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Old 05-24-2005, 09:30 AM   #31
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Location: Northern Arizona
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Just starting, but this is what I've got so far:

Arai XD, White (The only color in the desert....)
Aerostitch Darien Jacket, Hi-Viz with back protector
Darien Pants (Grey) with hip armor
Mechanix Impact II Gloves
Sidi Discovery Boots

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Old 05-24-2005, 10:04 AM   #32
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Oddometer: 194
Helmet: Arai Tour-X
Jacket: Waterproof, Armoured, Cordura
Pants: Of course...
Gloves: My lucky Spidis
Boots: Comfortable ankle-high
Ears: Gel plugs

I layer when it's cold
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:17 AM   #33
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Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Pasadena, CA
Oddometer: 2,034
Arai Quantum Black helmet
First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket (W/zip in fleece liner for cold weather)
First Gear HT pants
Held Gloves
Sidi Vortex (I think) boots
Persol polarized sunglasses
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Old 05-24-2005, 12:49 PM   #34
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Location: The Trans-Mississippi
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Talking

I mainly ride pavement. Here's my list:

Helmet: Arai Renegade, White with stickers.

Jacket: Joe Rocket Bulldog (perforated with white stripes) for 'sport'. Or, Triumph Sprint Jacket (non perforated) for 'touring'. Both have shoulder and elbow protection.

Pants: Joe Rocket Speedmaster (perforated for 'sport'). Or, Triumph Sprint Jeans (leather, non perforated for 'touring'). Both have knee and hip protection. The Joe Rocket, knee sliders.

Gloves: Triumph Daytona or Triumph Hard carbon.

Boots: Alpinestars S-MX for 'sport'. SiDi OnRoad Sympatex for 'touring'.

I wear a Crimson 'ZUB' around my neck. Great cold or warm. http://www.zubwear.com/cgi-bin/cp-ap...ef=bike&catstr=


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Old 05-28-2005, 12:18 PM   #35
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Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro
Helmet: Arai Quantum f/ and earplugs
Jacket: BMW Savanna II
Pants: BMW Commuter Pants
Boots: Mid-calf protective boots
Gloves
amber glasses at night
sunglasses during the day

I don't leave home without them.
Hey Retro! Ditch the amber. Anything that blocks light after dark is no bueno. Clear is good if ya GOTTA wear something.

Oh, and since we're listing what we're wearing:

Tourmaster CorTech 3/4 jacket
Or Spidi mesh
or Spidi cordura

On-road: Tourmaster CorTech pants
Off-road: MX pants (no knee guards yet, I'm working on it)

On-road: Alpinestars Effex boots
Off-road: Oxtar Blast boots

I have body armor jacket coming from GLF so I can wear an MX jersey when it gets really hot 'round here and still be protected.

I have a pair of Gericke mesh gloves that I've been wearing both on and off road. Not too hot...

I don't have an off-road only helmet yet, so I'm wearing my Quantum F. Like I told people when I was selling bikes: your head is NOT as hard as a rock no matter WHAT your mother used to say!

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Old 05-28-2005, 01:36 PM   #36
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Location: Grass Pants Orygun
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Street

Arai SZ-Ram3

Joe Rocket Santa Fe w/ Dry Tech Liner
Joe Rocket Meteor

First Gear HT Air Overpant

Icon Motorhead boot

Rocky Goretex socks

Held gloves
Joe Rocket Phoenix gloves

Dirt

M2R Revelation X2 Patriot

Smith Turbo Option OTG Goggles

Moose M1 Chest Protector

Fox Elbow guards

MSR RG2 Cargo Pants

Thor Force Kneeguards

Thor gloves

ARC Corona Boot

Camel Back Peak Bagger

Cobra Micro Talk FRS radio / zip-tied to chest protector
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:26 PM   #37
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Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Sweden, 65°19.077'N 21°25.781'E
Oddometer: 88
Helmet: Airoh Tyger or Caberg Justissimo
Jacket: Lindstrand
Pants: Lindstrand
Gloves: Lindstrand
Shoes: Oxtar Infinity
Backprotector: BMW Rückenprotektoren 2
Earplugs.

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Old 05-28-2005, 06:17 PM   #38
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Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Cackalacky
Oddometer: 46,157
Helmet: KBC VR-1

Gloves: Icon Super Duty, Marsee Race Gauntlet, Olympia Digital Protector

Boots: Gaerne Explorers, Sidi MX, Matterhorn, Guide Gear tour boots

Jacket/Suit: Aerostich RC-1, FG Kilimanjaro, Alpinestars V-tour, Cortech Magnum Air (leather)

Pants: JR 3.0, Teknic armored Cargo jeans, Gialli armored jeans, Arborwear non-armored jeans, Fieldsheer leather race pants

Eyewear: (I always wear glasses behind the shield) impact-resistant safety glasses

About 90% (or more) of the time I'm ATGATT. The other 10% (or less) I'm in jeans but all the rest of the stuff.

I always wear earplugs unless I'm riding specifically to listen to the bike after working on it.
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Old 05-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #39
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Spokane, WA.
Oddometer: 1,098
My gear..

What I wear when I'm ATG:
Helmet: Shoei RF-1000
Jacket: Hein Gericke Timbuktu (Cold weather) or Edge (Warm)
Gloves: Olympia Protectors
Pants: Hein Gericke Cargo pocket pants
Boots: Fox Trackers (Inappropriate but cheap and better than nothing)

When I'm being naughty:
Helmet: Shoei RF-1000
Jacket: Hein Gericke Timbuktu (Cold weather) or Edge (Warm)
Gloves: Olympia Protectors
Pants: Levi's
Boots: Hi-Tec 10" hikers

I'm currently in a bit of a quandry. I refuse to leave the house without my naughty list but I'm the only one I've seen in two days wearing more than a helmet! I've seen all ages and both genders out there (Oh. Forgot. Some HD riders have chaps) are wearing virtually nothing.

Is this common everywhere?

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Old 05-30-2005, 05:01 PM   #40
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Location: high in the rockies.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Timberwoof
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.
If you are talking about the "Max 50" orange ones, just last month I went and picked up a box of 500 of them for work from a local industrial supply place.


my gear:

HJC CL-X4 helmet
Ear Plugs
Heavy carhartt sweater (soon to be replaced by actual riding jacket)
Moose Racing XCR pant
FOX Tracker Boots (Which I just broke a buckle off of and had a whole eaten into the shin plate by my chain in a recent crash, soon to be replaced by Tech 8's or some Gearne's)
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:59 AM   #41
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Location: Minneapolis
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redne Dab
What I wear when I'm ATG:
Helmet: Shoei RF-1000
Jacket: Hein Gericke Timbuktu (Cold weather) or Edge (Warm)
Gloves: Olympia Protectors
Pants: Hein Gericke Cargo pocket pants
Boots: Fox Trackers (Inappropriate but cheap and better than nothing)

When I'm being naughty:
Helmet: Shoei RF-1000
Jacket: Hein Gericke Timbuktu (Cold weather) or Edge (Warm)
Gloves: Olympia Protectors
Pants: Levi's
Boots: Hi-Tec 10" hikers

I'm currently in a bit of a quandry. I refuse to leave the house without my naughty list but I'm the only one I've seen in two days wearing more than a helmet! I've seen all ages and both genders out there (Oh. Forgot. Some HD riders have chaps) are wearing virtually nothing.

Is this common everywhere?

B
YES. In my experience, it is very common. Half the riders I see don't even wear helmets (here in Minnesota). I'm always amazed to see the bikers riding in the cold rain with sunglasses and no helmet. You'd think that for no other reason than comfort they have a helmet on then.

The "ATGATT" mentality is at the extreme end of the riding gear spectrum, with flip-flops and no helmet at the other extreme. Most people fall somewhere in between. Reading these boards you'd thing only risk-taking lunatics rode without head-to-toe padding. IMHO your "naughty" list is more than what 99% of what other riders wear. Are they all crazy? I think not.

FWIW, I have Kilimanjaro jacket and pants, and wear them when going for a ride, meaning at least an hour of pleasure riding. If it's warm and I'm making a quick 4 mile run to Home Depot for nuts and bolts, I wear a helmet, jeans, jean jacket and gloves. Donning all the Apollo 13 gear for a quick run can take the fun out of the quick errand.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:10 AM   #42
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Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Home of the Chicago Cubs!
Oddometer: 2,440
Lid: Shoei Syncrotec (road), Bell ? Seven (not road),

Jacket: Firstgear Kilimanjaro (cold), FG Leather Meshtech (warm and liner if also wet).

Pants: Firstgear mesh overpant (warm and liner if also wet), Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 (cold);

Held Proffi gloves (fast rides, long tours) or Alpinestars gel with carbon-fiber on knuckles (quick rides, gravel);

Alpinestars Vector boots, but Sidi Discovery's on the way .
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:51 AM   #43
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Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Oddometer: 375
Lid: TLD SE dirt helmet w/ Oakley googles

Jacket: Joe Rocket Nova

Gloves: Joe Rocket

Pants: jeans

Boots: Army issue

I still gotta get a proper road helmet - was looking at the Arai XD, a nice wp suit - the BMW Rallye 2 looks nice and expensive and some proper boots - Prexport or Gaerne.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:11 AM   #44
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Location: Left of the dial. Canton, NC
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Street suit, haven't worn it since I sold the SV. Once I get motard

wheels on the XR it will come back out.



New mesh gear for XR- streer/dirt



Helmets boots and gloves. Astars GP plus for street

AGV mesh w/carbon fibre for street/dirt

(I like stickers)



Hi point Alpine Stars/Arai Signet/Arai Quantum Matsudo/HJC dirt
Daytona street boots were in the living room.

Full hard armor in all jackets and pants.





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Old 06-24-2005, 12:47 PM   #45
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Well...

Long sleeve T (cause I don't wanna burn)
A shirt (promotes cooling)
Chapstick (ditto)
Jeans or cargo shorts if it's really hot
Hiking boots (when it's wet out)
LL Bean Blucher Mocs
Oh yeah, gotta have sunglasses
And my favorite half shell helmet.

Hey, skin grows back.
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