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Ok, so this is an opinion question:

I'm looking into leathers and boots. I know that 1piece are preferred but I would rather 2piece cause if I need the jacket and not the pants, then I don't have to worry about buying two jackets.

But anyways, I'm thinking about AlpineStars two-piece cause of the replaceable knee sliders? Any thoughts or opinions? And exactly how does one go about fitting themselves for a 2piece suit?

I'm also looking into Sidi boots? But I am tossed between them and Oxtar. Which is better? Which has easier to obtain replaceable parts? And fitting for the boots, how do you recommend?
 

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Yeah I need some feed back on this too, I was looking at new leathers and boots over the weekend? Its time for an upgrade!
 

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Cant go wrong with those brands!

Remember a 2 piece will fit loses than a one piece.
That's why I prefer a 1 piece.
I did have a 2 piece AGV set that I sold because I didn't like how they fit.
Remember to make sure the have 360 degree zipper.

As for fitting, Best to find a dealer and try them on.
Alpinestare run a size small for some reason.
Example if you try on a set of Joe Rockets at size 54 than you need 56 in Alpinestar.

Boots; you have picked my top chooses.
 

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Well, you don't need Alpinestars just to get "replaceable" knee sliders. Most suits come with velcro patches for the knee sliders.
 

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Yeah what they said! :withstupi

Sense you already have the tex jacket...just get a 1 piece!

Twisty says his Sidi 1 piece is the best one he's ever owned!
 

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Also remember that there is a bit of difference between a suit and a jacket. The jacket in a 1 piece suit will most likely be shorter than a normal leather jacket so it may look a bit weird if you use it for commuting purpose. Make sure you go to a store and try them on first. A 1 piece will always be more comfortable compared to a 2 pieces but I would have to say that a 2 piece suit is more practicble. You will also have to take into the consideration of the zipper length between the jackets too. Some offer zipper in the back while others offer zippers which completely zip up your jacket and pant. If you end up getting a 2 piece combo of suit/jacket/pant; I'd highly recommend getting a model with full circumference zippers.


As far as boots, I've not had any luck on infos regarding Oxtar but Sidi are much more popular and the reviews are more accessible. Just remember that riding boots aren't meant to be used to walk on as walking around will eat the sole of your expensive boots quickly. I actually have two pairs of sidi boots, a Sidi Scorpion boot for commuting and walking around school campus and another of sidi riding boot (forgot model) for twisties riding.
 

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Samuria... he already has a textile jacket for daily commuting. I believe he is looking for a total protection outfit. Something to wear when he knows he's going out to cause trouble.....

But in either way, the intended purpose of the leather is the first thing we need to know. Just in case I'm wrong...
 

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Gas Man said:
Samuria... he already has a textile jacket for daily commuting. I believe he is looking for a total protection outfit. Something to wear when he knows he's going out to cause trouble.....

But in either way, the intended purpose of the leather is the first thing we need to know. Just in case I'm wrong...
I don't know about you, but I'd hardly consider a textile jacket the best choice for daily commute and ride around town. It's a personal preference for me but I would always prefer the better protection a leather would provide. I recommended a leather jacket and pant as opposed to a suit because it's more practical, especially for newer riders who may take a while before diving into the twisties and doing trackdays.
 

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Gas Man said:
Samuria... he already has a textile jacket for daily commuting. I believe he is looking for a total protection outfit. Something to wear when he knows he's going out to cause trouble.....

But in either way, the intended purpose of the leather is the first thing we need to know. Just in case I'm wrong...

Gas Man,

I'm a good boy. I never, ever do ANYTHING wrong. I'm an :angelhap: , dagnabit!

Purpose of the leathers and boots: NOT for everyday riding, mainly for long rides as well as like when I start to do Track Days. But I like the way 2-piece is cause if I am out I can take the jacket off and still be somewhat cooler. Plust I can wear the leather jacket when it's cold out which would entitle me not to have to purchase another leather jacket.
 

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Samuri, I 100% agree. And that's why I don't own one! However, I think I hit his intentions right on!

Furthermore, with all the squids out their not wearing any type of jacket, a textile is just fine!
 

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Gas Man said:
Samuri, I 100% agree. And that's why I don't own one! However, I think I hit his intentions right on!

Furthermore, with all the squids out their not wearing any type of jacket, a textile is just fine!
GM, I guess you're right.

Grafix, like I said before, most jacket from a 2 piece suit are somewhat shorter than a normal one. Make sure you try them on first to make sure you don't actually look weird (like wearing a jacket one size too small) when you walk out.
 

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GM, I guess you're right.

Grafix, like I said before, most jacket from a 2 piece suit are somewhat shorter than a normal one. Make sure you try them on first to make sure you don't actually look weird (like wearing a jacket one size too small) when you walk out.

Roger wilco...I got Speedwerks helpin' me out with this so I think I should be ok. Don't believe they'll set me in the wrong direction...
 

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Speedwerks will help you out and bend over backwards to make you happy!
 
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