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Suit "break in" - October 29, 2008, 11:26 AM

So I recently got my first ever suit and took it for a spin and WOW, its a world of difference compared to Jeans and a Jacket. The suit fits fine, feels tight, but not extremely tight. The biggest thing I've noticed is when I lean into a curve and put my head forword my entire body gets pulled up and off the seat (Like I've been told I need to do the entire time). I feel a lot more constricted when I am wearing the entire suit/boots/gloves and I feel like I need to learn to ride totally differant now. The seat also feels slippery.

Is this normal? Does everyone experiance this? Will the suit feel more "fluid" when it breaks in?

I hope so.
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October 29, 2008, 11:34 AM

I just got my first suit a few weeks ago. What I noticed was that at low speed/normal riding, it was a PIA. I felt more constricted. But at high speed/aggressive riding, I'd forget I had it on. However, I'm also hoping that it gets better as I break it in.


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Put it on, get in the shower, get out of the shower and walk around in it for awhile. You'll have a cold and a form fitting new suit


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October 29, 2008, 11:57 AM

it'll get better the more you wear it....

I felt it was tight in the knee area the most, but it's loosened up...
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October 29, 2008, 12:23 PM

It's gonna sound stupid, but wear your suit around the house when you cleaning, going up and down stairs, etc... it will conform to your body the more you wear it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend riding too hard with a brand new suit. Not the best place to break it in.

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I'll try to wear it around a bit... I got this one... Suit
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October 29, 2008, 12:58 PM

That's a relaxed cut suit so it should loosen and conform to you easily. Nice suit btw, good bang for your money.

For slippery part, you will like Stompgrips or similar product, no ball busting afterwards.


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The suit will stretch and mold a little over time. But most of it is just a matter of getting used to it. If you ride with it enough, you will forget you even have it on.
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It's gonna sound stupid, but wear your suit around the house when you cleaning, going up and down stairs, etc... it will conform to your body the more you wear it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend riding too hard with a brand new suit. Not the best place to break it in.

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+1. I even sat around and played video games in it to get the suit to "move" better after being in the position it was going to be in while riding.
THe shower thing works too, but you need to get it really dry afterwards or you will have mildew problems. To soften up "hard" parts like corners, get them damp and then crinkle them up and pull them out a few times. Over time it will contribute to the elasticity of the material.


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This happened to be by luck actually. The day of the MAARC course was the first day I had my suit on. Later that day it rained like nobody's business and I had to help a brother out loading up his bike so basically took a shower in it. Afterwards I got it hung on one of Rick's suit dryers... Thanks Rick!!! Now it fits much better but a little tight still.


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still workin on getting my teknic to wear in a bit...stompgrip hasn't shown up yet so i'm almost afraid to go out ridin in it for fear of testicle explosion on the tank


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What's a good beginner's suite? I'm looking for something cheapish, since it's my first, but protective any thoughts?
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