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Old 02-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #31
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Like I've stated before, gear is more then crash protection. Waterproofness, seams and zippers that don't explode, pockets and snaps in the right places, velcro that doesn't wear out after a couple of years, warranty, adjustment tabs and straps, venting, pockets in the right places, etc. It's all a compromise. I suppose if all you ever do is day rides in good weather, most of this doesn't matter.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:50 AM   #32
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Yeah I have one of their wireless dual controllers, and I used it for a while, but went back to using wired controllers. There are pluses and minuses either way.
Yeah, I don't get the wireless controller. You still have to plug your gear in, you still have to mount a controller but now you have to manage batteries.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #33
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Sjbmw has some in stock. Just saw one hanging in their klim section
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:37 PM   #34
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Sjbmw has some in stock. Just saw one hanging in their klim section
Yes, I got a call from Bill this morning saying they received M, L and XL. Heading out in the afternoon to try them out. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:14 PM   #35
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The areas which are subject to the 2-second rule are relatively small. I want a garment that can survive a crash at highway speeds. In a 70mph crash, the Zone 3 fabric only has to survive for a tenth of a second to pass EN 17092-AA! Granted it might last longer, but it seems like AAA-rated gear is a better option for highway riding...
Just trying to visualize how a 70MPH accident happens on a highway, and why you may think that road rash is your primary concern vs impacting, well, anything.

Deer Strike?

Following a vehicle too closely and hitting road debris that they obscured?

I'm just having difficulty imagining any event at 70 MPH that wouldn't have me slowing down first (perhaps the rider was going 100MPH and was slowing, only to hit 70 before the crash).

I'm sure they happen, just not really sure how.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:22 PM   #36
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Bought the Medium. Instant love

And SJ BMW is always awesome to work with.

First impressions:
1. Lighter than aserostich.
2. Excellent build quality.
3. Surpringly long for a medium. Works great for me. I am 5'10" and 165lbs. So a small gets too short at the legs. This one is perfect.
4. Tried with 2 layers and still comfy.
5. Has a small opening for the heated liner.
6. Getting in and out of suit is the same as aerostich.
7. All armors are fully adjustable using velcros.
8. Not stiff at all. Can see it breaking in nicely within a few weeks.
9. Tighening straps at the waist and they do their job perfectly.

The only gripe I have is there NO tightening strap at the arm. Being skinny with non-athletic shoulders, it felt a little loose. Was ok with a layer underneath. The strap at the forearm is great and keeps the elbow armors in place.

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Old 02-14-2019, 08:16 PM   #37
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Just trying to visualize how a 70MPH accident happens on a highway, and why you may think that road rash is your primary concern vs impacting, well, anything.
Seriously? You can't visualize how a crash might happen at highway speeds? Here are four quick ideas; I'm sure there are infinitely many others:

- The car next to you changes lanes without signaling; my buddy Steve can tell you how much fun that is
- You hit unseen debris (glass, nails, etc) and your front tire goes flat almost instantly; I punctured a rear tire a couple of years ago (no idea what I hit) and was lucky to stay upright
- You swerve to avoid a car changing lanes into you, grab a bit of front brake so their rear bumper will (hopefully) miss your front tire, but the swerve takes you over a 3/4" high pavement transition, and causes you to get a tank slapper; this literally happened to me the same day I installed my first steering damper
- You ride through a puddle of what appears to be water only to find that it's oil, loose traction, and fall over; this happened to my buddy Bob in SF but seems like it could also happen on the highway

Any of these things could land you on the ground at freeway speeds. Armor will help you survive the initial impact, but you still need to be able to survive sliding to a stop...
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:44 AM   #38
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Quick update: The suit opens up just like aerostich. Pull both zippers all the way up and then pull out the left side of the suit.
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