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Old 04-26-2005, 07:38 PM   #11
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Kangaroo hide is much more comfortable to wear. It is hard to find in the U.S. though.



Frank Thomas just came out with a Kangaroo hide (both in one- and two-piece) suit for only $900. Frank Thomas also has a little more room in the torso (it is an English brand, versus the skinny italian cuts of Alpinestars and Dainese). If you have a gut, these'll work. If you have more than a gut, well, lose some weight and use a new set of leathers as a motivating factor.



You'd be hard pressed to find another kangaroo hide for that price. Frank Thomas is sold at Cycle Gear.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:40 PM   #12
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Try this place;


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Old 04-26-2005, 08:36 PM   #13
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Default Syed Leathers.

Check out MO's product section, there's an article about Syed Leathers: $875 for a one-piece set of custom-tailored leathers. For a bit more you can design you own suit and make it as hidious as you like.



This should get you there.



http://www.syedleathers.com
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:50 PM   #14
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You can probably go to a shoe-repair shop and have a zipper installed to connect your 2 piece. I replaced the nylon zippers in my Sidi boots, with brass, for $20. So I figure you could probably do a wrap-around suit zipper for about $50-60, depending on where you live.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:04 PM   #15
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Default Also, you might want to try this site.

New Enough Leathers - http://www.newenough.com - used to sell used leather but now they only deal in discount and close-out items. They have several name brands, including Vanson.



Me, I'm built like a fire-hydrant, so I'm planning on going with Syed and custom fit.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:16 PM   #16
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Good advice by everyone. You might want to check out www.newenough.com for leathers and honest descriptions. Good folks to do business with.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:53 AM   #17
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Default Vanson Leathers

Vanson Leathers off the rack stuff is a lot looser than Italian and other Euro made stuff. While not the most trendy styling it is made to last forever. Trendy leathers go out of style pretty fast. A two piece system is the way to go for the street.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:10 AM   #18
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Congratulations on first post. It's so important. Not sure about your self inflicted loss of virginity though. Isn't that some kind of immaculate deception?



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Old 04-27-2005, 06:37 AM   #19
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Look at you go with the good advice. Another great idea that never crossed my mind. I'm getting tired of that always happening.

Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:33 AM   #20
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I have been trying to find info on genuine Kangaroo for a while now too. To my dismay Alpinestars doesn't even offer a real kangaroo suit.



So far this is what I've been able to find:



Teknic's top-shelf suit, the Speedstar, is Kangaroo. The top of the line MotoGP-branded suit is also supposed to be Kangaroo, and Spidi offered a Kangaroo version of it's top-level suit at one time, but I can't seem to find anyone offering one from them now. Lastly, Dainese seems to have a kangaroo version of their T-Bora suit (I think that's what "canguro" means, $2649 at Kneedraggers, but you better trim and lean if you're buying this suit.)



You can expect to pay at least $1500 for a real kangaroo suit.
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