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Leather recommendations.
« on: February 06, 2004, 09:45:23 AM »
I'm loading up on new summer riding gear and will be getting a new set of leathers in anticipation of a Dragon run this spring. I'm looking for a recommendation for a good set of moderately priced leathers. I've been considering the Joe Rocket GPX.  So what do you creatures recommend?
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004, 10:13:35 AM »
1st gear !..competively priced or alpinestars if you wanna blow the dough...
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2004, 10:33:05 AM »
I know alot of stupid people, so I've seen alot of bike hockey.  I like the Alpinestars and especially the Dainese, but they are up there in price.  AGV always made a good product, but I put my money in what ive seen work.  My Dainise suit and my bike and me went through a deer/ trees/ and a bunch of road at 110 in 97, but I stumbled away.  A 300-400$ savings on a suit is not enough to make me risk my ass.  If I go down again, I wanna get stood up not scraped up.
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004, 03:18:06 PM »
Can't say Dainese is in the reasonably priced area though, I'd go with Alpinestars. Jeff and Hondatech say good things about Fieldsheer too.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2004, 03:19:01 PM by Fretless33 »

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2004, 03:21:57 PM »

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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2004, 03:36:32 PM »
Teknic has great bang for buck factor too. Check out their chicane (perforated):
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/collections/sportbike/chicane/jacket.html

and lightning:
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/collections/sportbike/lightning/jacket.html

You can also get their sport leather pants which integrates perfect for both to make a 2-piece suit:
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/collections/sportbike/sport/pants.html
« Last Edit: February 06, 2004, 03:39:06 PM by madmanu-gp »

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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2004, 08:58:10 PM »
You can also get their sport leather pants which integrates perfect for both to make a 2-piece suit:
http://www.teknicgear.com/pages/collections/sportbike/sport/pants.html
I like those pants! I have the Astars Track Pants and they have this snap that keeps unsnapping when I ride (no I'm not fat), and it looks like the Teknic pants have a pocket too. How's the fit though? I think I'm getting Teknic for my next set, they are the only company with (race) boots in yellow too. Any one use the Violator boot?


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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2004, 04:58:14 PM »
Anything Teknic!

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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2004, 07:10:22 PM »
Thanks for all the inputs. I'm going to have to find a shop that carries Teknic and try on some of their stuff.  Fieldshear was already on the list to check out.  Dainese (and Vanson) is on my wish list but don't think I can squeeze enough green out of the old lady for a set.  I have to be careful on color. At my age, too power-ranger and I'd look like one great old drag queen
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2004, 07:43:51 PM »
Dude, I hear ya.  Although my wife tells me, " Yer gettin up there in age, better buy the good stuff.  I need you to do things around the house, and mow the lawn."  I tell you, it's a win loose situation.  Got the new bike the same way.  The old 900 needed bearings and tires.  She figure, might as well buy a new one in perfect condition.  Apparently she did'nt want the forks going further than the frame.  
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2004, 10:40:09 PM »
my buddy went down on his r6 yamapuke and was wearing tecknic gear and it all did well..accept his ass....course levi's suck for that
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2004, 02:07:45 AM »
The most important thing to remember when shopping for leathers is not to compromise protection for cost.  And get perforated leathers, especially if you're going to be riding a lot during the summer in hotter climates.

That being said, I'm as happy as a clam with my Dainese suit.  I ended up spending $850 on it, but I feel it was worth every penny.

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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2004, 02:22:43 PM »
forget what all these guys say. go kill a cow, skin it and wear it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2004, 02:46:48 PM »
Dont forget to treat it with synthetic oil first.  Helps you slide better in a crash.  
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Re:Leather recommendations.
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2004, 04:25:51 PM »
Has anyone seen a Honda leather jacket that matches the 04' black??