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Old 03-02-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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1 peice leathers fitament

So I've decided to buy a set of leathers [i think].
I'm working a track day this month so I can get a full day credit and I'd like to do the Buell inside pass thing, as well as I'd like to get in another track day this year.
After the MS150 next month and I don't have to spend all my extra time training for that, I'm going to start saving up for some leathers. I figure by the time I rent some a few time I might as well have bought them, and there are some who have been nice enough to offer to let me borrow them, but I would feel bad if I messed them up and would end up buying them a new set anyway. Right now NewEnough has a good deal on some Teknic leathers, I'm just not sure what size I need.
I'm 6'2" - 6'3", 220lbs, average build.
I wear 36" waist pants [they fit a little loose, but 34" is too small]
and wear 34" inseam
I'm thinking I need a 48 or a 50. Tehinic's website has a sizing chart...
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Size Chart for Men's 1 and 2 Piece Suits
Suit Size Chest Waist Sleeve Length Inseam Apx Height Apx Weight
38 38" 28"-29" 25" 30" 5'4" 140 lbs
40 40" 30"-31" 25.5" 30.5" 5'8" 150lbs
42 42" 32"-33" 26" 31" 5'10" 160lbs
44 44" 34"-35" 26.5" 31" 6'0" 170lbs
46 46" 36"-37" 27" 31.5" 6'2" 180lbs
48 48" 37"-38" 27.5" 32" 6'3" 195lbs
50 50" 39"-40" 28" 32.5" 6'4" 210lbs

52 52" 40"-41" 28.5" 33" 6'5 220lbs
54 54" 42" 29" 33.5" 6'6" 240lbs
those of you who have them, what do you think?
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Technik are OK leathers, and you'll probably be a 52 more realistically.

You can get a custom fitting guide from Vanson for free. Go to their web site and tell them you are wanting to buy a one peice suit, and they'll send you a measuring tape with a measuring guide.

OR, you could hit the "easy" button, and take a trip to Motorcycles Unlimited and let Suzanne fit you for some Fieldsher leathers, and you'll get them at a better price than Newenough.
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i;m 6'5 and weigh around 230 pounds and can "snugly" fit into a teknic 1-piece at a size 50. I should have probably gotten a 52.
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Technik are OK leathers, and you'll probably be a 52 more realistically.

You can get a custom fitting guide from Vanson for free. Go to their web site and tell them you are wanting to buy a one peice suit, and they'll send you a measuring tape with a measuring guide.

OR, you could hit the "easy" button, and take a trip to Motorcycles Unlimited and let Suzanne fit you for some Fieldsher leathers, and you'll get them at a better price than Newenough.
well I wasn't lokoing to spend very much money because they will only get used a few times a year, the teknic suit is only $350. but if I can get them cheaper at Motorcycles Unlimited, then I'm all over it. I didn't want to go over there and get measured and not buy from them
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well I wasn't lokoing to spend very much money because they will only get used a few times a year, the teknic suit is only $350. but if I can get them cheaper at Motorcycles Unlimited, then I'm all over it. I didn't want to go over there and get measured and not buy from them
You'll probably be surprised... additionally, protective gear is not the place to try to save your money. Get the best you can get!
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+1 Motorcycles Unlimited hooked me up with some leathers (Fieldsheer Flex) They gave me a good price and I got to try them on before I bought them.

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I knew they would stand behind the deal if there was a problem
The leathers were brand new
I was the 1st to sweat in them
I didn't have to pay shipping
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There is a one piece Dianese suit on the CMRA board right now in the non members forum. Size 52 = 125.00
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You'll probably be surprised... additionally, protective gear is not the place to try to save your money. Get the best you can get!
+1, you dont want to find out the hard way that good gear is important. I always buy mid-high end stuff and never had a second thought about the investment after a crash...
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It is best to go to a place like Motorcycles Unlimited to get fitted. I am normally a 42, but after getting fitted by Motorcycles Unlimited, Patrick determined I was best suited to fit a 44 1-piece Fieldsheer.
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I had a problem with sizing with Newenough. Although their customer service is excellent, I had to pay double shipping upon returning the jacket. It'd be best to go visit Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited and not have to worry about any fitment issues because after all, good fitting gear will make a lot of difference come crash-test time.
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I'm thinking I'm gonna head over to Motorcycles Unlimited in the next few weeks to check out what they have.

how are the suits suposed to fit? super tight?
I'm tall and skinny-ish, so will sleave and leg length be an issue for me?
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I'm thinking I'm gonna head over to Motorcycles Unlimited in the next few weeks to check out what they have.

how are the suits suposed to fit? super tight?
I'm tall and skinny-ish, so will sleave and leg length be an issue for me?
They will be kinda tight at first, and stiff. Leather will loosen up and get "softer" after use. I use leather conditioner on mine after I clean them (when new, and after). It works for me.

As far as fit, you'll find out when you get there about lengths and fitments. If necessary, Motorcycles Unlimited will order you a suit, they are Fieldshier vendors (and can get other brands too that may fit better).
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I'm thinking I'm gonna head over to Motorcycles Unlimited in the next few weeks to check out what they have.

how are the suits suposed to fit? super tight?
I'm tall and skinny-ish, so will sleave and leg length be an issue for me?
Mine are not tight, being 1 size up, but then Patrick fitted me with an A* back protector to wear underneath. I also have wide shoulders. Once I have on the back protector, the fit feels fine.
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Mine are not tight, being 1 size up, but then Patrick fitted me with an A* back protector to wear underneath. I also have wide shoulders. Once I have on the back protector, the fit feels fine.
Yeah, I should have said "snug" instead of "tight". Leaving room for the back protector is a very good idea.
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Leave room for your back protector if the suit does not have a good one with it.
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6'2" @ 236#'s and the Kobe suit I have is a 52. Its a bit snug around the crotch but the length for the arms and legs is perfect.
Go to Motorcycles Unlimited .. Its the best and easiest way to get suited up for the track.
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