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post #11 of 40 Old 04-06-2016, 06:08 PM
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I have lost a pair of Levis but no skin. Full leathers are too hot. Really is a matter of risk management IMO.
Some of the perforated leathers are much cooler. As long as you don't stop moving for any length of time!
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At the end of the day, it's not what your wearing, it's how you hit.

I've got a week I don't remember from about 25 years ago. Standard jeans, pair of cheap jogger shoes and a lightweight tracksuit jacket. As I hit the highway at 140kph or nearly 90mph and I landed face first and ground the bottom edge out of the chin bar of my helmet, it made no difference what I was wearing below the neck. A fancy leather jacket wouldn't have stopped the tip of the brake leaver going through my wrist.

Way up the risks of your ride, then do it.
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Looks like he counter counter steered after hitting that tar snake.
Hard to tell if the front tire slid, or he jerked the steering hard left when he met the LEO. Probably both.

I haven't heard much from anyone here about wearing the protective underwear that you can wear under jeans. I wonder how those compare to the LD comfort stuff I wear now. Seems like they would be extra warm in the summer.

Anybody here wear Kevlar underwear? Please share.
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Looks like he counter counter steered after hitting that tar snake.
Hard to tell if the front tire slid, or he jerked the steering hard left when he met the LEO. Probably both.

I haven't heard much from anyone here about wearing the protective underwear that you can wear under jeans. I wonder how those compare to the LD comfort stuff I wear now. Seems like they would be extra warm in the summer.

Anybody here wear Kevlar underwear? Please share.

Not Kevlar but I do wear Bohn Armor under my jeans. Shin/knee, thighs, hips and tailbone coverage. It will probably wear through if you slide far enough. Between this and my jeans, I find the risk "acceptable". I did "crash" (driver came around a curve in my lane and forced me into the guard rail) at 35 mph. No road rash even though I slid for about 30 yards according to the officer. Was wearing jeans and a Joe Rocket jacket. I still have both as a reminder of that day...and they are still functional.
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[QUOTE=david79chapman;1529298]I have lost a pair of Levis but no skin. Full leathers are too hot. Really is a matter of risk management IMO.
Really a matter of risk taking, not risk management. We all take risks when we ride. Some more than others. Riding in jeans or otherwise without the best protective gear is taking a risk that, in a crash, you will not be injured far worse than if you had been wearing the gear at the time of the crash.
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I have a pair of kevlar lined jeans that I wear. Textile padded jacket, good gloves, boots, and helmet. I always fell like maybe I should step up to some nice padded textile pants for more protection. As other have said some day I may really wish I had them if I end up sliding down the freeway at 60mph.

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I have a pair of kevlar lined jeans that I wear. Textile padded jacket, good gloves, boots, and helmet. I always fell like maybe I should step up to some nice padded textile pants for more protection. As other have said some day I may really wish I had them if I end up sliding down the freeway at 60mph.
Freudian slip or a typo? fell?
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Freudian slip or a typo? fell?
Just a typo. Been riding for 30 years and have never been down thank God.
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