Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Bend Indiana
Rep Power: 1
well i grew up in MI so i have some ehhh time on this particular subject. a carhart works well at people speed but in heavy wind ive had the cold air blow right through it and chill me hard and im not talking the cheapy one im talking the polar lined one the most instulated they have.
i ride with full perf aswell in my leather what i did is i bought a very thin wind stopper or blocker made by columbia it fit right in under my leathers and i could add a thin fleece for the added warmth and everything fit either in the tail or my tank bag, the one thing i found out the hard way is DO NOT put the hood inside your helmet, it makes it slippery on your head and if you crash your helmet could pop right off. when i crashed back in may i had this set up on and my buddys found me laying there with my helmet off sitting just a few feet away from me. i thought they took it off but they say no man it wasnt on your head, you do see the bash impack though on it from while it was still on my head though.
i will still use the above set up with my leathers on a sport bike, how ever i have added a ktm 950 to the herd and i bought some new gear, a belstaff trekker jacket for 100 bucks with liner, and this will keep you warm into the mid 40's so then i got a used gerbing's heated jacket liner and ohhhhh yea i can go down into the high 20's, but at that point i need to get grip warmers lol.