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    Re: Bohn Protective Gear???

    I am not exactly known for my 'Sartorial Elegance' at camp. Comfort and function go a long ways with me. The more I think about these, the more I think they would be 'day ride' protection ...not the long term kind.

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    Re: Bohn Protective Gear???

    I've looked at those before as well and I concluded I was better off sticking to either one of my armoured mesh, or textile riding pants(and matching jacket) with a pair of either compression shorts/pants, nylon convertible pants/shorts, or a pair of sweats underneath, to suit conditions.
    Functionality and comfort is my priority over 'fashion', especially when spending long hours in the saddle.

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    Re: Bohn Protective Gear???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    I've looked at those before as well and I concluded I was better off sticking to either one of my armoured mesh, or textile riding pants(and matching jacket) with a pair of either compression shorts/pants, nylon convertible pants/shorts, or a pair of sweats underneath, to suit conditions.
    Functionality and comfort is my priority over 'fashion', especially when spending long hours in the saddle.

    Dusty
    One could also add a pair of knee pads from a hardware store (which I found to be more comfortable than the ones built in to the Bohn's) for about 5 bucks.


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    Re: Bohn Protective Gear???

    When I bought my son his first motorcycle, a Yamaha GT80, his mother insisted on riding gear that we couldn't find small enough for him, or it was too expensive since he would outgrow it too fast.
    She discovered she could buy CE foam replacement stuff for next to nothing. She sewed inverted pockets over the knees and hips of his jeans, inserted the pads, and velcroed them shut. She then did a short zipper on each leg for his boots.
    She did inverted pockets, to keep dirt and sand out, but also to eliminate the temptation to carry something in the pocket and defeat it's purpose.
    You can buy a full set of pants pads from Tourtech or Joe Rocket, or even Aerostich for around $30 or $40 today.

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    Re: Bohn Protective Gear???

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    Ironhead; You were great camp decor (kind of like arm candy). Those pics of you are just proof of how darn exhausted we were at the end of most days riding in Alaska! It was a quest, and those pictures are kind of like your trophies!

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    I'd sure like to pack up and check out the southern parts of Alaska. Ah, someday.........
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