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Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

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Learning about leathers
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:09:55 am »
 good information. A must watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En-iuApS5ig
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 01:19:34 am »
Hi,
       Well....She's easy on the eye's anyway! >:D

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 02:08:37 am »
When I grow up, I want to be a base layer.   ;D

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 11:25:42 pm »
There's a lot of good info here gentlemen, I have tried a few of the foam ones but am leaning toward a custom set,

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 01:48:44 am »
Marty, you mean like a floormat?

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 01:53:46 am »
Marty, you mean like a floormat?

The wife didn't letcha watch the video, did she?   :pokestick:

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 05:41:41 pm »
All good information, However, If you ever intend to go to El Mirage or the Salt Flats none of these type of suits are legal or allowed. Tech Inspection will say NO. For LSR the suit can have perforations ONLY in the armpit and not more than 2 sq in. It can NOT have any stretch fabric and must be a minimum of 1.2mm thick Everywhere. Getting SCTA/BNI to change or loosen rules is like breading dinosaurs. It ain't happening. It's not just about wear resistance but friction also. Too much friction will make you tumble on salt. The down side is heat build up. Not in the pits but if you go down, from friction. In 1981 I had a front tire blow at around 175 mph. After sliding almost 1/2 mile no broken bones but the heat literally boiled the moisture inside the leathers. When they cut them off I lost some skin and looked like a boiled lobster. Two days later I borrowed a set of leathers and set a record on another bike. There is NO substitute for good riding gear. ATGATT.
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 03:19:10 am »
DeepSea - did you mean “breading” dinosaurs, as in like you bread chicken for frying, or *breeding*?


Either way, funny as hell, and I’m gonna use both versions!  :))

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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 04:29:28 am »
 :-\ I'm sorry   what did she say?
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 07:02:52 am »
Either or, it works both ways.  :-[
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 02:49:22 am »
I've seen some YouTube videos stating she died in a motorcycle crash up in the California canyons on March 31...

RIP...
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 06:26:41 am »
I've seen some YouTube videos stating she died in a motorcycle crash up in the California canyons on March 30...

RIP...

Hi,
       Yes, I hate that!!! :(

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/02/social-media-motorcycling-personality-who-aimed-to-inspire-female-riders-remembered-after-dying-in-ortega-highway-crash/
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Re: Learning about leathers
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 06:52:36 pm »
Ortegas. Between San Juan Capistrano  and Lake elsinore
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