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"I don't believe in conclusions -- it's this simple: If you really want a jacket with flames on it, buy this one, I like it and wear it all the time. If you don't like, don't buy it."



Hey Ebass, nice dodge on the review, but tell us what you really think! Seems more like a press release. "See this jacket with flames, its made of leather. It's a leather jacket, it has pockets. Its a flamed and pocketed leather jacket."

-Just a friendly jab, buddy
 

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Let's see that moon, Mooner

I got a very special friendly jab for ya'!

;)

Sorry for the inconclusiveness. Next time I'll throw the jacket on the dyno and offer more hard data. In case you haven't noticed, my product reviews are largely devoted to showing you guys some cool products, offering the specs, my impressions for what they're worth, and most importantly offering a showcase for my razor sharp wit!

Relax, enjoy, and if you wanna know how well anything does in a crash test, test it your darn self and for God's sake man, be sure to get it on video!

Your disloyal servant,

EBass
 

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Speaking of crash test

Speaking of crash test

I do wish Congress would fund a new motorcycle crash study.

And this time instead of giving us useful information like "those with less experience are more likely to have wrecks", I would like a true to life crash test study focusing on different garments.

No I am not suggesting we use US terrorist being held in Cuba; be pitched off the back of a pickup truck at 70 mph warring different MO gear.

I am saying they can use a weighted dummy and do a scientific test using all the latest jackets from different manufactures.

Including; mesh, leather, Cordova, nylon, jeans/cotton, Kevlar, etc

Especially those with different kinds of body armor build in.
 

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Crash Test Dummies?

Since the main purpose of leather jackets, boots, gloves, helmets etc is for crash protection, maybe you guys should crash test them for us. I suppose that the crash test dummy job would go the the most junior staffer, so that would serve to weed out the motojournalist wannabes from the really motivated! Might also increase staff turnover a bit, though ;-)

Bob
 

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Wathefukyawant?

Seemed to me that EBass' conclusion was pretty clear -- if you are the kinda guy who prefers an Aerostich, or who alwayswears roadrace leathers, or who prefers waxed Belstaff jackets, this one probably is not for you. If you like the styling, Eric has described its comfort and other features.

I do agree with Serazuwa that they should have gotten Bree to model it instead, but otherwise, I have no complaints about the article. Good work, Eric!

Bob
 

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I second that!

You hit the nail on the head seruzawa. What MO needs is more pics of Bree and less of that fat, ugly, skinhead EBass. Off with his head, on with the cleavage! The people have spoken!

Uh, wait a minute. I'm EBass. Oh screw it, I'd still rather see pics of Bree than me!

Self-loathingly yours,

EBass
 

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Hey bud, no one expects jacket reviews to end with anything other than "Gosh, neato jacket, buy it if you like it but don't if you don't" but don't ever, ever, write any review to a biker audience that ends with "Get your FLAME ON!"
 

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Re: Let's see that moon, Mooner

Note the thinly veiled ****-erotic nature of the " friendly jab" threat, in conjuction with the butch coiff and "flamer" jacket, one must asume certain "............HIGHWAYMAN..........connotations here. Interesting in a Freudian kind of way. Nice coat by the way, probably looks good with chaps, Eh? (chortle)
 

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Who is Bree?

Alright you guys, who is Bree?

I remember Ashley, Raynette... and one other. I don't think her name was Bree.

Anyway, Ashley seems to be the only one who is still around. Either she's a glutton for punishment, or she's the only one who was able to dish it right back... probably the latter.

So lets have Ashley model the gear. Or does she wear John Ross exclusively nowadays?!

PS: nothing against you, EBass. You've got a bright future modeling gear in mags like "Easy Rider."
 

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"See now here's this jacket of leather,

Whose flames," thought E-Bass, "are quite clever."

See him flaming around

On the wrong side of town

With his freshly shorn nuts in a tether.
 

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Re: Speaking of crash test

Safety standards for motorcycle apparel are beginning to appear- in Europe. It's called "CE", and you'll see it in the form of armor, even here in the states. No such standard yet for things like thickness of leather, vs. Cordura, or types of seam stitching. However, follow your common sense and you won't go wrong- thick leather is better than thin, leather is more protective (but bulkier and warmer and less rain resistant) than textile. Funny how most motorcycle jackets sold today are textile, due as much to price as any other factor.
 

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Re: "...First Gear products are not available online."



This was true for a long time, but no longer. FIRSTGEAR has opened up to mail order now. Many fine E-retailers, as well as old-school catalog companies, are now selling FIRSTGEAR.
 
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