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The article was very positive, and the author actually ordered more sets for both him and his wife after reviewing them....so we were just puttering along at our own pace, we came up to a 'middle-of-nowhere' intersection. Since there was no traffic we weren't planning to actually 'stop' at the intersection, just cruise on through. I clutched in, down shifted, and coasted up to the turn, checked for traffic, then leaned into the turn, let out the clutch and rolled on the throttle. Unfortunately for me when I down shifted I missed first and ended up in neutral. I was into the turn with too much lean and too little speed - when I realized the mistake I did the exact wrong thing and grabbed a handful of brake.
Can you guess what happened next?
Down went the FJR, and down I went. I ended up landing on both knees, skidding a little bit, and then rolling over to the left, smacking my forearm into the pavement before my head thumped onto the ground - thankfully on the grassy side of the road and not into the pavement.
I sat for just a second, made sure everything still moved correctly then got up and helped my dad get the FJR back upright.
I surveyed the damage - the bike is... better than it could be, nothing's cracked, but the bodywork is scratched all to hell and gone. I then started looking over my gear - despite a hit and slide on pavement the jeans were perfectly fine - there's a little rub on one of the knees, but the denim (which is really a let heavier than standard denim) held. Of course my leather jacket and gloves survived intact, as did my helmet. Had it hit on the road rather than (relatively) soft ground I'm not so sure it would have, but there are no marks, and no deformation of the foam.
So that's a little 'real-world' report on the Draggin' Jeans - my get-off was at fairly low speed - I'd say no more than 15-20 MPH, but they did work as advertised, no tears in the fabric and no tears in my flesh.
:LolLolLolLol: i think you shouldpost up anyways ,come on give into peer pressure:cfrocks:Mikimoto said:If I wasn't a NEWBIE here, i'd post up a pic of a gnarly nekkkid female rider ('course it'd burn your retinas...............ha! ha!)