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Post  Lonterra Thu Feb 24 2011, 22:09

OK guys and gals, time for you all to help me spend my money.

After having had my current leathers for around <mumble> years (All those who know me - yes, it's still those Shoei ones!) Shocked I think it's time to splash out on a new set.

Just a few things to help you point me in the right direction:

Must be 2-piece
Must be predominantly blue (to match the bike - LOL)
Got to have CE approved armour
I'm built like a racing snake, so have trouble filling the ar*e in most leathers
No mega-expensive stuff made from unicorn hide with mammoth hair lining, oiled with extract of dodo Laughing

Any recommendations / avoids for makes / stores to get them from (I'm in West Yorkshire).

If you can convince me, and the price is right, I may go down the route of a made-to-measure rather than off the peg suit - Then I'm guaranteed to fall off!
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Post  0ldcat Thu Feb 24 2011, 22:22

Hi Matt,

Try IXS kit, decent quality at reasonable prices J & S accessories the only stockists of ixs i think . . . . google J&S should get you to their web stie.

I've got a Blue / Black set i no longer use .. . . . . but you go swimming in 'em Embarassed 36" waist 40 - 42 chest 32" inside leg (5'8" tall)
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Post  Lonterra Thu Feb 24 2011, 22:28

Cheers Tel,

I was looking around J&S and they seemed reasonable.

Might have to pop over to the Doncaster store, as that looks to be a huuuuuge place.....
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Post  greencat Thu Feb 24 2011, 22:33

Hi Matt,

Wow, you're a blast from the past! Gail and I have recently been up to see Kev and you're name came up in the conversation!
Great to see you on the site.

Can't give you any advice on leathers - still can't find a set I'm entirely happy with.

Maybe you'll join us on a day out sometime?

All the best,
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Post  Lonterra Thu Feb 24 2011, 22:50

Hi Chris,

Certainly hoping to get out a bit more this year than I have in the last couple. Cool
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Post  SteveCat Thu Feb 24 2011, 23:43

Matt,

Long time .. Wolf Leathers do a made to fit 2 piece, maybe a problem they based in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Read good reports about their work, big investment, maybe worth a look.


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Post  terry lees Fri Feb 25 2011, 15:10

Hi Matt, Scott leathers are pretty good and reasonably priced they seem to supply a lot of the racing fraternity so they must be OK. There factory is between Barnard Castle and Darlington. Cheers Terry
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Post  Lonterra Sun Feb 27 2011, 14:17

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.

I had a trip over to J&S at Doncaster yesterday. It's one of their Superstores, so is a pretty big place.

I tried several sets by various manufacturers in different sizes, both mix-and-match jacket and jeans, and 'sold together' sets, from the likes of IXS, Yamaha branded, Alpinestars, Frank Thomas, and even Dainese - Ker-Ching! Shocked

Service there was good too, the assistant running around getting different sizes for me whilst I hung around in the changing room.

I took my boots and gloves with me too, to make sure that the sleeves and jeans were long enough, even getting to sit on bikes in their showroom to make sure they were comfortable.

I ended up with a set of RST Razor.

These were really the only ones in which my arse wasn't totally flapping around in the breeze, and the jacket is a nice snug fit, coming with full CE armour - including a CE back protector, rather than the piece of 'comfort foam' my last ones came with - and a removable thermal liner.

So I should get a decent 3 seasons of the year out of them, rather than relying on a textile jacket to go over them when it gets a bit cool.

Jackie likes them too, as apparently the shape of the leather on the front of the jeans is a big arrow pointing at my crotch! Embarassed

Now the fun begins of wearing them round the house to try to break them in a bit. I just hope the neighbours aren't watching, or else they might think I'm a bit loony

Here's a pic for your delight (and ridicule!) Laughing

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Post  0ldcat Sun Feb 27 2011, 15:08

Nice design . . . . good looking set of leathers . . . . ..

Loose the tags tho hey lachen
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Post  Lonterra Sun Feb 27 2011, 17:14

0ldcat wrote:Loose the tags tho hey lachen

Awwwww.......... grumpy

I was hoping to go fast enough to get that sort of "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" noise like you used to get with a piece of plastic through your spokes when you were a kid Laughing
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Post  mechy69 Sun Feb 27 2011, 18:03

well bugga me was going to reply about the RST ramge as when i was working in Derby had tried the then current set on and they were great and good value as well, only reason i didnt get them was a change in the economy .

Great to see you still on here

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Post  0ldcat Sun Feb 27 2011, 19:08

Lonterra wrote:
Awwwww.......... grumpy

I was hoping to go fast enough to get that sort of "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" noise like you used to get with a piece of plastic through your spokes when you were a kid Laughing
ROFL rofl2 lachen I Soooo nearly spit me beer all over the screen and keyboard Laughing
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Post  Rosco Sun Feb 27 2011, 23:11

To break them in you should really sleep in them too
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Haven't seen you on here for ages Matt and then you post up a pic of yourself in spanking new leathers.......Asking for trouble!

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf Mon Feb 28 2011, 08:40

Is 'Spanking' compulsory when you get new leathers? Twisted Evil naughty Lol Jackie IS going to have a good time... no wonder she likes them!! Nice to see you're still about Matt great

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