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Old 07-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Just took a slide down my roof (no, don't ask why I was stupid and up on a wet roof). I didn't fall off and no damage to my jeans but still skinned up my leg.

This was a slow slide - I can't imagine what might happen coming off of a bike in regular jeans.

Sooo.....

Who has personal recommendations for leather pants, brand and model specifics would be appreciated.

Also do they need to be broken in before riding long distance?

I know I am ignorant but I need more protection.
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Just took a slide down my roof (no, don't ask why I was stupid and up on a wet roof). I didn't fall off and no damage to my jeans but still skinned up my leg.

This was a slow slide - I can't imagine what might happen coming off of a bike in regular jeans.

Sooo.....

Who has personal recommendations for leather pants, brand and model specifics would be appreciated.

Also do they need to be broken in before riding long distance?

I know I am ignorant but I need more protection.
Just don't do like I did and buy a pair that won't match the zipper to your jacket.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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What size are you? I have 2 pair of alpinestars a-10 pants, one of which I've never worn.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...pinestars+A-10
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #6
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Theres a nice set of Dainese pants in the FS section.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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Just took a slide down my roof (no, don't ask why I was stupid and up on a wet roof). I didn't fall off and no damage to my jeans but still skinned up my leg.

This was a slow slide - I can't imagine what might happen coming off of a bike in regular jeans.

Sooo.....

Who has personal recommendations for leather pants, brand and model specifics would be appreciated.

Also do they need to be broken in before riding long distance?

I know I am ignorant but I need more protection.
Well, at least you learn quick and before it's too late. That's a good thing. Both Alpinestars and Dainese make good pants which can also be zipped up to your leather jacket. They usually come with the opposite side of the zipper should the jacket have a different one so you can have them modified.
Also get a pair of Underarmor tights or you will have trouble getting in and especially out of them easily. And yes, they need to be broken in before they will be comfortable. Or just get a 1 piece .
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Well, at least you learn quick and before it's too late. That's a good thing. Both Alpinestars and Dainese make good pants which can also be zipped up to your leather jacket. They usually come with the opposite side of the zipper should the jacket have a different one so you can have them modified.
Also get a pair of Underarmor tights or you will have trouble getting in and especially out of them easily. And yes, they need to be broken in before they will be comfortable. Or just get a 1 piece .
Unless you know of somewhere cheap, it can cost more to modify leathers than the leathers themselves are worth. I tried to get mine modified by a taylor, and my estmated cost was more than 500 dollars.
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Unless you know of somewhere cheap, it can cost more to modify leathers than the leathers themselves are worth. I tried to get mine modified by a taylor, and my estmated cost was more than 500 dollars.
Are you talking about the suit hint or pants? I am lucky enough that I fit
in stock leathers. I just got a nice new Joe Rocket Speedmaster 6.0 from
Patrick for a smokin' hot price which was cheaper than my Dainese jacket
and Kevlar jeans combined . YMMV.
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Are you talking about the suit hint or pants? I am lucky enough that I fit
in stock leathers. I just got a nice new Joe Rocket Speedmaster 6.0 from
Patrick for a smokin' hot price which was cheaper than my Dainese jacket
and Kevlar jeans combined . YMMV.
I am not sure what the suit hint is, but what I am talking about is a pair of Frank Thomas track pants and a Kushitani jacket. Both had zippers but did not match. I was going to the track so I though it would be no big deal to get the zippers resown. Even for the price I mentioned the guy didn't really want to do it. He said with the time that it would take to restitch the leather he wouldn't make (basically per hour) what he customarily made. The bottom line is that it is much better to get pants that match in the first place than to have to jack with getting the zippers re sewn.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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I am not sure what the suit hint is, but what I am talking about is a pair of Frank Thomas track pants and a Kushitani jacket. Both had zippers but did not match. I was going to the track so I though it would be no big deal to get the zippers resown. Even for the price I mentioned the guy didn't really want to do it. He said with the time that it would take to restitch the leather he wouldn't make (basically per hour) what he customarily made. The bottom line is that it is much better to get pants that match in the first place than to have to jack with getting the zippers re sewn.
Ok got it now. Yes, in that case makes sense.
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