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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bicycle Riding Shorts on a Motorcycle...???

I know some of you also ride or have rode bicycles, and was wondering about bicycle riding shorts making for a more comfortable ride on our motorcycles...
I found a pair I had that are made of lycra (sp) and have a sort of jock strap (male version) and pads in the bun area, and are supposed to be cool and very comfortable and did seem so when I rode... I know you would wear them as underwear, and pants or gear over them for protection, but has anyone tried this...??? Think it would help get the original seat more in the comfort zone...???
I remember they did good on a bicycle, and was wondering about wearing them on our bikes...
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I do alot of Bicycle riding, and the biggest benefit I get is decreased chaffing. Since you aren't pedaling, well there isn't much problem there. They might give a little more cushion though (they definitely help the bicycle seats) and you never know till you try!
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Hmm.well i dont know anything about the shorts,but i think the only way to make the stock seat more comfy is to drop $400.00 on a corbin or saddlemen. I rode 125 miles round trip yesterday,and I have the numb butt.

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But seriously Under Armor brand longjohns and undershirts are great for wearing under your riding clothes .It wicks moisture away from your skin,and the seams are sewn flat ,which is important when you sit on them for an hour our so ion basically the same position,they also make short underwear that I haven't bought yet (It is fairly expensive) Wally world has some polypropylene under clothes that I haven't tried but a few of my friends say it is good stuff too.




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I've logged a lot of miles on various bicycles. Bike shorts are perfect for that, but less than perfect for motorcycle riding. The wicking is still good, as are the flat seams (totally beats cotton). The only thing about the bike shorts that could be a problem are the pads. If you're sitting in a deep seat, they tend to hold a bit more heat/moisture than they do on a bicycle (where you get lots of airflow). So I'd go with a very lightly padded pair, or no pad, especially if you already have a cushion of some kind on your seat.

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I have the Under Armor as well as some "Compression" shorts/shirts. The bicycle shorts work well too (only I'd forego the padding for several reasons *L*)
I know Pick and several others use the bicycle shorts and the flat seams and 'wicking' realy does make for a more comfortable ride.
BTW this is one of the suggestions for those considering an Iron Butt Run. Ummm.. well the other suggestion was... shaving.
Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder also helps (But watch how you apply it caused it's metholated) and Monkey Butt Powder is also good.

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But seriously Under Armor brand longjohns and undershirts are great for wearing under your riding clothes .It wicks moisture away from your skin,and the seams are sewn flat ,which is important when you sit on them for an hour our so ion basically the same position,they also make short underwear that I haven't bought yet (It is fairly expensive) Wally world has some polypropylene under clothes that I haven't tried but a few of my friends say it is good stuff too.
because of me playing semi pro football i have a whole boatload of underarmour gear.... lots of the shorts that you are talkinga bout.... personally i swear by them... i usually wear them if i plan on going on a longer than usuall ride..... nice feel and keep ya nice and cool....
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With shorts, don't forget the sun block for the knees. The flowing air may feel cool but the sun will fry them like bacon.


They are not talking about wearing just shorts, but wearing shorts/bike shorts under your pants instead of underware.

Riding a motorcycle in short pants would win you the "Dumbass Squid" award. Add a sleeveless T shirt, flip-flops and no helmet , then we can really make fun of you............


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They are not talking about wearing just shorts, but wearing shorts/bike shorts under your pants instead of underware.
Riding a motorcycle in short pants would win you the "Dumbass Squid" award. Add a sleeveless T shirt, flip-flops and no helmet , then we can really make fun of you............KM
Very true, 100%+++... I would buy some protective riding gear if I could find some that I thought would not burn me up in the warmer months and was not toooo expensive...lol...
So far in warmer weather I am only riding with pull on boots, full face helmet, vest & gloves, of course shirt & Levis...
Really I was just thinking that the biking shorts with the little pads in the sit bone area might give a bit more comfort on a longer ride...
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