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Old 06-22-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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Question Tourmaster question.

Hi all,
I am new to the forum, not to motorcycles. I just adquire a new 2009 G 650 GS that looks and feels spectacular!, as I had a crash on my Silverwing and I am alive and with no bones broken, I decided to buy new clothes for my rides and bought a Jett jacket form Tourmaster and also a pant from them, but I found them VERY HOT, offcourse I took the inner part out, but still very hot. Any suggestion? Did I make a bad adquisition here? The outfit looks nice and have the protections exactly were I was injured.

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Old 06-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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Tour Master has a tendency to list some rather strange choices for hot weather gear on their site. I've got some of the gear they list as hot weather clothes as my winter gear. It becomes tolerable once I get above 35 mph or so with all the vents open (check to be sure you've found them all; opening the front vents with it still closed in back isn't very much help), but isn't as good as my dedicated hot weather jacket for commuting in 90 degree weather.

I would, however, wear a Jett type jacket if I had to deal with 100 degree desert heat - with a lot of water and ice underneath, and the vents closed. Mesh is good for hot weather up to a point, though it's a bad choice once the air temperature goes above your body temperature. How hot is it where you live?
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:31 AM   #3
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90 degrees F. I live in Mexico City. Yestarday I visited another BMW Motorrad dealer for trying to get a Helmet and saw very nice and good clothes from them, but costs more than the Motorcycle.....
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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No much you can do I'm afraid. textile gear does get warm in hot weather. Drink lots of water I guess....
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Mesh gear is the answer.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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What you want to do is get a mesh jacker for hot days. I have an Icon Timax2, but that one is rather expensive. But make sure that the jacket you buy specifically states that it is MESH. That will flow air through the entire jacket and still provide protection. Also make sure that it has CE rated armor, and you should be good to go.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #7
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And be certain to wear something beneath it - such as a cotton/blend tee shirt - you can douse it with water, and with the airflow it'll almost be like air-conditioning.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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Arabs walk across the 106 degree desert wrapped in heavy cotton. Hell, they make the women wear black. Don't hear them complaining.
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So what? I walk-across my Boiler Room in dungarees and a Polyester-blend Polo..................

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So what? I walk-across my Boiler Room in dungarees and a Polyester-blend Polo..................

Are you able to urinate comfortably in your Boiler Room?
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