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Old 08-27-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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your first time all geared up...

ok, so i put my leathers on (2piece), boots, gloves, back protector, helmet, i'm talkin fully geared up. i took a 10 minute ride around the neighborhood just to see what it felt like in all the gear, so i know how it will feel at the track....and i felt almost stiff as a rock riding around. doesn't feel like i will be able to function 100%. is it just me? or is this normal?
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Ride around alot in them before you go to the track! I only rode around in mine for like 30 minutes one evening, before I went to the track! It took me half a day at the track to get mine half way comfortable! I will be riding in mine a whole lot before I hit the track again!
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Sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong section or whoring out your post but...when getting a jacket....is there a huge size difference when ordering a full leather jacket as apposed to a joe rocket non leather? I tried on a friends size 50(xxl)? jacket and it still didnt fit my fat ....any suggestions?
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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wear the suit around the house to break it in. at least thats what i did, but then again i also got to do a few rides in mine before actually hitting the track.
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I always buy used because then it is already broken in especially boots.
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its new leather, and it's thick. if you really want to break it in. throw it in the dryer W/O heat, and throw a pair of tenny's in there. it'll "beat" the leather softer.
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stretch with the suit on, also the sweat that you will be POURING out at the track will soften it
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Condition the leather and wear it around the house at night to break it in before the track.
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Lowside in your leathers and they break in quick
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Condition the leather and wear it around the house at night to break it in before the track.


Just had a bad image of Jason wearing his suit around his home...........
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i think the weirdest part so far is the boots. it's not as easy moving around and stuff with the boots on. maybe i should go jog around the block with the boots to help them move around more freely. i almost tipped over on the bike because of the boots. lol
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Yeah, boots are not exactly made for standing around in. They are designed for being on the bike.
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It'll get better the more you ride it. I just picked up a product made by Wilson, it's for baseball gloves. It's supposed to soften the leather. I paid 4.99 at Academy for it and used half the container on my leathers. I don't know if it'll help at all but it most likely won't hurt. It took about tem minutes to rub on, I used my hands instead of a towel to rub it on. I'm gonna let it sit for an hour or so and then buf off the extra. It definately made em look nice.
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I wear my leathers everywhere. They get softer the more you wear them.
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I bought used leathers, but once I was all geared up and on the track, everything felt comfy. I guess there is so to pay attention to on the track, you forget about your leathers being tight.
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