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post #91 of 4800
not to flog a dead horse for any reason other than to stimulate conversation, but is there any reason why you couldnt take a jacket that is 'way too loose for riding' and order a size smaller? The sleeves look kinda long on it anyhow (in fact i think the jacket doesnt fit the model, but thats more the stylists fault than the jacket) It certainly has no provisions for armor - fair to say body armor not a Target priority
post #92 of 4800
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Originally Posted by m@T
not to flog a dead horse for any reason other than to stimulate conversation, but is there any reason why you couldnt take a jacket that is 'way too loose for riding' and order a size smaller?

The sleeves look kinda long on it anyhow (in fact i think the jacket doesnt fit the model, but thats more the stylists fault than the jacket)

It certainly has no provisions for armor - fair to say body armor not a Target priority

I thought you were going to wear the jacket like the pic. If you did, it would fill up like a parachute and when you went fast enough you might float away. Although, that might be kind of cool. Hmmmm. Cool jacket though.
post #93 of 4800

I guess we should define what is meant by "riding" and what you want out of a jacket. I want the absolute best protection I can get and looks second. But looks do matter. I ride sportbikes and I ride very fast. Not bragging, just stating facts. I think my Vason jackets look great on the bike but there is no way i could wear them around town.

So to sum up, when i referred to "stylish" in my prior post I meant off the bike. This is my Vanson suit after 2 lowsides at VIR. No holes or torn stitching. Incredible quality.
post #94 of 4800
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Originally Posted by mikesduc
I guess we should define what is meant by "riding" and what you want out of a jacket. I want the absolute best protection I can get and looks second. But looks do matter. I ride sportbikes and I ride very fast. Not bragging, just stating facts. I think my Vason jackets look great on the bike but there is no way i could wear them around town.

So to sum up, when i referred to "stylish" in my prior post I meant off the bike. This is my Vanson suit after 2 lowsides at VIR. No holes or torn stitching. Incredible quality.


I dunno, maybe you could wear that out with a nice pair of Chelseas? Or maybe some adidas all stars? Then you'd be good to go. Maybe you'd start a new trend?
post #95 of 4800
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Originally Posted by Tck13
I dunno, maybe you could wear that out with a nice pair of Chelseas? Or maybe some adidas all stars? Then you'd be good to go. Maybe you'd start a new trend?

When I'm at the racetrack I actually wear birkenstocks with that suit on. Its scary.
post #96 of 4800
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When I'm at the racetrack I actually wear birkenstocks with that suit on. Its scary.


Not with socks I hope.
post #97 of 4800
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Originally Posted by Tck13
Not with socks I hope.

Black dress socs cause I like to feel as much as I can through the pegs. Its pretty bad.
post #98 of 4800
Thinking Ill try to snipe this opinions?
post #99 of 4800
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Originally Posted by m@T
Thinking Ill try to snipe this

opinions?

I don't have any experience with that type of armor but pesonally I don't like the idea of armor in the front on a street bike. I may be wrong but I don't see the necessity of it and it seems like it would get in your way if you're tucking in at all. If you are on a dirt bike front armor is a great idea however.
post #100 of 4800
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
I like the BMW F 650 CS, I am wondering how much repair costs would cost (esp. new vs. used). Oh, and this would be my first bike. Unless someone has recommendations for something else which is better suited as a first bike...



Jon.
ups...my bike

but I've got it in silver.... blue and orange seems strange
post #101 of 4800
Accompanied my buddy who bought this scooter over the weekend. Looks like a mountain bike with a lawn mower motor, but still better than any Asian scooter I've seen around here. Sachs MadAss
post #102 of 4800
I think thats how my Chaly will look next time.... front and rear disks, monoshock, larger rear sprocket (a lot of uphilling next time), ill have a waaay longer rear swingarm though. Taking it off a Daelim, which is like a Korean Chopper. I wanted to go two stroke, but it is in breach of Chaly Rally rules. Its all politics I tell you. It used to be about the Chalys maaaan
post #103 of 4800
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Originally Posted by m@T
I think thats how my Chaly will look next time....

front and rear disks, monoshock, larger rear sprocket (a lot of uphilling next time), ill have a waaay longer rear swingarm though. Taking it off a Daelim, which is like a Korean Chopper. I wanted to go two stroke, but it is in breach of Chaly Rally rules.

Its all politics I tell you. It used to be about the Chalys maaaan

m@t,

I was riding the bike last night. I don't know about doing your Chaly with that... the handlebars are quite low, so driving position is not so comfortable. And the engine which is positioned right beside your right ankle gets too hot, you might burn your skin if you're not protected there.

Otherwise, I like it.
post #104 of 4800
is it quick? how big are the engines on those things?
post #105 of 4800
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Originally Posted by m@T
is it quick?

how big are the engines on those things?

My friend got the 100cc engine with automatic transmission. Quick? I wouldn't know, somehow going above 40kph on a scooter is really asking for it.
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