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I'm looking to buy some leathers for the first time. At the risk of asking a stupid question, what do you wear under them? I suppose in the summer it would be a t-shirt and shorts, but what about when it's colder (like now)? Regular clothes (e.g., jeans and a shirt or sweatshirt), which is what I wear under my JR Ballistic gear? (The reason I'm asking is that I'm assuming this will influence what size leathers I get.)

Also, should I get the a wee bit on the too big side if I'm planning on getting a "real" back protector at some point?

Any advice you BCSBers can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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don't laugh but i bought some...tights.....form MEC to wear under my leathers and i wear a long sleeved cotton t-shirt cause you need something to soak up the sweat or just add a bit of warmth. I've got perforated leathers so if its less than warm, i'm going to be very cold. Long underwear is a good idea, and i'm a big fan of the dry-fit running gear too. Thin and wicks away the sweat.
 

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buy a dry suit, that will keep you warm and dry in all conditions imaginable :) :D
 
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i always thought that during cold times, it was waht u wore UNDER ur leathers but rather what u wore OVER them... am i wrong???

i mean, wear ur leathers then wear a windbreaker or bomber jacket over them and then cordura or ur snowboarding pants or something... well, maybe not snowboarding pants but u guys knowwhat i mean....

i dont own leathers yet.... but this is what ive been told by guys who have them....

dont laugh too much if im wrong... :cool :rider :flip
 
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i've actually got a synthetic suit so i don't wear my leathers in cold weather, but on a day like yesterday, i wore a few layers of t shirts under my suit and it was just fine.
 

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CBR600F2 said:


yeah i heard those tourmasters are real good..... good protection in case of road rash and good protection from the climates...
for a $150 us (some tourmaster dealer was letting them go for that brand new on ebay), you can't go wrong.... they come with light body armour in all the important places, back,elbows, arms, shins, knees, etc :) I think the real retail price is like $225 US....
 

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hmm...I just wear boxer briefs and a T-shirt.

I've heard of some people wearing jocks for purposes that I know not.

Keeping the package in?
Voice preservation for stunters?:eek:
Looking good for the ladies while buying a starbucks coffee?
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Sewman said:
hmm...I just wear boxer briefs and a T-shirt.

I've heard of some people wearing jocks for purposes that I know not.

Keeping the package in?
Voice preservation for stunters?:eek:
Looking good for the ladies while buying a starbucks coffee?
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jocks for the wheelies, when I first starting out doing wheelies, I wish I wore a jock! It's painful coming down hard the first time.... pushing yourself right up against the tank helps alot though.
 

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t-shirt and shorts for me dude, although the liner in mine is nice enough to go commando:D
 

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I bought some really thin long john's from Sportmart, they are the kind that are suppose to wick away sweat, they cost $20, under the jacket just a shirt. If it is cold I go to the cordura gear.
 

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t-shirt and sweat pants under my tourmaster suit, held up good in my lowside on April 1st.... in fact, I couldn't even find a scratch on my suit.... though the suit rubbed some skin off my elbow when sliding down the road.... but if I had a longsleeve shirt on, that would not have happened....
 
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