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WHat do you wear while riding?
ATGATT 67%  67%  [ 14 ]
Some Gear 24%  24%  [ 5 ]
Minimal Gear 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
Gear? Who needs it? 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:29 am 
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Anybody wear anything like this: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-knee-v-guard

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:26 am 
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Not me..... looks more like a MX or DP riders device.

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Yes, I often strap on a pair of BMX type Shin/knee guards. They cut some wind and keep my dress pants in place on the way to work...and provide a first hit protection in a fall.


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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:02 pm 
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ATGATT...even short rides to the corner store...see my post in the helmet poll...

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:17 am 
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I like it, very Mad Max, or Ben Hurr.
Meant to go under ridin pants, or over them?

I don't know if I have enough slack to wear them "under". :roll:

Maybe over jeans?
You think there would be some extra support in it for you as an added feature?

Good idea. I have over-pants with LIGHT knee armor, hip pads, etc., but its pretty minimal. The fabric the pants are made from seems pretty good though, and they fit over jeans.

Jacket has armor, First Gear Jaunt 2.
I wish the armor did not slide around in the sleeves.... it needs to be secured.
And I wear boots and gloves.

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:49 am 
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StrayDog's New Policy - ATGATT

Once you've gone down it changes your perspective.

And I hate it. Its a PITB.


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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Your experience and pain would have put me in a Can Am Spider
or a Ural and a side car (to carry my meds). You have guts and so forth to get back to it on just two wheels. Glad you are out there getting after it man. So many roads, so little time (for any of us).

Also a worthy on-going topic to remind people that stuff happens, and be prepared.

What would you do (meaning us) if and when you go down on the pavement or gravel, can you reach your phone, did it get propelled somewhere, and is now shattered...... all things to consider. Are you out of cell service range?

I used to run one of those "SPOT" homing track beacon things when I travel off road alone. The Mrs. could log in with password and see where I was.... (not always a good idea)..... or, I could hit one button and send a help message, via satellite, not cell reliant. Or a second button was prepared/customized with text to say, "here I am, follow link to map, I am fine and traveling to my intended or suggested destination".

Another button was customized to say, "uhhh, fellow riding chums, I am broke down HERE, follow link to map, I personally am ok, and fine, but I am going to need a trailer or someone to run for parts I do not have with me, but again-- I am not injured.

All via satellite. It worked well, but required a yearly subscription so when I got poor, I had to let it go. The device itself is rather affordable

Hey, it works. Not for everyone, but some will appreciate the potential. One of the units will pair with your smart phone so you can text any message you like, and it goes out via satellite.

I carried mine inside a Pelican case to protect it if I crashed, and it would shoot updates and auto-links to my maps to those I programmed in, and it did not care that it was in the Pelican. I would have to hope I could crawl to my (crashed) bike. Or have some passer-by hit the button on the SPOT for me.


How it was rigged on my old bike:

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Last bike I put together, meant for on/off road, capable of maintain 70-75 on the highway, or slow enough in first gear for atv and WIDE deer trails. A 650 single cyl.

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If I was riding with a group, and still wanted to send map "bread crums" to family, friends via the net and a PASSWORD, I had it on my tankbag.

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Link to "SPOT"


http://www.findmespot.com/en/

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:16 pm 
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My considered opinion on gear: When I see someone riding in shorts, T-shirt and flip flops, I think: "There goes someone who has NOT YET fallen off of his motorcycle." I have fallen off, many times (years ago, in the dirt) and never venture out without a full suit of armor. :)

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
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Location: Rest place in San Diego County
ATGATT: one-piece Aerostich RoadCrafter Classic, full-face helmet, gauntled elkskin or deerskin gloves, treaded leather boots. I live in San Diego. The suit has many strategically located vents and I drink lots of water. Road rash is PAINFUL.

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 Post subject: Re: ATGATT? SOTGATT? NOTGATT?, Your choice in riding gear.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:32 pm 
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I do most of the gear all of the time.

I've got some leather pants, but usually wear jeans. The leather just looks strange and is impractical when off the bike, and at times when I've been eatin' a bit too much ice cream I can't get them zipped! I have a nice leather jacket too. It's amazing how warm leather is on a cool day.

I need a pair of decent street riding boots. I end up riding in my dual-sport boots or black leather Sketchers, which are basically tennis shoes.

I always wear gloves & a full face helmet.

I often wear a textile padded jacket, or the leather one.


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