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I ride with jeans and a tee shirt only! 158 38.26%
I ride with chaps and maybe a leather vest! 30 7.26%
I ride with full leathers at all times! 32 7.75%
I ride with full leathers only on hwy trips or in bad weather! 97 23.49%
I don't have leathers, but plan to buy some one day! 34 8.23%
I ride with shorts and little else! 13 3.15%
I ride with leather / fabric c/w full Body Armor! 142 34.38%
I ride with a helmut most/all of the time! I like my noogan! 264 63.92%
I never wear a helmut...it's a personal thing! 22 5.33%
I go commando and he loves it. (Ladies only please) 2 0.48%
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Thanks Boomerguy. I also use Keis heated inner gloves for really cold days & thermal pants & long sleeved top for layers to keep warm. Also a bird watcher & wildlife watcher so they've more than paid for themselves.Got some RST leather pants which are a little bit tight now! Think all that cleaning hotel rooms & going up and down 3 flights of stairs kept the weight off!
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Depending on the weather and if its around town or touring.
Touring, Textile with armor (Fat Power Ranger) or Leathers (Fat Darth Vader)
Day trips, Kevlar lined jeans and Textile jacket with armor.
Helmet all the time along with boots and gloves.
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Thanks Boomerguy. I also use Keis heated inner gloves for really cold days & thermal pants & long sleeved top for layers to keep warm. Also a bird watcher & wildlife watcher so they've more than paid for themselves.Got some RST leather pants which are a little bit tight now! Think all that cleaning hotel rooms & going up and down 3 flights of stairs kept the weight off!
Climbing stairs is fantastic exercise. Before I retired from production, I regularly climbed an exterior unenclosed structure that was 15 stories high with countless flights of stairs because of the irregularity of adding stories in between stories. It looked like an erector set built by a bunch of drunks! That and riding a bicycle in my hilly area on days alternating with walking the same hills has kept this almost 70 year-old body going strong. I refuse to grown old. I'm an 18-year-old trapped in an aging body and I'm not going down without a fight. I quit drinking liquor and wine over 40 years ago and I average a beer a month now but I have to do some extra exercise to earn it. (cutting grass, going the extra distance exercising, etc.) But, I still can't get rid of my pot belly and there are some really nice looking leather motorcycle jackets out there that I want but can't fit in, unless I want the arms to cover my hands.
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Full face helmet, textile body armor, everything hi-viz, loud pipes....and people still pull out on me.

Must be because my boots and gloves, are not hi-viz
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Funny thread ) in late 80's-early 90's in LA, used to ride mostly in... Perfecto, spandex shorts and hi-top sneakers. And I wasn't the only one lol. Without helmet until January 92. In cool weather added jeans, cowboy boots. On longer rides outside of the city, goggles, thick leather chaps over 501s and ranger boots, with or without the Perfecto depending of temperature.

Today I'm not in the US anymore but it's: AlpineStars reinforced leather jacket with additional spine-slider that makes me feel like a NinjaTurtle, reinforced jeans with knee-and-hips-pads, reinforced boots "de rigueur". I walk and move like a lobster lol In-city, I wear whatever I have on me + leather gloves since the avg speed is very low. And of course helmet.

After a lot of exploring I realized that stylish doesn't protect and protection is far from stylish...


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