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    Default is it ok to wear shorts driving a can am spyder?

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    You can wear whatever you want. I personally wouldn't and if you have ever taken a motorcycle training/licensing class they will tell you that is something you should not do (always wear proper riding gear) but there is no law against it.

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    One word...........ATGATT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerAnimal View Post
    One word...........ATGATT.
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    Here's the thing..... you can wear whatever (helmet a must in many states) but what many do not consider is all that can occur besides falling from the ryde causing the road rash if not more. Think about all the other side effect.... windburn, road debris, bugs (I have run into a couple swarms of bees and one of grass hopper like critters). The other thing is I have never found it to be that much cooler but they have those zip off pant leg type pants that would give you protection and be shorts when your not ryding....
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    Honestly, I sometimes wear shorts while riding my Spyder. If it's incredibly hot, I tend to think its better than boiling alive. On the other hand, I did once get a bad sunburn on my knee that way. When I put medicine on it after stopping for the the night, I accidentally glued my knees together. (My mother probably would have been happy about when I was a girl.)

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    A pair of full mesh pants is cooler to ride in than shorts. Your legs will be in the shade all the time and breath just as well. Same goes for a mesh jacket vs a sleeveless t-shirt up top.

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    It is legal but in my opinion not a good idea.
    I've experience road rash, and been hit by bugs and road debris. Not again.
    I agree mesh gear/riding pants are the way to go.
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    I have had TWO motorists (bad motorists) just pull out in front of me when I was two wheeling life. And in a third incident with a car, the car literally pushed me off the roadway because bikes don't matter I suppose. And he drove off. I was pinned under a parked car with the bike under me. The exhaust burned my leg so severely it drew up. I was on crutches 3 months and with psychical therapy regained full use. I was wearing shorts. Those other two times I had full gear on which protected me from highway rash. There was a 3 inch hole in my helmet from sliding along the concrete. But both times I was hit, I broke my right leg. If you don't care what happens to your body, wear shorts. But if you do, lots of protective gear...

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    +1 on all the above and ATGATT.
    Just because the likelihood of an unexpected get-off, high-side or low-side may be greatly reduced, you have no sheet metal to protect your body from any unexpected incidents, e.g. bugs, rocks, thrown cigarette butts, etc., or any unplanned accidents that may happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeejs View Post
    Honestly, I sometimes wear shorts while riding my Spyder. If it's incredibly hot, I tend to think its better than boiling alive. On the other hand, I did once get a bad sunburn on my knee that way. When I put medicine on it after stopping for the the night, I accidentally glued my knees together. (My mother probably would have been happy about when I was a girl.)

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    Road rash is the same as a 3rd degree burn. Prepare for the crash. Don't let a third wheel make you think you are any safer than a motorcycle. ATGATT - All the gear all the time

    A website to give you some insight: http://www.rockthegear.org/

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    Wear whatever you want. I never wear shorts on a bike of any kind. I have 240 square inches of skin grafts on my legs and I was wearing long pants and boots when I got that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey4201 View Post
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    Sure, if you don't care about sunburn and windburn or heat from the engine on your bare legs.

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    Only if you wear white knee socks and sandals or Crocs!
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    Can ?yes, Should? No consider how many bugs you encounter on any giving ride then count how many of them have stingers, or bite calculate how well you react when one of those is forcefully blown up shorts & begins defensibly attacking ANYTHING & EVERYTHING it comes in contact with your well on your way for a Darwin Award
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    Ha ! This question is a joke right? =I know the one member on here has a pic. of him cruising in shorts.
    In Germany they would call that a "dunderhead" so I guess you know where I stand on the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 MARIE View Post
    Ha ! This question is a joke right? =I know the one member on here has a pic. of him cruising in shorts.
    In Germany they would call that a "dunderhead" so I guess you know where I stand on the subject.
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    your mother has already told you NO, ATGATT
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    Would you wear shorts playing paintball? (and that's only a little welt.) Imagine sliding into home plate on blacktop with shorts on.

    Not worth the risk, in my opinion.

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    Had mesh/vented armoured riding pants, opened at inside seam and road rashed the right leg at 55 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwolf View Post
    Wear whatever you want. I never wear shorts on a bike of any kind. I have 240 square inches of skin grafts on my legs and I was wearing long pants and boots when I got that.
    Can you expand on that a bit, Gwolf? I assume they were not armoured motorcycle pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    Can you expand on that a bit, Gwolf? I assume they were not armoured motorcycle pants?

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    No, not armor pants. Happened way back in 81. Never heard of armor pants back then. I rode bike to work when I was on day shift. Winter time and it was cold. I was wearing long johns and heavy jeans with combat boots. Car hit me from the left side. Slid a long way and broke both legs too. The road rash was not the worse thing I got out of it. Armor pants or even leather would not have helped with the broken bones. Just FYI, I was wearing a Bell Full Face helmet and not much head injury. The chin bar broke a couple teeth off and real sore, but no other head injuries.

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    I have a friend that has always told his kids growing up, Never deprive yourself from learning things the hard way!!!! GOOD LUCK may you not get a bee on your stick shift!!

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