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Old 07-19-2004, 03:51 PM   #81
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Default Re: A Suitcase You Can Wear

My buddies $450 tourmaster suit ripped up at 15mph. You get what you pay for. Go down in jeans and the ER staff will be cleaning your wounds with $100's instead of $20's. One day in the hospital is $1500 or more, $750 is a steal if you can avoid all that. If its comfortable, you'll wear it more, safer all around. To each their own though. That and on a valk the power ranger look probably isnt all that hip.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:57 PM   #82
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I ride with my vents open most of the time, no problems. I read that article last night, too funny. Theyre recommendation is to unzip a little a block or so from your destination. Problem solved.
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:20 PM   #83
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Default Rain proof here

My 'stich is a few years old and I've washed and reapplied the waterproofing once. That is all to say, it isn't anything special. I leave for work in the rain (not drizzle, but the wipers on full speed stuff) and arrive 30 minutes later bone dry. Not sure how other people get soaked, but I'll stay dry and happy.
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:22 PM   #84
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Default Re: If you are worried about the heat...

Yeah, I looked at the old BMW riders 'stiches and picked blue. The red fades funny and the grey just looked awful to my eyes.
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:55 PM   #85
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Default Re: Wanky Helmet

cool suit. just spent some time talking to a pal who defends manufacturers when some squid spills and leaves dermis all over the tarmac.

had a comment about half helmets. he's defended two cases where the lid edge caught and turned the face into the the slab. ground out the eyeball and surrounding maxillary bone structure. kinda like the terminator with no steel underneath. no french kissing any time soon.

why wear that stuff, dude? uglier than *****, bugs in the teeth, and just waiting to grind your face into the rough.

enquiring minds want to know.
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:54 AM   #86
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Default Re: A Suitcase You Can Wear

i prolly ought to change my handle. the valk is history.



regarding protective gear ... i prefer the joe rocket armored jacket. works great. bought it second-hand for a hundred bux. six hundred bux savings--buys a lot o' beer, seewhatimean?
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:34 AM   #87
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Navy Diver/EOD type... and sorta old. And that would be a drunken yeti with a very high pitched voice.



Maybe a "Crapalytic Converter"? Or how about "Defends"? Maybe mint suppositories?



How 'bout we just revel in the funk? I mean, if you can re-experience that pizza every time you belch in a full-face helmet, what's a little deja-phew when ya shuck the suit?







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Old 07-20-2004, 09:05 AM   #88
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My Vanson jacket is about 12 years old and still in near as good a shape as when I bought it. I, however, cannot say the same for myself. For street riding that leather jacket is my least favorite riding jacket. I much prefer my Road Gear jacket. It's more comfortable.
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:13 AM   #89
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Well yeah, you used to rebuild Phantoms with channel locks and a cresent wrench,

What I'd like to know is why'd you need a Swiss Army Knife when you had a paper clip
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:14 AM   #90
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You would if you owned my bike!
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