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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 7th, 2013, 9:09 am Thread Starter
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Riding gear

I am torn bethween a new Stich or get a set of the BMW riding gear and wonder if anyone used the BMW Rallye 3 Jacket & pants for road riding.

I like the BMW gear but most of them have the sideeffect of making me look like a crash test dummy.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 17th, 2013, 9:35 pm
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Re: Riding gear

I can highly recommend Motoport riding gear (www.motoport.com). It is super comfortable and made excellently and more durable than anything else out there.
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post #3 of 6 Old Apr 18th, 2013, 12:06 am
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Re: Riding gear

Aerostitch... You can have it custom fitted in the color of your choice. It can be sent in for repairs and changes if needed. You don't have to carry around the liners in case of rain or cold weather.

I have had my Aerostitch for 6 years and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

You live in Duluth for god sakes... Go get fitted!!!

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post #4 of 6 Old Apr 18th, 2013, 1:38 am
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Re: Riding gear

I'm on my second stich two piece suit, never a drop of rain gets through, with insulated and heated jacket and pants under it I rode in mid 30s temps across TXs at 80-85 on my LT.

I've recently switched to Motoport Kevvlar since the stich is too HOT when temps start getting towards upper 70s, lower 80. For me the stich was is only good for 4-5 months of the year.

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post #5 of 6 Old Apr 18th, 2013, 5:52 am
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Re: Riding gear

I have used the Motoport Airmesh Kevlar II stuff for years, and crash tested one about 5 years ago. It worked perfectly and I had no road rash at all. I have used it with a rain liner and the electric Warm-N-Safe electrics down into the teens and up to 100+ and high humidity weather in south Louisiana, and it simply works.

I recently invested in one off the police-style pants in khaki, and it is really nice too. Looks good and has all the armor.

After using the Motoport stuff, you will simply feel naked with anything else on the market.

To directly answer your question, the Stitch and BMW gear is good too, but both are useless in my area for about 10 months of the year because they are simply too hot.

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post #6 of 6 Old Apr 24th, 2013, 5:31 pm
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I have only seen reviews on this product as well as comments from vendors at Lake
George last year that this is the best there is For pants and jacket



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