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Old 05-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #31
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I wear what this guy wears.

It's nice and cool on those hot and humid days. Plus the ladies love it!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #32
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Bottom up

Combat lites
New klim badlands pants
Ld comfort undies
Rally pro 2
Some decent gloves
Some decent moisture wicking shirt
Aria rxq

The only difference between a madman and myself, I am not mad.....Dali

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Unstable Rider View Post
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...

Sidi Adventure Rains. they are pricey, but they are VERY WATERPROOF. These are not the Goretex version that are even more ridiculously expensive, but work better than other boots I have tried in the past.

All the pants I have tried always end up leaking in the crotch. Even the stupid expensive Klim's I currently have. Why is there a zip fly on ANY motorcycle pant that is supposed to be waterproof proof is beyond me.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:22 AM   #34
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Wet weather sucks!
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Getting my alpinestars gp tech gloves back today, finally fixed under warranty in time for summer those things are far more comfy than my winter gloves and don't get mouldy and smelly!
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #35
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I just did 600 miles in 2 days thru Maine. It was about 90 degrees and humid. I wore a textile jacket and pants, a full face helmet and mesh gloves. I was pretty hot anytime I wasn't above 60mph but I feel the protection is worth the sweatyness. I couldn't believe how many riders (pretty much everyone that wasn't on an ADV bike) were wearing nothing but jeans (or shorts) and a T-shirt. I'm starting to think a backwards baseball hat and a pair of Ray Bans is all that's needed for safe highway travel. I guess some enjoy the taste of large insects because my entire windshield, face shield and jacket were covered with all kinds of nastiness.

I mentioned what I saw today to my wife and all she said was " it's natural selection at work".
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #36
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Sun screen.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #37
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Fly racing or Zeus xd3 knock-off (still dot rated, just like my shoei)

Klim Badlands Pro suit (just got it, it's friggin awesome) if the temps are below 70f, if im going for more than a couple of days, or if it looks like rain.

Olympia Phantom (I think) 2 piece mesh suit if it is too hot...

Gloves, always.

Boots, always

If I don't plan on going on the highway, I will sometimes wear just jeans instead of the over pants...but I drive like I'm invisible.
I manage the risk, and accept that I cant protect myself from everything.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #38
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I just retired my favorite summer jacket Joe Rocket Santa Fe perfed leather and mesh.
Cool weather = Darien jacket, AD1 pants, always TCX Matrix (2nd or 3rd pair was Oxtar always waterproof)
Warmer weather = Firstgear mesh pants, Tourmaster mesh jacket, gloves according to weather. I've sewn the left index finger tips of all my gloves with conductive thread to work with touch screens.

Actively searching and evaluating a new primary warm weather jacket. Rev it, a couple Dainese, and BMW brand on the short list. Open to suggestions.

Shoei Multitec for the last 5 years. Looking at the Neotec. The reviews I've seen are mostly very positive.
2012 R1200 GSA - 1995 Yamaha Riva 125 - Matched set
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by braindigitalis View Post
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
For sure..... milk crate or similar is standard on the postie type bikes I have ridden on farms. No helmet when farming, hunting, fishing and the like.
there are old motorcyclists and bold motorcyclists
but you seldom meet an old, bold motorcyclist
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #40
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Location: Brooksville, Florida, USA
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Full gear year round every time I ride.
*Scorpion helmet EXO 1000
*First Gear Jaunt jacket
*full fingered armored leather gloves
*Moose pants
*Heavy leather firefighting boots (They were free from my old job)

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Keep the rubber side down. It works better that way!
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:25 AM   #41
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Textil top and bottom or a Lewis leather jacket for summer
Summer or winter gloves and my bike boots. shoei raid 2 full face helmet.
suzuki gsxr 600 srad sound fun bike
bmw r100gs i sold as it be came to unreliable.
road legal stomp pitbike sold
Klr 650 the worst ever made
Honda xl125rc powered by a cg125 block fun wee bike
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:59 AM   #42
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:07 AM   #43
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Below 10°C - GoreTex textile kombi with full liners in, normal gloves, heated grips on.
10°C - 30°C - GoreTex without liners, plain or perfed leather gloves, no heat
15°C - 30°C - Leather kombi, perfed leather gloves
Above 30°C - Mesh textile kombi, perfed leather gloves
Above 35°C - Mesh with water poured over it, perfed leather gloves

All the time either my Lady Avant ST boots or my Lady Grace boots, depends on rain or not.
Katherine, in words - F650GSa - CBR250R (sold) - Super Sherpa - Nine Days in the Alps - More Alps: Finding GS Land
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #44
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:00 PM   #45
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Women's underwear.
Advanced pancreatic cancer found 04/2010. Have outlived +/- 97% of patients with this diagnosis, but 08/2013 cancer now in liver, vascular system and lungs with 20+ lung tumors. Sick/weak sometimes, not riding much. No more treatments & now under Hospice care.
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