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Old 11-28-2008, 05:12 AM   #21
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after you have a crash with a mesh/textile jacket and that embeds it's self in your skin as you skid down the road and you have to scrub that out... bet you won't mind 'sweating' a little bit on a 'warm' day...

but i guess some people have to learn the hard way for themselves...

that is only good for posing... but i guess you could say it's better then nothing... i wouldn't even wear one to go around the corner to the store... i'll stick with my perforated leather jacket...
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so youve worn one mesh jacket, you didnt like it, and now you cant understand why anyone does? thats silly
I own four mesh jackets of differnt makes/etc. Most still out on loan from new riders along with three of my helmets and a pair of gloves lol.

I just dont see any benefits over leather besides price. And in some cases, 'inspiring' jackets like that corona one aren't necessarily inexpensive either.

I have a sectional leather/perforated woven textile(not cut textile) summer jacket that matches the 600 that has alot more padding and although its see through, the leather upper body of the jacket still makes me feel more comfortable.


Leather can be softened to prevent that 'restrictive' feel and should be continually cleaned w water barrier/protecter to keep it in tiptop shape.

As for looks squeaky... U can ask those whom ride w me; I dont even wash my bike, never have. And the further people are away from me in a crowded bar/night club, the better lol
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For me it was was about 90% price factor and about 10% breathability factor
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you lived in albuquerque? did you ever ride up to durango?
No. I did the Jemez a bunch of times. Never went north of Santa Fe. I did a few trips to Lubbock. One time I rode all the way to Austin and back for Memorial day weekend.
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after you have a crash with a mesh/textile jacket and that embeds it's self in your skin as you skid down the road and you have to scrub that out... bet you won't mind 'sweating' a little bit on a 'warm' day...

but i guess some people have to learn the hard way for themselves...

that is only good for posing... but i guess you could say it's better then nothing... i wouldn't even wear one to go around the corner to the store... i'll stick with my perforated leather jacket...
Says the man with the MV Augusta.
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haha, good catch lol...

but it is a nice bike and he's an awesome guy so we'll let it slide....
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haha, good catch lol...

but it is a nice bike and he's an awesome guy so we'll let it slide....

tru dat.
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after you have a crash with a mesh/textile jacket and that embeds it's self in your skin as you skid down the road and you have to scrub that out... bet you won't mind 'sweating' a little bit on a 'warm' day...

but i guess some people have to learn the hard way for themselves...

that is only good for posing... but i guess you could say it's better then nothing... i wouldn't even wear one to go around the corner to the store... i'll stick with my perforated leather jacket...
I'm guessing that you're talking about the thin mesh jackets. The one that look like overlapped football practice jerseys.

My jacket was a big bad sumbitch. My first crash was in Albuquerque and I slid on my chest for 30ft and the ONLY damage was a tiny tear. I was wearing the same jacket when I went off 390 in Burton and it held up like a champ.
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There is a woven textile(looks like new-age miniature chain male) and cut textile.

the cut textile you can tear w your hands...
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I bought a mesh jacket for the price whenever i first started riding. I bought my leather a few months ago. Both are Alpinestars and are large size. I like the way the mesh lets me move and flex. I feel stiff in my leather So I like to use my mesh whenever the weather permits. Both do well in the rain but my leather is priceless whenever its cold
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Like most things in my life, I have evolved.
At first, I wore NO gear.
Then I bought a helmet.
Then I bought gloves.
Then I bought a textile jacket. (cuz it was cheaper)
Then I bought boots.
Then I bought knee pads.
Then I went to the track and bought full leathers.
And I am awaiting the arrival of my first leather jacket for street riding.

So it was about ignorance to gear at all, firstly. Then it was about money. Now, I just want to be protected.
sounds about like me

i bought a bike
then a helmet
then gloves
then a mesh jacket
then i bought gauntlets and leathers and boots for the track
still no knee pads or leather jacket
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Some leather jackets are uncomfortable, I'm on my 3rd and I finnelly found a leather jacket I like. I have 3 mesh jackets and everyone of them is comfortable, but there unsafe and wouldn't protect is I went down. and now I'm used to leather so I like it better

Leather FTW!
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #34
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Some leather jackets are uncomfortable, I'm on my 3rd and I finnelly found a leather jacket I like. I have 3 mesh jackets and everyone of them is comfortable, but there unsafe and wouldn't protect is I went down. and now I'm used to leather so I like it better

Leather FTW!
so which leather jackets have you tried and which was the most comfortable?
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so which leather jackets have you tried and which was the most comfortable?
I've had the "spinner" A* jacket and a "TZ-1" A* jacket, and both were way to hot and didn't breath for , both were perforated. Both were uncomfortable and left a nasty rash from rubbing my neck.


I bought a Teknic Chicane jacket and its really comfortable and breaths great, no rash and it feels very well made.


btw, I got it for $140 new on sale, I've seen that jacket for sale on here USED for almost $200 lol
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I have a teknic chicane, it breathes well, but the material around the neck is painful, though as it absorbs more sweat and dirt it seems to feel better. they are a deal though as it seems they may be discontinuing the current design, and should cost 170 or less shipped new in the bag.

my other leather jacket is used joe rocket, and its amazing how comfortable it is for me. bought it used and repaired and love it. no perforation, a very few vents, but its doing well enough for current weather though i have to layer up a lot if i am going to ride more than around town.
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cali, is this the teknic jacket?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...er-Jacket.aspx
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I dont own a tecknic but I've heard good things from them.

I have JRs, Alpinestars, FT's...
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Thats the Impulse jacket, he was referring to the Chicane Jacket.
http://newenough.com/closeouts/leath...le_jacket.html
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