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rob f

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emperor's new clothes
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:39:35 AM »

Opening a new can of worms here as I haven't seen this topic yet.
 What does one wear while Drifting?
 As the bikes are a Retro knock off it seems appropriate that the rider appear the same. I have been scouring online for retro jackets, helmets, etc and have found quite a few  but many are not DOT approved and not armored. I have seen riders ranging in tees, shorts and flip flops to kevlar armored one piecer's.
 After my intro to human vs pavement a few years back after a deer collision i switched out my leathers and bucket helmet for SAS armor and a full face.
 Somehow this does not look right while Drifting.
 I just scored a Bitwell 3/4 DOT helmet same color as the bike and some Roland Sands armored gloves. Now the jacket. I like the looks of the ww2 retro stuff but can't find any good armored ones.
 What are you guys sporting these days?
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 09:41:34 AM »

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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 12:58:08 PM »

Well my 06 Drifter is silver and black, so I wear my black leathers--jacket and chaps--and I like to wear my matte black helmet. My boots and gloves are also black. I'm kind of a night rider biker dude.
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Tom

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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 15:12:16 PM »

I'd go with the classic black (Schott Perfecto) motorcycle leather jacket. That's what I wear. If it was good enough for Marlon Brando, it's good enough for me!  8)
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 15:47:23 PM »

That Rocketteer jacket looks interesting but not armored.
If I could find this one in armor I might pay the $900.............http://www.misterfreedom.com/mulholland-master-brown.html

 I said "might"
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 10:05:27 AM »

Rob f, that is a real cool jacket BUT way expensive for my poor pocket!  :)
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »

Yeah I've been doing Craigslist for all my riding gear for years, and I can get anything I want-- leather, armored, I have a Kilimanjaro jacket I bought for a hundred and fifty and it's good down to a zero windchill I bought that in perfect condition on Craigslist. It retails for four hundred new. Helmets are the exception I always buy those new. But I don't think I could ever spend $900 on riding gear unless I had a $39,000 motorcycle ;D that's just me.
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 12:33:03 PM »

That Rocketteer jacket looks interesting but not armored.
If I could find this one in armor I might pay the $900.............http://www.misterfreedom.com/mulholland-master-brown.html

 I said "might"

If you want a cool riding jacket, take a look at the one that CDNRatMan had on in his avatar. Now that was a cool jacket! He had good taste and if he were here I'm sure he let you know. RIP CDNRatMan! 8)
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 21:58:10 PM »

Never been on Craiglist and will have a go.
ya, Rat man was a character and that jacket suits him
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Re: emperor's new clothes
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 03:53:42 AM »

If you want a cool riding jacket, take a look at the one that CDNRatMan had on in his avatar. Now that was a cool jacket! He had good taste and if he were here I'm sure he let you know. RIP CDNRatMan! 8)
I remember of a picture of him with that jacket and standing nearby his Red...
And I'm sure that he's still wearing it, while he rides over the rainbow!
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