MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

View Poll Results: Do you wear riding pants?
I won't ride without riding pants... 22 21.15%
I ride routinely without riding pants... 82 78.85%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-09-2008, 10:27 PM   #41
logan5
Senior Member
 
logan5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 5,805


Bike(s):
2001 SV 650 (my track ), 2005 SV 650s









During the work week I wear motoport overpants when I ride ... for the weekend or casual riding I wear cortect DSX riding jeans...these have leather on the inside plus CE rated armor in the knees.

Of course leather jacket, gloves, sidi air verts and a helmet rounds out the rest.

My agreement with the wife was that I would promise to always wear full gear and she would let me have the bike.
__________________
Ben Franklin once told us that “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt" Herbert Hoover
logan5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Riding Pants silent11 Gear Talk 8 05-23-2014 03:40 PM
How often do you wear shoes while riding? xtelevisionset General Discussion (Moto Related) 36 09-05-2012 08:07 PM
Friendly reminder to wear your riding boots! FowleR6 General Discussion (Moto Related) 183 08-15-2012 12:20 AM
List the gear you wear while riding CarbonJames Safety Corner Main 221 05-26-2011 02:13 AM
Riding pants specterunseen Gear Talk 5 03-23-2009 01:07 AM
Advertisement
Old 04-09-2008, 10:37 PM   #42
mrclean
Squid Pro Quo
 
mrclean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 752

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda XL 600
Blackbird
RC51
1000RR
CB 350






Summer: FS mesh pants or perf leathers or Icon recon pants (all with alpinestars knee/shin guards, back protector

Winter (3 days in TX) non-perfed leathers or nylon pants (armored) et al .

The FS mesh pants (from Patrick) have GREAT airlflow and really good protection. USed with FS mesh jacket.

Hope this helps.
mrclean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 09:54 AM   #43
specterunseen
El Brilliante
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, Tx
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,592

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Kawasaki EX250 (dead due to mechanical failure)
Kawasaki EX500 (on loan from a friend)
Pending, bikeless once the 500 gone :-(
Want Husky 510SMR or KTM 690 SMC to continue the hooligan activity






Quote:
Originally Posted by logan5 View Post
During the work week I wear motoport overpants when I ride ... for the weekend or casual riding I wear cortect DSX riding jeans...these have leather on the inside plus CE rated armor in the knees.

Of course leather jacket, gloves, sidi air verts and a helmet rounds out the rest.

My agreement with the wife was that I would promise to always wear full gear and she would let me have the bike.


SAME HERE! I promised full gear and i mean it. I personally want to ride as long as possible, and gear helps ensure i do it without a wheelchair being my ride..... that and becominga better safer rider.

I'm looking to add a backprotector next. I think they are underrated, until you take a spill and should have had one on!

Viva la ninjettes!
specterunseen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 10:38 AM   #44
specterunseen
El Brilliante
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, Tx
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,592

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Kawasaki EX250 (dead due to mechanical failure)
Kawasaki EX500 (on loan from a friend)
Pending, bikeless once the 500 gone :-(
Want Husky 510SMR or KTM 690 SMC to continue the hooligan activity






Can someone please explain their rationale. This site promotes full gear.

Full gear includes pants. Why would you gear fully up and wear jeans?
http://www.motoport.com/saveyourhide...1-800-777-6499

Tear and Abrasion Strength by the numbers
Pounds of force until fabric tears Abrasion cycles on pavement until fabric fails
CottonJeans 4.5 pounds to tear 50 cycles to failure
70 Denier Standard Nylon 4.5 pounds to tear 165 cycles to failure
500 Denier Polyester 8 pounds to tear 180 cycles to failure
200 Denier Standard Nylon 7.5 pounds to tear 275 cycles to failure
500 Denier Cordura 22 pounds to tear 710 cycles to failure
620 Denier Cordura 35 pounds to tear 1200 cycles to failure
NEW Competition Grade Leather 80-110 pounds to tear 1200-1700 cycles to failure
1000 Denier Cordura 110 pounds to tear 1780 cycles to failure
Air Mesh Kevlar 1260 pounds to tear 970 cycles to failure
Stretch Kevlar Blend 420lbs pounds to tear 1800 cycles to failure
specterunseen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 12:03 PM   #45
Mic
Senior Member
 
Mic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kingwood
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 393

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
C14
WR450
CRF110F
TTR110






Send a message via AIM to Mic Send a message via MSN to Mic
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheldonhull View Post
Can someone please explain their rationale. This site promotes full gear.
Because this is the US of A and they can wear whatever they want? They just don't care enough?

Jeans aren't going to really save your hide, but they do give better protection than shorts. I mean, shorts would be like riding with an open scoop. The last thing anyone wants is to get a bee or wasp in there.

I've ridden in jeans plenty of times, I started wearing the riding pants over them for the CE armor when I started reading about people getting their knees messed up in falls that were relatively minor (small abrasions, bruises, etc).
Mic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 12:55 PM   #46
logan5
Senior Member
 
logan5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Friendswood
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 5,805


Bike(s):
2001 SV 650 (my track ), 2005 SV 650s









I spent 300 for a pair of kevlar mesh overpants that I use to ride to work in. 80 bucks for moto specific jeans that are reinforced with leather on the inside and comes with CE armor ... I figure 400 bucks is cheaper than skin graphs.
__________________
Ben Franklin once told us that “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt" Herbert Hoover
logan5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #47
specterunseen
El Brilliante
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, Tx
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,592

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Kawasaki EX250 (dead due to mechanical failure)
Kawasaki EX500 (on loan from a friend)
Pending, bikeless once the 500 gone :-(
Want Husky 510SMR or KTM 690 SMC to continue the hooligan activity






Quote:
Originally Posted by logan5 View Post
I spent 300 for a pair of kevlar mesh overpants that I use to ride to work in. 80 bucks for moto specific jeans that are reinforced with leather on the inside and comes with CE armor ... I figure 400 bucks is cheaper than skin graphs.

link? Kevlar mesh is way better than nylon mesh i think.
specterunseen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy