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post #1 of 21 Old 02-04-2009, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Textile Motorcycle Pants from "KLR650.com"

Hi to all from central Texas!! I've been thinking about getting some motorcycle riding overpants. I've been browsing the internet stores like Leather-Up, New Enough, etc. While looking over the KLR650.com website I saw they offer a textile pant ($100.00); waterproof, zip out liner and full leg zippers. Picture looks nice. Price is nice. Wondering if anyone has tried these pants and what they think of them. Appreciate any info. Thanks!!

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-04-2009, 09:58 AM
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Sorry, I haven't, but you will find that that website doesn't get a lot of respect around here...nor do they deserve it. NewEnough has never done me wrong. .02




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post #3 of 21 Old 02-04-2009, 10:39 AM
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Biker,

I have a pair of First Gear pants. You may not need the heavy weights I have for use here in AK. but I'll swear by the F.G. products!

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Sorry, I haven't, but you will find that that website doesn't get a lot of respect around here...nor do they deserve it. NewEnough has never done me wrong. .02
Lockjaw; Actually I wasn't aware that there had been issues with that website. I have only done business once back in 2006. Ordered the tall windsheild for my 02 KLR. No issues. Windshield works for me.

As for "New Enough", I have not done any business with them. I really like all the information on their website. And I've heard nothing but good things about them.

I have ordered from "Leather Up" and like their products. Good people to do business. No hassle returns. Thanks for the info!
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Biker,

I have a pair of First Gear pants. You may not need the heavy weights I have for use here in AK. but I'll swear by the F.G. products!

Ard
I have not looked at the First Gear pants. You state they are Heavy weights? All of my riding is here in Texas. With the occasional out of state ride. Winters are mild. Some 30 deg. cold weather. Last few weeks have been 60's & 70's with some 30deg. mornings. Actually good riding!! LOL!! Lots of rain during the spring. I do have a First Gear mesh summer jacket andI love it! Thanks for the info.
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The issue is that they have ripped off other people/company's products and then not been up front about it. For instance...I ordered a doo from them thinking it was an EM doo, but it was not...canceled in time. I wouldn't want to do business with a company that operates like that.

NewEnough...great people. That's where I get pretty much all my riding gear (I can usually find what I need marked WAY down). I don't get kickbacks from them (although I probably should).




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New Enough has always given me great service.I have been using them for years.

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Another New Enough fan, here..

And, because I'm a nice guy (and don't need anything) I have a 10% off coupon for anything from New Enough for the first person who PM's me.. It's electronic, and transferable to anyone..

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post #9 of 21 Old 02-05-2009, 07:24 PM
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The First Gear pants have a removable liner and pads, are waterproof and if you ride in 40* weather you would appreciate them.

I carry them in my panniers in fair weather because if it goes sideways I can always pull them on over jeans and be warm and dry.

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I ordered a few things from KLR650.com. The order was at my house in Pittsburgh before the things I ordered from Happy trails even left their warehouse. No complaints for KLR650.com here.
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