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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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I'm considering a FF, though not entirely sold on one yet. Like you, I wear glasses, and I'm a little concerned with that, but otherwise, I've heard good things from rider friends who have them. I'm also considering just an open-face with a shield, but I've not decided yet.

There's a bike shop here in town(Suzuki dealer) that's either going out of business, or just closing the dealership. I'm going to take a peek there as soon as I get a chance. I'm such a cheap bastige . . . . .
Open face with a shield ain't bad but nothing like the "cold block" of a FF. I just put my glasses on after I get the helmet on. Add a balaclava with that and it's pretty much total protection from the cold, at least from the neck up




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it's not that, as they aren't really pre-shaped, but have armor or padding. the thing that gets me is that most of it is loose fitting so it just whips around or up my leg on the cruiser. that tears the gear apart and just annoys me.
Ok, yeah... that would bug the heck outta me. A little bit of pantleg flap ain't too bad but having the plating or the padding joslin' around or beatin' me up sounds like no fun at all.




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I go agatt. I have the pants with pads in the knee, it does not flap around. If it did I have the option of taking it out or moving it to anther position. I wear a modular helmet most of the time. I have a 3\4 with sheild and half helmet. My bike has a windsheild. Still get hit in the face with bugs and other things when wearing other helmets. Have winter and summer overpants. Textile mesh jacket for warm weather to hot. Wear leather jacket in cold. Light weight gloves in hot weather. Heavy gloves in cooler to cold weather.
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I forgot to mention I wear over the ankle boots all the time.
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I always wear Alpinestar leather jacket, boot and gloves, it is really very nice gear, its products are too stylish, and very comfy, I am happy with my gears.
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