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#1 Unread post by sarahh_00 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:40 pm

Okay so I just got my motorcycle last tuesday and I've been out riding a few times. I LOVE IT!! :D But I was wondering if I should get some chaps and if so where is a good place to get them?

Thanks for all your help

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#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:44 pm

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Most motorcycle stores have riding pants and chaps.
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#3 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:45 pm

sarahh_00 wrote:Okay so I just got my motorcycle last tuesday and I've been out riding a few times. I LOVE IT!! :D But I was wondering if I should get some chaps and if so where is a good place to get them?

Thanks for all your help
I'd go for full coverage, get a pair of leather or textile over pants. Chaps are okay, but they don't cover your butt, and from my experience, one's butt usually makes contact when you have a spill.
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#4 Unread post by wrecks » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:08 pm

Sarahh go for the full leather pants as ceemes said. You get better protection and in my opinion the full leathers or full leather pants look better. :D
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#5 Unread post by meghna87 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:29 am

According to me always wear leather jacket and leather paints.

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#6 Unread post by NNYrider » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:18 pm

sarah

Chaps are an improvement over no leg protection at all (and just pants pretty much is no protection). However, they do leave your rear end exposed, and your butt can be one of those body parts prone to road rash. Full coverage riding pants are better choices. It's your bottom......

In my experience most shops do NOT have a good selection of riding gear. They'll have helmets and gloves, some jackets, but rarely riding pants. There isn't a shop within 150 miles of my home that has a decent selection unfortunately.

That leaves mail order. I've had good luck with the following:

http://www.bing.com

I've also had many friends order through here:

http://www.newenough.com

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#7 Unread post by Brackstone » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:05 pm

www.newenough.com is great :D
I like www.motorcyclemall.com too - They let me return a helmet because it was too noisy!
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#8 Unread post by RockBottom » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:58 pm

Leatherup is worth a look as well

http://www.leatherup.com/

I'll second what people are saying that full pants, whether leather or textiled armor, beat chaps hands down.
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