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Iam thinking of buying a pair of chaps, reason being ive put a few pounds on, and these will fit whatever your waist size does any one wear them in the Winter??,, will they be warm enough,??, will the master crotch cylinder be frozen?? Foxy,,ive seen you wearing them in the photos from the meet and greet,, do you think theyll be ok for our winter?? cheers pp

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never wore them until getting my HD which allows a lot of wing by the legs.... yes they do help with warmth, not that leather has a lot of loft, it doesn't but they cut down on the wind
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I like them when it's cold.I have to get my feet out on the hyway boards to straighten out the knees and the leather does block the cold wind.I've heard that you shouldn't buy the lined ones because if they get wet they take forever to dry out.I don't think you need the lining anyway.

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One late fall day last year, we drove up to Moncton(about 2.5 hrs) to get a tire and browse the bike shop there. Bluenose bartered on a couple pairs of chaps, so I ended up getting a pair. By the time we got 1/4 way home, we had already declared that the chaps had been worth the price.

I have been wearing them a lot as it gets colder, and to me, they are a Godsend..

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I like them when it's cold.I have to get my feet out on the hyway boards to straighten out the knees and the leather does block the cold wind.I've heard that you shouldn't buy the lined ones because if they get wet they take forever to dry out.I don't think you need the lining anyway.
no problem with the wet,,, ive a all in one piece suit for the monsoonsthat will slip over ever thing,

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Iam thinking of buying a pair of chaps, reason being ive put a few pounds on, and these will fit whatever your waist size does any one wear them in the Winter??,, will they be warm enough,??, will the master crotch cylinder be frozen?? Foxy,,ive seen you wearing them in the photos from the meet and greet,, do you think theyll be ok for our winter?? cheers pp
personally I hate wearing chaps but when it gets below 50Fthey definately keep you warmer. That and long johns do the trick.

Some people even use these:

http://cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/11330

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Rain pants work well for blocking the wind also. You might possibly lose a style point or two.

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I switch from chaps to Carharts at around 25 degrees fahrenheit.

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I posted about this subject last week or so. Talked to a lot of folks, too.

My wife LOVES hers.

Most folks I've spoke with love 'em, even in mild weather for protection and warmer on cold days, keeps bugs/road grime/light rain off pants.

I just don't think they're for me.

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Iam thinking of buying a pair of chaps, reason being ive put a few pounds on, and these will fit whatever your waist size does any one wear them in the Winter??,, will they be warm enough,??, will the master crotch cylinder be frozen?? Foxy,,ive seen you wearing them in the photos from the meet and greet,, do you think theyll be ok for our winter?? cheers pp
personally I hate wearing chaps but when it gets below 50Fthey definately keep you warmer. That and long johns do the trick.

Some people even use these:

http://cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/11330
those are the ones iam thinking about buyingi trade with cyclemax alot

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triton 750, trident750t150, norton commando 850 roadster,
honda750 f1, honda 750 f2, honda gl 1100, bultaco 250, kawasaki 500 h1, jpn commando ,25yr gap
2001 gl 1800 love it
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