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Old 09-06-2007, 09:14 AM   #21
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Full face helmet, Either my padded mesh or Padded Leather( depending on temp) Gloves, Jeans, Boots, same stuff i would wear no matter what bike Im on
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This morning riding to work, a road debri hit my helmet with a big thump where my jaw would be if I was wearing a half melmet.
After getting to work, I checked my helmet and was amazed that there was a big scar about a dime size on the helmet.
Oh yeah, I'm glad I started wearing full face.
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This morning riding to work, a road debri hit my helmet with a big thump where my jaw would be if I was wearing a half melmet.
After getting to work, I checked my helmet and was amazed that there was a big scar about a dime size on the helmet.
Oh yeah, I'm glad I started wearing full face.
Congrats! All it takes is a few pebbles or a dragonfly to the face to just about knock you out.
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A 3/4 helmet with full face shield will prevent most of those bugs & small rocks from hitting your face. Lots cooler in summer too. I have a Scorpion silver EXO-200 but I'll always reach for the full face if I'm going to be out all day. All black helmets look cool but are unbearably hot with the sun beating down on them for hours. Perforated leather jackets seem like a good idea but above 90 degrees they're too hot. I only wear mine for a short time in spring & fall.

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A 3/4 helmet with full face shield will prevent most of those bugs & small rocks from hitting your face. Lots cooler in summer too. I have a Scorpion silver EXO-200 but I'll always reach for the full face if I'm going to be out all day. All black helmets look cool but are unbearably hot with the sun beating down on them for hours. Perforated leather jackets seem like a good idea but above 90 degrees they're too hot. I only wear mine for a short time in spring & fall.
60+% helmet hits are to the chin area. the least hit area is the top of the lid.

90+ deg. , i wore an unperforated textile (vansons) in 100+ deg. , so lets not get into "it's too hot" BS.

your skin, you make the choice, but skins not cheap and very painful
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60+% helmet hits are to the chin area. the least hit area is the top of the lid.

90+ deg. , i wore an unperforated textile (vansons) in 100+ deg. , so lets not get into "it's too hot" BS.

your skin, you make the choice, but skins not cheap and very painful
I seem to keep landing on my head.
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You name it I have landed on it. :/:

I seem to be solely keeping the helmet industry in business and Patrick has setup a special helmet purchase program just for me.

I will add this about the stat on chin area impacts. I have wrecked on a dirt bike with a full helmet and had it crack and smack me in the face. That was my first set of new teeth. Now imagine it just being your face that smacks the ground. Ouch!
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All black helmets look cool but are unbearably hot with the sun beating down on them for hours.
I've never found that to be the case at all when riding. Just don't stop for hours out in the sun and leave your helmet on . Otherwise, a black full face works fine all year long - especially one with decent ventilation.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:27 PM   #35
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id go with magna man's gear choice.....functionality and he looks like a total badass
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I ONCE HAD A CRUISER AND ALWAYS WORN FULL GEAR. HOWEVER, IF I GOT A CRUISER AGAIN I WOULD PROBABLY JUST WEAR A BANDANA, OPEN FACE HELMET[SOMETIMES], JEANS[OBVIOUSLY], FINGERLESS GLOVES, SUNGLASSES AND PERHAPS A LEATHER JACKET FOR COOL DAYS.
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if i go to a bar and dreaking i wear a leather vest with my colors and some jeans with holes in them and of course my boots. i am a typical harley rider
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AND THEY LOOK COOL AS LONG AS THEY DON'T JUMP ON A SPORT BIKE. LOL
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:03 PM   #39
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I'm one of the most geared up cruiser riders you'll meet and I wouldn't change a thing. In my two years of riding and commuting here in Houston the gear has save my bacon a few times:

Helmet
I wear a Scorpion Full face EXO 700 helmet. It's not just about the bugs. I'm my last two years of commuting I have been hit by rocks, lug nuts, and all kinds of off the Houston streets. All it takes is for a car to run over something in front of your and spin it off a tire.

Summertime Mesh Gear
I wear the Teknic Supermesh Jacket seen here:
http://www.teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=1&pid=88
It comes with a complete set of CE armor.

I also wear First Gear HT Air 2.0 Overpants seen here:
http://www.firstgear-usa.com/fgweb.n...9?opendocument
These pants are great. They have hip and knee armor. The hip armor saved me once when my bike fell over in gravel with me sitting on it. I didn't even get a bruise from a 540 lb body slam.

Plus jeans will wear through after sliding only 5 feet at 50 mph. I'm sure First Gear makes a good mesh jacket so if I was to do it all over again I'd probably take a look at one of their jackets so it would zip to my pants easier.

Warmer Weather Perforated Leathers
I just recently bought perforated Vanson leathers. I intend to wear them in place of the mesh when I can. Vansons will break the bank, but Newenough.com has some great closeouts on jackets right now. And Mike over at Northwest Honda is hooking me up with some Vanson pants and body armor.

Winter Leathers
Leather is the best. Most of the cruiser stuff that's sold is not cowhide though and so it doesn't really hold up in the event of a slide.

In winter, I wear leathers from Teknic that zip together. They are cruiser styling but track leather quality (1.4mm cowhide).
They don't make my jacket any more but it's similar to this:
http://www.teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=2&pid=22

These are the pants I have that zip up to the jacket:
http://www.teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=2&pid=19

Together, this combination is comfortable from 37 degrees up to 78 degrees. Both the jackets and pants will carry CE armor which I have.

I think this set up looks pretty mean on cruiser:
Cruising gear...

Gloves
I have 3 sets of gloves depending upon the kind of weather I'm riding in.

Best place to get cruiser gear in my opinion
Biker's Passion across from Ellington Field near Clear Lake. It's a mom and pop shop. Johnny knows his stuff and is one of the few places I found that actually stocks leather overpants and not chaps. (Chaps don't cover the most important parts). He also carries the mesh gear I mentioned, although I think he had to order the pants for me.

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I agree.............
The road feels the same from a spots bike to a crusier when you hit it. I ride a cruiser VTX1300C and and I have 1/2 modular w/ face shield and full helmet I wear mesh jacket CE armor in the elbows back and shoulder. You choose me I like my skin........
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