Oympia AST jacket review - Page 2 - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Rider's Gear Discuss protective riding gear

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 09:58 PM
dmason's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lafayette, IN
Posts: 328
Indeed. Many suits are two layers of leather in the knees, elbows and seat. Still very uncommon for the first layer to burn through in a slide but it does happen once in a great while. I was actually just talking to a friend about his last track incident, at about 100mph, and he did say that as he slid he turned himself over because he was getting hot from the friction!

"If One wishes to Win It, One must first Pin It."
69 Honda CB175 | 02 Honda XR80R | 06 Suzuki GSX-R600 | 08 Kawasaki Versys
dmason is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:54 AM
twowheeladdict's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,608
I have talked to several guys that didn't like 3/4 length jackets becuase they tend to get pushed up in front when sitting on the bike. I think their issue was that they had to get it big enough to fit around their gut which made it loose around the chest/shoulder area.

I finally tried a 3/4 length "Sliders" brand kevlar mesh jacket that I used on my big trip this summer and I noticed that I had to be careful when first sitting on the bike, but otherwise I didn't notice any bunching up.

and here is one for your wife contractor.
twowheeladdict is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome