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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Chaps?

What is there purpose plse
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 06:36 PM
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To trap heat in and keep warm. I use them when I head out for an all day ride which may lead to night time. Throw them in the saddle bags when it's warm and when it cools off they're easy to put on.

Cowboys used them for herding. Protect the legs from bush and cows. Besides they look cool.
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I can't speak for anybody else, but I just started using them this year and in the right circumstances, they work great. I have over pants for when it's really cold but I was looking for something for those swing season days when it's cold at the start but warms up in the afternoon, in this situation the chaps work perfectly because they keep the wind blast off my legs and my legs warm, but they're easy to take off and store in the saddle bag when the day warms up. One of the reasons I gave them a try was their price, I got a nice pair of leather chaps (no fringe or anything) from Jafrum for about $50-60. I'm happy with them and I never thought I would be a guy who wore assless chaps, but I'm old enough to just go with what works and not care about how it looks or what anybody else thinks.

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I tried them and I didn't feel any warmer. A very friend officer explained your suppose to have pants on. Of course that makes sense NOW.

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Leather protection for your legs.
Weather protection for your legs. (Some of them are lined but even without lining it helps keep cold wind off your pants/legs and provides some rain protection for your legs and upper boots...no help keeping your crotch dry, though.)
Part of the image. <<<Don't hate, you know it's true for some people.
My favorite part: Easy to clean after a trip. The chaps, instead of my jeans, are covered in bug guts and road grime, so I don't have to pack as many pairs of pants, and the chaps wipe clean with some water and a sponge.
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I've had a set for 5 years. I only use them maybe 5 or 6 times each year. They are awesome in colder weather. Mine are lined. And I stay toasty warm. I got mine from Jafrum.com They were pretty cheap.

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I've had mine for over 10 years. Bought them from a place on the internet called Shade tree for about $79... not even sure if they are still around. They are very thick cow hide and make a huge difference on chilly mornings on the way to work. Most others that I have seen are very thin leather and probably don't do as well to keep the cold on the outside of the leather. If I had to lay the bike down, I'm sure they would provide much better protection than denim alone. An extra layer of skin to save your own! And yes, there is also the image part as well, I have gotten lots of comments from the ladies when I walk into the local watering hole for a cold one! Lol... I don't care what anyone else thinks of them. They do the job they were intended for very well! never leave home without them in the saddle bags if there is a chance of rain or cold temps.

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Chaps?

Hey Kovo ,
I once heard someone say if they weren't ass less they would be pants.
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I bought mine a few years ago for about $30. Wore them on a ride when the air temp was 25 degrees. Made a BIG difference in comfort. ALso as stated above,"better cowhide than my hide".

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