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So I am getting geared up for the NESBA season and I am very confused as to what I want to do about leathers. I was planning on using my current A* jacket and then ordering the track pants in the new tall size since almost all my height is in my legs and the past track pants I had were a bit short. I don't like the two piece suit idea all that much but aside from a custom suit I think all the ones I can buy will be too short in the leg. I am 6'2" and I have a 35" inseam, has anyone else run into a similar situation? I was thinking I was going to rent a NESBA set at Putnam in May and then judge by that on how a one piece fit while riding.

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I actually have the same issue as you... 6`2" with a 34-35" inseam. I have a hard time finding ANY riding gear, much less leathers. so i would like to know others ideas on this as well...

I did find this place. They will custom make leather (2pc suit) to fit you at a fairly resonable cost (under 300 from what I saw). it is 1.5mm thick which aint too bad
http://stores.ebay.com/Leather-Parad...Q3amesstQQtZkm

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There are off the rack one pieces that will be long enough, and you don't need a "tall". Your girth would have a lot to do with proper fitment. Even if a suit is an inch or two short, it would still be well below your boots that come up mid calf. That being said, if you can, go with a custom suit. It will offer you a better fit, as most off the rack suits might need some alterations anyway.
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what Brian said. And if you choose to go custom, go to a well-known and respected suit maker. Cheaper is not better when it comes to race suits and other protective gear

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I'm also 6'2" but most of my height is in my torso, which I can tell you is a pain in the ass to fit a off the rack 1 piece unless you carry a nice spare tire in the mid section.

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I'm 6'1 185lbs of pure defined cutness with a 33 inseam and a size 46 RS Taichi suit fits me like a glove with a back protector.
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I'm also 6'2" but most of my height is in my torso, which I can tell you is a pain in the ass to fit a off the rack 1 piece unless you carry a nice spare tire in the mid section.
+1, I'm 6'2" as well and all torso, I've found that the MotoGP suits fit me better if they're a size or two too big. They look ridiculous when I'm standing there, but fit just right when I'm riding.

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I just bought a 46 teknic violator and its ok when on the bike, but a serious melvin is in effect when I'm standing. A 48 would be too huge in the lower legs and midsection, and once I ride and sweat in the 46 it should be great. Right now I have two huge cans of chicken broth stuffed into the biceps to try and stretch out that area cuz I'm so beefcake . The forearms on this suit have more room than the upper arms, wtf?

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at 6'6" I got an off the shelf AGV 2 piece that fit relativly well. Legs a bit tight and on the short side but its all in the boota and the pucks were in the right spots. Size 52 or 54 I believe.

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