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Old 11-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #21
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My sis and I both wear MotoGP jackets. They don't make xs, though, so mine's a little big-

Try on ALL the jackets you come across, so you'll have an idea what you like/ what size to get. I bought mine online and on sale-

+1 about the gloves- get good protection.

My ER Dr. Daddy says he doesn't see many leg injuries on bikers, so your jeans are fine, but it never hurts to wear leather pants or extra pads. Also, wear motorcycle boots, or buy ankle/shin guards to wear under your jeans-

Because you're spending so much on this, don't buy something because it's cheap or on sale- you'll regret it later- get what you want the first time.

Good Luck on your shopping! Personally I don't think they have any great gear for women just yet. Meaner and I have discussed our own line - feminine AND functional!
your er doctor doesn't see leg injuries? WHAT
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Make sure you try on everything, then see if you can find a good deal online. If you can't wait, shop around and haggle with the store owners.mgt. I went to Powersports of Houston and got a good deal on a jacket. It doesn't hurt to ask! Leather is the best protection in the unfortunate event of an accident. You shouldn't skimp on protection. Just think of it as what is your body/skin worth to you????? Think about that
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:58 PM   #23
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get all the protection you can afford...a couple hundred bucks now could potentially save you thousands in medical bills.
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Yea definately get some leather gauntlet gloves
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get all the protection you can afford...a couple hundred bucks now could potentially save you thousands in medical bills.
I gotta rag on her cause she's such a good friend....

We suited up in the most I saw her during that cold weekend that came through a week ago.... she actually wore a sweater and not a low cut shirt

I will miss the view when she gets some leathers cause she always rode behind me...
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My street textile jacket is Alpine Stars.

Gloves, I prefer the Joe Rocket GPX, super-soft and worked great in my wreck. The Joe Rocket leather jacket also held up well.

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Can't spend too much on protection. Every where those gloves are torn up would have been skin to the bone. Love your bod, protect it.

I have Bohn Armor pants that go under jeans. They are a little expensive but skin costs more. I had to dress up for court today and I did not put them on and I really felt self conscious without them. And I wore dress shoes to top that off. Then to top it off the judge did not even look at me, he was writing something when my attorney was talking to him. Next time I'm going geared up man, I don't care anymore. That one time may of been all it took.
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I gotta rag on her cause she's such a good friend....

We suited up in the most I saw her during that cold weekend that came through a week ago.... she actually wore a sweater and not a low cut shirt

I will miss the view when she gets some leathers cause she always rode behind me...

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I will miss the view when she gets some leathers cause she always rode behind me...
I'm sure the view of her riding in front of you in leathers will be nice too. Oh wait different leathers
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Ya, I'm tired of her starring at me so much....
Sometimes I begin to brake and she flies right by me staggered before realizing.... trailerdgxx6 can attest to that.... Galvestine ride, 3 times...

She'll read these posts tomorrow and I won't hear the end of it...

So I might as well keep this up
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here is my wife in her leather...this is icon stuff when it was made good several years ago...it is now

Female Gear....
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here is my wife in her leather...this is icon stuff when it was made good several years ago...it is now

Female Gear....
I rode that bike this weekend VERY different than what I'm used to but it was nice to try something else.
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I rode that bike this weekend VERY different than what I'm used to but it was nice to try something else.
it is always nice to try other bikes every now and then
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it is always nice to try other bikes every now and then
This is true. Thats a nice RC ya got there
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This is true. Thats a nice RC ya got there

Thank you.
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Why do I hear so much neg about icon?


I don't have any of theirs but I friend does who hit a trailer and messed up his back cause his leathers wasn't zipped up.... What was his name on here? Oh like.... TRAILERDGXX6


whom may have a rideable bike come wednesday.... again finally....
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Why do I hear so much neg about icon?


I don't have any of theirs but I friend does who hit a trailer and messed up his back cause his leathers wasn't zipped up.... What was his name on here? Oh like.... TRAILERDGXX6


whom may have a rideable bike come wednesday.... again finally....
The chaps u see my wife wearing are thick...all the new stuff we looked at recently are super thin...I don't think they would survive 1 get off.
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We've got a reasonably good selection of womens gear in stock, and SuzAnne, Brandon and I have a huge amount of experience in getting ladies properly sized.

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Why do I hear so much neg about icon?

We see a lot of gear everyday, both new and after it's been worn / crashed in.
In my experience, Icon doesn't hold up well, and there's a lot of better performing brands out there for same / less cost.
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Ok Jlo, let's clarify something for the readers....

When you turn your head to check the side lane and your helmet moves to the side from wind pressure and covers your eye.... its too loose....

That said; I guess my spare jackets are not becoming of you(or maybe it's the permanent stench I've embedded in them.)

I'm a fan of JR, if you come tomorrow to the M&G w us you'll see SiS's Jacket; its all white, girly fit, blah blah...


As I tell you every ride- Can't always control when you're going down, but you can control what the parametics will be pulling off of you.

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your er doctor doesn't see leg injuries? WHAT
My father is an ER Doc. He said they are NOT the major concern; He also says we can live just fine without them.

That said, I do wear chaps.

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