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Offline Gairo

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Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:55:33 AM »
As per title really, show us yer wardrobe :018:

I wear a number of different brands etc but my daily ‘go to’ outfit is my Ixon Copper Rock leather jacket, Roadskin black Kevlar lined textile combats, Alpinestars SMXS short boots, Macna Gloves and my HJC RPHA70 lid with blue Iridium visor.

Tend to wear Macna textiles while touring along with my Shoei GT Air helmet which is quieter than the HJC for long distance stuff, Macna summer glove backed up by my Goretex winter gloves and my Dainese Goretex touring boots...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 12:57:14 AM by Gairo »
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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 12:00:15 AM »
Gold pantaloons with sequined blouse, 8" stilettos and matching beret...oh sorry, wrong forum.. :008: :034:

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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:00:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
Gold pantaloons with sequined blouse, 8" stilettos and matching beret...oh sorry, wrong forum.. :008: :034:

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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 10:43:10 AM »
Interesting thread in the current heatwave (although today might be the end of it).

Iv'e got H Gericke trousers and a RST Adventure jacket with lots of air vents.

I guess we've all noticed so many more bikers riding without kit recently. Its a bit like when on hols in Spain, most moped and bike riders just wear shorts and t shirt. The cyclist's take it much more seriously though....

Obviously IF we KNEW nothing was gonna happen, then I guess we would all be in shorts and shirts only....
Although.... the gold pantaloons and stilettos does have a strange attraction......

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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 12:38:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
Gold pantaloons with sequined blouse, 8" stilettos and matching beret...oh sorry, wrong forum.. :008: :034:

Smithy.

I thought I’d logged into my other favourite forum for a minute there too :008: :745:

Seriously though, I’ve also noticed the amount of chancers riding around in flip flops and short sleeves in the heatwave, it’s just not worth the risk. I was fully layered up in Southern France 2 years ago in temperatures hitting 42 degrees C, that’ll kill me before the lack of protection does :018:
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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 01:06:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
Gold pantaloons with sequined blouse, 8" stilettos and matching beret...oh sorry, wrong forum.. :008: :034:

Smithy.

Take it to the Harley Davidson forum, please.  :038:


As for me, most commutes I'm wearing BMW City pants, some Bates riding sneakers and an ancient armored nylon jacket that really vents well, coupled with roper gloves and a Schuberth helmet.

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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
I am a Klim guy.
Badlands pro jacket and pants - no worries about rain, even torrential downpours.
Schuberth C3 pro with a Sena 10c
Sidi Adv Goretex
Klim gloves, ventilated for summer, goretex for winter or when it rains.
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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
Neotec helmet, Rukka Navala suit, BMW Pro Tourer boots, Dainese gloves, Send 10U. BMW Airshell Jacket for the summer

Other stuff sounds good too but not for the motorcycle.  :305:
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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 08:06:25 AM »
Gt air helmet.. Have different kit for different things,  for a blast up the coast I'll wear alpine stars jeans, boots and bmw tourshell jacket with furygan summer gloves. I have the full tourshell suit with waterproof bmw gloves to try out on my upcoming nc500 tour in scotland

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Re: Bike Wear, What do you wear and why ?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 10:29:59 PM »
I'm sold on the Dainese gear!  They really know how to build in protection.  I recently changed out my 2 year old Olympia suit as I felt the protection was just that much better.  Dainese fits like a race suit. 

Dainese Super Speed Textile Jacket is the jacket I bought.  In Northern California during the summer, I hit chilly, foggy 60 degree temps Fahrenheit, and 20 miles away it can be 105 degrees.  This jacket was great with a light top under for both with the thin liner.  If I had longer than 45 minutes in the heat, I would have stripped of the liner.  Comfortable with great protection.

Pants are either Dainese or for short rides, Scorpion Covert jeans with the kevlar lines and armor. 

My every day riding boots are Bates Adrenaline Boots if I have to walk around for work or hit a shorter trail.  Not only reasonable protection, but the most comfortable boot I have ever worn.  Dainse Course Out boots for more technical and spirited rides. 

Schuberth C3 Pro Observer Helmet for every day rides.  Shoei X14 for more spirited rides.