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Old 02-18-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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Question Moto GP Leathers?

I'm trying to decide between the Moto GP Compression Kangaroo
and Titanium suits. Does anyone have any experience with the
Moto GP product? Does the stitching blow out in a crash? I've been
wearing an AGV Rage suit for the last 5 or 6 years. I realize that's
a bargain basement suit and I'm trying to move up.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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Tim Chason's MotoGP leathers blew out on him yesterday in a NASTY crash at Oakhill. His MotoGP gloves came apart also and resulted in him grinding down part of one of his fingers to the bone. (I have these same gloves ) So, this is the only experience I have with seeing MotoGP leathers crashed and it wasn't a good one.
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this sucks, I have a two pc MGP getting worked on now so that i can wear it at the trackdays, and my new gloves are the mgp Nitrous model. What model glove was Timmy boy wearing? Hope he's ok, he's hella fast.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #7
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I have never cared for the Moto GP gear. I've said as much several times here on this forum alone. IMO they are a very low end, not very well made product.
I've now seen 3 suits and 5 pairs of gloves not hold up well after hitting asphalt.
I saw Tims up at Oak Hill and they were shredded just from a get off on his motard.
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this sucks, I have a two pc MGP getting worked on now so that i can wear it at the trackdays, and my new gloves are the mgp Nitrous model. What model glove was Timmy boy wearing? Hope he's ok, he's hella fast.
MotoGP Nitrous. Same as you and I both wear.
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Syd's suit came apart when he went down @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:46 PM   #10
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I'm a Fieldsheer guy... when I was shopping for leathers back in 04 Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited recommended them. I've been down 2 times at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in them (both at high speeds) and they've only needed minor repairs after one of the crashes (stitch up a seam in 2 places). They were a great price and have been very durable...
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Hey guys, I appreciate all of your feedback. Needless
to say the MotoGP leathers are out. Sorry to hear about
Tim's mishap at Oak Hill. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
See you at the track day this Saturday.
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Efmang had a run off in his MotoGp leathers but I think he went off in the grass....seem to hold up fine... maybe he'll get on here and share his thoughts...
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That, and let's face it Ed.... you don't exactly have an "off the rack fit":laughing6 j/k: tongue5:
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:38 AM   #15
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I almost bought those too. I got some Joe Rockets leathers with the bike I bought and they did pretty well for a 40 to 50mph lowside. The teknic leathers I bought from patrick held up very well on my turn 7 get off.

I hope tim is alright. He is one fast dude.
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Moto GP suits

I wore Moto GP's last year and for those of you that know me I crashed alot last year. Tim will give me an AMEN on that one! As a matter of fact I went down on a motard last year at Oakhill in the same turn as Tim. It was a simple front tuck and I only slid about 20ft on asphalt and the suit looked like it had been through a meat grinder. All safety equiptment in this sport has its limitations, but from what I have seen through multiple unforseen crash tests I would not take the risk on the MOTO GP's, plus they are like major nutcutters! Do Europeans have short torso's????????????????????? I am sponsored by Komodo this year and I will give everyone an honest opinion of their products.
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I have a set of Frank Thomas 1 peice leathers. I had a wreck back in July and was traveling bout 120mph and highsided the bike going up to Leakey Texas and did 8-9 cartwheels off the bike and who knows how far I slid down the road and the leathers held up great No seam splits just rashed them up, Not even a single rash on myself. I know alot of people talk bad about this brand but they held up great for me and I bought a second set after the E.R doctors cut them off of me. They are cow hide also. A bit heavy but they did there job great. Just an FYI. My AVATAR pic is when they were loading me into the Helicopter, And the ambulance people cut the right arm off cuz my shoulder had a broken colar bone hanging out.
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does kobe leathers crash good ?!?!?
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I have a set of Frank Thomas 1 peice leathers. I had a wreck back in July and was traveling bout 120mph and highsided the bike going up to Leakey Texas and did 8-9 cartwheels off the bike and who knows how far I slid down the road and the leathers held up great No seam splits just rashed them up, Not even a single rash on myself. I know alot of people talk bad about this brand but they held up great for me and I bought a second set after the E.R doctors cut them off of me. They are cow hide also. A bit heavy but they did there job great. Just an FYI. My AVATAR pic is when they were loading me into the Helicopter, And the ambulance people cut the right arm off cuz my shoulder had a broken colar bone hanging out.
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Can,t really say anything bad about the Frank Thomas's. Had a high side in turn 5 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) at well over 100 mph giving us a matching set of right broken collar bones but the leathers held up great and did what they were expected to do!
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Can,t really say anything bad about the Frank Thomas's. Had a high side in turn 5 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) at well over 100 mph giving us a matching set of right broken collar bones but the leathers held up great and did what they were expected to do!
Dang TWS (Texas World Speedway)...track is evil I tell ya.
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