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My wife says that I make the bike took terrible when I sit on it with my racing jacket on. What do you guys think, should I replace the jacket or keep it?
 

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My wife says that I make the bike took terrible when I sit on it with my racing jacket on. What do you guys think, should I replace the jacket or keep it?

Jacket looks big. Sell it to a KTM owner. Are those riding jeans and boots? Keep the helmet:cool:
 

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Looks fine, but then you dont have to live with me...
 

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I read ya. Perhaps you could take the opportunity to capitalize on your wife's comment and have fun at the accessory store.
It's her suggestion after all :)
 

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I'm not a fan. Although, my gear doesnt match my bike at all. I wear a white helmet (red 959), black Apline S jacket, Revit jeans and black Puma boots. My gear was selected for function only. My jacket looks big on me because I'm always freezing so it's a waterproof winter style jacket. It's puffy but I'm warm. The white helmet for vis and the jeans for the slide.

Like someone else said, you're wife just gave you permission to shop for gear.
 

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OK.... you asked for our opinion and I'll give mine. I agree with previous posters, that jacket really clashes with your bike and you've kinda got the classic squid look goin' on right there with the tennis shoes and all. Assuming those are kevlar jeans, at the very least get riding boots (Sidis?) and some gauntlet style gloves. You're on a serious machine now, stop in to Cycle Gear or Sport Bike Track Gear and get out the credit card....lol!
 

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Jacket looks big. Sell it to a KTM owner. Are those riding jeans and boots? Keep the helmet:cool:


Jacket does look way too big, they don't need to be comfy standing up, just when you're in a tuck position on your bike. I like to feel like my new leathers need to stretch in just a bit to accommodate me.


 

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I don't think anyone else has said it yet. Consider leather pants for safety when you're doing serious riding. Kruz has a pretty (not so pretty) picture posted in a different thread that shows what can happen when you're wearing jeans:
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About a week ago I was riding with a few other guys. One guy went down (low side, had to trailer the bike home). He was wearing regular jeans and his knee got bloody and kinda messed up. I'm confident that if he was wearing leather pants that he would have had practically no damage to his knee.

Most of the time (90%) when I ride, I wear leather pants. And I always do when I'm riding hard. I need to get some kevlar jeans for the 10% time though.

As others have said I'd take this opportunity to spend the cash since your wife is endorsing it! :)
 
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Agreed, wear all gear all the time. I crashed turning into my drive way years ago when a squirrel jumped out of the shrubs; I freaked out and grabbed a handful of front brake and tucked the front end....boom. Over $800 damage to the fairings and levers, bar ends etc. but not a scratch on me due to full protective gear.


That's a freak accident but I guess that's why they call them accidents and not intentionals, you never know when or where they will happen.
Style is subjective but I think a set of perforated black leathers would go well with that white 959, maybe a two piece suit so you can take the jacket off when you pull over at Starbucks for a $9 cappuccino. Take your wife shopping with you, it sounds like she has styling sense and the credit card bill won't be so much of a shock..
 
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Don't know what squid look Kruz is talking about but It's too bright for the white 959. And while you're at it, get some matching leather pants and some nice boots.
I'm sure your wife wouldn't want your new jacket to clash with your jeans and shoes. :grin2:
 

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maybe a two piece suit so you can take the jacket off when you pull over at Starbucks for a $9 cappuccino.
For the street, not the track, just the street, I looked at everything this side of Mars.
If I may be bold to offer a suggestion for pants, take a look at these Gear 2 from Rev'It. All leather where it counts with mesh for hot weather and a removable Hydratex waterproof liner for cool or rainy days. It has fully adjustable knee armor that's included and hip armor slots. Available in short, regular and tall inseam sizes too. Also would go well with a perforated black jacket
REV'IT! Gear 2 Leather Pants - RevZilla
 

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Don't know what squid look Kruz is talking about but It's too bright for the white 959. :grin2:
I was referring to the sneakers and no riding gloves. We had a guy go down on the freeway at 70 with no gloves, it took many surgeries to correct that mistake. :frown2:
 

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For the street, not the track, just the street...

Yep agreed, two piece is better for the street, one piece suit is better for the track.
 
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I hope Dingo's have thick skins lol.... No it's all good, Dingo will probably be the best dressed guy on this forum after Momma takes him shopping.
 
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