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Old 05-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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Almost all BMW models now have heated grips, including the scooters and the S100RR sport bike. Real common on Beemers. Many models have heated seats too, and the K16GTL has a heated backrest for the passenger.

Anyway, I ride in an Olympia Jacket, HJF FF helmet (all the time), gloves (all the time, various motorcycle gloves), boots (all the time, TCX Matrix boots) and jeans. My one concession to ease of wear is the jeans. Though I know I really should be wearing riding pants with as much protection as my jacket, helmet, boots and gloves. I also ALWAYS ride with the right attitude, that it is ALL up to me alone to reduce my riding risks. I expect nothing from any other road users in my favor.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #17
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Depends.

Get it? I kill me!

Ok so really, I alternate between the HD FGXR Jacket and leather pants (with ass intact) and the Olympia textile jacket & pants I have. I'm actually not sure of the model number on the jacket, it's an all weather fully armored thing I got on sale about five years ago.

Neither one is completely waterproof, the Olympia is probably a better bet in the rain when the linings are in. The leather, of course, is safer and warmer, but it's heavy gear.

Gloves, I have a mess of different ones, warm weather, cold weather waterproof, etc. Helmet is Shoei RF1000 most of the time but weirdly, it fogs up way easier than any helmet I've had before so if it's pissing out I'll go with a HJC I have.

Boots are waterproof SIDIs which are only sort of waterproof.

This waterproof thing is kind of a big deal to me since I live in the PNW....
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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You have heated grips on your scooter? Nice!
Yup, aftermarket addons. Had them fitted at the dealer as soon as I could afford it (I am not really mechanical and didn't want to void the two year warranty either!) my very first scooter didn't have them and I didn't see the point, but my second scooter I rode through a particularly bad winter and bit the bullet and got them. Now, I can't ride in winter without them, it turns even the coldest UK day into bearable riding ...I do miss having a tall windscreen though that I had installed on my last scoot as I found it really good for wind and rain protection but I don't have the money right now so that will have to wait a few months I think... Maybe next winter :-)
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:20 AM   #19
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Always wear:
Gloves (Usually leather with armored knuckles)
Helmet (HJC Snell and DOT)


For around town:
Jeans
Mesh jacket with armor (either fieldsheer or olympia)
Cowboy boots or my motorcycle boots

Okay I admit some times in Florida if staying at 45mph or less I will just wear street clothes. Not the best idea, but it happens.

Longer rides at speed below 70mph:
Cortech jeans with leather lining and knee armor
Olympia air glide
Teknic boots

Highway:
Either over armored over pants and my olympia air glide or aerostitch road crafter
Teknic boots
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:33 AM   #20
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allways my revvit sand jacket and pants. I need pockets. just peeling the lining as it gets hotter.

always my ldcomfort undergarment long sleeve shirt. full or half length ldcomfort short.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:27 AM   #21
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Always ride ATTGATT but as of this year.....

Schuberth S2 Hi-Viz and Tourmaster Transition 3 Hi-Viz. Trying to minimize any SMIDSY.

Plus the gear I have been using all along:

Fieldsheer armored pants (zips right up to Tourmaster jacket in back)

Solid or mesh armored gloves

Sidi boots


In hot weather I'll go with black Carhartt pants with armor underneath (I really need to get mesh pants and jacket- hot days on a HOT bike- K100RS- is too HOT)

Cold weather brings out the Gerbings gloves and jacket liner.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:41 AM   #22
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Great used Darien, electric liner some times, some Tourmaster pants, Icon Accelerant boots that are supposed to be waterproof but ain't.

Love them boots, but they are not waterproof. If a gnat takes a piss 1/4 mile ahead of me and he is airborne, my feet feel it. I see they have been discontinued from the Icon boot line. They have not responded to my enquiries regarding the lack of rain-resistance I have experienced...

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:25 PM   #23
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Sturdy sandals, shorts, shirt, and a shortie helmet.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #24
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Sandals , and a Speedo Well that's what I feel like wearing this time of year.

For now Mesh Jacket, mesh pants and mesh gloves and vented leather boots. Full face helmet

Winter time Tourmaster Sabre Jacket, Tourmaster Venture pants, non vented waterproof touring boots, and heated jacket liner and gloves as needed.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:59 AM   #25
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Sturdy sandals, shorts, shirt, and a shortie helmet.
These are proper long distance gear :-) oh wait no that's a pair of converse, t-shirt and an open face helmet... Don't forget the milk crate
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:01 AM   #26
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We have some serious hipsters in duh house...

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #27
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Banana hammock, crocs and a pickelhaube.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #28
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Darien light jacket,Darien pants with various layering according to temperature,Sidi Cityboots (getting old) and gloves to suit season top it all off with a full face helmet. If I'm doing nothing other than ride I have one piece leather that is comfortable as my birthday suit. 15 years will make good leather very comfortable.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #29
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Shoei Neotec modular helmet
Olympia AST2
long sleeve "technical" tee hot or cold weather
Riderwearhouse AD1 over pants
Alpinestars "Scout" boots
deer skin gloves

Pretty much the same outfit all the time. The AST vents well in heat, and the poly long sleeve shirt wicks perspiration away from my skin. Perfect for winter or summer!

I am purchasing a KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants next month, and that should be it for gear!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #30
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At the moment (until I have more gear):

Fox Creek armored leather jacket.
Ariat Ropers
Wranglers (having a 36" standing inseam makes it tough to find riding pants that fit)
Icon Mesh gloves (gonna get heavier ones when the summer's up).
AFX (I think) full face helmet.
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