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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 02:36 PM
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I have a very old pair of gore tex golf pants that I wear when I ride during colder or wetter weather. They do the job fine because the main thing is to keep the wind off your legs. Mind you, I'm not riding long distances and I won't ride below freezing.

I agree that armour is preferable, and that artificial leg story above is certainly sobering. For people who don't want to wear special pants when riding, at least keep your keys and any other sharp or bulky items out of your pants' pockets. I took a spill last fall at low speed, and it was my keys that ripped into my skin and made a hole in my pants. But armour is smarter.
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I don't yet have a set of armour but it is on my shopping list.

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One other thing to think about when wearing clothing like ski pants. They are not made out of material that is resistant to melting. If you go sliding down the road the friction can melt them. You could end up with that melted material embedded in your road rash.
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Steve's use of the Bohn Armor is a very good idea because one can wear whatever they want over it and even if that stuff grinds down in an accident (which it will if not kevlar based), you at least still have the Bohn Armor for impact & abrasion protection. And yes, I use knee & shin guards (Icon or Bilt, I have both) over my legs on my commute, but am thinking of motorcycle specific winter pants when it gets even colder here.
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In cold weather , I wear my 2005 Infiniti G35.
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http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...e-air-20-pants

I got an earlier version these in silver years ago and they've saved my a$$, literally, on a small spill I took a couple years back.

With a pair of shorts, they're great for summer riding and with jeans and both liners installed, they're fine down to the low 30s. Doesn't get much colder here, so I can't guarantee anything lower. But for an all weather solution, they can't be beat.

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In cold weather , I wear my 2005 Infiniti G35.
And the cage gets the road rash. And you get the talcum powdered air bag in the schnozzola and disoriented while suspended upside down by your seat belt. Barring any combustion, yes, you would still be further ahead re medical bills.
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There is lots of used motorcycle clothing for sale on sites like kijiji ,good investment wearing amoured..You need something with impact resistance ..over pants also keep you warm
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at least keep your keys and any other sharp or bulky items out of your pants' pockets..

Good point. I've thought about this many times while having my keys in the pocket of my mesh jacket. It's really stupid to use the pockets of any riding gear if you stop and think about it.

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Check out the Termoscud R165 thread. I have had them for about two weeks and very good. Uses engine heat to warm envelope it makes.

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