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I have been noticing more folks than ever riding with teeshirts, shorts and with their ladies on back with shorts and tank tops. I know I would feel really bad if I skint my wife up. I even see these folks in rush hour traffic at 75 mph.
I use to ride a vulcan 800 and didn't think about it. But as soon as i first felt the power of my High Ball i thought better. I figure if I am going to break something there is no need for skin grafts on top of it if I can avoid it.
Don't get me wrong I do enjoy a putt around the country now and then with out protection but not often and not far.
I ride in 85- 95 degree without stop lights every day for work and wear the slider mesh jacket and slider cargo pants and am very comfortable moving. Also 3/4 helmet when I don't have my windsheild.
What are ya'll wearing?
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Wear Where you know what I mean

Grammer ain't xzactly my 4tay
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Not what you first thought!
I have been noticing more folks than ever riding with teeshirts, shorts and with their ladies on back with shorts and tank tops. I know I would feel really bad if I skint my wife up. I even see these folks in rush hour traffic at 75 mph.
I use to ride a vulcan 800 and didn't think about it. But as soon as i first felt the power of my High Ball i thought better. I figure if I am going to break something there is no need for skin grafts on top of it if I can avoid it.
Don't get me wrong I do enjoy a putt around the country now and then with out protection but not often and not far.
I ride in 85- 95 degree without stop lights every day for work and wear the slider mesh jacket and slider cargo pants and am very comfortable moving. Also 3/4 helmet when I don't have my windsheild.
What are ya'll wearing?
Be safe
 

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Grammer ain't xzactly my 4tay
I love your grammar heddy. In what part of this country do you live?
Me, I'm an ATGATT guy. I've been riding over 60 years so I ain't no spring chicken and I want to preserve what years I have left. For hot weather riding there's mesh gear (as you stated), cooling vests, cool ties, heat dispelling underliners, vented helmets, etc.. For around town, I wear a Gmax G67, it has 10 vents and it works well even behind a windshield. My highway helmet is a Scorpion EXO900 modular - a lot of bang for the buck. Thankfully I had my gear on, even though I was just running in-town errands, when this happened....
 

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Appropriate jacket, gloves, boots with 1/2 or full helmet. Had one idiot broad side me when he ran a stop sign in which I did not have all the gear and I was one wobble away from pavement at about 45mph. Stopped ridding about a year later but finally got back on and haven't stopped. I gear up whether going to the store or 500 round robin. I know what mean about those without for them and their pax. It's a choice just like helmet or no helmet. Me and mine will always ride for the slide should it occur.
 

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Rubbers of course. Doesn't everyone?

Yep. Rubber truck inner tubes on my upper body and 12" trailer tire inner tubes on each leg. If I go "down" I just bounce up and down until, well, you know... until I'm done. Then I just go find what's left of the bike if I'm satisfied with the outcum. Just sayin'...

Some days I just wear jeans and a t-shirt though. The mesh jacket for longer rides and hot days. ;) Boots almost all the time on the bike.
 

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I am usually ATGATT and that includes a full face helmet but with the humidity here lately I have been cheating a little and wearing a t-shirt and regular jeans (not my usual kevlar lined ones). Even with my shorty OEM windshield I just can't seem to get enough air flow to keep me cool but don't like riding for hours at a time without it, feel like a human parachute.
 

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Always full fingered gloves, always vibram sole steel toed boots, never shorts. Everything else as conditions and whim dictate.
 

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Full-face helmet (GMax G69), Fieldsheer Mesh Jacket (Warmer) and Leather Jacket (Colder), Olympia gloves, Pants, Work Boots. I always wear this gear. There is the occasional day when temps climb to 90+ that I will shed the jacket, but that is very rare.
 

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in the south east

as far in the country as I can be and still enjoy my 50 mile ride round trip.
I love your grammar heddy. In what part of this country do you live?
Me, I'm an ATGATT guy. I've been riding over 60 years so I ain't no spring chicken and I want to preserve what years I have left. For hot weather riding there's mesh gear (as you stated), cooling vests, cool ties, heat dispelling underliners, vented helmets, etc.. For around town, I wear a Gmax G67, it has 10 vents and it works well even behind a windshield. My highway helmet is a Scorpion EXO900 modular - a lot of bang for the buck. Thankfully I had my gear on, even though I was just running in-town errands, when this happened....
 

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Minimum helmet (full face or 3/4...full face feels safer, but 3/4 gives me the wind in my face and better cooling and visibility), gloves and good boots. Usually a leather vest, or leather or mesh jacket according to conditions. Chaps when it's cool enough. Road rash isn't especially appealing; I still have a nice scar on my shoulder from a bicycle accident 30 years ago.
 

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Bell Shorty helmet,Gloves fingerless or full depending on weather(the palm and thumb is what needs the protection)Long pants and boots,Alway wear cotton or denim shirts,leather jacket in cooler weather,NEVER nylon or polyester go down with that and it melts into the skin.Rather loose the hide as have it burned.
I have been riding for over 35 yrs and have had my share of mishaps and the two most important pieces are helmet and long pants.
 

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At the Rally in the Gorge the latch on my Scorpion EXO900 broke, not an uncommon occurrence I learned. So I am going to bite the quality bullet and get a Shoei Neotec in white for visibility. I may ride a cruiser, but I don't buy into the "culture," especially in the riding gear department. My XR was the only bagger cruiser at this sport and dirt bike rally. I may be older, but here was one of the rally highlights and why I'm ATGATT...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zjDEs8nIuVs
This road was reserved for the day, just for the rally attendees. These guys are serious riders and many were scraping knees on those turns. BTW, no two corners are alike, so there is no "rhythm" to be found on that road. I never got her into third gear! Kept her at 4K+!
 

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Not what you first thought!
I have been noticing more folks than ever riding with teeshirts, shorts and with their ladies on back with shorts and tank tops. I know I would feel really bad if I skint my wife up. I even see these folks in rush hour traffic at 75 mph. I use to ride a vulcan 800 and didn't think about it. But as soon as i first felt the power of my High Ball i thought better. I figure if I am going to break something there is no need for skin grafts on top of it if I can avoid it.
Don't get me wrong I do enjoy a putt around the country now and then with out protection but not often and not far.
I ride in 85- 95 degree without stop lights every day for work and wear the slider mesh jacket and slider cargo pants and am very comfortable moving. Also 3/4 helmet when I don't have my windsheild.
What are ya'll wearing?
Be safe
I just want to move to wherever it is that rush hour traffic moves at 75mph:D
 

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I always wear good full fingered riding gloves and full leather boots. Ive seen the results too many times of those who didn't...

I wear quality chaps on any trip over an hr long... Leather lined riding jeans on short trips in the heat. I have a really nice Vanson mesh jacket for long summer trips but usually just a t-shirt when its above 80' and my trip is short. Leather when temps are below 70'.

1/2 , 3/4 or modular helmet depending on the weather...




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I always wear good full fingered riding gloves and full leather boots. Ive seen the results too many times of those who didn't...

I wear quality chaps on any trip over an hr long... Leather lined riding jeans on short trips in the heat. I have a really nice Vanson mesh jacket for long summer trips but usually just a t-shirt when its above 80' and my trip is short. Leather when temps are below 70'.

1/2 , 3/4 or modular helmet depending on the weather...




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You didn't memtion the gun when you are on your work bike. :D
 

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Outlaw DOT 1/2 helmet, Always wear sunglasses or clear glasses at night for eye protection. Always long jeans, t-shirt and or sweatshirt to Carhartt jacket as it gets colder, and sneakers. I tried steel toe boots but hard to upshift on my Vegas as boot tends to get stuck, not a lot of room under shifter. Add gloves as temperature drops.
 

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Rush hour

I hear of folks in stop and go traffic all the time. I believe I would rather walk or better yet grab a beer and stay at home.
I drive in the country nice and slow with the deer but when I hit the top of the ramp I am doing 75 to get in traffic.

I just want to move to wherever it is that rush hour traffic moves at 75mph:D[/QUOTE]
 

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Update re my Scorpion helmet...I just got off the phone with the sweetest lady at Scorpion. Even though I told her I've had this helmet over 3 years, she's sending a new replacement front piece/chinbar. A unique feature of the EXO900 is that piece easily removes to convert it to a 3/4. That is great customer service!
RST-LSS, I would not place too much confidence in a DOT helmet approval. The rally I attended had a lot of classes, clinics and seminars and one was about gear. The main test DOT gives a helmet is one where they drop a weight from a height limited by the lab's ceiling. At time of impact, the weight is traveling ONLY 22mph. Digest that for a bit folks. Another thing they said is sweat rinses off, road rash doesn't. BTW, on hot days, you are cooler with a jacket on than with bare skin. Having the gear on is not only safer and cooler, it also protects your skin from the damage the sun causes. Having recently gone through treatments twice in 5 years, I am glad my cancer was not skin cancer. You do not want to know why. Man up and wear the gear guys. There's too big a price to pay for trying to look cool. OK, Gramp's lecture is over. :)
 

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Funniest story I have in this regards...

Good friend of mine was fueling up and a guy on a crotch rocket pulls up. He says to my buddy wearing a shorty lid; "Man I don't know how you wear those, so dangerous...gotta be full face"...he was wearing sneakers shorts and a t-shirt. Really made no sense.

I almost always wear all my gear...well i dont wear pants. Well i do...but just jeans. No one wants to see me on pants optional day.
 

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I usually wear Trojans.:crzy:

I try real hard not to judge others based on what they wear or don't wear or what they ride, etc. It's not always easy and I will admit that I do cringe every time I see a guy or gal on a bike with flip flops. I'm mostly a helmet, jeans, boots and long sleeve shirt kind of guy. When the temps are under 80 degrees I wear a leather jacket too.
 
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