pair of tech 8 boots, scotts goggles and an Oniel dirt helmet.

I just killed my firstgear HT's though, looking at some darien pants now.
damn, we use (used) pretty much the same set of gear. you're a man of taste. congrats!
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:07 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by EZ OUT
I have two principles:

Principle #1
Wear all the gear i can afford to buy without the wife splitting my head open with a frying pan for spending so much on gear. (thus defeating the purpose).
  • Shoei RF 800
  • Teknic Prowler leather jacket
  • Heavy leather riding pants - from the 70's. Given to me by a friend to embarrass me - well I showed him!
  • Tourmaster leather gloves
  • over the calf leather riding boots
Principle #2
Don't spend more on gear than I spent on the bike.

Whoops - looks like I am already in violation of Principle #2
Unfortunately, once the fry pan connects with the Shoei, you should probably replace it. Vicious cycle.....
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:27 PM   #27
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For a helemt, its a full face. Got Shoei street and dirt helmets but the Aria XD is becoming my all around head wear. A helemt liner - on hot days I can soak it for some extra cooling. Ear plugs. For the street and adventrue riding I have my Joe Rocket Tahoe. For DS riding I pull out the back pad and shoulder pads and wear my HRP Flak Jak. For dirt riding I drop the jacket and add elbow/forearm guards to the Flak Jak. On hot days I have my JR Phoenix. For pants, not matter what I'm riding I wear Thor Ride Pants. For street and adventure riding I wear Redwing Irish Setters with Icon shin/knee guards. For dirt riding and DS I have a pair of Fox MX boots and my CTi knee brace. For glooves its usually Fox Pawprotectors or Icon light weight glooves. And, some form of a riding belt.
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:57 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by ilmostro
REEF Fanning flip-flops with intergral bottle opener.

Call me crazy, but I would not want the soles of my flipflops coming anywhere close to where I'm about to put my lips...

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Old 05-12-2005, 08:10 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by LC4 Pilot
Call me crazy, but I would not want the soles of my flipflops coming anywhere close to where I'm about to put my lips...
It would be my last choice. On the other hand, I wouldn't let it stand between me and getting a cold one open.
It's coming... I just don't know what it is.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:39 PM   #30
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Helmet: Arai Astral-X in a black-red-orance color scheme that the sales guy really didn't like and I coul dprobably have talked him down in price if I hadn't already planned to use a 20% catalog coupon.

Ear plugs. I don't want to go deaf from riding. The orange flared bullet-shaped ones are the best, but are hard to find now. So I use the blue bullet-shaped ones. I always get the highest noise-reduction raitng I can find. I makre sure they're inserted correctly and I click my fingernails about a foot away from my ear as a test.

Warm: A nice wooly double-layer Schampa collar and a black sweater with "San Francisco" embroidered on the front that I got at Walgreens keep me from getting too cold on SF commutes.

Riding Suit: Aerostich Roadcrafter, red to match my bike, goes over my street clothes, which depend on what I'm riding for.

Rain gear: A rain jacket stays in the saddlebag. I also have a rainsuit for when it's expected to pour.

Back protector: Dainese. Always.

groin protection: Bauer hockey cup because I like to get close to the tank and I don't like to smush my nuts. Call me weird, but my balls don't hurt.

Gloves: leather riding gloves with Thinsulate, or Held gloves with roo leather.

Boots: "Harley Davidson" brand riding boots with laces on the outside, and a velcro thingie to hold the bow ends. I want to replace these with some gnarly boots with lots of buckles.
Timberwoof, SFOTLC
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