What to wear

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by tumma, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. tumma

    tumma Member

    I see a lot of people lately wearing muscle shirts, sandles and shorts when riding their bike. Is it just me but are they nuts or just have no idea how much
    they are going to hurt if they go down! Over the years i have seen some pretty bad scares and lost toes because of the clothes they had on. What do you think .Ride safe
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

    With riding a Harley it is almost impossible to not get burnt from the exhaust with shorts on let alone trying to hold up a 800lb plus bike at stops with sandals. Really makes you scratch your head. Huh....
  3. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

    I know what you mean tumma. The other day I almost flipped out because I had a guy on a rice burner pass me on the interstate doing about 80mph and wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and sneakers. No shirt or anything. All I could think of is how much he's going to regret that someday. It's like any other risky behavior. You might get away with it for awhile but eventually it's going to come back to bite you. I just hope he learns his lesson before he gets killed.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    I guess some have to learn the hard way:s
  5. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

    I think they're tempting fate and haven't had that near miss yet or they're totally oblivious to the increased risk they are taking. But to each his own. Hopefully they can learn before something bad really happens to them.

    I've done the wearing a muscle shirt thing at times when younger but quickly realized hitting those big bugs really do hurt:newsmile030:. I never really could understand wearing just sandals. I kinda like having toes so I've always worn work boots to protect my feet while riding. And burning my legs on the exhaust is just downright nasty. Gotta wear jeans to protect my legs.
  6. FLHTrider08

    FLHTrider08 Active Member Contributor

    Unfortunately some do have to learn the hard way. Some of them aren't able to ride after they learn their lesson either. :p
  7. av8rjim84

    av8rjim84 Member

    I often get people asking me why I choose to wear a full length jacket during the middle of a hot southern summer. From what I've experienced so far, yeah it's hotter, especially at stop lights, but a good vented jacket at 60 mph feels a lot better than skin grafts after a slide at 60 mpg. There is also the fact that at some point, you benefit more from having skin covered from the sun and to hold in moisture than to burn and overheat because you lose sweat too quickly.
  8. skywarrior

    skywarrior Banned

    Pulled up next to a riceburnner the other morning to take a closer look at the young lady riding it.
    Full face helmit, tube top, dress pants and heels.
    Must have been on her way to work and didn't have time to dress for riding. But heels.
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    Agree w/top - anyone of legal age & riding "chooses" what to wear before mounting up. Doesn't mean they'll choose wisely & IAW motorcycle safety foundation recommendations. Obviously they haven't (1) gone down on a bike (2) been horribly sun/wind burnt or (3) seen the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. It only takes one time to learn...
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  10. fatbryan

    fatbryan Member

    Not only i but i make
    sure my wife has her boots and jeans on to. There is a kid in the neighbor hood i see every day riding with flip flops and shorts. Ijust want to buy him some boots so bad.:newsmile055: