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Racing Leathers 30 Jan 2014 13:02 #620640

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Does anybody have a good website for some cheap racing gear? I'm looking for a full set up.

Thanks guys.

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Racing Leathers 30 Jan 2014 13:19 #620642

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Cycle Gear has leathers on close-out right now

www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Suits...t/p/29033_59409_7040
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

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Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods

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Racing Leathers 31 Jan 2014 09:27 #620720

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Dig the Blue set, but I checked the size box, and it looks like they are out of stock on everything on the page!
1978 KZ650 B2
Former rides...1976 CB360T, 1985 Shadow 700, 1985 GPZ750Turbo

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Racing Leathers 01 Feb 2014 08:32 #620800

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buying leathers over the web is definitely something i wouldn't do.

all your savings will be meaningless if fit is not right. too tight you will not be able to bend, too loose and armor will rotate upon impact and not protect you. drag your rear cushions to a proper shop that has someone knowledgeable.

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Racing Leathers 01 Feb 2014 10:01 #620804

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buying leathers over the web is definitely something i wouldn't do.

all your savings will be meaningless if fit is not right. too tight you will not be able to bend, too loose and armor will rotate upon impact and not protect you. drag your rear cushions to a proper shop that has someone knowledgeable.


I second that motion. If you are not a "normal size" most off the shelf stuff will not fit properly.

It also seems that American cows have thicker hides than cows in most foreign countries. I would not want to step off my bike with some of those foreign made suits.

I like BATES, made in America by Americans with American cowhide.

Rather it be cowhide than my hide!!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
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Racing Leathers 01 Feb 2014 19:44 #620869

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Set of Bate's will cost over $1200 and take 6-8 month's to get
as their made to order with a back log.
1980 KZ650 F1
ZX750A1 motor.
Wiseco 810cc kit.
Zukiworks racing ported head.
VM 29 smooth bore's.
Dyna 2000 Ign. w/Dyna mini coil's
APE cylinder stud's and nut's.
APE valve spring's.
APE Track King clutch.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder.
3.5x18 laced to a KZ1000 disk hub.
150/60/18 Shinko 006 Podium.
63" wheel base.

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Racing Leathers 01 Feb 2014 20:36 #620879

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Set of Bate's will cost over $1200 and take 6-8 month's to get
as their made to order with a back log.


You get what you pay for. Boy do they fit nice!! I never waited more than 3 or 4 months for any of my custom made leathers. I have Bates leathers that are 30 years old and the leather is still nice and soft.

I stepped off my bikes a few times back when I was road racing. NEVER had a Bates suit wear through or come apart when I hit the asphalt. Plus their repair shop can fix your leathers in no time when you need them back fast. When your Vietnamese made leathers come apart, are you going to send them back to Saigon??

I like giving my money to AMERICAN companies when I can.
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.

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Racing Leathers 01 Feb 2014 23:02 #620886

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sure custom leathers are nice, but its also fully understandable that if you just want to get a taste of the track, maybe an off the shelf set is a better idea.

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Cycle Gear has leathers on close-out right now

www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/Street/Suits...t/p/29033_59409_7040

Yeah, you are right bro! I also had a great experience with Cycle Gear and I also get their products at discounted prices. If you want Cycle Gear products at discounted prices So, you can get these hot deals and Coupons through Cycle Gear Voucher Codes. 
 

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Racing Leathers 05 Aug 2021 15:30 #853224

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Australian Kangaroo leather is the best of the lot, stronger than the best cow hide {by a country mile}, and far lighter, not cheap though.....

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Racing Leathers 06 Aug 2021 08:18 #853257

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Here is an interesting interview video from Jack K. with cycledrag.com.
Of course not cheap. But will make you think of the cheap stuff, if your into serious safety on the track!
There is a whole lot of valuable collectibles hanging there. I'm wondering why they are not preserved better in like a show case?

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