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Old 04-24-2007, 08:55 AM   #61
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Use to have a teknic I bought from Patrick that really protected my on the t7 get off at Texas World. Very confortable too. Then I some used Joe Rocket leather when I bought the 2nd bike and they held up pretty well on a 50 mile an hour or so low side (didn't even get them repaired). They aren't as confortable as the teknic though.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #62
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #64
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MotoGP Kangaroo, awsome fit, super tight.

Dianese fit a little baggy for me.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:52 PM   #65
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MotoGP Kangaroo, awsome fit, super tight.

Dianese fit a little baggy for me.
You must not be following the MotoGP issues to close.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:58 PM   #66
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:14 PM   #67
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Holy old thread batman!

The MotoGP suits aren't because of the kangaroo hide, they are busting at the seams and the stitching is breaking. They also don't have any leather backing up the high impact areas like the bootimus maximus, knees and shoulders like other brands.

Good suits are double and triple stitched with industrial adhesives at all the seams. They also have multiple layers of leather in the high impact areas. MotoGP do not.
well BB said the thread count in the stitches is to high making the seam a tear on perforations seam. Another thing that happens is people will sew with Kevlar (arimid) thread. When they do that the tread is so much stronger then the leather that any pressure on the seam will cut the leather like a wire cheese cutter cuts cheese. I do not know if motogp uses Kevlar thread but quality stuff Kevlar is always backed with Kevlar. While Nylon or Polyester are used when backed with leather.
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well BB said the thread count in the stitches is to high making the seam a tear on perforations seam. Another thing that happens is people will sew with Kevlar (arimid) thread. When they do that the tread is so much stronger then the leather that any pressure on the seam will cut the leather like a wire cheese cutter cuts cheese. I do not know if motogp uses Kevlar thread but quality stuff Kevlar is always backed with Kevlar. While Nylon or Polyester are used when backed with leather.
Wow,, that is some suit tech! I need to write this down!
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #69
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Spidi one piece. Crash tested at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in T8a... held up good. Kangaroo leather, hidden double and triple stitches, good ventilation.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #71
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I owned an older teknic one piece suit that split the stitching in the thigh area during a slow lowside at an TMGP event... wasn't impressed.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:56 AM   #72
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okay, i got the onepiece fieldsheer flex suit now.....crashed about 70mph in the horseshoe at TWS (Texas World Speedway).....slid for a bit....suit held up great. the fieldsheer patch is about to come off, but the leather is great
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it my zipper on my Frank Thomas suit is all fukd up again. Yes this suit has life time warrenty, HOWEVER this is the second suit I have gotten and it seems to have the same problem. SO I am shipping my suit off to a lady in Tulsa, OK who only does leather work and she is going to install a heavy duty zipper made outta brass!! for $70 not bad!!!
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it my zipper on my Frank Thomas suit is all fukd up again. Yes this suit has life time warrenty, HOWEVER this is the second suit I have gotten and it seems to have the same problem. SO I am shipping my suit off to a lady in Tulsa, OK who only does leather work and she is going to install a heavy duty zipper made outta brass!! for $70 not bad!!!
she does very good work judging from a repair she did to one of my kids suits. The best repair work I have seen comes from a guy in Orlando http://www.syedleathers.com/.
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My next leathers will be Syde customed leathers.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #76
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Just remember that Syed is going to take a while to break in, they use a very firm leather that is built like armour. Which is a good thing, I think anyway.

I think I may actually get Barnacle Bills, I hear they break in better and are a smidge cheaper.
Yeah, my friend Henrik just got his customed Syde and was having a hard time to break in.
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It won't be anytime soon.
I can't really have money to spend around $1,200...
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I'm going to try couple of things for the heating issue.
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I am currently an off the rack guy with the Teknic line so if I go for a new suit it would probably be the speedstar or something similar. Although, I like my Teknic Lighting and will probably have a few things added to customize it for my needs and roll on down the track. (Hopefully properly seated on my motorcycle.)
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