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Thruxtonbill
02-01-2010, 02:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJuqIdnUhq4


"Chaps came appart. They got sucked into my back tire and locked it up. I made my first payment on my new Victory Hammer S about three days after I got out of the hospital. Plano Texas (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/#), President George Bush Tollway just past I75 overpass."

and...
"The chaps were given to me. They were a little to big, but I did not think it was a big deal. The flapping (cause they were to big) caused the zipper to ride up. I started to pull over the moment they came apart. They flew back and got caught wound up between the rear brake rotor and the frame."

and finally...
"Moral of the story,,,,,,, Don't skimp on gear. Spend the money, and get what is rite for you. Proper fit is important."

sucks to learn the hard way:

telecast
02-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Wow. A prime example of where not to skimp. I need a pair too, and was thinking cheap ones will stop the wind as well as good ones.

I just reassessed my position....

Thruxtonbill
02-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Yep, cheap gear is useless. To be honest I don't really get chaps, I know I know they are great wind protection but, if you go down they ain't worth a bent dick.

telecast
02-01-2010, 04:41 PM
I know I know they are great wind protection but, if you go down they ain't worth a bent dick.

Nah...the crotch is open. They won't bend yer dick or your balls....

Fishman
02-04-2010, 10:12 AM
So it sounds like it wasn't the price so much as the fit.. I have a pair of $50 dollar chaps I started using at the end of last year and I like them way more than I thought I would. Added warmth and they keep the bottom of my jeans from flapping around or riding up my leg and kept me pretty dry on a VERY wet ride in early winter..