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

Go Back > Safety Corner > Gear Talk
Forgot info?

Welcome to! 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.

FREE MH Decals by MAIL!


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 10

BMW 650

gear for summer

What are you suppose to wear in this heat-but I'm new and need to cover up-is there summer gear?
ritak is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summer wear/gear 2013 IrvGotti421 Gear Talk 17 12-16-2013 10:41 PM
Summer Riding Gear Idea MIGHTYDUCKY22 General Discussion (Moto Related) 11 05-13-2013 10:00 AM
Gear choices for Summer time? SwimguyZ1000 Gear Talk 26 04-17-2012 08:57 AM
Great gear for Houston summer viper15 Gear Talk 24 07-03-2008 04:55 AM
do you gear up in the summer? cyclesnoopy General Discussion (Moto Related) 72 05-21-2007 03:18 PM
Old 07-08-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
what R you lookin' at?
RACER X's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 34,497

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 8

2015 Ducati Monster 1200S
'14 Honda GROM! 181cc of fury!!-SOLD
'10 Aprilia Tuono Factory-SOLD
'08 Busa - sold
A few more sold

BMW Venting Machine
2015 Ducati Monster 1200S
RACER X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 10

BMW 650

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it's too dark to read.
ritak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
RiceRocket's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 45 N / Rankin
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 104

07 CBR600RR Black

Send a message via AIM to RiceRocket Send a message via Yahoo to RiceRocket
Don't stop!!! j/k mess jacket.. joe rocket phoenix.
RiceRocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
skmart2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,706

Experience: 9-12 months
Trackdays: 1

none right now :(
07 ninja 250 - sold
07 ZZR 600 - sold

i just bought the A-stars Stella Rebel Flow jacket in black and i LOVE it!!!! i had been wearing my regular jacket like everyday and it was just killing me in this heat
"There are two kinds of people I don't trust: people who don't drink and people who collect stickers" ~ Chelsea Handler
skmart2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #6
Pro Racer Mode Enabled
tiatool's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gunspoint
Feedback Rating: (14)
Posts: 9,027

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

08 Raven
05 Vstar 1100

Yes there is appropriate gear for summer riding. If you are just putting around get some Kevlar or Draggin jeans and some leg guards for pants. Or something like this

As far a jackets you could go with mesh, but as stated they are somewhat unreliable as far as melting under friction, and for certain are a one and done. So if you go down once the jacket will most likely be broken beyond wearing it again. For more serious summer riding jacket check this out

I have above jacket and it rocks.
tiatool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,365

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 4

K8 GSXR-600 (The Pearl)

User is banned

Gixxer-Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:33 PM   #8
Mrs. ~T~
formerly known as C 1/2
Mrs. ~T~'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 290 @ huffmeister
Feedback Rating: (8)
Posts: 12,989

2006 GSXR 600

Send a message via AIM to Mrs. ~T~
i bought this jacket (i know it is a ladies jacket but im sure there is a similar one for men) but it is REALLY awesome. very cool and light weight, but has alot of needed armor. im no expert but i do like this jacket a lot. prolly the best i have owned. and i have owned ALOT! LOL

Mrs. ~T~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 02:47 PM   #9
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
CaligoneTx's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valhalla
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 21,558

Experience: 10+ years

Triumph 675r
Ducati 748
Hyosungs (250r + 650r)
Honda 900rr
Suzuki Busa1300r (+2 bikes)

Send a message via AIM to CaligoneTx Send a message via Yahoo to CaligoneTx
I cover the skin I want to protect...

Leather does breath well, especially leather riding jackets designed wo liners... at a stop it may kill u but moving its fine. You can never compare riding w gear to without or mesh to leather, but if u keep to a standard u wont notice the differences as much.

I have a leather/mesh and a coronal vynol out there somewhere(all my gear gets borrowed) and that is night and day to leather but protection and riding riding pace goes hand and hand.

Remember to drink water and a rejuvenating drink also! Gatorade etc... U can dehydrate quick, especially w a breathable jacket that makes u feel cool but is drying out ur skin.
CaligoneTx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #10
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Most northern tip of the southside
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,878

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 6

1994 kawi zx7
1991 DR250

Member Garage

User is banned

MudBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 12:00 AM   #11
Senior Member
Tricki's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Humble, Texas
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 501

2005 Suzuki Gsxr 750 Anniversary

Wear "Under Armor" shirts under on rides. They are very light weight and pulls the moisture away from your body.
Tricki is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy