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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it common to have riding gear that doesn't match the bike color (colour for you Smitty) or paint scheme? I ride the Kawi as shown in the avatar on the left, but my gear is black/red/reflective white. I look like a Christmas tree going down the road at a high rate of speed

Do you guys/gals match gear to the bike, or go with my Krusty the Clown sense of style? It's not a big deal, but it is just one of those things.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 05:21 PM
 
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To each his own, when riding the last thing im worried about is if im matching, but i went with predominatly black, matches everything and i can wear my jacket as a second coat, which i might add is quite warm.
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For me, it's more about being visible on the streets. I have a blue and (predominantly) white leather jacket. My helmet is solid yellow and coincidentally it matched one of my bikes, but the bike I currently ride is red. My gloves are also red. So I never tried to match my gear to the bike, as I bought my bikes based on other things than color scheme. But I think at night, the light colored gears increases visibility and worked to my advantage occasionally.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 06:07 AM
 
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I have a favorite color, so I get my gear and bikes in it.



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Agree that a change in colours of clothing are most sensible & besides they tend to break up the colours as on the bike---it is a bit of safety with no fuss or bother over trying to find matching colours.

Thanks for the English/Cdn spelling of said word Thermide. As you know I nearly go nutty tring to put down KPH & then MPH to help members, to when I say Klick--------so commonly used in ALL Armed Forces of the World up pops someone asking what "klick" means proving they have not been in even the American Armed Forces. For why in the heck wants to say Killometers & if so they they should be demanding Miles Pr Hour & possibly exactly what that means LOL
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I have a favorite color, so I get my gear and bikes in it.
Let me guess, flamboyant orange?
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 01:11 AM
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Just think of the look in terms of "Power Rangers", not "clown suits".

Keeping the "Hap" in "Happy Holidays"!

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Blind patriotism is worse than no patriotism.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 12:18 PM
 
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My full leather colors are black, white and silver.........

The two piece is blue, black and white.........

Jackets are: solid black; black, yellow and white; dark blue, light blue and white; and just blue.

My helmets and gloves seldom match....

I'm one of those nuts who places function before looks.



I've been riding for a while.......
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 10:51 AM
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I have NOTHING that matches...
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 03:30 PM
 
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I have NOTHING that matches...
Hammer......Nice looking leathers.
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