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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle riding suit

Been thinking for maybe 20 years now about getting a Motorcycle riding suit
Many use them
And are they better than normal Motorcycle clothing
If anyone has one for sale
And its cheap I'm interested if it fits a 56"chest
And they can post to Australia

Well i started out with nothing and I still got a whole lot left
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 07:42 AM
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Bite the bullet and get one guaranteed to fit from Aerostich.com. You shouldn't go cheap on serious protection. I've had mine for 24 years now.



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I agree with Rapidray! Bite the bullet. After spending years riding with cheaper gear I finally got an Aerostich for Christmas and could not be happier! You get what you pay for.


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+3, Aerostitch, Motoport, whatever, get the best that you can afford!
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The Best is an Aerostich

For touring nothing better that an Aerostich .. The one piece is easy to put on and a breeze to take off when you stop ... Weather protection and crash protection is what's its all about. Love mine, Regards Eldon
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I have an Olympia Mesh summer riding suit & Tourmaster for riding in weather from the 70's and colder . A 1 pc suit is the best way to go IMO. I use them for leisure riding or even commuting with business casual attire underneath when commuting to work.


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Thanks heaps for that.
The Olympia Mesh summer riding suit is the way to go
Where I live in Northern Australia the average temperature is 25 celcius, around 80 degrees US
And at night time in Winter the lowest is 12 Celsius, around 55 degrees US
So I need something that will breath and let the air through
Looks like a riding suit is the go
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Another vote for Aerostich (although I've got Motoport as well). I have 2 road crafters. Bought 1 used when I was doing track days (although I used leathers at the track), then on a long trip, ended up in Aerostich's manufacturing site and ordered one with extra panels for the BMW K bike I was riding. Plus, I had packed on some pounds.

Now, I ride with the original one as the second one I bought is too large with the extra panels in it. Only a size 42.

They are not cheap but they really do the job, was wearing it when I slide out my dual sport in a gravel corner. I suffered a dislocated thumb and ended up with some subcutaneous bleeding on my knee but that was it. Without the 'stich I would have faired MUCH worse.
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Thanks heaps for that.

The Olympia Mesh summer riding suit is the way to go

Where I live in Northern Australia the average temperature is 25 celcius, around 80 degrees US

And at night time in Winter the lowest is 12 Celsius, around 55 degrees US

So I need something that will breath and let the air through

Looks like a riding suit is the go


Just so you know. I ride all day for work. The aerostich roadcrafter works great in the temps you list. When it's hot wet your shirt and instead of it quickly drying in the blowing heat, the air will circulate inside the suit. A wet shirt + 80*F + 35 mph = you getting cold. So far I've been comfortable at 92*F. Haven't seen anything hotter yet. The only downside is when you are stopped. Yet the suit is easy to get out of quickly.


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Over the past 8 years, I've ridden numerous days when temperatures were over 100 degrees F. I think that my Roadcrafter kept me cooler than riding without it. Air does move through it, and the sun is not hitting me directly.

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