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I agree with you. First of all I don’t understand who people can go riding into the highway without helmets. I don’t know about them, but I only have one head, and I want to keep it intact for as long as I can. Plus, I honestly think that on the highway is more comfortable to wear one. I don’t want to have one of my cheeks to be "drill" by a bug...



About the rest of the gear, I agree that the leathers are annoying to deal with on regular bases. But for commuting those jeans, a jacket, gloves and a good helmet should be a must.



I have only one wish, and that is that the jeans instead of having Kevlar reinforcements, were made entirely of it. I’ve seen clothes made entirely of Kevlar and you could never tell they are not a normal piece of clothing.



If anybody knows of any other clothing brand making similar products, I’ll appreciate if you could let me know.



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It's Just an Issue of Basic Impracticality.

If you only ride once or twice a week, or buy 4 pairs of draggin' jeans and wear them every day, (and don't get tired of wearing the same thing) I guess they're OK, but then, what about the lack of armor? If you wear armor underneath, then you have to change when you're at work or school or whatever.

Plus, that Kevlar/denim can be pretty hot in the summer. I think an aerostitch is the way to go, since it offers superior protection, versatility, and comfort.
 

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Re: Aerostitch is OK in an accident

I think he meant the Draggin' Jeans... And from what I've been hearing about it, I agree with him.
 

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Re: Aerostitch is OK in an accident

OOps!

I meant that the draggin jeans don't. The 'stitch does. Should have been more clear.

I wasn't unscathed, though- I forgot to put on my back protector, and have two compressed vertebrae. Ouch. Although the doctors say that the back protector wouldn't have prevented a compression fracture, but it couldn't have hurt.
 

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Hmm. I've been riding daily in city traffic for almost 9 years (about 10,000 miles a year), and I've never had an accident.

If you insist on wearing full leathers because you keep crashing "in several accidents", maybe it is YOU who are the moron?



Be smart, stay off that bike you obviously can't ride worth and get a nice safe Volvo...
 

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I believe the expression is "from across the pond", but I hear what you're saying.

Just check out some of the MC gear made or designed in the UK. I bought a Belstaff Pro Toura jacket and like it a lot. It is certainly lighter than my leather and cooler on hot days. It is pretty good in cold weather (full sleave lining) and in the wet (water resistant lining). But when it comes to a really hot day, it sure is lacking in ventilation. The only vents are two small ones on the back, just above the waist. Good for letting hot air out. But without any vents in the front to circulate the air, I usually ride with it zipped down partially and the colar open. Less protective that way, but better than passing out from heat stroke.
 

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Just like OH where they revoked the helmet law right around the same time they passed the seatbelt law.

Of course everybody needs to realize, the main reason most states passed the seatbelt laws when they did, was to avoid losing federal highway tax money (which the fed gov threatened to do). I don't think I want them to do the same thing now with helmet laws. Nor do I want all states to pass helmet laws. I don't care if there's a law or not, I always wear a helmet (and my seatbelt in cars).
 

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Re: Draggin' USES DISCARDED KEVLAR

Why don't you provide some thread of credibility to such a story. Where did you hear this, who is your source.

Give them something to go on so they have a good reason to investigate. I mean, they fall for hoaxes very easily, so what's to stop....

Oh wait, maybe that's your plan.
 
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