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post #1 of 40 Old 04-06-2016, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I've always been a jeans wearer.

And like people who smoke, I may ignore the facts. But watch this video. I have it starting where you can see the riders lower left leg. Note his pants after the crash.

https://youtu.be/CHFUI1tyC8k?t=1m27s

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The German Motorrad magazin tested biker jeans recently.
Cheap biker jeans failed on the connection parts first (seam etc.). High quality (and usually expensive) biker jeans had similar protection as textile gear for bikes - surprisingly good.
They also tested jeans with standard denim, without the special material and protectors. Result was terrible.
No surprise that standard jeans may look good, but are not safe to protect us in case of an accident or even relatively harmless drops.

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[QUOTE=but are not safe to protect us in case of an accident or even relatively harmless drops.[/QUOTE]

I experienced this first hand back when I first started riding. Lack of experience at the time and I 'had to drop it' at 30 miles per hour. My jeans ripped like my finger poking a hole thru toilet tissue. AGATT for me now.

Don't start slamming me for 'had to tip it over' As I said lack of experience as I was a new rider at the time. Now I know better

One more question, should you actually poke your finger thru the toilet tissue, do you smell your finger ?
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One more question, should you actually poke your finger thru the toilet tissue, do you smell your finger ?
Gross!
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That video was shot on a stretch of Mulholland Hwy known as "the snake". It's notorious for eating motorcycles anyway. I've ridden in hundreds of times. Most of the guys that rip up through there are in full leathers.
As for this guy, and his jeans, I think he fared pretty well. Just had a few scratches. I'm NOT saying it's better to ride in jeans, just saying that they held off a little road rash.

BTW.. just after that turn is a big "look out" area where you can just hang out and watch guys rip through there. Cops are usually there too however it's so twisty, it's difficult to exceed the 45 mph (if I remember right.. not like I ever paid attention to it) speed limit.

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Gross!
Ture but humorous to this minion
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That video was shot on a stretch of Mulholland Hwy known as "the snake". It's notorious for eating motorcycles anyway. I've ridden in hundreds of times. Most of the guys that rip up through there are in full leathers.
As for this guy, and his jeans, I think he fared pretty well. Just had a few scratches. I'm NOT saying it's better to ride in jeans, just saying that they held off a little road rash.

BTW.. just after that turn is a big "look out" area where you can just hang out and watch guys rip through there. Cops are usually there too however it's so twisty, it's difficult to exceed the 45 mph (if I remember right.. not like I ever paid attention to it) speed limit.

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I follow the Youtube channel for the videographer. I've watched a bunch of these videos, including bonehead auto drivers as well. It definitely looks challenging.

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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.
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I were Jeans when I ride but, they have KEVLAR LINERS ( Sliders Pants, Sliders Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans, Sliders Kevlar Pants, Kevlar Riding Pants , Defender Motorcycle Jean- Blue - Diamond GussetDiamond Gusset ). A little bit heaver than reg jeans & much safer. For aggressive riding it is protective gear or throttle back. Best,

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