Who Rides with No Jacket?

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  1. ChatChai

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    Just curious because I see nothing but riders in my area without a jacket while riding. I simply think its plain careless not to ride without protection, unless you like have you skin peeled off. Even with the weather I always think to myself...what if? I've done it twice now and I was already super paranoid and I never think I'll do it again.

    Those that always where a jacket, did you always feel that way or did you learn the hard way? Those that don't always wear their jackets, why?
     
  2. V!

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    I always wear one out in cali

    However back at school i live less then 1 mile from school and never go above 35mph, so i often don't wear my jacket.....:hs:
     
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    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

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    I have been wearing my jacket on every ride, but its getting to be pretty tough during the daytime hours with the heat and humidity. It's to the point where I think I would be seriously dehydrated if I took a long ride with the jacket on. I think im going to try and ride mostly in the evenings untill it cools down.
     
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    Yeah the two time I didn't where a jacket I just went to the store which just happens to be just a mile away but every time I try it again I just keep on hearing my fiance telling me "most accidents happen within five miles from where you are leaving." It feels so goood when you are not riding a jacket.
     
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    Yeah the summers suck here. That is why I bought a summer jacket. It's usueless in the local streets since the heat just seems to sit on you but when I'm going faster or on the freeway, it's not a problem at all.
     
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    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    After my spill yesterday, I will be wearing one all the time, heat or no heat.
     
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    oh crap that happened without a jacket also?
     
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    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    yup :o
     
  9. GunShow

    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

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    Bad road rash?
     
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    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    actually, none to my arms at all. but there was some on my left knee.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    See alot of people here in NY with no jacket in the summer but I always wear mine.
     
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    i see almost no one with a jacket here. it seems like the in thing to do now is the backwards hat, shorts and sandals now. everyone i see is like that
     
  13. ChatChai

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    It makes me sick to see these type of riders. The other day a guy was wearing a "wife-beater" A-shirt, cargo shorts and slippers. He kept getting his slippers stuck with the lever between his toes and slippers. He was on the freeway and happened to get off the same exit I did so I got a close look at him.
     
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    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    You know who doesn't ride with a jacket? Idiots. Jacket, helmet, and gloves are mandatory for safety.
     
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    Yeah but I swear 95% of the riders I see are not wearing jackets or even shorts.
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    I always ride with my gear.
     
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    I only wear a jacket if it's night, or if i'm going more then 5 miles from home (gets hot otherwise). Most places i goto are in the day or close, so 90% of the time i'll just wear a helmet for gear.

    I guess i'm a bad rider, but i'd say most are by this definition too. of the riders i see maybe 10-20% wear jackets, and gloves are rarer.

    also good gear is expensive...
     
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    i used to wear full gear except riding pants (don't own any) when i first started. now i usually just wear a helmet and gloves :hs:. srsly it's way too hot right now in socal.
     
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    I think skin grafts are more expensive. :noes:
     
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  21. ChatChai

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    It has been hitting temperatures up to 110 here in the inland empire and its tolerable while riding, its just when you are at low speeds or around the local streets.
     
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    Even cheaper gear is better then no gear. I never said you had sport a full on one piece race suit. Any textile/mesh jacket will do.
     
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    my nephew doesnt ride in the summer because its too hot and he wont ride without his gear on
     
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    My friends call me Rossi, as in Valentino Rossi

    I don't wear gear because the chances of me crashing are 0%, so why bother :dunno:
     
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    I just came back from the gym in shorts and no jacket. I live in FL nobody is on the road and it's flat. Why to hot to wear a jacket.
     

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