Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    otc, I'm glad you like the jacket. In regards to boots I have a pair of Chippewa Rally Motorcycle Boots. They are substantial well made boots that I can either tuck my leather pants into or just wear underneath my jeans. Each boot also has toe protector on top of the boot so it doesn't wear out from the gear shifter. I highly recommend them.

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  2. Khayembii Communique

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    Holy crap didn't realize Red Wing made engineer boots, totally kopping these thanks! :slayer:

    EDIT: How do I know what size to get? I'm usually a 10/10.5, as I have wider feet. Are they tts?
     
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  5. John Doe

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    That is a nice looking jacket however it is not made for use as a real motorcycle jacket. It appears to be lacking in armor, the leather is probably not thick enough nor the stitching strong enough to offer any real protection in a get off. It's called a fashion jacket and a recreation of a motorcycle jacket; it is not a real motorcycle jacket.
     


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    My new helmet (not my actual photos):

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  7. otc

    otc Senior member

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    the leather in that jacket looks crappy...but maybe its the combo of crappy leather/distressing that gives it the look they are going for.
     


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    Any suggestions for unbranded track suits, pants? something at the same quality as sidi, spidi, alpine stars. First and foremost I need some pants or a tracksuit.

    I am going on an 8hr ride in 2 weeks and want protection. I will be able to shop in nyc this weekend if it matters.
     
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    My question has been addressed partially above. Any additional recs are appreciated!
     


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    NYC is the last place you want to try shopping for motorcycle gear. Philly has RevZilla, which is one of the best shops you'll find for gear in the northeast.
     


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    ???
    The Cockpit jacket is horsehide.
     


  12. John Doe

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    So what if it's horsehide? It's not a motorcycle jacket for the reasons I stated. It's a fashion jacket made to look like a motorcycle jacket. The leather on a motorcycle jacket is cut substantially thicker than a normal leather jacket in the event you go sliding down the road at speed. A normal leather jacket would just rip apart and leave you with road rash because it would not be thick enough to offer any abrasion resistance. The stitching on a normal leather jacket would not hold up in a get off and the jacket would come apart. It also lacks internal body armor.
     
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    I'm pretty sure our little snowflake is an Asian spammer. That, or he is some very "unique" person.
     


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    Thanks!

    That's pretty much exactly the style I'm going for and I like that it has the armor inserts. I'm still a little short on money, but when it comes time to buy one I'll be sure to make this one of the options.
     


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