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leather weight

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OK, so I am losing weight. Gonna try and get down to 187-190. My Van son leathers weigh a ton (I'll weigh them later). They're a size 52, I am 6 foot 2 inches.

so what are the lightest, safest leathers out there? The Vanson seem like overkill sometimes, they are so heavy. And I'm not going to crash going 200 mph on the straight.

lighter evil
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Wouldn't trade my vansons for anything else.I agree with Parks,for weight I have put on every year I just rub a little leather off. I don't think that I have missed to many spots and I still feel safe.
I had the same type crash,into turn one at NHIS,highside,landed on my head and shoulder.I broke my collar bone put a hell of a stretch on my neck,broke my hand blewout my olympia gloves,ruined a Shoie helmet, but my vansons stayed together.I'll say it again I wouldn't trade mine for anything.
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