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Old 10-05-2006, 05:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: Function Follows Form: Good-Looking Gear that Works Well

If you're looking for high quality above all else, please take a look at Lee Parks or Ku****ani gloves.



(Warning: if you order the Ku****anis sight-unseen, be sure to get one size larger than you think you'll need as they run small. OTOH they stretch into a custom fit better than any other cowhide glove I've used.)
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:04 AM   #12
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For some reason their gear has never appealed to me too much. $130 gloves in which the graphics peal off during a test period would probably not earn my purchase. Like others, I've tried on multiple jackets and not found the right size.

Really happy with my Teknic Sprint 2 in 1 jacket where the outside zips off to leave a perforated jacket. 75K miles and and it's only problem is it's a bit dirty.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:08 AM   #13
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I wish someone would come out with some good (actually, GREAT) cold-weather gloves for a decent price.



I'd like to see a pair of three-fingered gloves, water-resistant, with a thick layer of Gore-Tex (or similar) insulation on the top/outside, in a pre-curved shape.



They'd have a big gauntlets to go over the sleeves, and a convenient cinching system.



They'd also have replaceable squee-gee wipers on the left index finger, and a big strip of reflective piping up the little finger to the end of the gauntlet.



Think $60 -$80 is reasonable?



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Old 10-05-2006, 06:13 AM   #14
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I'd contact JR.



They've been very supportive when I had problems. Which have been few.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:17 AM   #15
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I use my snowmobile gloves and they work just fine. Not expensive either. Apparently if you label anything as a motorcycle accessory the price doubles.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:29 AM   #16
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Red leather saddlebags?



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Old 10-05-2006, 06:30 AM   #17
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I'm a Lee Parks fan as well and did you know the deerskin actually serves to ward off deer jumping in front of you?
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:31 AM   #18
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What would you do with your 4th finger? Cut it off?
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:43 AM   #19
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I've used neatsfoot oil on my Full Bores (that I got at the age of 17) and they still look damn good. I use them for VMX stuff.



Also apply neatsfoot to my Bill Walters Leathers...after every ride.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:55 AM   #20
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Naw. I just didn't want the same old tired black bags that the sheeple all buy.



No fringe either!



Although I do still have a "Neil Young" fringed jacket! It's been difficult to get all the marijuana seeds out of the pockets let me tell ya.
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