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AlwaysRunning

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Which leathers?

Hey guys,

I've bought myself an '03 Yamaha R6 and have no idea which leathers to buy. All I can workout is that I'd rather have 2 piece. I was hoping if anyone could send me a link to a good website, or some knowledge of good makes. Anything you have to say, please comment :tongue:

 

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Leathers

Get some classy plain black leathers. Don't get colours to match your bike, because when you change your bike, your leathers won't match it.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Have

a look around a local shop. You must try this stuff on as fit is crucial to ensure the armour is in the right place and will stay in the right place during an off. Work out your budget and have a gander at what there is.


If you're getting two piece make sure they have a solid zip that goes all the way around.

As for brands, there are a load out there and they'll all have their bottom end cheapo ones and their top end ones. Go out, try a load on, see what fits and then look online for reviews.

There is no point spending £1000 on amazing leathers that don't fit properly as they will not protect you properly in a crash. The armour will be out of position, the seams may be put under undue stress (as the stress is happening in a different position to where it was designed for) and could burst open.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

I've

been delighted with my RST gear. Lower end of the price range but good kit in my eyes.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Leathers

I have a set of Scott leathers - the Venom jacket and jeans.  They are very well made, well priced and made in England.  Mine are a few years old now and show no signs of wear. 

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AlwaysRunning

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Which leathers?

Hey guys, thanks a lot for the quick reply's and opinions.

I've have been looking at either the RST leathers, or some Hein Gericke leathers.

It makes sense to buy black ones, but blue bike with blue leathers would look awesome :ph43r:

I've still got time to decide till payday, and once I have I'll come on and tell you what I went for and any feedback.

Thanks all  

 

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