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Old 08-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Jacket/Glove advice

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I'm making that leap forward tonight and I'm going to be ordering my jacket and gloves.

My trouble is that I normally wear a large size in jackets(work jacket, winter jacket, etc.) I tried a riding jacket on today at the motorcycle shop, it was a joe rocket large and that thing had me feeling that I had limited movement and it just wasn't comfortable. I tried an XL and it felt better. Should I shoot for the large or go with the XL?

Below is the link to the Jacket I want to purchase and the gloves. Comments on the two would be helpful in my purchase. The first link is the gloves I'm looking at. The other link is the jacket I really would like. Thanks guys.

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http://www.motosport.com/street/prod...neValue~Teknic

http://www.motosport.com/street/prod...ineValue~Shift

Jacket:
http://www.motosport.com/street/prod...ItemId=5574379

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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JR is ok; it uses CE foam which is limited in impact protection but works for the streets for me.

Mainly, a good jacket is formed to be comfortable and already in a riding position. Arms, shoulders and lower waist straps should be secure but allow some movement and not restrict your arms at all. A jacket too loose will shift in useage and flap around while riding. Leather will offer more protection from rain and asphalt. Newer leather jackets breath quite well, never as good as a textile but losing some weight through sweating and detoxing between gas station water breaks I can deal with.

For sizing, it varies amongst manufacterors, try to try on the jackets if possible. some dealers have a good assortment,some more then others.

Gloves, too tight and you will lose feelin in your hands. Too loose and you wont have good grip on the bike.

Boots... cuz anything under the ankle will come off on the street, and a track wont let you on without the minimum. Plus most riding boots weigh less then an ankle high shoe(mine does, freaks out alot of people that try them on.) breath well and keep out water.
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Great advice Cali. Thank you very much.
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Lets talk if you meet us at the track Sunday; plus there ought to be some of our MH/SBM friends w some stuff you can try on, look at.
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My 2 cents, go with the larger size that is comfortable because gear that is not comfortable doesn't get worn.
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Lets talk if you meet us at the track Sunday; plus there ought to be some of our MH/SBM friends w some stuff you can try on, look at.
I'm going to try and make it out to TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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we will be at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend. You can try on the XL i have as well. I wear a soine protecotr unde rmine and it fits well. If XL is a lil bit loose and gives you more mobility, buy a spine protector and you will still have the mobility.

also what cali said. try on different brands.
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Thanks Patrick for the heads up.
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