The other day I posted photos of my commute, it was actually a challenge issued by Martha, living amoung Tourists (blog).
On Friday I dropped by my dealer to see what options I had with installing Highway Pegs
Of course I had my bike with me and I ended up with a chromed cruiser bar which I posted here I still have a few things to buy before my trip next month with the big item being a new pair of riding pants. I wasn't super happy with my Joe Rocket Alter Ego riding pants. I have had them for a few years and they are wearing out. Perhaps I shouldn't have bought one size larger but I had the idea to wear my work slacks underneath so I could ride to work and just remove them. But being one size too large means that the padding is not in the right position which is made worse because during the summer I wear shorts underneath, making them more baggy.
My mission last Saturday was to find a pair of riding pants. I had already been to most of the dealers and looked at what they had but nothing caught my fancy. Most often when I arrive on my bike (at the Dealer) I am already wearing riding attire and I find it tedious to have to remove all my gear and then get a headache trying on all the stuff, and then having to gear up again to go someplace else.
Last Week I had to go to Surrey for a business meeting, so I had my work slacks on. I made a quick stop to another dealer that I don't often get a chance to visit and they had some sizes of Tourmaster Flex Pants in stock. I liked the way the panels remove to reveal a full mesh pants underneath but I just didn't feel like trying them on as it would take too much time, and I had to rush back to work in time to go home.
I thought it best to return on Saturday wearing what I would normally wear during the summer and see how they fit. In 100°F weather I like to wear shorts and tank top, so that's what I wore when I left the house
and of course my Wokova unshoes , my barefoot but "non-barefoot looking" sandals. I also wanted to look at the pre-owned Suzuki SV650nK4 which you see in the photo above. It is ugly looking with handpainted tank but had a newer engine with only 17K kilometers on the clock. It is fuel injected and has recent tires. A spare bike fits into my retirement plan. I wanted something cost effective & reliable which I could ship across the country, fly and ride from there, and not be without a bike at home while the "spare" goes back and forth to who knows where
anyway back to the Tourmaster Flex Pants
I must have spent an hour trying them on, taking out both liners and checking how they fit, and then zipping everything back. While I was there Greg came into the store to check on a new helmet. Greg is a founding member of the Suzuki Owners Club of North America SOCNA I also had a chance to socialize with the owner of Motorcycle World, a club sponsor so I was hoping to get a club discount.
Needless to say, I bought them and took them home. I can't wait until I actually start wearing them. So now I am set for hot weather. I will use these Tourmaster Flex Pants with my new Joe Rocket Alter Ego 11.0 ballistic riding jacket. Both pieces will strip down to bare essentials, ie: turn into full mesh . I am not sure how transparent the mesh is as it will determine what I can get away with wearing underneath