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Offline johnny

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Wearable Gear You Carry..
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:37:29 PM »
this is what i have at all times... tools and parts and gear... tools can have its own thread and parts can have its own thread too... so that leaves us with wearable gear...

firtsoffly outter gear remains the same... hot cold dry wet... always the same... motoport stretch kevlar jacket and pants... they breath and are water resistant for an hour when treated with 303 fabric care... held gloves with finger wiper... oxtar boots... gmax helmet...

spares...

various gloves and spare thumb wiper...
rain over pants and rain over jacket...
rain over gloves...
rain over boots and trash bags for rain inner boots...
fog free clear dual lens visor shield...
clear visor shield...
smoke visor shield...
visor shield pivot kit...
clear safety glasses...
smoke safety glasses...
dual heat troller and assorted wiors...
heated jacket...
heated gloves...
heated insoles...
ld long sleeve shirt...
ld short sleeve shirt...
ear pluggs...
fur neck gaiter...
windstopper neck gaiter...
chin neck chest gaiter..
fur head sock...
windstopper head sock...

this has remained pretty much the same for years... the only thing i no longer carry at all times the the evaporation neck wrap... the absorber xl... cause i aints riding any deserts these days...

what wearable gear you carry...

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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 08:44:36 PM »
dang...you gots lotsa stuff!

what i carry varies with season and distance of the ride.

wear all the time (summer)
Rukka 4Air mesh top and bottom
shoei gt air helment
coolit skull cap
alpinestar mx6 boots
cortech perforated guantlet glove
helite air vest

all the time (fall winter)
rukka armaxion top and bottom
rukka top and bottom stretch underlayer
shoei gt air
cool it skull cap
helite air vest
TCX waterproof boots
FirstGear waterproof gloves

carry - extra gloves (summer or winter)
olympia new horizon rain top and bottom.
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:08:19 PM »
greetings...

rodger that... and thats just my iconic 22 filled to capacity... just wait till we talk tools and spares...

it all comes from dawn to dusk and sometimes dawn to dawn riding...

example... this day started pre dawn in the 50s... then was hot 90+... then cold... then this outta no where...


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in the chee its generally different butts kinda the same...

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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 11:59:15 PM »
Wear every day:
Arai Signet-Q helmet
One clear face shield for night, rain and dry weather riding, or
One clear face shield w/clear Pinlock insert for
humid, cool, and cold daytime riding
Olympia Motoquest Hi-Viz Jacket (now restyled and sold as X-Moto)
Scorpion Seattle waterproof overpants
Darn Tough hiking socks
TCX X-Five Evo Gore-tex boots
28db reusable hearing protectors
Timex analog watch w/nightlight
Goatskin gauntlet gloves or Firstgear waterproof insulated gauntlet gloves
 
Carry every day in jacket or tankbag:
Olympia Motoquest rain jacket
Aerostich windproof overshirt
OR light toque
Spare 28db reusable hearing protectors
Spare gauntlet gloves
Spare glove thumb rain wiper
Black Diamond Spot headlamp w/two sets of rechargeable AAA batteries
Two sets of neoprene exam gloves
One set of mechanic's gloves
Spare face shield
Stihl sunglasses
Collapsible reading glasses and case.

Carry depending on season or destination:
Olympia Motoquest insulated jacket liner
BMW electric vest
Turtle Fur neck gaiter
OR light balaclava
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 01:13:46 AM »
I have an old rainsuit and some summergloves I switch out between the bikes
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 06:13:34 AM »
Aerostich road craft 2 (and carry a mesh jacket and kevlar lined moto jeans) or first gear mesh top and bottom (hot weather trips)
Held gloves and carry cotton liners and spare lined water (resistant) proof pairs
Schuberth C3 with sena s10 bluetooth
Wolverine wellington slip on boots (just haven't found a moto boot I like)
List of stuff always packed on board
heated jacket liner w/controller
Frog toggs
long johns and flees turtle neck
silk scarf
a compleat dry change of close in sealed bag
a few micro fiber towels and anti fog stuff and spare eye glasses
rok straps and cargo net (for wet soggy gear)
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 08:20:15 AM »
A lot of gear has already been noted, and I'll add a favorite, thigh leg pouch (indispensable for small item's and aid kit.)
Also, "not wearable", I don't ride with a wrist watch or rings on ... old habit's.
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 08:28:40 AM »
I'm a cheap bastard...

Basic(50F to 90F, up to 12 hours in the saddle)
HJC CLII-Max with clear shield
2nd hand First Gear Kilimanjaro Jacket
Fly Milepost boots(bought used)
Armored pants(no brand name)
Gloves(no brand name)
Jeans or shorts
polo shirt
cotton socks

(above 90F to 115F+)
Delete jeans
tee shirt replaces Polo
Wet vest(no brand name)

Cool Weather(40F to 65F)
As above with:
Old Navy zip up fleece with High collar

Cold weather(30F to 45F, up to 12 hours in the saddle)
As above cool weather with:
Wool socks(Carhart)
Zip-in jacket liner
Army surplus long underwear(top and bottom)
Insulated gauntlet gloves

Really cold weather(25F to 35F, 12 hours in the saddle)
As above Cold weather with:
Army surplus extreme cold weather fleece pants liners modified for a better fit in place of jeans
Riding pants liners

I find the layering works well for up to 10 hours in the saddle in freezing weather and is very comfortable.  The First gear jacket and my riding pants together with my K75RT's fairing are adequately waterproof to prevent water penetration to the layers below for periods up to 8+ hours in rain or snow. 

One thing I would really like to find is a pair of gauntlet gloves that are only insulated on the back of the fingers and hand.  I find that it's only the back of my hands that gets cold and the insulation on the front of the fingers is uncomfortable after long periods.
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 11:01:08 AM »
Opps, forgot to mention, when in hotel's to ask for shower caps. they're perfect under the helmet on cold, wet days, and double as first aid and GPS cover.
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 02:27:35 PM »

greetings...

yeeeeehaaaaaa...

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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 08:05:19 PM »
Here's how I roll . . .


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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 08:59:15 PM »
Here's how I roll . . .


Is that a Bell Custom 500 Carbon helmet, Izod Boxer Briefs and Skechers Relaxed Fit 360 Supreme sandals?  Excellent choice for riding salt flats.
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Re: Wearable Gear You Carry..
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2019, 03:33:22 AM »
One thing I would really like to find is a pair of gauntlet gloves that are only insulated on the back of the fingers and hand.  I find that it's only the back of my hands that gets cold and the insulation on the front of the fingers is uncomfortable after long periods.

Best fall/winter gauntlet I've used are the Held Twin 2 in 1 glove. First compartment the palm side has a polyester mesh cloth right over the leather palm side.
Sliding hand into warmer Goretex lined 2nd compartment the palm side is insulated with a light tricot fleece type lining and back knuckle side has a nice monkey fur fleece lining. Fingers have a nice precurve and the leather is not overly thick restricting movement.
Honorable mentions are Dainese Jerico, Dainese Scout and Dainese Ergotour (lightest insulation).
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