Pants that fit with knee braces.
Posted November 22, 2005 - 05:20 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 08:08 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 08:11 PM
Posted November 22, 2005 - 09:54 PM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 06:07 AM
- Get pants with leather in the knee area.
- Put a neoprene "sock" around the knew brace.
- Glue or sew in a leather patch on the inside of the pants to prevent the brace hinges from rubbing right through the pants.
- Trim your seat foam in the tank/seat transition area where you knee can pinch seat cover material against the tank. OEM covers are probably more durable, but if you run some of the gripper seats (e.g. Factory Effex), they can pinch and tear in a ride or two.
Some threads where I found this info:
I wear Thor Phase pants and my braces tore them up quickly, so I just got a leather patch sewn on the inside of the pants. Haven't tried it yet. In one of the threads above, one of the members says that leather patches that are simply glued in with shoe glue work fine and last, but for $40CAD, the local shoe repair store sewd some patches in (material & labor) for me. Hopefully it will work well. BTW, I have the older Thor Phase (I think '03 or '04 model) and they fit, but they are tight around the Asterisk braces. The newer pants might be more roomy since braces are becoming more popular.
Posted November 23, 2005 - 09:49 AM
Posted November 23, 2005 - 10:16 PM
as a plus they have pockets and zippered vents also they zip off at the knees.