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post #3481 of 4531
+1
post #3482 of 4531
Who cares what the name of the color is...that's definitely the color you want.
post #3483 of 4531

Perfect BRG / whisky leather combination. White would have looked good too but a bitch to take care of.

post #3484 of 4531
Thread Starter 
Motorcyclist hit by lightning
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CHEHALIS, WA (KPTV) -

A man on a motorcycle heading north on Interstate 5 in Washington was struck by a bolt of lightning.

The bolt blew out the face shield of his helmet, tore up the interior padding and melted wiring in the helmet and on the motorcycle.

Washington State Patrol said it happened at 9:30 a.m. Thursday near Chehalis. The lightning hit the 59-year-old motorcycle rider's helmet.

Police said the man initially pulled off to the shoulder of the freeway in a daze, unsure of what had happened. Witnesses stopped and told him he'd just been hit by lightning.

Firefighters said, at that point, he got back on his bike and kept on riding. The man took Exit 76 into Chehalis, where he stopped at a convenience store and asked for help.

Firefighters said the drivers behind him reported seeing both his helmet and motorcycle light up when the lightning hit him. They said it was a "direct hit" from the lightning strike.

Police and firefighters said the bolt blew out the face shield of his helmet, tore up the interior padding and melted wiring in the helmet and on the motorcycle.

A photo from LewisCountySirens.com shows the motorcycle rider talking to emergency crews after the lightning strike.

The man from Tenino, WA has not been identified. He was taken to the hospital for burns to his ears and neck, according to firefighters. He was treated and released.
post #3485 of 4531
That's shocking!!!eek.gif
post #3486 of 4531
See kids, wear your helmet and you'll even live through lightning bolts.
post #3487 of 4531

New Vanson V093 Custom Suit--

 

This should be very nice when it arrives!

 

post #3488 of 4531

I see you prefer the "V" look vs. a landing strip.

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Just ordered a pair of these dynatec Belstaff pants on sale from Urban Rider:

belstaff-dynatec-jeans.jpg

They're unfortunately discontinued but I'll let you guys know how they are once they come in.

I also sent an email to the Maple Moto jeans dude outlining my issues with the jeans. Curious to see if he gets back to me on them.
Edited by TRINI - 9/11/13 at 10:06am
post #3490 of 4531
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Just ordered a pair of these dynatec Belstaff pants on sale from Urban Rider:

belstaff-dynatec-jeans.jpg

They're unfortunately discontinued but I'll let you guys know how they are once they come in.

I also sent an email to the Maple Moto jeans dude outlining my issues with the jeans. Curious to see if he gets back to me on them.

I suspected Dave's price point was too high for having just started his first production run. That's why you'll rarely find me as an early adopter.

Curious to hear about the Belstaffs. I'm crazy for that company.
post #3491 of 4531
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Just ordered a pair of these dynatec Belstaff pants on sale from Urban Rider:

belstaff-dynatec-jeans.jpg

They're unfortunately discontinued but I'll let you guys know how they are once they come in.

I also sent an email to the Maple Moto jeans dude outlining my issues with the jeans. Curious to see if he gets back to me on them.

 

 

Wait...what?  Did they shrink on you?

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


Wait...what?  Did they shrink on you?

They did shrink (but not enough) and bled (too much IMO). Here's the email I sent:
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Dave,

Hope all is well with you. I purchased a pair of the Maple 1941 jeans earlier this year from Revival Cycles and was hoping you'd be open to some feedback on them.

First off, I'd like to commend you for launching these. As you rightfully identified, there was a gap in the market for a pair of motorcycle jeans that not only provided protection but also looked good off of the bike.

I also commend you for going the raw selvedge route. As you well know, raw denim has taken off in the last 5-10 years and is very appealing from both a look and feel perspective.

But this is also where I feel Maple Moto jeans unfortunately fall short and why I hesitate to recommend them to my fellow riders. I've owned many pairs of raw denim jeans and all of them have been sanforized. This allows to me purchase them online with a decent idea of how they will fit once the initial wear-in and stretch has taken place.

My Maple jeans, on the other hand, were my first pair of unsanforized shrink-to-fit jeans. And after going through 2 separate hot soaks, my pair still doesn't fit close to what the stated post-shrink sizing should be. I purchased a size 32 with the understanding it would shrink to a 32 waist - it still measures closer to a 34. I understand that there may have been a sizing issue with the first run (from which I may have received my pair) but the uncertainty still exists with shrink-to-fit. I have since sent them to be tailored through the waist to get the sizing right.

This also leads to my second point: Indigo loss from soaking. One of the hugest selling points of the Maple jeans was their raw nature and look. After the 2 hot soaks required to shrink the jeans, they've lost a fair amount of indigo dye and no longer look close to raw. The dye has also run all over the stitching as well as the selvedge and interior.

The combination of the above 2 points negate the appeal of the jeans. Had I known of these issues, I would've considered buying a smaller pair and then dry cleaning them rather than washing. I'm not sure if you've received similar feedback from other users but have you considered swapping to a sanforized denim?

I think it would help eliminate the issues I outlined above. I'm obviously not trying to tell you how to run your business but just some food for thought.

I'm happy to discuss further with you should you wish.

Cheers,
post #3493 of 4531

The slim fit ones look decent but $400?  That's pretty pricey, esp for a product with an unknown fit and questionable quality control

 

Slim Fit Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans with ArmourSlim Fit Kevlar Motorcycle Jeans with Armour1941 - Straight Cut lined Motorcycle Jeans with Armour

post #3494 of 4531
The quality's actually pretty good but you're right about the fit. You can also have to factor in the price of the armour which would normally run around $60.

Anyways, I got mine back from the seamstress today and they fit now. She was saying that the sewing machine's needle was having trouble going through the kevlar lining. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

The quality's actually pretty good but you're right about the fit. You can also have to factor in the price of the armour which would normally run around $60.

Anyways, I got mine back from the seamstress today and they fit now. She was saying that the sewing machine's needle was having trouble going through the kevlar lining. shog[1].gif

 

Martha Kent had the same problem

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