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  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3325
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    08 Jan 2019 10:36 PM
    On the highway, no matter the temp, leather jacket, full face, neck, jeans and either boots or trainers
    Across town, Whyalla is 8 minutes to cross, shoes, my half helmet and whatever I have on at the time
  • paulybronco Posts: 11691
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    08 Jan 2019 11:34 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 08 Jan 2019 10:36 PM
    On the highway, no matter the temp, leather jacket, full face, neck, jeans and either boots or trainers
    Across town, Whyalla is 8 minutes to cross, shoes, my half helmet and whatever I have on at the time
    Hopefully pants...
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3325
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    08 Jan 2019 11:58 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 08 Jan 2019 10:36 PM
    On the highway, no matter the temp, leather jacket, full face, neck, jeans and either boots or trainers
    Across town, Whyalla is 8 minutes to cross, shoes, my half helmet and whatever I have on at the time
    Quoting paulybronco on 08 Jan 2019 11:34 PM
    Hopefully pants...
    I cut a mean mankini 
  • paulybronco Posts: 11691
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    09 Jan 2019 10:14 AM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 08 Jan 2019 10:36 PM
    On the highway, no matter the temp, leather jacket, full face, neck, jeans and either boots or trainers
    Across town, Whyalla is 8 minutes to cross, shoes, my half helmet and whatever I have on at the time
    Quoting paulybronco on 08 Jan 2019 11:34 PM
    Hopefully pants...
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 08 Jan 2019 11:58 PM
    I cut a mean mankini 
    Please no!
  • awaba Posts: 37
    Australia
    Stock Poster awaba
    20 Jan 2019 04:59 PM
    Quoting Bruv on 07 Jan 2019 01:54 PM
    From your head to your toes what are you wearing this summer? I am a couple of weeks away from a new Breakout and new to the warmer weather here in QLD. Half helmets? Armoured hoodies? Summer textiles? Kevlar jeans brands etc. What works for you?
    Quoting keith on 07 Jan 2019 04:46 PM

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    Interesting you said sunscreen Keith,practical advice I reckon,I find it's a necessity 
    I also use the cancer council sunscreen,a lot of the other sunscreens I've used are perfumed and by the end of the day my eyes are red raw and stinging,
    A cop would have thought I just had a number :\
  • Timmy Posts: 67
    Stock Poster Timmy
    10 Feb 2019 10:58 PM
    A back protector insert for your jacket is also a good idea and often overlooked.  They’re reasonably priced too
  • JFE Posts: 1596
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    13 Feb 2019 08:39 PM
    Quoting Timmy on 10 Feb 2019 10:58 PM
    A back protector insert for your jacket is also a good idea and often overlooked.  They’re reasonably priced too
    Good call Timmy. They aren’t as bulky as you’d think and would make the world of difference in an off.

    Annoys me, however, most HD jackets don’t even come with a pocket for them.
  • Nutty Posts: 292
    Stage 1 Poster Nutty
    14 Feb 2019 06:04 PM
    Quoting Wideglider on 07 Jan 2019 11:24 PMedited: 08 Jan 2019 07:55 AM
    Bruv, the ear protection is mainly for the wind noise, that is what kills ears, not so much the exhaust note.
    Sunscreen is a must, think about it - would you stand in the sun unprotected for 8 hours?
    Go full-face or flip-front helmet, I've grown out of this looking cool shit in an open face.
    A good rule of thumb for helmet, boots, jacket, kevlar gear, armour etc is 'only protect the body parts you need'!
    And keep in mind that there are many more distracted drivers out there than 20 years ago wanting to kill you (mobile phones of course).
    Much easier, cleaner and safer to buy a helmet with adequate hearing protection built-in. Bell are good, Simpson drag racing helmet is quiet on the road as well. 

    Remember...your sense of balance relies on your ear canals being open and pressure-balanced, that's why MX and FMX riders never wear earplugs .
  • steelo Posts: 2440
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    14 Feb 2019 06:18 PM
    Interesting comment nutty. I do agree with the helmet thing.
    I have read of some issues involving ear plugs but most of the ones available for riders are not completely sound proof or air tight.
    I would not be discounting ear plugs as part of an every day riders kit.
  • Dale Posts: 169
    Tannum Sands
    Stock Poster Dale
    15 Feb 2019 08:28 PM
    Quoting keith on 08 Jan 2019 07:07 AM
    @ Far Canal Summer over here lasts 6 months , she's a must the sunblock.
    Quoting Far Canal on 08 Jan 2019 08:09 AM
    Yeah, you guys are lucky. Winter seems to last 6 months here if not longer. At least all the tourists have gone then.
    You should come and live up here in central QLD. Last year winter was on a Wednesday
  • liberator Posts: 202
    Stock Poster liberator
    17 Feb 2019 08:58 AM
    It all depends on the temperature,

    under 20c and I wear my textile jacket, jeans, sometimes motorcycle boots, sometimes gloves, I only have summer gloves, fuck those big heavy hot thick gloves,
    between 20 and 30c, no jacket, thick denim shirt, jeans, whatever shoes I'm wearing on the day,
    over 30c, denim shirt, shorts, and generally runners,
    over 35 and I won't go out,
    I only wear open face, doesn't matter what the weathers like, I find full faces claustrophobic and you loose some of the freedom that motorcycling offers,

    I know I am lax so far as rider protection goes but I figure fuck it,
  • fatbat Posts: 2827
    Forum Legend fatbat
    17 Feb 2019 10:07 AM
    Quoting liberator on 17 Feb 2019 08:58 AM
    It all depends on the temperature,

    under 20c and I wear my textile jacket, jeans, sometimes motorcycle boots, sometimes gloves, I only have summer gloves, fuck those big heavy hot thick gloves,
    between 20 and 30c, no jacket, thick denim shirt, jeans, whatever shoes I'm wearing on the day,
    over 30c, denim shirt, shorts, and generally runners,
    over 35 and I won't go out,
    I only wear open face, doesn't matter what the weathers like, I find full faces claustrophobic and you loose some of the freedom that motorcycling offers,

    I know I am lax so far as rider protection goes but I figure fuck it,
    So when it's above 20 degrees when you wear a denim shirt and jeans..... Is there a risk of too much denim 


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  • SONNY D Posts: 402
    brisbane
    Stage 1 Poster SONNY D
    17 Feb 2019 10:43 AM
    Quoting Wideglider on 07 Jan 2019 11:24 PMedited: 08 Jan 2019 07:55 AM
    Bruv, the ear protection is mainly for the wind noise, that is what kills ears, not so much the exhaust note.
    Sunscreen is a must, think about it - would you stand in the sun unprotected for 8 hours?
    Go full-face or flip-front helmet, I've grown out of this looking cool shit in an open face.
    A good rule of thumb for helmet, boots, jacket, kevlar gear, armour etc is 'only protect the body parts you need'!
    And keep in mind that there are many more distracted drivers out there than 20 years ago wanting to kill you (mobile phones of course).
    Quoting Nutty on 14 Feb 2019 06:04 PM
    Much easier, cleaner and safer to buy a helmet with adequate hearing protection built-in. Bell are good, Simpson drag racing helmet is quiet on the road as well. 

    Remember...your sense of balance relies on your ear canals being open and pressure-balanced, that's why MX and FMX riders never wear earplugs .
    you can buy ear protection that doesnt affect your balance as they have a balance tube in the ear bud...like these....
  • Far Canal Posts: 1631
    Motor Head Far Canal
    17 Feb 2019 09:19 PM
    Quoting liberator on 17 Feb 2019 08:58 AM
    It all depends on the temperature,

    under 20c and I wear my textile jacket, jeans, sometimes motorcycle boots, sometimes gloves, I only have summer gloves, fuck those big heavy hot thick gloves,
    between 20 and 30c, no jacket, thick denim shirt, jeans, whatever shoes I'm wearing on the day,
    over 30c, denim shirt, shorts, and generally runners,
    over 35 and I won't go out,
    I only wear open face, doesn't matter what the weathers like, I find full faces claustrophobic and you loose some of the freedom that motorcycling offers,

    I know I am lax so far as rider protection goes but I figure fuck it,
    Quoting fatbat on 17 Feb 2019 10:07 AMedited: 17 Feb 2019 10:08 AM
    So when it's above 20 degrees when you wear a denim shirt and jeans..... Is there a risk of too much denim 


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    Not if you are wearing your desert boots.

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  • OILLEAK2008 Posts: 115
    Stock Poster OILLEAK2008
    18 Feb 2019 12:55 AM
    Short not so hot boots, jeans, a lid and the best invention - perforated leather short gloves.
  • tussuck Posts: 1886
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    18 Feb 2019 01:54 PM

    Martin Martin boots or Johnny Reb depending upon the destination and walking needed when I get there. Always Kevlar jeans and if its over 25 a long sleeve tee-shirt with leather vest and while I want an open face helmet my current is a bell full face with the visor removed. 

    Also looking at a new cotton shirt; an awesome eye bleeding paisley, but the missus has a fit everytime I take it out...lol

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