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What gear do you guys use for street riding?

I just think full leathers is a bit much to commute to work and short sunday outings. I don't ride hard by anymeans. I'm just curious what everyone wears in terms of gear when doing short rides and commutes to work. I personally wear a leather jacket, gloves and helmet. I'm looking into the Sidi Streetburner half boot and maybe some textile pants. Would leather and textile look weird together?

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as below with alpine star gloves and agv helmet

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full leathers for fast days out (or days you want to abuse the laws)


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Ultimately, it's about the balance between comfort and protection. In the desert heat it's very difficult to chose protection over comfort. I find upper body armor quite annoying. I've tried textile and mesh with armor but I prefer my 10 year old cruiser style leather jacket with none. I like Carhart's with dual layer from pockets to shins. You have to remove some rivets but it feels like more protection than jeans. Works well with T-pro armor. Heat dictates hand protection (as much as I can stand). My goal is to be able to go to the bathroom without help during the healing process. If I can walk and use my hands I'll get by, if not, it probably won't matter. Appearance is irrelevant.

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SMX-2 Alpinestars short boots, Alpinestars gloves, Shift Torque jeans, textile jacket and Shoei helmet. Learther jacket in the cooler months. I always wear good gear cos I like my skin!!
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Triumph Daytona Boots, Ducati Kevlar Jeans, MV F4 Corse Jacket, IXS Titanium studded glove, Shoei helmet.....

I have a bunch of other stuff, but that's what I wear mostly. Did on my ride today.

Freezing here right now, going for a longer ride tomorrow, probably in Spidi cordura/kevlar to try and stay warm, but that's unusual

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Now that the winter chills have subsided here in So Cal, I must admit that sometimes leathers are a bit much...As in prior years, with the early sunrise and the long, hot days of summer upon us, I have switched to my "Summer Gear".

This is how I will look when I arrive at Randy's party this summer, on my R6...Watch out though, 'cause sometimes the lycra is a bit revealing, and I can't say that the vibrations from the R6's motor aren't at least somewhat arousing! See y'all there!


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I normally start in first, change to second, a bit faster then change to third, and depending on how fast i want to go keep changing or stay in third.
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commute trips normally in kevlar jeans, leather(winter)/textile(summer) jacket with spine board + kidney belt. anything thats not commuting is full leathers
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Originally Posted by yo_clarkie View Post
Triumph Daytona Boots, Ducati Kevlar Jeans, MV F4 Corse Jacket, IXS Titanium studded glove, Shoei helmet.....
Ducati Kevlar jeans? Do you have any reference to them since a quick search did not reveal anything? Thanks.

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Full Dainese- what's the use wearing jeans or those kevlar jeans when your knee caps would be obliterated on any impact ... just not worth the risk
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