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Old 06-29-06, 12:34 PM   #1
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Help out the Karldar #8. Boots or jeans...or both?

I picked up a new mc jacket earlier this week to keep me a bit cooler this summer. Works great, by the way. Now, I've got some great Fox gloves and a more-than-passable HJC helmet. Unfortunately, the rest of my motorcycling attire consists of khakis and ropers. So, fellow fooians, should I invest in mc boots, just buy some jeans(not as good as leathers, but they've gotta be better than khakis), or go ahead and get both? I really want some nice mc boots, but they're gonna be quite expensive compared to a decent pair o' jeans. Lemme know somethin', yo!
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Draggin' Jeans can be had for under $100. Well worth the price if you ever go down. Used boots can be found for about the same price.

What Jacket did you purchase?
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Get both. Jeans, despite their rugged appearance, are marginally better than hitting asphalt naked.

Years ago Motorcylist did a comparison: Jeans, Balistic Nylon, Kevlar, and Leather. Guess what won?
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Get both. Jeans, despite their rugged appearance, are marginally better than hitting asphalt naked.

Years ago Motorcylist did a comparison: Jeans, Balistic Nylon, Kevlar, and Leather. Guess what won?
Jeans (with a soft "J"), FTW!!!
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Draggin' Jeans can be had for under $100. Well worth the price if you ever go down. Used boots can be found for about the same price.

What Jacket did you purchase?
Cortech GX-Air. It's pretty nice...and very cool(temperature-wise). Better visibility than my old leather one, too. Got it with the wind/water-proof and cold weather liners. Very versatile.
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Get both. Jeans, despite their rugged appearance, are marginally better than hitting asphalt naked.

Years ago Motorcylist did a comparison: Jeans, Balistic Nylon, Kevlar, and Leather. Guess what won?
I figure jeans gotta be better than khakis. As for the winner, I'm gonna go with, um, "Kevlar," Chuck! It's really leather, isn't it?
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I vote for both!!!

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I vote for both!!!

P.S. Great sig lines! I LOVE Father Ted!!!!!
Yeah, that is one funny, and irreverent, show!
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^^^That's actually why I choose that particular exchange for my sig. I didn't expect Father Jack to actually answer Mrs. Doyle like that.
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^^^That's actually why I choose that particular exchange for my sig. I didn't expect Father Jack to actually answer Mrs. Doyle like that.
You didnht epxect father jack to answer somebody without using the word feck? DUDE!
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It depends on the bike you are riding. If it's a big V twin with the baffles knocked out of the muffler, just wear jeans and the ropers. Get some tattoos and a beer gut while you're at it.

If it's a BMW, by all means go with the best leathers and motorcycle boots you can find. If it's a Gold Wing... I don't want to know you.

Sport bike? Don't worry about the clothes; just make sure your insurance policies are paid up.
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It depends on the bike you are riding. If it's a big V twin with the baffles knocked out of the muffler, just wear jeans and the ropers. Get some tattoos and a beer gut while you're at it.

If it's a BMW, by all means go with the best leathers and motorcycle boots you can find. If it's a Gold Wing... I don't want to know you.

Sport bike? Don't worry about the clothes; just make sure your insurance policies are paid up.
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I figure jeans gotta be better than khakis. As for the winner, I'm gonna go with, um, "Kevlar," Chuck! It's really leather, isn't it?
Yeah, leather. Remember... In the battle between asphalt & sik, asphalt always wins. Leave vulnerable only the skin you can afford to loose.
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It depends on the bike you are riding. If it's a big V twin with the baffles knocked out of the muffler, just wear jeans and the ropers. Get some tattoos and a beer gut while you're at it.

If it's a BMW, by all means go with the best leathers and motorcycle boots you can find. If it's a Gold Wing... I don't want to know you.

Sport bike? Don't worry about the clothes; just make sure your insurance policies are paid up.
Its a Ducati - whatever that is
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You didnht epxect father jack to answer somebody without using the word feck? DUDE!
Thats un Father Teddly
No, I just didn't expect him to form a whole sentence.
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You guys want me bankrupted, don't you?*sigh* Well, time to go shopping, I guess.
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It depends on the bike you are riding. If it's a big V twin with the baffles knocked out of the muffler, just wear jeans and the ropers. Get some tattoos and a beer gut while you're at it.

If it's a BMW, by all means go with the best leathers and motorcycle boots you can find. If it's a Gold Wing... I don't want to know you.

Sport bike? Don't worry about the clothes; just make sure your insurance policies are paid up.
I guess it's technically a sport bike, but it's naked...and Italian! That makes it super cool! Oy! Don't even get me started on the insurance.
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You guys want me bankrupted, don't you?*sigh* Well, time to go shopping, I guess.
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Hey, you bought the bike and it's your skin... do as you will.
I knew I could rely on you for the personal responsibility card. Can't I just blame you guys for once?

So I got a couple pair of cheap jeans and a pair of not-so-cheap Alpinestars SMX-4 boots. Me happy now! Well, until I decide to get leathers....

So now that's settled, how do you feel about tucking pants in? My new boots are quite nice looking, but the jeans fit over 'em just fine. Part of me says to show off the boots, but another part thinks tucked-in jeans look stupid. Stupid parts of me!
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Tuck 'em.... and turn your collar up too. You'll look like a smacked azz for sure
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Good thing I don't have a collar.
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