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June 2, 2003, 09:21 PM

Damnit! I hate being short. I think I'm finally going to bite the bullet and get a set of leathers, but I can't find anything that fits off the rack. A friend of mine suggests going custom. Not sure how much this is going to cost me - not sure if I really want to know.

Can anyone recommend a reputable store that does custom work? I figure if I start saving my pennies today - I might be able to pick them up off layaway before I'm too cripple to ride.


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June 3, 2003, 12:09 PM

Yes........I had this problem also. I'm 5'-6" 135 lbs. and found two off the rack suits that fit me. Most suit manufacturers only go down to size 48 euro, Alpinestars offers a 46. I drove up to Kneedraggers.com in Delaware and bought a Spyke Vortex suit size 50 and it fits perfect. The Vortex suits run very small. I've low sided twice and the suit held up very well.........no rips.........and no injuries.

Before I found the Spyke, I almost had a suit made by Z custom leathers in Cali.
Check out zcustom.com

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June 6, 2003, 09:04 AM

Looks like I'm goind with www.vansonleathers.com They have a really nice custom two-piece for around 900. Interchangable hard/soft armour for track/street riding. Now if I could just figure out how to fill out their order form...


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June 6, 2003, 09:08 AM

I went custom with Vanson

THEY ROCK!!
It fits perfectly..but make sure you get measured by one of their measurers otherwise your screwed if it doesn't fit right by your measurements.



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June 6, 2003, 09:36 AM

Katie,

Who took your measurements? What were they?!! Don't feel like heading to Boston any time soon and I really don't feel like filling out their order form. Looks more like a skills test.


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