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Posted: 11/19/2012 5:03:07 PM EST
Does anyone wear a full leather suit? One of the local Honda shops had a good sale on jackets last week and I picked up a nice textile jacket but also want a leather one. Thinking I might try a two peice leather suit or maybe a one peice if I can actually try them on for size. I have a weird shape.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:22:40 PM EST
Not sure about leather but the textile jacket I had was made to zip onto a pair of pants.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:15:30 PM EST
I once destroyed a 1400.00 leather suit on I-540 at 113mph. There was 18 wheeler, a crash cage, and a camera on the tank involved.

Lost (1) of my 300.00 race boots in the event. Got up and rode home before the police got there. Not a scratch on me. Did have a broken ankle where the 18 wheeler ran over it though.


Moral of the story- Depending on what kind of riding you are doing, I recommend the leather suit.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:42:16 AM EST
When I used to ride I wore a 2 piece leather suit that zipped at the waist. I personally think its the only way to go (riding leathers in general) if you ride a lot. I had a joe rocket set and it seemed pretty nice.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:46:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 7:47:24 AM EST by SaloSV]
As a former MSF RiderCoach:

If you are burning up the back roads, get a suit. Two piece that connects all the way around or a one piece that is as comfortable as you can get. They should comfortable in the riding position you commonly ride in, and less so walking around.

As always, your choice.

I have two, two piece leather suits, plus a CorTech jacket w/ liner for more comfortable riding or commuting. One of the suits I would use for touring and long trips, perf'd leather. The other I would use for more aggressive day riding where I was either close to home, or had a base to come back to. But really, it just depended on how aggressive I wanted to be that day.

I eventually got a back protector and knee/shin protectors (both ICON Field Armor) that I would wear under my jeans. You couldn't notice they were there and they're cheap. An invaluable investment in protecting your legs and vitals that you can wear year round.

As you probably know, it is less about preparing for the ride, than it is about preparing for the fall.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:17:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Spikes08:
I once destroyed a 1400.00 leather suit on I-540 at 113mph. There was 18 wheeler, a crash cage, and a camera on the tank involved.

Lost (1) of my 300.00 race boots in the event. Got up and rode home before the police got there. Not a scratch on me. Did have a broken ankle where the 18 wheeler ran over it though.


Moral of the story- Depending on what kind of riding you are doing, I recommend the leather suit.


Video you say?





Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:03:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By xd45er:
Originally Posted By Spikes08:
I once destroyed a 1400.00 leather suit on I-540 at 113mph. There was 18 wheeler, a crash cage, and a camera on the tank involved.

Lost (1) of my 300.00 race boots in the event. Got up and rode home before the police got there. Not a scratch on me. Did have a broken ankle where the 18 wheeler ran over it though.


Moral of the story- Depending on what kind of riding you are doing, I recommend the leather suit.


Video you say?







Yeah, I'm calling BS until I see video.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:08:36 AM EST
It was 10 years ago. Video has since been lost. I can probably dig up the top half of the leather suit. Pants were ripped to shreds.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:18:24 PM EST
I asked or a battery tender, a pair of riding pants (to go with my jacket) and a go pro hero3 for my birthday/Xmas.
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