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Old 11-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #101
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that post was in ref. to urbanXJ

but what the heck is an AST2? a-stars what?
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #102
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that post was in ref. to urbanXJ

but what the heck is an AST2? a-stars what?
Olympia Motorsport's All Season Touring (AST) jacket revision 2.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/olympia-ast-2-jacket
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Olympia Motorsport's All Season Touring (AST) jacket revision 2.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/olympia-ast-2-jacket
yeah, that would be crazy hot during the summer esp. next to my kevlar mesh jacket.

kinda like how it's listed under "winter" gear on the website, lol

Motorcycle Gear→ Street Gear→ Motorcycle Jackets→ Winter Motorcycle Jackets


yes, sure it can be done, is that the "best" option. well i sure as ain't gonna try it during the summer.
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yeah, that would be crazy hot during the summer exp. next to me kevlar mesh jacket.

kinda like how it's listed under "winter" gear on the website, lol


yes, sure it can be done, is that the "best" option. well i sure as ain't gonna try it during the summer.
To each their own. I found it to flow much better than my previous textile jacket and did not get overheated riding around this summer. Still I've only ridden with it up to 105F for any length of time (+5 hours) so I may not know how much I could take. Still, I'm rather young and in good health so your internal temperature regulation may not be up to the task.


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you seem to the be only one that would consider that a summer jacket,

website: Motorcycle Gear→ Street Gear→ Motorcycle Jackets→ Winter Motorcycle Jackets

your previous jacket musta sucked bad, but your AST2 vs a Kevlar mesh jacket.....whats the better summer option....


its not my age, it's my fat content........ lol

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you seem to the be only one that would consider that a summer jacket,

website: Motorcycle Gear→ Street Gear→ Motorcycle Jackets→ Winter Motorcycle Jackets

your previous jacket musta sucked bad, but your AST2 vs a Kevlar mesh jacket.....whats the better summer option....


its not my age, it's my fat content........ lol

outta here.......headin to the casa.
Have a good night.

And you would be correct. Most think it's way too hot; I love it. Enjoy your mesh jacket.
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Why do so many sport bike riders end up in high speed crashes?

It's all about how some people get all.. I guess the word would be Egotistical? On a bike. Harley riders tend to think they're the most bad on the road because they're riding an overpriced machine with antiquated technology all in the name of keeping a lifestyle/heritage alive.

Thankfully not all Harley riders are like that. My father had a close call and now wears protective gear on his HAWG.
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I only care if they wear protection at certain times. No sense propagating the human race on that level.
Seriously it is about risk. If they don't want to wear gear oh well. I would rather see a rider not wearing gear and driving responsibly then a rider with gear riding like clown. If you have an M endorsement on your license you are told about the risks. If they chose to ignore and the state allows it then that is their choice.
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I guess what I don't get is why not let everyone ride their own ride. The whole point of riding a bike was freedom. The motorcycle community here in Texas faught to get the freedom to ride w/o a helmet. Who here is old enough or even riden long enough to remember when you HAD to have a helmet.. And I don't mean you had to have a helmet or have enough insurance to not have a helmet. I mean you had to have a helmet.

Now all of that said and done, I personally do wear my helmet. And I feel less comfortable w/o it on my bike. But I have to admit, when on my fiance's bike, I don't mind either way even though my logical brain says put on that dome protector. On my bike, w/o gear feels like with a stranger w/o a condom.. Gonna do it any ways, but you do know better. On her bike it's more like with someone you know, and you don't think you may catch a disease or get prego, you fell more comfortable to go w/o even though the results may be the same.

I do remember leaving from Abilene TX back in 93 headed to Phoenix AZ. I came home to pick up my bike and ride it back to where I was in school at. AZ didn't have helmet laws. The moment I crossed the state line, I took my helmet off, turned up my music, with my cup of Dr Pepper between my legs. It was the most epic part of the ride. So not saying it's 'smart', but I do understand.

As for me now, full gear. My fiance'.. Full gear.. Even her daughter has jacket and helmet and next will be gloves and maybe some boots. But do I look at someone and say "What a moron!"? Nope.. Because he's/she's choosing to ride her ride. All I can hope for is that they never kiss the pavement.
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whatever floats your boat, but your hindering your movement w/ that much gear on which also makes riding more dangerous.......

do what you gotta do, just cuz you can't "afford" proper gear doesn't make it "right"

i just got heated gear after 10yrs.......but i also never wore a summer jacket w/ 3-4 layers during the winter either.


Sorry, but 3-4 layers doesn't mean your movement is hindered... its as much what you wear as well as how much. Today is underarmor, long sleeve knit, flannel button up ( shirt with a collar Req for work) and jacket with liner.
Sure, I've been bundled up a couple times...but if someone is so bundled/layered as to have their movement riding impaired, one has to ask how the they were able to walk to, mount and start the bike in the first place.
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Riding a motorcycle is inherently more...dangerous than driving a car/truck.


Why do it?



Calculated risk...
it's the same thing with gear, and how much/what gear a rider might chose to wear.


That being said, if it bothers you...really truly bothers you to see another rider w/o any or not wearing 'sufficient' gear out on the road....
Go find a shrink, you've got bigger issues than can/should be dealt with on a M/C forum.
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I actually think gear looks cool...

People will wearwhat they wear and ride how they ride...some will take the advice andothers will remain thinking they know it all...

It doesn't mean I won't still mention it or make fun of a. Squid when I see one....


They laugh at us because our bikes look like toys and we look like power rangers, we laughat them...

As long as we all get along...


Btw, the other day, we saw a group of 1%'ers and they were all wearing gear, full face helmet and all...we were all very surprised...must be the cold.
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Not just the cold weather. I have friends that belong to a club and allot of them wear FF helmets, Jackets, Gloves..
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Btw, the other day, we saw a group of 1%'ers and they were all wearing gear, full face helmet and all...we were all very surprised...must be the cold.
Nah, those were the 1.25%r's, its just hard to read the fine print.
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Sons of Anarchy... Nuff said. Shows the harley riders they dont need much gear to ride.

On the real

Doesnt matter to me how you ride. I can only speak for myself. I've been told Im going to go down on of these days. With that being said, ive spent a generous amount on gear in order to minimize injuring that may occur during a fall. To each there own. I remember in my MSF class they said if you have a license you wouldnt be required to wear a helmet. WTF? Why wouldnt you wear one? LOL
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I'll take the opportunity to hurl my two cents into this.

To quote my MSF instructor: "When it comes right down to it the gear you wear only really serves one purpose and that is not to keep you safe. When you wear proper gear you keep yourself comfortable. A good helmet blocks wind noise and can actually help you hear better, a good jacket will keep you cool and stop the windburn, good pants will do the same, and good boots will keep your feet dry and warm. Good gear only helps to keep you more alert to your surroundings. If anyone here thinks that gear is anything but secondary protection then you can stop that right here. When push comes to shove the ONLY THING that will protect you is experience. When that guy pulls out in front of you, cuts you off in traffic, moves into on coming traffic right in front of you or tries to merge into you, experience is what will save your life. If you don't learn right here what to watch for, predict and avoid, if you don't learn how to react, if you don't learn how to properly control your motorcycle, and if you don't learn how to treat every ride like a training exercise for that important moment then you are already dead."

I sometimes think we as a community put way to much emphasis on what a rider wears or how fast they ride when we should be asking ourselves did they even know how to ride in the first place?

That being said I still enjoy making fun of people who don't wear helmets.
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