So.. What are you wearing..?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Vicko, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Bimbo

    Bimbo New Member

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    Other than the fashion aspect of a dual sport helmet on a adv bike, I think most typical adv bike riders would get a better ride out of a flip-top hat. Fo sure, fo hard core adventuring they are a better option but honestly how many adv bikes are really used that adventurously these days?

    Flip-top hats fall into the same category as heated grips - you figure they're the biggest wank until you experience them.
     
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  2. JNO

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    There's an easy fix for noisy helmets - just go watch a Top Fuel event at Willowbank.

    Pardon?
     
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  3. smythie

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    can't I go to WSID?
     
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  4. GrahamB

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    My new X-lite X802r just arrived (or actually, I went and picked it up after UPS tried for 3 days to deliver it while I was not at home... surprise).
    It comes with a book of instructions: I wonder, is there anyone who is at the same time dumb enough to need instruction in the use of a helmet (use on head, see-through bit goes at front), and able to read?
     
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  5. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    I've ordered a new old stock Rossi replice GP Pro helmet at a far too high price. Not because I particularly lust for a RR helmet, but because they come in size ML (58 = perfect fit) and the two I've head before have been great. The first were crash tested, head-butting a Volvo. The second is still doing fine, but getting on a bit at 6 years of age. So now I will have a replacement in storage for next year when I will semi-retire the old one.
     
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  6. Jezza

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    I rode the scooter to town today in shorts a light summer jacket, sneakers, no gloves and my 7 year old Shoei something-something. I can't believe I survived unscathed :)

    On the bikes if it's a short cruise somewhere I'll wear TCX shoes (very comfy), O'Neal back protector vest, my old draggin jeans I bought about 8 years ago, a leather jacket I got from my Dad in '99 I think (it only has thin, soft padding, no armour - I'd like to get some integrated in it), my Shoei something-something and my battered old Held gloves.
    I'm a big fan of Held gloves (not so much their other gear). SO comfy and they do their job well.
    I've crashed about 6 times with them and finally wore a small hole in them. Ange got me a new pair last year I wear on longer rides and on track days now.

    For longer rides: The same back protector vest (it works well and is fairly wide accross the shoulders, which was great when I "tested" it) Alpinestars once-piece leathers (tested twice I think, still looking good), old Sidi Vertebra boots (I think I've had them for almost 10 years now?) and my Shoei.

    For riding the mootang I have a pair of Diadora motard boots. They're not especially nicely finished and a bit uncomfy for walking but dealt well with a bike ending up on top of one of them as well as a few other smaller and larger tumbles.

    I'd really like to replace my helmet. Gonna try a few different brands. Scorpion (I like the idea of the pumpable padding), Airoh, Nolan, HJC and Marushin
     
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  7. GrahamB

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    Yeah, my road helmet the last few years is my previous race helmet and is still in very good shape. But in France, no track use if the helmet is more than 5 years old (from the date of manufacture) :(

    Tried the X_lite at a trade show and really liked the fit.

    Wanted this one
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    but after ordering it, found out X-Lite didn't have any in stock and it would be "4-6 weeks to make one to order". Since those are Italian weeks, I decided to swap to something they had in stock... same pattern but B&W.

    I have to admit, AGV have the best graphic designers.
     
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  8. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    The one that's on its way to me
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  9. Jezza

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    Interesting Graham, you've got some track days planned... :)
     
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  10. GrahamB

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    I have no plans... but I'm removing obstacles :)
     
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