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Question: Do you tuck your pants into your boots while riding?
Yes, tucked in. - 22 (10%)
Nope, flapping in the breeze. - 150 (68.5%)
Sometimes yes; sometimes no (explain) - 47 (21.5%)
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« on: May 28, 2010, 09:12:19 pm »

Do you tuck your pants into your boots while riding your motorcycle?  I always do, except on the rare occasion that I'm wearing short boots.  I don't like pant legs flopping around, and it just feels better to me to tuck them in.  But, I think I'm in the minority.

What say you?  Discuss.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 09:40:37 pm »

Depends on the boots & the pants!  

Leather suit tucks into street or MX boots.  Nothing tucks into leather "biker boots".  Textile pants go over street or MX boots.  I've added ankle straps and/or altered legs to be narrower on my textile pants to keep ankle fabric from flapping.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 09:11:05 am »

Leathers in, textile out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 09:23:47 am »


Leathers in, textile out.


So,  you're saying you go both ways...











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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 11:02:22 am »




So,  you're saying you go both ways...











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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 11:26:00 am »

Leathers are snug enough that they always tuck in. 'Stitch is too drapey to tuck in, so it goes out.
Frank Thomas textile suit and jeans can go in or out- in if it's hot and I want some ventilation in my boots, out if I don't.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 08:44:31 pm »

Yep, leathers in, textiles out. In the winter when it's below freezing, I'll tuck my pants in to keep my legs warm.

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 09:44:28 pm »

occasionally yes, most times no, I keep pant legs over the boots in case it starts to rain, so the boots don't fill with water before I can get stopped and put on the rain gear.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 12:38:15 am »

It was mentioned above "Leathers inside, Textiles outide." I'd say that's a pretty good rule of thumb. I go with what the pants were designed for.

For street duty I wear Sidi On-Road boots and jeans with textile overpants and don't notice any flapping with them outside of the boot. The leathers I own are designed to go inside the boot, so that's where they go. Smile
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 02:03:07 am »

nope....speedo too short to tuck in! but mesh over-pants cover boots....seriously though..long pants tucked into long socks held down by pants.....secured in boots....covered by overpants.....
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 02:33:00 am »

Leather, tucked in.  Jeans/textile untucked.  If I'm wearing layers everything but the outermost layer gets tucked in.  
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 08:20:17 am »

Leathers in. Overpants or jeans out. My Triumph Raptor textile/mesh pants fit like leathers, so they are tucked in as well.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2010, 03:06:53 pm »

Tucking your trousers into your boots is the equivalent of tucking your shirt into your underwear. And less exciting.
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 09:37:40 pm »


It was mentioned above "Leathers inside, Textiles outide." I'd say that's a pretty good rule of thumb. I go with what the pants were designed for.

For street duty I wear Sidi On-Road boots and jeans with textile overpants and don't notice any flapping with them outside of the boot. The leathers I own are designed to go inside the boot, so that's where they go. Smile



Those are pretty tall boots -- do you wear long ski socks underneath them?  Or just have the boot cuff touching your skin?
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 01:17:21 pm »


Leathers in, textile out.


Yep.  
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2010, 09:29:33 am »

Since I only have textile,,, over boot.
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2010, 10:40:42 am »


Since I only have textile,,, over boot.


Ditto
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2010, 03:32:29 pm »

Always out.  
Both my JR Alter Ego's over street boots and my MX pants over MX boots.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2010, 05:19:53 pm »

I like 'em loose.   Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 12:53:25 pm »


Leather, tucked in.  Jeans/textile untucked.  If I'm wearing layers everything but the outermost layer gets tucked in.  


Yup.

Didn't I start a poll on this a few years ago?  Headscratch

Maybe it was just a statement.
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