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seems weird??

i just got new 1 pc. leathers and im trying to break them
in. i was wondering what would you think if you saw someone
wearing a full suit on the streets? me personaly, i would think
it was fine, but it makes me feel weird, it seems out of place
to be wearing them on the streets. so, if you see someone
wearing a black suit riding a black gixxer wwave hello,its
probably me. what do you do to break in leathers and boots?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Pee in them. Really.
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A lot of the people on this board wear race full leather suits on the street.
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A lot of the people on this board wear race full leather suits on the street.
+1, more protection AND it impresses the womenz.
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I'm starting to see more people wearing them. But who cares how it looks, It's for your safety. As for breaking them in, wear them in the house. do knee bends and bend the elbows. before you know it, they will feel good.
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Walk on treadmill in them or if you have a stationary bike.

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If you don't like riding in the rain, take a shower in them and go for a ride until their dry. They'll be second skin in no time.

Full leathers on the street? Who cares what other people think. If you get self concious about it, just ride really recklessly - then people will say "oh- he's retarded, now it makes sense."

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Full leathers on the street? Who cares what other people think. If you get self concious about it, just ride really recklessly - then people will say "oh- he's retarded, now it makes sense."
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When you say "on the street", do you mean walking around downtown or riding?

If you go to the mall in them I might find that a lttle strange, but who cares?

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When you say "on the street", do you mean walking around downtown or riding?

If you go to the mall in them I might find that a lttle strange, but who cares?
riding Dave, i guess i think its strange because you dont see many
people wearing leathers, but for the record; i dont care what people
think. thanks for the advice guys!
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If you don't like riding in the rain, take a shower in them and go for a ride until their dry. They'll be second skin in no time.

Full leathers on the street? Who cares what other people think. If you get self concious about it, just ride really recklessly - then people will say "oh- he's retarded, now it makes sense."
+1

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+1

The shower is good.
Ive got a pool AND a pond - pond is good for you.

FWIW, I wear mine most of the time, its even gheyer than you doing it, cause mine matches the bike too! - who cares, you'll be glad your wearing it if some asshat pulls out in front of you and ruins your day.

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Or some hick in a pickup picks a fight with you calling you ricky-racer in your full leathers and you attempt to throw a right hook to the jaw....only to miss because your leathers just aren't quite broken in enough yet to give you that kinda reach....

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Or some hick in a pickup picks a fight with you calling you ricky-racer in your full leathers and you attempt to throw a right hook to the jaw....only to miss because your leathers just aren't quite broken in enough yet to give you that kinda reach....
If you throw one and miss, remember to keep moving forward and follow through with your elbow, if you connect after the miss, the CE armour should more than make up for not catching his jaw with the carbon fiber knuckles on your gauntlet gloves.

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