Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
What is it with $400 full face helmets and flip flops? Is it a rule that if you are on a sportbike, you HAVE to be wearing a full face or something? lol. I mean I wear a FF too, but if you're going to wear a high end helmet, and compliment it with gym shorts and flip flops, doesn't that seem kind of silly? Maybe it's just me.
What gets me is shorts and flip flops on cruisers. I mean, wear whatever you want I don't care, I'll wear my gear but that doesn't mean you have to. But, A) holding / steadying 500+ pounds of cruiser goodness with a tiny plastic 'thong' between your big toe and second toe can't be good, and I've stepped in slippery stuff with my thick-soled motorcycle-specific boots that have the best grip of any footwear I've ever had. I can't IMAGINE it with flip flops.
Not to mention, hot pipes. I burned myself once siting on my uncles V-Star. I wasn't going to ride it, I just wanted to see how she fit, I had shorts and tennis shoes on, I sat on it, burned myself real good getting off. What are you gonna do if you burn yourself going down the highway? YOWCH!
I don't meant to be critical, very few cruiser riders wear what I wear when they ride so I realize I'm in the minorty, but flip flops and shorts just seems like a bad idea. It's one thing to not be protected in the event of an accident, but it's a whole other, worse thing, to put yourself in a position that makes an accident seem LIKELY (kinda like riding with no eye protection, what are you gonna do when a bug or stray rock beans you in the eye at speed, how can you possibly stay focused, see, and control the motorcycle?)
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT