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I have a full time job, two off duty jobs, two boys, and a loving wife. I don't have a lot of time to ride but I want to get my A* suit broke somewhat in before I go to the Gap next month. Other than put it on around the house and scare my dog what is another way, if any, to break the suit in?

Also, when I ordered the suit (The gp suit) the ad said it had mounts for the back protector. All I see is a snap on the inside by the top of the hump. Is that it or am I missing something?
 

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There are different models that can snap in there. Once you get your suit and see what you are up against go to the nearest apparrel shop and see what can fit.

WOW, man you are busy. Don't know what to tell ya other wear it on watch.
 

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Put it on and soak yourself in it with water. Wear it around a couple of hours, then hang it up... Or wear it on the Bimmer ;)
I have heard of doing that. It won't mess up the leather or weaken the suit?

Don't have the bimmer anymore. Too hot in the summer, waaaaaaay to cold in the winter. I'm back in the patrol car.
 

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Lots of glove oil, wrap a baseball in it and strap it down with rubber bands.

I only know two ways to break it in:

Wear it around over the course of a couple of days.
Hose it down and wear it until it's just damp, then hang it up and let it dry completely.

[edit: Niner posted while I was writing.]
 

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There are different models that can snap in there. Once you get your suit and see what you are up against go to the nearest apparrel shop and see what can fit.

WOW, man you are busy. Don't know what to tell ya other wear it on watch.
The suit came with the gp tech back protector. The ad seemed to look like there would be more places it would hook to the suit.
 

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I have heard of doing that. It won't mess up the leather or weaken the suit?

Don't have the bimmer anymore. Too hot in the summer, waaaaaaay to cold in the winter. I'm back in the patrol car.
No, it wont hurt the leathers, it like riding in the rain...


And I hear ya about the heat... I was on the EVOC track all this week and the air temp was 101 where the track temp was 120+ :cool:.
 

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No, it wont hurt the leathers, it like riding in the rain...


And I hear ya about the heat... I was on the EVOC track all this week and the air temp was 101 where the track temp was 120+ :cool:.

Ok thanks. I just don't want to mess the suit up before I get to use it.
 

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You may look like an idiot doing so.......................alright fine, you WILL. But wear it in there for a few minutes. When you can no longer stand it, get up and stretch around a few times. You may need help getting them started off, but a that hot environment will help the leather loosen up, as will the assload of sweat.
You could actually wear them over to the shower just to rinse the sweat off as well. Make sure you hang them up rather than bunch them into a heap.
Again, you'll look a fool, but they'll fit much better next time.
 

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So if I got into the shower with the suit on and wet it down, then wore the suit until it was damp, then hang it up to dry, it would be a little more broke in? After it was dry I would think I would need to put some leather oil on it, yes?
 

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So if I got into the shower with the suit on and wet it down, then wore the suit until it was damp, then hang it up to dry, it would be a little more broke in?
It'll be a lot broke in.

After it was dry I would think I would need to put some leather oil on it, yes?
I don't put anything on my suits. I figure I sweat through it enough to keep it from drying out.
 

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My A/S suit was good to go right out of the box...tried it on one day, rode it around the block then took it on a trackday... :idunno:
 

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My commute is about 5 min. and its in my patrol car. I don't think my Sgt. would like me showing up for work in a bright red leather suit and gun belt:evilaugh: .
move farther away...


Seriously wearing it is the best way. Riding in it even better.
 
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