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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #21
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I would go with option A. Textile jackets melt to the skin.
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Urban myth, I've never seen a mesh jacket actually melt to the skin, or even heard about one that could be proven with pics that the jacket actually melted.
Don't believe me? Try this test: take an old mesh jacket, put it over a sand bag and then throw it out of a truck at say 70 mph.
(For liability sakes don't do this on an open road with traffic.)
The jacket will not slide long enough in one area to generate enough heat to allow it to melt. The speed you'd have to be going coupled with the friction needed to make the jacket actually melt would have to be extreme. Think towed behind a truck at 70 mph for a few miles.
Even in that case the jacket would be more likely to tear.

If you were to generate that type of speed/coefficient of friction than you're going to suffer burns regardless of what you're wearing. I got some nasty 2nd degree burns on my right elbow when I went down at Road Atlanta, through my leathers and armor.

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Leo, for under jacket use the Bionic vest is a good option imo.
That said if I feel the need to wear that much armor I'll probably be wearing leather too.
I've tried the Bionic full jacket and found it uncomfortable and hot.
Tom/Scorpio has the jacket and seems to like it though. Try pm'img him.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #22
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Craig, link some darn proof or please stfu. Seconds time you've posted that comment w/o any supporting EVIDENCE. As perviously stated it is highly dependent on WHAT the 'mesh' (or other clothing) is made out of.


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Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #23
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This works pretty good. Ice cold water circulating through tubing coiled up in between your back protector and you. My original idea was to use peltier elements instead of an ice chest, but I'm not sure if the bike can handle the electrical load needed to remove enough body heat. Maybe next year, and then I could have everything hidden on the bike with only the tubing visible.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #24
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OP how far is the commute? ever thought about getting a wicking shirt, like underarmor?
not far actually, its the traffic that gets me....about 15 or so miles one way. takes me a hr and 10min to get back and forth
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:23 AM   #25
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you can upgrade to an enclosed moto... look at those pimp wheels on the side. you never have to get your knees dirty again.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #26
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not far actually, its the traffic that gets me....about 15 or so miles one way. takes me a hr and 10min to get back and forth
It will end up being a hassle for everyday use I would imagine.

I would use one if I was traveling though.
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This is an Alpinestars hybrid mesh leather combo. I wear it everyday with a bionic vest and sometimes the hydrapak. I'm very pleased with all products working together. Will also absolutely zip into any pair of A* pant making a two piece suit.

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Craig, link some darn proof or please stfu. Seconds time you've posted that comment w/o any supporting EVIDENCE. As perviously stated it is highly dependent on WHAT the 'mesh' (or other clothing) is made out of.


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I am very sorry that I don't have the proof, I was going by here say from a friend. The main point is leathers, no matter how hot it is protects you better. Technology changes every day, but personally after being in 5 motorcycle crashes I would rather have a one piece with back and chest protectors. Just my opinion.
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