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    Track/Sport Leathers

    I'm in the market for a 2 piece set of leathers that I can use for track days and street riding, there's a boatload of brands and styles out there and I was hoping to get some input from people that have already gone through the searching/buying process.

    ~Richard

    #2
    What size are you?

    I have a set of Teknic Chicane 2 piece that I bought last year for about $400. I like them but I am going racing and I am looking at 1 piece suits.

    The Teknic are inexpensive because they are a little thinner than the $1000 suits and the stiching isn't as great. I still think it is a good suit for someone who is not racing all the time.

    There is a thread on NESR about leathers...


    People speak highly of Vanson, Alpinestars and Joe Rocket...
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    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      Considering the price, I fancy the idea of going to a fabric store, buying the thickest vinyl they have, and sewing together my own suit, maybe with velour lining on the inside, and maybe a helmet attachment that turns it into a pimp hat.

      Sorry, that's all I have. I'd just check ebay.
      '88 Hawk GT - back in the saddle
      '99 Suzuki GZ250 - the first

      '87 Suzuki GSXR1100/1207cc - traded to get my Hawk back

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        #4
        I have a Fieldsheer ventilated zip in pair of pants I am looking to get rid of. Worn for 3 trackdays and never seen the ground. MSRP for $250 will let go for $150 + ship.

        I will get Pic later....
        Gino
        Chain Roller

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          #5
          I wonder if those pants will zip into my Fieldsheer jacket...?
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Good Thread started here.


            http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...threadid=24824
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              I've got Alpinestars' Ice jacket and Track pants; Sidi B2's and a pair of short-cuffed gloves from SpeedRag (got my eye on the Held Akira glove). I like the Alpinestars jackets because they're cut on the trim side.

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              1988 "BlackHawk" project
              1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
              1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

              I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
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                #8
                Also a good sizing write up with video.

                http://helmetharbor.com/articles/leathers.htm
                BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                  #9
                  I zipped them into a HJC jacket with no problems.
                  Gino
                  Chain Roller

                  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                  2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                  2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                  2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                  LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                  ECK RACING

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                    #10
                    Thanks for all the great info guys. On the forum Doc linked to there was a link to a good leather co. in Fla. www.syedleathers.com Looks like a place I can invest in a simple custom tailored suit, and then add to or alter it through the company if I need to.

                    Anyone know of other custom shops like this, I think its a good way to go.

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                      #11
                      Lots of HawkListers go to Barnacle Bill's.
                      1988 "BlackHawk" project
                      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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