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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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summer gears

im thinking of buying my summer gears ahead of time because im hoping that i can buy it on sale


what is the best jacket to keep me warm on a 90 - 100+ weather

i just bought a leather jacket and its pretty thick and it doesnt have that much vents and i also have a textile jacket that cost 100 i think its a firstgear jacket

should i just buy a mesh jacket


i might buy the new 2008 cbr600 and im planning to cash it all out so should i just wait and bargain with them





what do you guys think about this jacket http://www.newenough.com/protective_...rt_jacket.html

do you guys think i can wear it and keep me cool during the summer and how about in the winter would it keep me cool

what i like about this jackt is its casual look because i ride to school

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im thinking of buying my summer gears ahead of time because im hoping that i can buy it on sale


what is the best jacket to keep me warm on a 90 - 100+ weather

i just bought a leather jacket and its pretty thick and it doesnt have that much vents and i also have a textile jacket that cost 100 i think its a firstgear jacket

should i just buy a mesh jacket


i might buy the new 2008 cbr600 and im planning to cash it all out so should i just wait and bargain with them





what do you guys think about this jacket http://www.newenough.com/protective_...rt_jacket.html

do you guys think i can wear it and keep me cool during the summer and how about in the winter would it keep me cool

what i like about this jackt is its casual look because i ride to school

looks good long as its all black if your temps stay under 100 leather will be fine.
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not that im much experianced at it but i think the textile jacket is nice because you can remove the liner for warm days and zip it in on cold days. personal preferance for me though. it just depends on what you want to spend. the link below is the jacket i picked up, because its comfortable for me, it matches my bikes colors and its mfg name is diablo lol

http://www.power-trip.com/jrp/catalo...1586_14184.jpg
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not that im much experianced at it but i think the textile jacket is nice because you can remove the liner for warm days and zip it in on cold days. personal preferance for me though. it just depends on what you want to spend. the link below is the jacket i picked up, because its comfortable for me, it matches my bikes colors and its mfg name is diablo lol

http://www.power-trip.com/jrp/catalo...1586_14184.jpg
The power trips are made by Joe Rocket

most jacket have a liner these days.

The thing to remember about textile n mesh is they're like diapers, once ya go down they are trash.
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The thing to remember about textile n mesh is they're like diapers, once ya go down they are trash.
^ true aaaaaaannndd true^
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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i just ordered an apinestar jacket and i ordered a small about 36-38 chest size
my question is

does the size run alittle bit small or big chest size is 36 and i dont have a big belly is the size good or should i go with a 42
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measure your chest and buy the number that it comes out to, + maybe a little bit. I have a 42-43" chest so a 44US or 54euro is perfect for me.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks i have a 36 chest and ordered a 38-40
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The power trips are made by Joe Rocket

most jacket have a liner these days.

The thing to remember about textile n mesh is they're like diapers, once ya go down they are trash.
depends on the fit. if properly fitted, the textiles usually have reinforced leather and other armour. my experience with one piece leather bails shows that all the contact points were scuffed and the perforated surfaces did not suffer any abrassions.

my textile icon jacket (tarmac) have the CE armour and leather contact points and i feel confident that it will hold up to a tripple digit bail. i doubt if my bones will survive.

street gear is disposable, i wouldn't re-use one after a high speed crash.
as i always stress, my tail bone protector suffered the most damage. get a jacket that has some type of back and tail bone protection. my crash was at around 120mph on the track. for street, even a foam type back protection will be sufficient.

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u should have gone to a gear shop to try on the jacket before u ordered it. i have the astars spinner, which is a different model, but not sure if its different leather. but the thick leather does get hot in the summer w/ the 2 shoulder vents and huge back vent fully opened. my back gets sweaty when wearing a back pack w/ it. but im sure u'll be like me and not mind it at all when ur riding.
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but jackets are supposed to be fitted tightly

and i heard about leather break that at 1st its gonna be tight but ater wearing it many times it will loosen up to your bodys mesurement thats why 1 bought size 36 because size small is about 36-38 on their website but when i went to new enough it say small is about 38-42


hopefully it fits me perfect
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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i have another question im looking at a teknic gloves is it a good brand and what do you guys think about this glove http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...%20Gloves-Mens

i need a longer gloves so my wrist is not showing when i ride and also for cold weather
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i have another question im looking at a teknic gloves is it a good brand and what do you guys think about this glove http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...%20Gloves-Mens

i need a longer gloves so my wrist is not showing when i ride and also for cold weather
those look similar to my teknic lightning gloves. I love em n R! can testifiy to how they hold up in a crash.
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so should i got for it...im getting 100 off on it

so your saying teknics are a decent brand
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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nvm not 100 bout 50 - 60



ay playfulgod what kind of gloves do u own and what are you wearing on that picture if thats u
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nvm not 100 bout 50 - 60



ay playfulgod what kind of gloves do u own and what are you wearing on that picture if thats u
teknic lightning gloves w/ kevlar knuckles. They're the 05 models

or do you mean the avy??? no clue tat aint me in it
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i was talking about this one play http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...%20Gloves-Mens

but i dont think im gonna get it ill wait until i get a new bike hopefully next year...im planing to bargain thats y and i might cash it out so hopefully i get more than a glove
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i was talking about this one play http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...%20Gloves-Mens

but i dont think im gonna get it ill wait until i get a new bike hopefully next year...im planing to bargain thats y and i might cash it out so hopefully i get more than a glove
those look like the waterproof/cold weather version of what I got.
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Are the textile pants any good? I have leather pants but man they are hot in the summer.
Alpinestars Street Cargo Textile Pants
Outer shell fabric is abrasion resistant
Are the textile pants as good/better/worse that kevlar jeans?
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