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Old 11-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question about Winter Jacket

Alright i got a 96 HD sportster so i really dont want any sports bike looking gear. I need a jacket for winter but im hard up on cash. would denim be an alright substitute? or should i just go straight leather because its that much better.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Textile is a good in between, more $ then denim but more protective , and cheaper then leather
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Stick with leather! And think about getting something with armor. It's crazy out there.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:22 PM   #4
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Try ebay. I always get cheap $hit thats good.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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Leather has a double benefit; it's not only better protection in case of a fall but it's more wind proof than most other jackets. Windproof-ness is THE most important feature in a winter jacket followed by insulation and rain resistance.
Denim has NONE of the above.

In a 40mph crash on concrete, denim will evaporate in .0186 seconds, textile will last longer and leather the longest of all. Denim is transparent to wind and actually absorbs rain.

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http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/c...kets+&+vests/0

Remember there is a reason sportbike gear looks the way it does. It works.
Get armor in the elbows and shoulders and spend the money on a good quality jacket, some gloves and boots, minimum.
All this stuff together costs less than ONE night in a hospital and if you ask you will get many testimonials about whethter or not good gear works, it does.
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thanks everyone. im taking your advice bumblebee and going for the full out leather with the armor.
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^ I'd Have to agree with bumblebee, that pretty much sums it up for you.


Imagine wearing a full denim jacket and denim jeans, when it rains, youl probably absorb an additional 100lbs in wet weight.

^ Maybe not that much, but to me it sure does feel like it. I feel a huge difference just riding with my backpack for school. The backpack only has 1book and binder in it, and the difference is definitely noticeable.
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thanks everyone. im taking your advice bumblebee and going for the full out leather with the armor.
There are many options out there if you don't want to look like a power ranger but want good protection.

Typically I look for the kind of gear you seem to want - stuff that doesn't look out of place on a cruiser but protects like sport bike gear.

I've spent a lot of time looking for that kind of stuff at a good price. If you want to save the research, PM me and I'll see what I can suggest based on your budget.
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thanks everyone. im taking your advice bumblebee and going for the full out leather with the armor.
If you ever have an accident, you will be glad you did.

Now that the jacket delimma has been solved, please wear a helmet. I know the Harley thing is to go without butthere are several reasons it's a good idea.

Obviously, it protects your head in a crash but some side benefits are;
they keep stuff like bugs, dust, sand and rain out of your eyes.
If you get hit in the face by a grasshopper at 60mph, it can leave bug parts stuck in your skin. Been there, done that. (guts in the eye too, very unpleasant)
How likely is it to take a bug to the face?

Come look at my faceshield. It always has dead bugs on it.


FYI, I had a Harley for 9 years so it's not like I'm a stranger to the peer pressure.
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I have a helmet but the thing is, I have a half helmet since I'm planning on putting a windshield on my bike to reduce wind resistance on my body
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I have a helmet but the thing is, I have a half helmet since I'm planning on putting a windshield on my bike to reduce wind resistance on my body
You may want to get a full face for the winter if nothing else. The windshield isnt going to keep your face warm and 45 degrees at 70mph on exposed skin is COLD.

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You may want to get a full face for the winter if nothing else. The windshield isnt going to keep your face warm and 45 degrees at 70mph on exposed skin is COLD.

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that makes sense. lol I'm pretty sure in less than 5 months I've spent more on bike related things than on the bike itself. looking forward to see how broke I can get
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