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Well, I just made the full conversion over into the cruiser world, on Friday, and bought a new HD jacket with no armour.

Coming from the sportbike world I'd always wear either my textile or leather jacket with armour.

With V-Rods being the "sporty" HD, I was just curious to find out how many owners here ride with armour and how many don't?
 

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Armour summer spring and fall. When it's real cold I have enough layers under my leather that I dont need it.
 

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some hd jackets accept their armor. just look inside the jacket for velcro
 

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The h-d fxrg line comes with armor and is a great jacket a little pricey but I believe was well worth the money.
 

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The HD jacket I bought looks fantastic and the lack of armour isn't a problem. To be honest, the Alpinestars jacket I had was just too uncomfortable with all the armour. Maybe the HD has given me a bit of a false sense of feeling safer than on a crotch rocket but I'm kinda digging no more armour.

Not sure what I'll be wearing next summer though...
 

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I have arm and shlder armor in both my jackets, but I did remove the back pad in both.
 

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jackets with armour

i have the h-d fxrg, it cost me a few $$$ but i love it. it looks great and comes with back, shoulder and elbow armour. it doesn't look like a bike jacket.
 

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my current jacket....


Has armor in it and is great for hot summer riding and so far the coldest morning here in NW Florida at 41 Degrees.
 

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FXRG jacket with armor here....
 

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Started off with armor but that fell byt he wayside in a few months. When I laid my bike down at 35-40 mph armor wasn't needed jacket took the abuse and still wear it today just added a little character.
 

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All of my T-shirts have armor. ;)
 

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Wow, so far it looks like almost 80% have some sort of armour in their jacket.
Wasn't expecting that result.
 

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I have a Joe Rocket Alter Ego and I wasn't comfortable with the armor in so I took it out. There is still a little bit of padding in the same areas. I now have a HD jacket that doesn't have armor.
 

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Joe Rocket Ballistic armored
 

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Have a textile Alpinestars with armor. Wear a ff shoei, boots and leather gloves as well. ATGATT, all the gear, all the time.

In so cal the traffic is terrible, do what i can to stay safe.
 

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Came a cropper while just wearing a T shirt and jeans a while back and now have the road rash scars to show (I live in the tropics). Now I wear body armour that has a netting vest to let the air flow still (look up "bike body armor" on ebay) It's obviously warmer than without but should there be another incident, hopefully it will protect more
 

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i have a black icon hooligan stealth jacket with armor .. now if they will just deliver my bike some time soon
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and i got all my armor from Iraq in my garage .. wonder what people would think they see me ride down the road wearing that
 

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waterwerks said:
my current jacket....


Has armor in it and is great for hot summer riding and so far the coldest morning here in NW Florida at 41 Degrees.
Mine is a HD textile jacket very simular to this one...3 season jacket Elbow and shoulder armor built in
 
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