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post #2131 of 4800
otc, I'm glad you like the jacket. In regards to boots I have a pair of Chippewa Rally Motorcycle Boots. They are substantial well made boots that I can either tuck my leather pants into or just wear underneath my jeans. Each boot also has toe protector on top of the boot so it doesn't wear out from the gear shifter. I highly recommend them.

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post #2132 of 4800
Holy crap didn't realize Red Wing made engineer boots, totally kopping these thanks! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

EDIT: How do I know what size to get? I'm usually a 10/10.5, as I have wider feet. Are they tts?
post #2133 of 4800
Those are both snazzy looking boots.


What do you guys think of this jacket in tobacco? It retails for about 500 so I'd have to save up for a month or two. The part at 16 seconds is what sold me.

http://www.rolandsands.com/products/TURBINE-JACKET-Tobacco
post #2134 of 4800
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

What do you guys think of this jacket in tobacco? It retails for about 500 so I'd have to save up for a month or two. The part at 16 seconds is what sold me.

Check this one out, too, if you're in the market for something similar: http://www.cockpitusa.com/store/vintage-motocross-goodwood-racing-jacket.html
post #2135 of 4800
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Check this one out, too, if you're in the market for something similar: http://www.cockpitusa.com/store/vintage-motocross-goodwood-racing-jacket.html

That is a nice looking jacket however it is not made for use as a real motorcycle jacket. It appears to be lacking in armor, the leather is probably not thick enough nor the stitching strong enough to offer any real protection in a get off. It's called a fashion jacket and a recreation of a motorcycle jacket; it is not a real motorcycle jacket.
post #2136 of 4800
My new helmet (not my actual photos):

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post #2137 of 4800
the leather in that jacket looks crappy...but maybe its the combo of crappy leather/distressing that gives it the look they are going for.
post #2138 of 4800
Any suggestions for unbranded track suits, pants? something at the same quality as sidi, spidi, alpine stars. First and foremost I need some pants or a tracksuit.

I am going on an 8hr ride in 2 weeks and want protection. I will be able to shop in nyc this weekend if it matters.
Edited by poissa - 6/29/12 at 3:44am
post #2139 of 4800
My question has been addressed partially above. Any additional recs are appreciated!
post #2140 of 4800
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post

Any suggestions for unbranded track suits, pants? something at the same quality as sidi, spidi, alpine stars. First and foremost I need some pants or a tracksuit.
I am going on an 8hr ride in 2 weeks and want protection. I will be able to shop in nyc this weekend if it matters.
NYC is the last place you want to try shopping for motorcycle gear. Philly has RevZilla, which is one of the best shops you'll find for gear in the northeast.
post #2141 of 4800
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

That is a nice looking jacket however it is not made for use as a real motorcycle jacket. It appears to be lacking in armor, the leather is probably not thick enough nor the stitching strong enough to offer any real protection in a get off. It's called a fashion jacket and a recreation of a motorcycle jacket; it is not a real motorcycle jacket.

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The Cockpit jacket is horsehide.
post #2142 of 4800
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The Cockpit jacket is horsehide.

So what if it's horsehide? It's not a motorcycle jacket for the reasons I stated. It's a fashion jacket made to look like a motorcycle jacket. The leather on a motorcycle jacket is cut substantially thicker than a normal leather jacket in the event you go sliding down the road at speed. A normal leather jacket would just rip apart and leave you with road rash because it would not be thick enough to offer any abrasion resistance. The stitching on a normal leather jacket would not hold up in a get off and the jacket would come apart. It also lacks internal body armor.
post #2143 of 4800
I'm pretty sure our little snowflake is an Asian spammer. That, or he is some very "unique" person.
post #2144 of 4800
Texastyle, here is a jacket I came across you might like:

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http://icon1000.com/collection/icon-1000-chapter-jacket/
post #2145 of 4800
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Texastyle, here is a jacket I came across you might like:
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http://icon1000.com/collection/icon-1000-chapter-jacket/

Thanks!

That's pretty much exactly the style I'm going for and I like that it has the armor inserts. I'm still a little short on money, but when it comes time to buy one I'll be sure to make this one of the options.
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