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Leather! The cow gave up his hide to save mine! 66 72.53%
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #41
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I wear textile

is leather better yes
is leather "cooler" no
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:14 AM   #42
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I'm surprised by this. You tout the MSF course as the first and most crucial step in a motorcyclist's survival plan, and then you back it up by wearing textile, knowing full well that it is not good as leather. I thought you were all about "anything it takes to be safer".
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:46 AM   #43
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crashed in Dainese textile and came out unscathed. so whats your point?

i also wear BMW textile, it might be a lil better then JR or ICON stuff.

why not wear a suit of armor? it's all about what's best for you. and yes i've had the best leathers, Vansons Fully perfed jacket, was it as cool as my BMW jacket no.

what i really want is an aerostitch suit.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #44
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I'm surprised by this. You tout the MSF course as the first and most crucial step in a motorcyclist's survival plan, and then you back it up by wearing textile, knowing full well that it is not good as leather. I thought you were all about "anything it takes to be safer".

Why would that surprise you?

Personally, I have leather, textile and mesh jackets. Depends on weather mainly, then how long I'm out, and also what kind of ride as to which jacket I wear.

I prefer the leather and wear it mostly (and always during "spirited" rides).
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I have a textile and leather, don't like the textile at all. Going to save some coin and buy another leather perfed jacket with liner for all year round use. I like my skin on me, not like grated cheese on the pavement
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i might have to start wearing my JR textile, i was dieing in my leather jacket yesterday. i like the leather, but its way to hot and humid lately.
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Why would that surprise you?

Personally, I have leather, textile and mesh jackets. Depends on weather mainly, then how long I'm out, and also what kind of ride as to which jacket I wear.

I prefer the leather and wear it mostly (and always during "spirited" rides).
Hmm. Point taken. Lord knows you can't get as mangled in a crash occuring on a quick run to the Wal-Mart as you would on a scenic ride in the country.
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Ah for fukks sake you two, it doesn't matter who can farther.
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How about the heat getting to ya. after awhile is the heat from leather wearing you down. Yes it is. I'm not talking about the short rides most of you do before stopping and rehydrating. 20/30 mile blast
Try going 3/400 hundred miles stopping for fuel at 125/150 and doing this all day on the cruiser with a windshield. I bet patrick will agree. all the sudden it is a saftey issuse.
Yes I do wear both. and leather is better when I go down. 48yrs of going down so, take it easy with the I'm a da. 46 of them are racing yrs. I love the taste of dirt in the morning
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How about the heat getting to ya. after awhile is the heat from leather wearing you down. Yes it is. I'm not talking about the short rides most of you do before stopping and rehydrating. 20/30 mile blast
Try going 3/400 hundred miles stopping for fuel at 125/150 and doing this all day on the cruiser with a windshield. I bet patrick will agree. all the sudden it is a saftey issuse.
Yes I do wear both. and leather is better when I go down. 48yrs of going down so, take it easy with the I'm a da. 46 of them are racing yrs. I love the taste of dirt in the morning
I'm 43, with 27 of those being racing years. Portable hydration: your answer is right here: http://www.camelbak.com/ .
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So Linz, if you want to be really safe, just drive a car.
Oh wait, Volvo or Volkswagon?
Side airbags or not?
Five point harness or 3?

The point being, there's always a safer way to do things.

And yes, your point's been made, MULTIPLE times, that leather is more protective.
I've said as much as well.

However there are other considerations to be had apart from a purely safety aspect.

If safety were purely the case, we'd all take public transit, and this would be publictransithouston.com.
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I'm 43, with 27 of those being racing years. Portable hydration: your answer is right here: http://www.camelbak.com/ .
that is a good answer to hydrating but,you missed the point.
Do you feel comfortable driving in a/c or with the windows down in the heat.
Do you pay attention better in the over heated mod or in the fresh and clear mod. Thats all i'm getting at. Again, I understand the the leather deal
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So Linz, if you want to be really safe, just drive a car.
Oh wait, Volvo or Volkswagon?
Side airbags or not?
Five point harness or 3?

The point being, there's always a safer way to do things.

And yes, your point's been made, MULTIPLE times, that leather is more protective.
I've said as much as well.

However there are other considerations to be had apart from a purely safety aspect.

If safety were purely the case, we'd all take public transit, and this would be publictransithouston.com.
Oh, I do drive my car. And people still laugh at me when I'm driving it while wearing a Nomex suit and my Arai full face helmet. I don't get it.

I'm glad there are options, and good ones at that because years ago, there weren't. I'm just a little curious as to why folks that push MSF would advocate wearing less than leather. It's a bit like an oncologist telling you that smoking cigarettes are bad, so he stopped smoking them...and started smoking cigars.
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