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Read my mutterings:
...I know they are tailor made, 'CE-approved PPE' and all that ... but so are Hideout and Crowtree, which are less expensive ..
Rubber Side DownTFDVFR750, CBR400We've seen it all - Bonfires of trust, flashfloods of pain..."you only get away with it ... until you don't"
I took the plunge and forked out £2,000 for made to measure suit. I did check all the options with special cool bubble liner , perforated leather and the best of everything on a tasteful black one piece suit to end all suits !
After the six weeks wait a very impressive weighty package arrived but to my disappointment the suit was too short in the tops of the legs. So much so that my knees felt like they were in a vice and painful after 30 mins riding. I consulted Brian at BKS and he swapped out to a thinner armour to give more room, and made alteration to lower leg area as they were so short i couldnt fasten zip around calf. There was an improvement and I have ied riding in the rain, sitting and stretching around in the leathers whilst wet etc. However, I have given up on these as they just don't allow me to move on the bike.
Hmmm. BKS seem to be over expensive. I was chatting to someone on their stand at one of the shows and he was quite detrimental towards my M2M ZAK Leathers which cost half the price. I saw a lad fall off at The Rock wearing BKS at about 20mph and was left with a big hole. I crashed a few times in my ZAKs without needing any repairs with 2 crashes at 120mph to 140mph. They were eventually cut off me but even after the last 100mph crash they would still have had good wear left in them.
My replacement pair are a bit tight but am going to have them adjusted for a larger person!!!!
ZAK are no longer going but they will still look after previous customers.
Crowtree have always had a good reputation as have Heideout and a few other M2M leather suppliers
Just wondering why this post has 973 views???
Is it a leather thing?...a rubber thing....???
Think you should be in the tyre section mate!
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