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Old 06-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Blue Jeans vs Shorts

In reality do blue jeans really have any more protection then shorts, or is it more of a mental safety thing.
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Not a good question...too many variables.

Speed, surface as examples... but would you rather a hot piece of metal fall onto your bare leg and roll off, or denim then roll off?

Denim/cloth is going to be better than nothing... to what degree is another matter.
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well, if jeans did not offer any more protection than shorts, why not ride with a thong?

IS like choosing the 'least bad thing' to wear.

still, jeans would at least offer just a little protection in case of a very minor get off, when shorts offer pretty much nothing.
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If you went down at say 60mph on concrete jeans would shred into nothing so do they really offer that much protectinon?


My buddy went down at about 20mph when a woman pulled out in front of him and his jeans ripped apart.
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I had a twenty something MPH crash on a bicycle and it looked like someone took a beltsander to parts of me...can't be any better on a motorcycle.

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If you went down at say 60mph on concrete jeans would shred into nothing so do they really offer that much protectinon?


My buddy went down at about 20mph when a woman pulled out in front of him and his jeans ripped apart.
he should've bought wranglers
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Yes they offer more protection.

Is it sufficient? NO
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If you went down at say 60mph on concrete jeans would shred into nothing so do they really offer that much protectinon?
Are you wanting someone to give you permission to wear shorts or something?


Wear Pants... the tougher the better.

I've torn denim at low speeds, then I've had an accident around 30mph
and the only damage were some holes, from where my body made mild contact with the darn light assembly on the truck and not damage from the street.

...you go down at 60mph you've got bigger issues to worry about than how long your pants and underwear lasted. Just know it would/will be worse if you do it in shorts.
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are some gloves better the NO gloves?

same concept.

helmet/jacket/gloves/shorts looks pretty damm stupid.
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If you went down at say 60mph on concrete jeans would shred into nothing so do they really offer that much protectinon?


My buddy went down at about 20mph when a woman pulled out in front of him and his jeans ripped apart.
how much damage did he have to his skin?
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Im sure if you spen $100 on ed hardy jeans they will rip apart I spent $100 on the shift riding jeans and have gone down several times knees and were untouched. Plus they are pretty stylish
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Only if you wear toughskins.

Otherwise you are equally fk'd IMO.

Having said that, I wear jeans on the street. Little more protection from gravel, bugs and other debris.
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Not to mention, boots look funny with shorts.
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are some gloves better the NO gloves?

same concept.

helmet/jacket/gloves/shorts looks pretty damm stupid.


I do that going to play ultimate now Racer X hates me *sniffle* Would it make you feel better if I said I'm sorry and I know it's stupid?
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Cycle Gear has these on sale - with CE armor in the knees for $69.99
http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...-BA-32&esrc=CJ

RED ROUTE Rider Baggy Denim Motorcycle Jeans

they are out of my size so
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Shorts only provide protection if your on a gsxr and only if you strap your lid to your seat.
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If you went down at say 60mph on concrete jeans would shred into nothing so do they really offer that much protectinon?


My buddy went down at about 20mph when a woman pulled out in front of him and his jeans ripped apart.
Ive fallen at 30mph with jeans didnt even rip em.... they do offer more protection than shorts IMO.
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