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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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thinsulate liner and rain liner

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 07:24 PM
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An old cheap leather jacket that I have worn for 10 years...got close to 50,000 miles on it.

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post #3 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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I had to select textile cuz that's what I predominately wear for riding. And of course, all my jackets have armor, except a very heavy leather Victory jacket. I could not pass up the tremendous bargain my dealer offered on it. He said Ma Vic told him to fire sale all the gear and items with the old logo and this jacket was on the close out rack priced at a small fraction of sticker. Ironically, all it had on it was the word victory on the front and the back...no logo. Go figger.

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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 07:54 PM
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Textile in the winter and leather in the warmer weather. Had the leather a long time and always take it on any long trips. Kind of a security blanket thing.
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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 08:20 PM
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Harley Davidson FXRG Leather - Armored and Waterproof! Second jacket for HOT weather is a mesh Victory jacket. Love 'em both.

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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 08:22 PM
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Recently, I've been wearing a long sleeve heated jacket liner by Victory, sometimes if it's colder with a Victory waterproof windbreaker over that. It's nice not being too bulky and yet warm.

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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 09:06 PM
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Joe Rocket Leather w/liner in winter - Joe Rocket textile/mesh in warmer mmonths. Only brand in 3x Tall that will fit me.

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I doubt that I would ride motorcycles at all if it did not include the wholesale murder of cows.

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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 09:41 PM
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Started with a Victory Medina textile..liner sleeve fell apart in minutes! Took it back next day, got a wind/ waterproof Fulmer with armor and liner + almost enough money back to get another helmet.

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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:43 PM
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Soft Leather - I tried a number of the textile jackets with and without liners that I thought might work for me but nothing FEELS as right as plain, simple leather. Mine is a jacket that the wife bought me about 10 years ago and although it has a few "bike" features, it has no "armor" in it (because they simply didn't do that a decade ago). Mine is also a VERY SOFT leather and most women love the feel of it. The inside is lined and believe it or not, it was branded by Calvin Klein. Great jacket and can keep me toasty to about freezing temps (colder if I wear a long underwear top as well). The textile jackets just seem to me to be like a 50 year old trying to act young by riding a skateboard. Sure, I can still do it, but it just doesn't FEEL right...to me.

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