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post #1 of 20 Old 03-16-2009, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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The leather hunt...

Yesterday we shopped at a impressively stocked bike shop for track padded jacket/pants. After exercising my leathers are dangerously baggy and confirmed dropping blubber from 48/L to 44/M! I tried both Dainese and AlpineStar. We were shocked at the huge price difference. They both offered aero hump pad, which the salesgal claimed reduced whiplash risk... But my pillion vetoed it for two-up spacing. I'm leaning towards AS.

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-16-2009, 07:10 AM
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My spidi leather jacket has a small aero hump and at 2 up haven't had any complaints, but it is minimally sized compared to the ones seen on TV. I use the jacket as a street jacket just fine. (No track days here )

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AFAIK, the hump is strictly an aero benefit.

In fact, if slammed down on your back, it creates a pivot point that might even be more dangerous than not having one.

I'm sure there's a definitive answer from someone more knowledgeable.

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I saw a jacket that is begining to come stateside from Europe that looks pretty nice. The brand is Furygan. Looks to be a really well built coat with no hump.

http://www.maxmoto.co.uk/furygan.shtml

The link is for a European distributer. I read about the coat in motorcyclist and they raved about its quality and protection.

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My spidi leather jacket has a small aero hump and at 2 up haven't had any complaints, but it is minimally sized compared to the ones seen on TV. I use the jacket as a street jacket just fine. (No track days here )
Cool thanks I'll check them out!

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AFAIK, the hump is strictly an aero benefit.

In fact, if slammed down on your back, it creates a pivot point that might even be more dangerous than not having one.

I'm sure there's a definitive answer from someone more knowledgeable.
RD,

Thank you for your outstanding words of wisdom! Probably the best combo is non-hump with even padding and spine brace.

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I saw a jacket that is begining to come stateside from Europe that looks pretty nice. The brand is Furygan. Looks to be a really well built coat with no hump.

http://www.maxmoto.co.uk/furygan.shtml

The link is for a European distributer. I read about the coat in motorcyclist and they raved about its quality and protection.
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out! There are many more great options since the last time I shopped for leathers. The toughest thing to determine is durability.

Now I want to visit the highly praised Aquila-RC51 Veloce options.

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You might want to check this guy out (if he's still in business). The link came from the bayarea riders via the socal sv site. He got some great write-ups.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=217337

on a quick thread check it was up to '09 (although it started in '07)

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.02 Cents Speech.

A-Stars, made in China. Actually great quality control.

Dainese, made in Eastern Europe now. Saves money, not greatest Quality control anymore.

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A-Stars, made in China. Actually great quality control.

Dainese, made in Eastern Europe now. Saves money, not greatest Quality control anymore.
Hmmmm...Thanks for the heads up Mike...I've been looking at both brands right now for a new jacket


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http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/l...race_suit.html

Just recieved this email from newenough.com today, I cant comment on the quality of joe rocket VS. A-stars, but having just bought a pair of SIDI boots from them last week I can say their return policy is great. Returned the too large pair Monday, was credited 110% from them, which covered the return shipping, and had my second pair of boots Today. Great customer service!

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joe rocket makes good quality jackets and gloves.. and leathers...



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and for 429$, shoot I've seen jackets more than that!

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joe rocket makes good quality jackets and gloves.. and leathers...
What, no one is gonna say anything ?!?!?!

I've had some JR stuff, leather was ok...just ok.

I've had better stuff.

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What, no one is gonna say anything ?!?!?!

I've had some JR stuff, leather was ok...just ok.

I've had better stuff.
I was taught... "if you have nothing good to say-say nothing at all!"

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A-Stars, made in China. Actually great quality control.

Dainese, made in Eastern Europe now. Saves money, not greatest Quality control anymore.
Aquila, thanks so much for your hot professional insight! Yup I am leaning towards AS. My SO's gear is great.

I wear jeans/sweatshirt underneath for CE+ padding. The double layer habit was proven after falling at sixty mph (unmarked gravel) and not suffering a bruise or scratch! The habit increases my size requirements a notch. if I get snug gear it keeps me from eating too much at lunch.

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Negative Ghostrider.

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Sorry forgot the line "for the price"



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What, no one is gonna say anything ?!?!?!

I've had some JR stuff, leather was ok...just ok.

I've had better stuff.

I agree!!! You get what you pay for!! A-Stars remain pretty consistent in quality.. I was really into Dianese stuff but after buying a few pieces... sizing is inconsistent and the leather while being very supple can be a little thin for my taste. (Full Metal Gaunts -Best on the Market however!!)
A co-woker was into the RS Taichi stuff early on and I didn't pay much attention, but I think he was/ is onto something! If you know your sizing- you can p/u some really nice barely used stuff on E-bay!

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I agree!!! You get what you pay for!! A-Stars remain pretty consistent in quality.. I was really into Dianese stuff but after buying a few pieces... sizing is inconsistent and the leather while being very supple can be a little thin for my taste. (Full Metal Gaunts -Best on the Market however!!)
A co-woker was into the RS Taichi stuff early on and I didn't pay much attention, but I think he was/ is onto something! If you know your sizing- you can p/u some really nice barely used stuff on E-bay!
RS-Taichi, Kushintani - All great stuff. Kushintani designs are a little dated tough.

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Totally late to this thread, but I'm a huge fan of RS-Taichi. If you're looking for a top notch suit without an aero hump, you may be able to find some close out pricing on the "Zero" suit. It's far from inexpensive, but it's an absolutely outstanding suit. I locked myself in my local dealer's suit room and compared no less than ten different options - four RS Taichi suits (three less expensive), two Alpinestars, MotoGP, Teknic, Dainese and some more. At equal price points, I liked Taichi the best. I started with the entry level suits around $600, but quickly justified a more expensive choice. I picked the Zero.

http://www.motoliberty.com/prod_deta...449&ImgId=1540

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Totally late to this thread, but I'm a huge fan of RS-Taichi. If you're looking for a top notch suit without an aero hump, you may be able to find some close out pricing on the "Zero" suit. It's far from inexpensive, but it's an absolutely outstanding suit. I locked myself in my local dealer's suit room and compared no less than ten different options - four RS Taichi suits (three less expensive), two Alpinestars, MotoGP, Teknic, Dainese and some more. At equal price points, I liked Taichi the best. I started with the entry level suits around $600, but quickly justified a more expensive choice. I picked the Zero.

http://www.motoliberty.com/prod_deta...449&ImgId=1540

That's nice, have been looking for a suit, would love to get some track time under my belt. I've always been concerned that being tall and thin I'm hard to fit though, 6'3", 175lbs, 34" waist and 36" inseam, wear a 42 long jacket, anybody have any input on ready made suits that might fit me well?

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