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    Default Purpose of vest?

    Ok, I have a question. I saw a lot of bikes out this weekend and noticed a lot of guys wearing leather vest. My question is, what is the point to wearing a vest unless you are concealing a shoulder rig or are wearing a club patch or something? To me it just seems like it'd make it hotter.
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    It covers the areas I can readily apply ontiment to road rash myself.
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    nothing says "I'm a bad ass" like a leather vest.

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    Starts at a young age...............





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    For me it keeps clothing from flappin in the breeze. Did 615 miles last Friday and it would have driven me nuts to have not worn a vest. Oh, and did I mention I'm bad ass!lol
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    I bought one last year, have yet to use it. Too hot, doesn't really offer much protection. I'd much rather have my T-shirt flapping in the breeze.

    I've done a couple of rides with the Patriot Guard. If I end up with a patch (undecided) I may use it, but they also have T-shirts with the logo so I'll probably do that instead.


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    I ride with a full perforated leather jacket and it's not too hot at all. I looked for a vest but the one I wanted was $350. Fuck that.
    Last edited by Rider; 08-02-2010 at 08:53 AM.

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    You can get cheaper vests Rider. But I myself want to buy a more expensive vest.

    Oh and I am a badass! LOL


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    I've been thinking about getting one myself. The only reason though is I do like to ride in t-shirts - usually long sleeve at least, but the shirt flapping against my sides itches like crazy for some reason - especially on long rides.

    Maybe I just need to get some tight ass muscle shirts ....
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    Drink more beer. Your gut will get bigger and stretch the shirt out so it doesn't flap. So, not only do you solve that problem, but you get to drink a lot of beer.

    At least that's what I did.


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