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post #1 of 7 Old 07-02-2003, 4:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

I am thinking of replacing my worn 2-piece leathersuit.

I found a dealer in my town that sells 'Arlen Ness' 2 piece leathers for a price my mastercard might handle

I think it was called 'velocity'. Does anyone have any experience with this brand or this suit??

I haven't tried it on yet, so I don't know anything about the fit..

I know Arlen Ness traditionally is a 'cruiser brand' but the 'velocity' suit looked ok

Please share your experiences!

Edited 19/7: Ok!

I went ahead and bought the Arlen Ness two-piece suit. The fit is fine except for the belly/back area. I guess i'll have to drink more beer

I feel much safer in this suit than in my previous. All the protectors are located exactly where they ought to be, and I think they will stay in place if I go down as well. It's not perforated in the front, and that makes it very hot on days like this (+27C in Norway today)

There are hard protectors in the following locations: elbows, shoulders, underarms, knees and below the knees (shins??)

The hips and ass is protected by 'semi-hard' protectors.

There is also a 'race hump' on the back.

The leather is quite nice from new, but i bet it will get even better after som more riding. Rode aprox 350 km's today and it's starting to loosen up quite nicely.

So far I will recomend it. But I guess you can't be sure about the safety until I go down (knock on wood)

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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Sorry,I have not tried it,wanted to give some kind of response,just read in the latest issue of motorcyclist they make ben bostrom's race suits,check out arlennesswear.com.Let us know how it works out!
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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Isn't Aaron Yates wearing Arlen Ness this year? Of course his suit and a consumer suit will be about as similar as Duhamel's JR suit and a consumer JR suit.
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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Edited first post, and added a pic of my new suit

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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Looks good! Nice silver Blade, too.

Don't forget to add a back protector. Not the most comfortable thing, but if you ever need it, you'll be glad it's there.
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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Thanks for the compliments * I always wear a backprotector.. Mine is called Dainese HPC and has a 'pivot-thingy' above waist height and isn't uncomfortable at all. It makes me sweat pretty bad on hot days like this, but otherwise I don't mind wearing it at all. My sis is down-under these days, so look out!! *

Edit: Sorry Oz... I tought you were one of the Aussies on the board...




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Re: Arlen Ness gear?

Must have something to do with my screen name. One of the guys that works for me nicknamed me Oz as in, 'The Wizard of...'

I wear a one-piece Dainese with a back protector that 's held in place by a snap at the top and a strap around my waist at the bottom. Makes it a bit warmer in the summer, but the suit's well perforated in the front, so it's not too bad so long as I'm moving.
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