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post #1 of 22 Old 07-17-2004, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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I can't believe it finally came!

Wow - after seven months (!) of waiting, my custom leather suit finally arrived today.

I ordered it back in January from a small SoCal manufacturer called DVX leathers, on the recommendation of a fellow .orger who had also ordered one. Unbelievably good price for a custom one-piece - just $600.00. Paid 50% down, with the balance to be paid on completion.

It was supposed to take just four to six weeks, and the guy kept promising they were getting close, but trackday after trackday came and went with no leathers. Apparently he got way more orders than expected, had problems with overseas manufacturing, shipping, customs, got into financial trouble and ticked a lot of people off. He really started getting flamed bad on several biking forums where people had ordered his stuff.

I had a feeling that the guy had very good intentions and was trying to do the right thing, but just got in way over his head.

Today they finally arrived, and they turned out great. It's my own custom design (borrowed a lot of ideas from another design I liked), with colors to match my bike, as you can see. Red, black and light gray. They really fit great. They definitely need stretching in a few spots to allow me full range of movement through the legs and shoulders, but I imagine that's pretty normal. The quality of the leather and stitching really looks top-notch. I put my Teknic sliders on since he didn't send me any with the suit.

Because of all the delays, he didn't make me pay the balance, and he also paid me back for leathers I had to rent at STAR school back in March when they were supposed to be ready. Bottom line is I got them for a very low price, which made it somewhat worth the wait!

Here's some pics. The one from the rear is a little blurry, but my daughter was just learning how to use the camera.
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Sweet dude. That bike is really nice, everytime I see pics it grows on me, not good for me
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Sweet dude. That bike is really nice, everytime I see pics it grows on me, not good for me
Come on, you know you need another pony in that stable, dude!
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Congrats bwhip! Definitely looks like a lot better fit than that pic you posted awhile back... Glad to hear that you had the patience of Job and it all worked out to your benefit in the end!
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Good on ya B! Suit looks good. Glad this deal finally came together for you.


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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Wow that worked out great..... Suit looks goood... I guess you'll be running around in it for the next few days to break it in.

You kinda look like the red power ranger maybe you can work a few birthdays while you break it in to raise money to do some "chain like mod to your bike"

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Wow that worked out great..... Suit looks goood... I guess you'l be running around in it for the next few days to break it in.

You kinda look like the red power ranger maybe you can work a few birthdays while you break it in to raise money to do some "chain like mod to your bike"
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

They look great. I had read about the saga of DVX. Seemed as though he was just stringing people along at one point, it's nice to see he finally came thru.

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...You kinda look like the red power ranger maybe you can work a few birthdays while you break it in to raise money to do some "chain like mod to your bike"
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Wow that looks really nice and fits good on you. Nice color scheme too What kind of armour does it have??
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Cool!

Congratulations!

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
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Wow that looks really nice and fits good on you. Nice color scheme too What kind of armour does it have??
The inner padding/armor is very similar to my Teknic suit, with Kevlar reinforcement, and it also includes outer hard shell knee and elbow protection.
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Looks great!
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

You got a custom fitted suit for under $300?

That is an awesome deal!
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Re: I can't believe it finally came!

Looks great!

I'm wondering if he had the arms put forward enough? Kinda looks like it's not set up right when you are on the bike....drawing a little tight? Sorry, just an observation. Glad you finally got your suit . Some of my friends are still waiting on theirs.

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