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    Default Winter Wear recommendations (one m or 2)

    Hi,

    Anyone got any good ideas for under wear in the winter,
    I got bike leathers but my legs are f-kin freezing. I tried wearing nylon tracksuit bottoms underneath but they are a bit too thick and restrict movement (unable to kick taxi doors ).
    Also top half I have a winter jacket from UK but I still need some layers underneath.
    Are there any good artic stuff out there so i dont have to wear loads of layers and restrict my body from twisting etc.

    any tips would be great
    but please I cant stuff newspaper down my jacket cos I cant read.

    cheers
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    Default Re: Winter Wear recommendations (one m or 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Elbow
    I tried wearing nylon tracksuit bottoms underneath but they are a bit too thick and restrict movement (unable to kick taxi doors ).


    Sebun-Elebun sells HOCAIRO packets, a couple of those strategically placed nudging your Special Purpose will keep your mind off your frigid legs.

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    Default Re: Winter Wear recommendations (one m or 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Elbow
    . . . any tips would be great but . . . I cant read.
    Too bad . . . guess that means I'll have to tell you all my great ideas sometime when we actually meet.

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    with my electric liner some standard long underwear and wind pants i can ride in any weather in this part of the country all day.

    i can't understand why everyone doesn't make use of these things! :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by haildamage
    with my electric liner some standard long underwear and wind pants i can ride in any weather in this part of the country all day.

    i can't understand why everyone doesn't make use of these things! :)
    I`ve heard of electric gloves (battery powered), but not electric pants liners! Please explain?....... :?:
    Ride on!.....:mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by timming
    I`ve heard of electric gloves (battery powered), but not electric pants liners! Please explain?....... :?:
    http://www.gerbing.com

    http://www.warmnsafe.com/

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    I'd hit a Mont-bell for some synthetic ski underwear leggings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timming
    Quote Originally Posted by haildamage
    with my electric liner some standard long underwear and wind pants i can ride in any weather in this part of the country all day.

    i can't understand why everyone doesn't make use of these things! :)
    I`ve heard of electric gloves (battery powered), but not electric pants liners! Please explain?....... :?:
    only my jacket liner is electric. the theory goes something like this: if your core area gets cold it shuts off circulation to your extremities, ie. hands and feet. therefore, it helps keep keep your hands and feet warm too.

    if it's too cold for this jacket there is ice and snow and i don't need to ride anyway!

    here's what i and many others here wear:

    http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Aer ... c-248.html

    http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Aer ... 16376.html

    eric :)


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    i got one of those neck collars that go down your chest and back but not your shoulders. that was great at keepin the wind outa where it wasnt welcome.

    have you tried some of those nylon sports leggings? ive got quite a thick adidas pair that keep me really warm. my leather pants seal into my boots and that helps a lot too.

    in fact...

    my SP1 frame sits at about 100c and that keeps me warm too

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    i use this stuff called Under Armour Cold Gear which is great.
    i know it is sold local here, i bought some over the phone from an outlet in kawasaki (can't find the details though) and they shipped it to me in less than 24 hours!
    it is basically like spandex but formulated to keep you warm while breathing, i have no problems wearing it under my normal riding clothes. the shirts also come with a mock turtleneck so your throat is warm as well.
    recommended.
    others i know use cheap stuff from uniclo or whatever that chain is, they swear by it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasbro
    it is basically like spandex but formulated to keep you warm while breathing
    And if you stop breathing?

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    jim,
    if you stop breathing i hardly think you need to remain warm

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    Quote Originally Posted by theblob
    jim,
    if you stop breathing i hardly think you need to remain warm
    Probably occurs to most people who stop breathing. How else to explain that almost all of them cool off pretty quickly afterwards?

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    Thanks for all the input,
    I like the idea of electric liners, think I'll get them for next winter,
    seems to be warming up now.


    cheers
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    where would one purchase these electricery liners?
    Any dealers in Japan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbow
    where would one purchase these electricery liners?
    Any dealers in Japan?

    Kubota-san at
    widder@ebenezer.jp
    Office EBENEZER
    http://www.ebenezer.jp

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkanai
    Quote Originally Posted by Elbow
    where would one purchase these electricery liners?
    Any dealers in Japan?

    Kubota-san at
    widder@ebenezer.jp
    Office EBENEZER
    http://www.ebenezer.jp

    Tell him Scott Brown sent you.
    Thanks a lot Scott,

    Ive checked some other web sites (non Japanese) and there seems to be quite a mark up on the prices. i suppose this is normal for japan?

    on widder
    Gloves $93.12 chaps $105.90

    Ebenezer
    Gloves 15,500円 chaps 16,800 

    I suppose it would work out the same price after shipping no doubt?

    thanks again

    I like the chaps would be handy over my leathers. This seems to be the most coldest area while riding as are the hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbow
    Ive checked some other web sites (non Japanese) and there seems to be quite a mark up on the prices. i suppose this is normal for japan?

    on widder
    Gloves $93.12 chaps $105.90

    Ebenezer
    Gloves 15,500円 chaps 16,800 

    I suppose it would work out the same price after shipping no doubt?
    Feel free to price what it would cost to import those items yourself and you'll agree that the markup is reasonable, when taking into account customer service, cost of inventory, import duties, shipping, etc.

    One thing we have to remember is that foreigners in Japan are not the main market- Japanese companies mainly exist to sell to the Japanese market.

    The Ebenzer guy who imports Widder isn't making a lot of money off that business. He is barely covering his costs with the markup as it is.

    Where it makes sense to buy overseas (Aerostich or Penske for instance) I do. Where it makes sense to buy locally in Japan (Yamaha parts) I do.

    Good luck and keep warm!
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    Thanks for the information, I'll definately be checking it out for next winter.
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