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    This is kind of like asking: Is it OK to fry chicken while wearing only a swim suit ??

    Amazing what questions will elicit 3 pages of replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    This is kind of like asking: Is it OK to fry chicken while wearing only a swim suit ??

    If you really want to live on the edge, do it wearing your birthday suit!

    Who needs safety gear anyway?!
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    Why are we spending so much time on this thead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    Why are we spending so much time on this thead?
    We’re only spending time on this thread if we are reading it or commenting on it, Grandpot. It’s very easy to skip over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey4201 View Post
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    " is it ok to wear shorts driving a can an spyder"

    Your ? has been answered.

    My answer------- Hell No!!

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    Wear whatever you feel like. I sometimes wear shorts, and a little half helmet, if I am just going around the block in the neighborhood and not going to be in any high traffic areas. If I am hitting any kind of highway or going faster....full face helmet, mesh jacket and heavy jeans. I had a crash on 2 wheels some time ago and broke my shoulder. No amount of gear saved me from that. We make decisions and we just need to accept the consequences. Just have fun and enjoy the wind.

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    If I ride around the house to the gas station or store i ware shorts if hot out. But any hwy speeds I ware pants

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    I'm with the no camp on this one.

    My philosophy is this and I don't expect anyone to share it.

    I have yet to nominate a day where:
    1. I leave home for the supermarket down the road,
    2. I'll put my full protective gear on,
    3. Head down the road to a predetermined location, preferably 500 metres / yards down the road,
    4. Have a prearranged stranger clip the left front wheel,
    5. Thereby sending the RT/F3/RS... airborne on the left hand side and flipping me onto the patch of freshly laid, highly abrasive course blue metal tarred road,
    6. All the while being comfortable with the fact my 7 seconds of slide time down to 1/10th of a second will cover my <insert 1st point of contact here>

    This topic came up at an informal gathering of Spyder riders last weekend when one guy stated he rides in Shorts and thongs (translation - flip flops). I passed a polite comment but I was the only one that did, the rest were pretty brutal. So much was the response that the group who sometimes comes together for long distance rides decided he won't be invited to the group rides, even if only around the corner to the pub (translation - Bar/bulk Alcoholic beverage dispensary)

    We also have a monthly bike night where between 100 and 300 Two & Three wheel riders gather for an evening of checking out one another's wheels (Bikers and Bikies). We see people ride past dressed without appropriate gear and it gets a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey4201 View Post
    is it ok to wear shorts driving a can am spyder?
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    Any chance that we could be practical about this answer ??
    Probably not, it seems.

    The parts that are not covered when riding in shorts are not ones that will cause your death if they take a bad hit.
    The riding pants that most people wear don't give much protection anyway.......against anything but LIGHT road rash.
    There are no hot exhaust pipes near your legs and feet.....at least not in the RT models; others maybe.

    The shorts by themselves do not expose you to much extra injury in a crash.......if any.

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    So it's not ok to wear shorts, but ok to go to the bar and drink? just trying to follow your logic here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckhelton View Post
    So it's not ok to wear shorts, but ok to go to the bar and drink? just trying to follow your logic here.
    Who was that comment directed to ??

    I don't remember seeing anyone say that.

    Try not to read things into messages that are NOT there.

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    it was directed to this comment

    "This topic came up at an informal gathering of Spyder riders last weekend when one guy stated he rides in Shorts and thongs (translation - flip flops). I passed a polite comment but I was the only one that did, the rest were pretty brutal. So much was the response that the group who sometimes comes together for long distance rides decided he won't be invited to the group rides, even if only around the corner to the pub (translation - Bar/bulk Alcoholic beverage dispensary)"

    did i misread the part about group rides to the pub? read the thread before you make a comment.

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    There is a fair amount of absurdity within this post and the replies. I feel like everyone who commented against shorts is a little hypocritical. These responders would lead us to believe that they always, 100% of the time use all of the proper safety gear for any device they would use and anyone else is not worthy to be around. So you guys will never use a tool without safety glasses or a chain saw with out the logging pants, never get into a car without a seat belt or drive over the speed limit for that matter. Heck in the instructions for a screw driver, it shows safety glasses. Come on people, a simple "I would not wear shorts" would be sufficient, you don't have to berate someone who would wear something other than ATGATT. I feel like I'm reading the responses of corporate attorneys trying to protect their employers from liability or something. Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Who was that comment directed to ??

    I don't remember seeing anyone say that.

    Try not to read things into messages that are NOT there.
    Ummmmmmm. No, I won’t state the obvious, Easy Rider. Yeah, maybe I will....have you had your paranoia for very long? After all, the post that mentioned the pub was only two above yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckhelton View Post
    So it's not ok to wear shorts, but ok to go to the bar and drink? just trying to follow your logic here.
    Yeah, Chuck.....It sounds like a great (if judgmental) riding group, doesn’t it.

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    Sure it is OK to wear shorts.

    Boxers or Briefs are both OK.

    Then put the rest of the appropriate motorcycle gear over them and you will be fine.


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    I always wear shorts and a t-shirt or polo when riding. We bought the Spyder to enjoy, not to sweat to death on. It's all what you want to do, and how much risk you want to take.
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    Exactly....... shorts equals BAD...... drinking and riding equals GOOD. Not a group i would want to ride with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FINFAN3DP View Post
    I always wear shorts and a t-shirt or polo when riding. We bought the Spyder to enjoy, not to sweat to death on. It's all what you want to do, and how much risk you want to take.
    My thoughts exactly, i want to be comfortable when i ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckhelton View Post
    did i misread the part about group rides to the pub? read the thread before you make a comment.
    Yes apparently you did.

    He said nothing about actually drinking.
    Our riding club goes to "pubs" quite often.......for the FOOD.
    No alcohol is consumed.

    Learning to use the quote feature will head off some misunderstandings........but not all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike-O-Din View Post
    Sure it is OK to wear shorts.

    Boxers or Briefs are both OK.

    Then put the rest of the appropriate motorcycle gear over them and you will be fine.

    Yes, I agree.......... shorts will help prevent racing stripes in the back of your jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Yes apparently you did.

    He said nothing about actually drinking.
    Our riding club goes to "pubs" quite often.......for the FOOD.
    No alcohol is consumed.

    Learning to use the quote feature will head off some misunderstandings........but not all.
    Ok, lets use the quote function. Here is the actual words used

    "This topic came up at an informal gathering of Spyder riders last weekend when one guy stated he rides in Shorts and thongs (translation - flip flops). I passed a polite comment but I was the only one that did, the rest were pretty brutal. So much was the response that the group who sometimes comes together for long distance rides decided he won't be invited to the group rides, even if only around the corner to the pub (translation - Bar/bulk Alcoholic beverage dispensary)"

    Now as we notice they translated "pub" as a Bar/Alcoholic beverage dispensary. No mention of food. So one is to infer that they go there to drink. And since they are not in the US, they have a different approach to the word "pub" than we do. You can try to spin it any way you want, they excluded a person based on their riding attire while also condoning drinking and riding.

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