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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2007, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Leathers?

Hi guys...total newbie on the baord, but I've met some of you at Durty Nellies and Wink's.

I need some advice on Leathers. I started looking at leathers and realized, I have no clue what I'm looking at or what a 'fair' price range is. I also need help with the best brands. I'm only 5'0..so alterations will be a must no matter what.

I noticed most of the guys wear one piece, and the girls wear 2 piece. Is there are a reason for your preference, and if so, why?

Just what I needed another expensive hobby (Ya...thanks alot Greg, Dave and Wink!..LOL)! Like showing dogs wasn't expensive enough. At least I have a big motorhome already for track days . Now I just need a trailer and some bikes..lol!

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I have no idea on leathers.

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one or two piece really is just preference, one piece offers more protection

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What are you looking to do? Are you going to the track or just around town?
I like 2 piece, their easier to get on and off, and usually cheeper. Look on
e-bay, they have a really good selection.

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One piece suits offer more protection, but the protection offered isn't much different than a two piece suit at the beginner levels.

If you plan on doing many trackdays I suggest a custom suit. Due to your size an off-the-rack suit will be difficult to find that fits you well. You can get a custom-sized suit for a reasonable price. Check out www.syed.com.

A good fitting suit is very important. You'll have less fatigue at the track and it will protect you much better than a suit that is too small or too big and bunches up.

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HI Nicole!

Welcome to the board. As far as where to get a suit for a woman, I'd suggest that you send a private message (PM) to SVRIDER on this board. That is Carol Larson, and she gave us some contacts for suits for women when my daughter started riding. Also, give Alexa a call at SpyderLeatherworks. Between the two of them, you can get all the answers you need.

s far as 1 or 2 piece? 1 is safer, 2 is more convenient. But oyu'll hear more about that from Carol and Alexa.

Looking forward to hearing you have your MSF out of the way.

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HI Nicole!
Looking forward to hearing you have your MSF out of the way.
Hi Brian-
Thanks to you and everyone for all of the info (especially you and greg, you guys have been a wealth of info!). I met Carol at the Nellies bash, she's aweosme. I sure appreciate everyones help, it's all so new to me.

My MSF course is next month, I'm pretty excited! I'm also a little worried...I see how addictive these track days are! My lifelong Harley obsession has now turned to track bikes! What has happened to my life .

Can't wait to have at it..

Nicole
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