FORUM CLASSIFIEDS DIFFLOCK.com Links & Networks
Forum Homepage
Log in
Profile
Search
Private Messages
Forum Members
Register
Classified Ads
Search Ads
Place New Ad
My ads
Place your classified
ads here for FREE
NB: Adverts placed in the general
forum areas will be deleted
Difflock Homepage
Online Shop
Contact Us
FAQ
Calendar
Garage
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
Advertise With Us - Reach your target market by advertising on the Difflock.com forum.
Click here or call 0845 125 9407


Summer motorcyclist putting motorbikes away soon

 
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Difflock Forum Index -> The Lounge
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Muddy2
Just got MTs


Joined: 31 Dec 2012
Odometer: 152
Location: Jersey ci



PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Summer motorcyclist putting motorbikes away soon Reply with quote

As a year round biker . It amazes me when I see people on motorbikes in flip flops and shorts , bikini s . Maybe some people like pain .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Toseland
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 25 Oct 2011
Odometer: 3209
Location: cardiff


1999 Suzuki Vitara

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i must admit, i do remove some layers of protection in the summer (hot enough to not want full leathers on)

either way the staple and absolute minimum is gloves, boots, solid jeans (at least) and lid..

__________________________________
I live by 2 sayings:
1. The beatings will continue until morale improves
2. Pain is just Weakness leaving the body..

The feeling you get when you first smash your shaft out, is one you will never forget.. especially if you do it in front of 10 guys.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
absquatulation
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Odometer: 1915
Location: Lost



PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toseland wrote:


either way the staple and absolute minimum is gloves, boots, solid jeans (at least) and lid..


No other clothes?

The mind boggles? Second thoughts, clear my mind of the idea of 20 stone half naked bikers.............

__________________________________
I'm not here......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dxmedia
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Odometer: 2185




PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my way down to the tailender I met up with a mate in Sheffield. As he was pushing knee pads down his jeans he was asking why I had a back protector on.

He spent the weekend looking for one.

Jeans, t-shirts, shorts, trainers, skin grafts, a&e.

What, for a couple of hundred quid all in? Less if you look around Lodi and aldi.

Keep the air moving past and you'll never get too hot Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nightbar
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Odometer: 20668
Location: In a state of anticipation...


1999 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's passage in Ted Simon's book "Jupiter's Travels" (the tale of his 4 year round the world trip on a Triumph Tiger begun in 1973) where mentions in passing that he fell on a mountain road in India and rolled down the road.

As he put it, despite the heat he was wearing leathers (its a while since I read it) and if he hadn't he would have had his skin peeled. It hurt but he carried on.

As an aside, anyone thinking of travelling across continent should read his book((s) - google them) as it is almost a template of how to travel and how he learned to cross countries and borders...its as if all the more recent guides based their knowledge on his experiences.

__________________________________
The ex-Difflock Ambassador to Naples, Sir Nightbar DCJC DFS and 2 bars.

Plant a tree for the Difflock 3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger Skype NameeBay Name
RobMod
Gate Opener


Joined: 20 Feb 2013
Odometer: 34
Location: Gloucester



PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always alot of discussion on the bike forums about people riding with very little on, mainly kids on scooters but occasionally people who should know better.

The general conclusion and opinion now is let natural selection take place and let the stupid remove themselves from the gene pool.

It might look cool to ride around in shorts, flip flops and various types of swimwear but they won't look cool with no skin.

I think the ratio of wear at 30mph (skin on tarmac) is 1mm per 1 metre.

__________________________________
Rob90 by a Different Name
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
.
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 19 Jun 2002
Odometer: 40007
Location: Northern Ireland's Gold Coast


2009 Land Rover 110 CSW

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bike is already put away for the winter (although I don't ride it in shorts and bikini)
__________________________________
Bert the Defender 110 XS - because it's Cool (work it out yourself!)
Lolita the Lightweight
???? the V8 90 CSW
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - yes that's right, I have a Zook!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
ed
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 04 Aug 2003
Odometer: 4310
Location: Back in Emmerdale



PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon - Jupiters Travels is what inspired them to do The Long Way Round etc..
__________________________________
So let's not talk of love and flowers
And things that don't explode
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
dxmedia
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Odometer: 2185




PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobMod wrote:
There is always alot of discussion on the bike forums about people riding with very little on, mainly kids on scooters but occasionally people who should know better.

The general conclusion and opinion now is let natural selection take place and let the stupid remove themselves from the gene pool.

It might look cool to ride around in shorts, flip flops and various types of swimwear but they won't look cool with no skin.

I think the ratio of wear at 30mph (skin on tarmac) is 1mm per 1 metre.


Spend a couple of days in Italy and see what your cringe / minute ratio is.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nightbar
Difflock Royalty


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Odometer: 20668
Location: In a state of anticipation...


1999 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed wrote:
Jon - Jupiters Travels is what inspired them to do The Long Way Round etc..


Having read that book (and seen the prog) I should have remembered that...

...Didn't they meet him?

__________________________________
The ex-Difflock Ambassador to Naples, Sir Nightbar DCJC DFS and 2 bars.

Plant a tree for the Difflock 3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger Skype NameeBay Name
des332
Just got MTs


Joined: 17 Jan 2008
Odometer: 203
Location: Gibraltar



PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited a drag strip in the states and was amazed that folks were taking there Hayabusa down the strip in shorts and t-shirt and a lid.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RichardD
Marshall


Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Odometer: 22856
Location: State of Confusion



PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I follow ATGATT All The Gear, All The Time

After 20 years of riding 16k+ miles per year I had my winter/summer wear sorted; Aerostitch suit over the top, good quality lid and gloves and Altberg boots. The suit had plenty of vents and was very comfortable with ordinary jeans and Tshirt etc underneath. For winter I added layers and a heated fleece.

As the Norwegians say "there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing".

As I see it there is no excuse for not wearing the right, however .... I don't know how many times I've batted up and down the road a few hundred metres to dry the bike off or test something wearing just a lid (and ordinary clothes).

Now as for bikes and bikinis ..... I had a 1200 Bandit with a bikini fairing, does that count?

__________________________________
Poking the Grim Reaper with a stick then running away. The devil made me do it but God said it was okay with him.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Muddy2
Just got MTs


Joined: 31 Dec 2012
Odometer: 152
Location: Jersey ci



PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Bouncing down the road Reply with quote

Bikini on 1200 . Na doesn't do anything for me , prefer a Kawasaki zzr1100 fully clothed , got all the gear and no idea . Done a few body break dusting on my back can't believe I'm still alive .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
jerryd
Off-Road Guru


Joined: 11 Feb 2004
Odometer: 1682
Location: Dayboro - Queensland



PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T shirt, shorts and thongs are what most motorcyclists wear over here Shocked

I had the pleasure of meeting these two adventurers in our little town, they are the original "Long Way Round" bikers Cool http://2ridetheworld.com/

We also had this event in our town recently http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/queensland-2013, we are quite famous for motorcyclists coming to Dayboro as they like to do the mountain drive. Unfortunately, every weekend there is a bad crash up there Sad

__________________________________
" the pom down under "
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RichardD
Marshall


Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Odometer: 22856
Location: State of Confusion



PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note for those who don't speak 'strine ... thongs = flip-flops!
__________________________________
Poking the Grim Reaper with a stick then running away. The devil made me do it but God said it was okay with him.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Xpajun
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Odometer: 3241



1988 Mitsubishi Shogun

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardD wrote:
Note for those who don't speak 'strine ... thongs = flip-flops!



Thank you Richard....


I'm still trying to get rid of the mental pic of Ian in a bikini Shocked Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website eBay Name
RobMod
Gate Opener


Joined: 20 Feb 2013
Odometer: 34
Location: Gloucester



PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian, sat in chair in a field, in a bikini holding his large weapon pointing skyward in his right hand ?

Shocked

__________________________________
Rob90 by a Different Name
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RichardD
Marshall


Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Odometer: 22856
Location: State of Confusion



PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobMod wrote:
Ian, sat in chair in a field, in a bikini holding his large weapon pointing skyward in his right hand ?

Shocked


Quick, pass the mind bleach ...

Better that image than one of [self-moderated - i'm eating]

__________________________________
Poking the Grim Reaper with a stick then running away. The devil made me do it but God said it was okay with him.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jojo
Mud Obsessed


Joined: 11 Aug 2007
Odometer: 5300




PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardD wrote:
RobMod wrote:
Ian, sat in chair in a field, in a bikini holding his large weapon pointing skyward in his right hand ?

Shocked


Quick, pass the mind bleach ...

Better that image than one of [self-moderated - i'm eating]


Please moderators - don't let anyone post pictures of Ian or Richard in a bikini!

J
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Difflock Forum Index -> The Lounge All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum
Specialist Tools

Oil Safe

Service Kits

Evo Oils

Facebook

Join our mailing list for upcoming events, special offers, discount coupons and expert advice on the latest 4x4 products!

* indicates required





    
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group