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1-piece leathers for around a grand

What is recommended? I like the Dainese stuff, but it's a little harder to find here and the dealers charge accordingly.

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I believe you can still get basic custom leathers from Z-Custom for around a grand.
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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

I just bought the Joe Rocket leathers I was wearing at Grattan for about $700. Perforated, well ventilated, and seems to be built well. Definitely check out the thread on their quality, though, as some have seen problems with some of their older gear. You might even be able to get a set made for around that price. Try Z Custom, Barnacle Bill's, Vanson, etc
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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

Call Z-Custom.
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Vanson...crash tested, rider approved.

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Glad to see this thread...

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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

THe Z-custom stuff looks pretty decent. I ordered their catalogue and ordering guide.

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My used 2-piece will not survive even a mild crash. I got a season and a half of road riding plus a few trackdays out of it, so I definitely got my $200 worth.

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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

Might give Komodo leathers a look. Mine aren't crash tested yet but a team members are and you can hardly tell. We've been riding the endurance series and they vent really well here in the Oklahoma and Texas heat and humidity. They were giving licensed racers a discount also.
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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

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I just bought the Joe Rocket leathers I was wearing at Grattan for about $700. Perforated, well ventilated, and seems to be built well. Definitely check out the thread on their quality, though, as some have seen problems with some of their older gear.
Older stuff = good.
Newer stuff = not as good. (not worth the $ IMHO)

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My used 2-piece will not survive even a mild crash. I got a season and a half of road riding plus a few trackdays out of it, so I definitely got my $200 worth.
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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

Another one to look at is Kobe leathers. Unfortunately I don't have personal experience with it but it comes with a 1year warranty on wear-thru on the leather and a seam bursts: they'll either fix it or replace it free of charge. The only place I've seen them is 1-888-fastlap... But a custom suit will likely fit you better than any off-the-rack suit: and should protect very well.

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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

Try these guys, KUSHITANI USA They come to our trackdays every once in awhile to ride and sell. From the peeps I have talked to they love the suits. Think there is a good lead time. Longer than Z leathers.
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Kushitanis are very nice, and about 2.5 times what he wants to spend...
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Re: 1-piece leathers for around a grand

Leathers are my next big purchase, Depo looked at me a little crosseyeded when he teched my gear @ Grattan.

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