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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dainese Custom Fitted?

Hey guys just wanted an opinion, I'm brand new so don't bash too hard.


Just recently got a ninja 250 and already got in a small accident; looked to the left to switch lane from slow lane, car in front of me broke pretty hard, looked forward and hit the back of a small pick up. Ended up with 6 stiches on my knee and some minor road rash (not to mention scared the crap out of me).

Anyways i need to get some gear now because i know next time i fall i might not be so lucky. I was thinking of just buying cheap gear now and later when i get more powerful bike i would upgrade, but it just does not make sense to me to spend more money on something i wont use later. Why not just get the good stuff now...

Tried on a few jackets and really became fond of the Dainese Santa Monica jacket, tried it on and since im a tall guy it feels like the jacket is too high on my waist. The jacket itself if 699 retail and if i custom tailor it by dainese its like 40% more on top of that. Is it worth it? i mean i ride to work almost every day and for sure i will use it but damn...

BTW i'm 6'5" and about 200lbs so kinda skinny for my height (in case anyone else has the same problem as me). also im 27, have a decent job and i will treat you right... JK JK...
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i agree, if you go custom fitted, any of the major brands will be good, But dainese has gotta be about at the top of the heap. Keep in mind how mad u may be if u ruin a 1400-2000$ custom fitted suit that needs replaced versus a 1000$ one...
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First off, Thanks for the responses.

Seems that I have more thinking to do... But i'm going to have to take a ride to this dianese outlet i have about an hour away and see what the best fit would be for me from their sizes. If need be I even found a number to a local taylor that could possibly do some modifications.
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If you're going to shell out money for a Dainese outfit then you might as well shell out the money for a true custom fitted, custom made American riding leathers outfit. At least you know that your gears aren't being made in Bangladesh or Bulgaria.

Check out Zoonies leathers since that you're up in San Jose. There's also Helimot but they might be a wee bit out of your budget.

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If you're going to shell out money for a Dainese outfit then you might as well shell out the money for a true custom fitted, custom made American riding leathers outfit. At least you know that your gears aren't being made in Bangladesh or Bulgaria.

Check out Zoonies leathers since that you're up in San Jose. There's also Helimot but they might be a wee bit out of your budget.
Good point.

Some other great (and race-proven) options are Zee custom leathers, Vanson leathers, and SYED leathers.

You just need to get yourself properly measured and fill out a chart of all your measurements, and give them to the leather maker.
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Another one to check out

www.heroicracing.com

He's on another forum i'm on, new in the bus, but trying to get his name out there... i've seen him give some good deals on custom leathers.

Check him out!

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Hey guys just wanted an opinion, I'm brand new so don't bash too hard.


Just recently got a ninja 250 and already got in a small accident; looked to the left to switch lane from slow lane, car in front of me broke pretty hard, looked forward and hit the back of a small pick up. Ended up with 6 stiches on my knee and some minor road rash (not to mention scared the crap out of me).

Anyways i need to get some gear now because i know next time i fall i might not be so lucky. I was thinking of just buying cheap gear now and later when i get more powerful bike i would upgrade, but it just does not make sense to me to spend more money on something i wont use later. Why not just get the good stuff now...

Tried on a few jackets and really became fond of the Dainese Santa Monica jacket, tried it on and since im a tall guy it feels like the jacket is too high on my waist. The jacket itself if 699 retail and if i custom tailor it by dainese its like 40% more on top of that. Is it worth it? i mean i ride to work almost every day and for sure i will use it but damn...

BTW i'm 6'5" and about 200lbs so kinda skinny for my height (in case anyone else has the same problem as me). also im 27, have a decent job and i will treat you right... JK JK...

Hey fellow tall rider.

I am 6'5" @ 240lbs and i know how hard it is to find gear that fits right. Luckly for you i found a jacket designed for guys like us and its only $170 + shipping.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...l--618322.html

http://www.ridegear.com/rg/item/F-22...all-Sizes.html

This is an excellent jacket for the price and i will whole heartedly recommend it. Very comfortable and it has ample sleeve length. The jacket comes with 2 liners 1 is a water proof/winbreaker and the other is a winter liner. both are removable and that makes the jacket great for the hot summer months as it moves a lotta air.

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Hey fellow tall rider.

I am 6'5" @ 240lbs and i know how hard it is to find gear that fits right. Luckly for you i found a jacket designed for guys like us and its only $170 + shipping.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...l--618322.html

http://www.ridegear.com/rg/item/F-22...all-Sizes.html

This is an excellent jacket for the price and i will whole heartedly recommend it. Very comfortable and it has ample sleeve length. The jacket comes with 2 liners 1 is a water proof/winbreaker and the other is a winter liner. both are removable and that makes the jacket great for the hot summer months as it moves a lotta air.
Cortech/Tourmaster makes good stuff. Not a lot of flash and pizzazz but good quality for the price. And yes, they do make Tall sizes.
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I appreciate all the responses; I actually got into another accident and i did not have my leathers so i got a little beat up; it was mainly a bruised hip, doc said it was not serious. On the bright side at least the accident was not my fault so i'm gonna get compensated.

I started a new thread in the begginers section cuz now i am looking for a bike as well. if anyone is interested here is a link.

https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=24518

Thanks again!
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