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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 6:22 am Thread Starter
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New riding pants are in from Tour Master
We will be taking them on the first test ride today, it is raining so thats a plus
will give my feed back on them w/pictures later tonight.
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post #2 of 9 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 8:22 am
 
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Could you take pics with somebody else wearing them? If not, at least Photo Shop all those silly tattoos off your arms!

BTW . . . don't tell me these are the David Lee Roth 'Special Edition" pants with the bare butt?!?! We don't need no pics! HONEST!!!
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NO pictures if they are gold and shiny.........

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NO pictures if they are gold and shiny.........

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I don't know about that one! Rock does remind me a little of Elvis, now that you mention it!
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I don't know about that one! Rock does remind me a little of Elvis, now that you mention it!
Naaa even with the gold pants the accent would be a dead giveaway...


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post #6 of 9 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 4:14 pm Thread Starter
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1st test
Mike from Pgh and I were going on a breakfast run, I clocked 145 miles and 1 bird off the windscreen.
Okay I had these things on for 5 hours, including in the garage, and the restaurant as well as on the bike.

At first I hated the knee pads walking around the garage, they felt over sized, like they were too long. However when I got on the bike and bent my knee they fell right into place, they molded on my leg like a baseball catchers' knee/shin guard. That would be the blue circle, the red one is soft shin guards sewn in, the green is accordion rib above the knee for flex.
One of the best things IMO is that they took the huge one piece hip pads an broke them down into segmented pads 2nd picture(that are on the outside of the pant as apposed to the old 1 piece style inside that made your pants look 2 sizes bigger) that keeps the hip pads from getting tossed on the shelf, they also put in 2 small kidney pads (very small, to work in conjunction with the ones from your jacket) that straddle the spine.
These are made from "Tour Masters" rider based real world experience you know all the trade names
CE Approved impact protectors
Rainguard
Phoslite (reflective stuff)
Carbolex (Abrasion resistance)
They are double stitched throughout, have 2 zippered waterproof pockets, full length leg seamzippers, quilted zip out liner/ also with seam zippers, gusseted fly with zipper and storm flap, double snap waist band with dual adjusting belts.and Tour Master's 5 step water proof zippers
Picture #3 I took with the lights off and used the flash so you can see how the leg lights up when a headlight hits it.
I think retail price is coming in at about $140.
Having put 90K on another suit of theirs and Hurricane testing a rain suit for them (8 hours at 75MPH in steady to heavy rain) I can say they are a good dollar value in riding gear.
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Well, you know I just cannot resist this, no matter how hard I tried.

Why are you wearing them, for fashion? You know all that armor is ineffective above 20 MPH!

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Well, you know I just cannot resist this, no matter how hard I tried.

Why are you wearing them, for fashion? You know all that armor is ineffective above 20 MPH!
Nice
I have about $1500 worth of leather riding gear. It is hot not water proof heavy and takes days to dry out.
I started with textiles for ease of use. Haveing to dry out your gear by next weekend is one thing. If your gonna be on the road until next month, thats a differant story.
But it was a good shot and made me laugh
Plus noone deserves it, more than I do (well maybe Joe) so get it while ya can, I respect that.
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Great report Rock...

They weren't shiny gold at all ............

I have the Aerostich pants and the Darien Jacket
yes the knee pads seem in the wrong place when ur walking but
fit like a glove when you are riding.......plus with the Gortex they are water proof

You don't have to pack a second item a "rain suit" as the pants do that for you

plus the armor knees , hip provide added protection for the un-scheduled "get off" which I hope none of us need to experience.

When I first got "The Pants" ( as my HD riding buds named them ) one of them remarked that they were ski wear for motorcycles....while the nylon is second to leather in abrasion resistance IMO think the reasons you listed ...fast drying...lighter make them a great addition to any riders gear list.

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