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post #2536 of 4799
Gents - any one here have experience with the Forcefield Pro shirt?

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Considering pairing that with a heavy vintage biker jacket and calling it a day:

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post #2537 of 4799
Looks like a compelling option. But honestly, if I had one of those I'd probably use it only on longer rides. I like the armor to come off with the jacket.
post #2538 of 4799
Hmmm...to get a non-armored jacket to fit over that armored shirt-thing, I would think the rest of the jacket's fit would be pretty bad. A good moto jacket--armored or otherwise--should fit snug all over.
post #2539 of 4799
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I like these, Gasolina boots, handmade in Mexico:

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+1 for Gasolina boots. You can get them made custom and they're not god-awful expensive. Definitely high on my riding gear list.

Bump - did anyone end up getting these? I like the look of these Midnight Classics...

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post #2540 of 4799
Taking the bike on a weekend trip for the first time. Going to ride up to a family cottage on lake michigan to meet up with my parents.

About 115 miles which is further than I have ridden in one go before (although I have spent more time on the bike in a day than that). Hopefully my little city bike does alright.

What should I bring? don't need to pack anything besides a few clothes since everything else is already there. Was just going to fill my backpack and either wear it or cargo-net it down to the seat.

I might bring a few extra tools beyond what is in the tool kit and maybe throw the service manual in my bag as well.
post #2541 of 4799

I contacted their customer service with some questions and didn't hear back. Told myself I'd order just as soon as they got back to me....

 

I usually just ride with my Wolverine 1Ks or my pair of cheapo black zipper moto boots.

 

But still, looking at those Gasolina's... maybe next season. It's getting too chilly for me to want new gear.

post #2542 of 4799
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Taking the bike on a weekend trip for the first time. Going to ride up to a family cottage on lake michigan to meet up with my parents.
About 115 miles which is further than I have ridden in one go before (although I have spent more time on the bike in a day than that). Hopefully my little city bike does alright.
What should I bring? don't need to pack anything besides a few clothes since everything else is already there. Was just going to fill my backpack and either wear it or cargo-net it down to the seat.
I might bring a few extra tools beyond what is in the tool kit and maybe throw the service manual in my bag as well.

Take a tire repair kit that uses Co2 cartridges. Maybe some chain lube.
post #2543 of 4799
Jot down AAA numbers in case of trouble.
post #2544 of 4799
This past weekend, a couple buddies and I headed to the Smoky Mountains to ride the Tail of the Dragon. 318 turns in 11 miles. It is awesome. Tennesee/North Carolina are perfect for riding. 450miles over two days.

If only we didn't get blasted by rain on Saturday would have gotten well over 500+. Oh well!

Highly recommended along with a side trip to Asheville, NC.
post #2545 of 4799
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This past weekend, a couple buddies and I headed to the Smoky Mountains to ride the Tail of the Dragon. 318 turns in 11 miles. It is awesome. Tennesee/North Carolina are perfect for riding. 450miles over two days.
If only we didn't get blasted by rain on Saturday would have gotten well over 500+. Oh well!
Highly recommended along with a side trip to Asheville, NC.

I agree. Have a shack in the woods in Smokies and try to get up there as much as possible! Where did you stay?
post #2546 of 4799
gnatty,

Stayed in a Andrews, NC. We rented bikes from sportbikes4hire- they delivered bikes from Robinsville, NC. Next time, I'll try and get closer to the Tail.

Nonetheless, Cherohala Skyway is wild. It's breathtaking. And less challenging riding. I am beginning on thinking two things should be done every year - ski and ride the tail.

Where's your abode in the Smokies?
post #2547 of 4799
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I contacted their customer service with some questions and didn't hear back. Told myself I'd order just as soon as they got back to me....

They got back to me same day (yesterday) so I put in an order...hopefully they stick to their quoted 2-3 week turnaround time.
post #2548 of 4799
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post

gnatty,
Stayed in a Andrews, NC. We rented bikes from sportbikes4hire- they delivered bikes from Robinsville, NC. Next time, I'll try and get closer to the Tail.
Nonetheless, Cherohala Skyway is wild. It's breathtaking. And less challenging riding. I am beginning on thinking two things should be done every year - ski and ride the tail.
Where's your abode in the Smokies?

Gatlinburg. I head into the park at least a few times a year, but oftentimes, just riding the twisties out to that place is fun enough. Problem is that great scenery and challenging roads are not the best combination, as there are a hell of a lot of wandering drivers/riders who get distracted staring at the scenery. If you have never been, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg is a cool place to visit. Sort of like a redneck version of Aspen.
post #2549 of 4799
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post

gnatty,
Stayed in a Andrews, NC. We rented bikes from sportbikes4hire- they delivered bikes from Robinsville, NC. Next time, I'll try and get closer to the Tail.
Nonetheless, Cherohala Skyway is wild. It's breathtaking. And less challenging riding. I am beginning on thinking two things should be done every year - ski and ride the tail.
Where's your abode in the Smokies?

Small world. I just met Greg from sportbikes4hire this past weekend. Great guy. He was furnishing a couple of bikes for the instructors at the Total Control Advanced Riding Class I took over the weekend. He told me they had a special for the two DRZ 400 bikes, 3 days for $499 for the pair.

Anyway, on Friday I zigged and zagged across Western NC. I had prepositioned near Boone and rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while before jumping off to head over to Hot Springs, NC. I love the road to the south out of Hot Springs. Ended up taking the Cherohala Skyway into TN and going up to Marysville where they had the class. Then I headed out to western Arkansas to visit family and run some roads out here. Arkansas has some great riding too. I plan to head back to Eastern North Carolina on Sunday. I will end up logging a little over 3000 miles on the trip.
post #2550 of 4799
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Small world. I just met Greg from sportbikes4hire this past weekend. Great guy. He was furnishing a couple of bikes for the instructors at the Total Control Advanced Riding Class I took over the weekend. He told me they had a special for the two DRZ 400 bikes, 3 days for $499 for the pair.
Anyway, on Friday I zigged and zagged across Western NC. I had prepositioned near Boone and rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while before jumping off to head over to Hot Springs, NC. I love the road to the south out of Hot Springs. Ended up taking the Cherohala Skyway into TN and going up to Marysville where they had the class. Then I headed out to western Arkansas to visit family and run some roads out here. Arkansas has some great riding too. I plan to head back to Eastern North Carolina on Sunday. I will end up logging a little over 3000 miles on the trip.

lol, the next StyleForvm meat-up needs to feature leather and motorcycles, there are quite a few of us close to east Tennessee..
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