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post #2491 of 4526
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Originally Posted by KnowYourRights View Post

I have the Lightning. No armor. I've had it for years. Never really took care of it. And it's still going strong. Lewis makes top-shelf stuff. The collab looks nice, but it's got the wrong Triumph logo on it. biggrin.gif
Here's recent pic of my Lewis:
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Whoa. How thick is the leather?
post #2492 of 4526
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Whoa. How thick is the leather?

Thick. 4mm maybe? Thick, though. Takes a little time to break in.

I looked at those collab jackets again. If you can, try one on. They look a little long in the front (past your pants' belt buckle). Might not be too comfortable when you're hunched over the Thrux. You get that big mono-boob coming out of your chest.

The Lightning and a few others are made form the original '50s patterns, so they're very high-waisted, especially in the front (~1" above your belt buckle). That's great for riding. But may not suit your tastes when off of the bike.
post #2493 of 4526
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Originally Posted by KnowYourRights View Post

Thick. 4mm maybe? Thick, though. Takes a little time to break in.
I looked at those collab jackets again. If you can, try one on. They look a little long in the front (past your pants' belt buckle). Might not be too comfortable when you're hunched over the Thrux. You get that big mono-boob coming out of your chest.
The Lightning and a few others are made form the original '50s patterns, so they're very high-waisted, especially in the front (~1" above your belt buckle). That's great for riding. But may not suit your tastes when off of the bike.

Hmm...interesting. It looks like the collabo jacket is essentially a Super Monza (longer version of the Monza) with minor cosmetic changes, armor (which I also want) and twin logos (do not want).

I had contacted Lewis directly and they said that they plan to offer the armor customization for their jackets in the future but it'd be about 6 months to a a year.
post #2494 of 4526
Matstyleku, go with the Barbour between the two (or compared to anything of that category, save for Belstaff). But I still hate recommending an Moto jacket that has no armor.

Trini - at some point you may want to invest in a Dianese textile two-piece for warm days when you're feeling reckless. Armored, breathable and Italian. Look up the air frame jacket. They also have pants that zip in.
Edited by BostonHedonist - 9/13/12 at 6:24pm
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Anyone have the stock mufflers from a Sportster? My kz400's right muffler fell off on the highway and I know that other people have used sportster take-offs on them (I was already planning to do this at some point since my slip ons were much louder than I would like).

They have to be the model that doesn't have extra holes in the side for a crossover pipe (it might be 03 and older that work...I don't know). I found one set on ebay without the holes but the auction doesn't end for a few days so I figured I would ask here just in case.
post #2497 of 4526
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Trini - at some point you may want to invest in a Dianese textile two-piece for warm days when you're feeling reckless. Armored, breathable and Italian. Look up the air frame jacket. They also have pants that zip in.

I like the look of that jacket with the exception of the DAINESE across the front..
post #2498 of 4526
whichever jacket you buy, get one with armor. i just laid my multistrada down today and thank god i had armor. shoulder hurts like heck still, but it could have been much worse. and don't even get me started on the benefit of my full-face helmet today.
post #2499 of 4526
Ouch. What happened? Good thing you were wearing real gear.

I try not to be too preachy but the SF motorcycle crowd IMO is way too wrapped up in looking stylish on a bike at the expense of having strong protective gear. I don't ride without a full coverage helmet, an armored real motorcycle jacket, blue jeans (at least), and boots.
post #2500 of 4526
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Originally Posted by konadog View Post

whichever jacket you buy, get one with armor. i just laid my multistrada down today and thank god i had armor. shoulder hurts like heck still, but it could have been much worse. and don't even get me started on the benefit of my full-face helmet today.

Whoa - what happened? Glad to hear you're ok.

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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I try not to be too preachy but the SF motorcycle crowd IMO is way too wrapped up in looking stylish on a bike at the expense of having strong protective gear. I don't ride without a full coverage helmet, an armored real motorcycle jacket, blue jeans (at least), and boots.

No doubt. I'm just trying to find the armoured stuff that works best with my style.
post #2501 of 4526
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Originally Posted by konadog View Post

whichever jacket you buy, get one with armor. i just laid my multistrada down today and thank god i had armor. shoulder hurts like heck still, but it could have been much worse. and don't even get me started on the benefit of my full-face helmet today.

damn sorry to hear this man.

This is one of the biggest parts that scares me about getting a motorcycle. I already have back problems and I am sure an accident, even minor, could make my situation worse really quick.
post #2502 of 4526
a car going in the opposite direction took a left turn in front of me and i braked (and went down) to avoid hitting him. i was wearing my red wing iron rangers, which definitely helped protect my toes and ankles. but if my bike isnt too banged up and i'm soon back up on the bike, i think i'm gonna get some proper moto boots and tote my shoes to work.
post #2503 of 4526
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


I like the look of that jacket with the exception of the DAINESE across the front..


Yeah, I know what you're saying. I too have a general rule against clothes with words on them (unless they mean something to me). Unfortunately in the world of moto gear, its much harder to find unbranded stuff (one reason why I love the Belstaff and Roland Sands jackets so much) and those always tends to be the most expensive options. Getting the Dianese jacket/pants was a minor style sacrifice in the name of function. Just try to find a higher quality summer textile riding outfit.

 

However if it's any consolation, in the non-SF motorcycle word - I am told - loud branding is considered quite fashionable...

post #2504 of 4526
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Originally Posted by konadog View Post

a car going in the opposite direction took a left turn in front of me.........

That is the classic. I suspect that if you take that one away the biggest cause of motorcycle accidents is the rider failing to make a curve.
post #2505 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

That is the classic. I suspect that if you take that one away the biggest cause of motorcycle accidents is the rider failing to make a curve.

My brother had to drop his mint condition Ducati 900 Super Sport under the trailer of a semi truck that did that cunt job to him. Of course in Aus it was a right turn. Luckily he just scratched up the faring and broke a foot peg.
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