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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
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I learned that my cycling gear can pull double duty for motorcycling too!!
Take the padded bike shorts! They've got the chamois pad sewn in, which keeps your posterior cool and comfortable, on a hard bicycle saddle. When you use it as a base-layer for motorcycling, you introduce a whole new level of long distance comfort, no matter WHAT saddle you're on! Seriously... It helps to eliminate monkey butt!
In the colder weather, I use the compression garments (Ok, I won't call them tights!) as a thermal base layer, then long-johns, then jeans, then chaps. The result is long term comfort, moisture wicking fabric against your skin and with the cycling shorts added, no monkey butt!
In fact, the wind-proof cycling gloves work even better for the motorcycle!
Current Bikes ---->
- 1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
- 2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to Present
- 2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to Present
- 2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes -------->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 05-2012-05-2015