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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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I've seen some failures in Syed. My dad wore straight through the leather once (albiet with a number of crashes), along with splitting a seam or two. My suit put up with a lot, the only time I wore through the leather was the elbow from my 125 (but I did that on purpose) and the shoulder seam split when I separated my collarbone. My skin never saw pavement though, so I can't complain.

The fit and finish of my Rev'It suit is better though, I would have to say. They don't claim to have the durability of Vanson, but I haven't seen any reason to doubt them. I slid down the road a few times in '06, one being a really heavy hit off the highside. Definitely thought I broke my arm/shoulder and/or ribs, but walked (hobbled) away with bumps and bruises. I like the hump ("pregant thing") on the back; supposedly helps with impact and whiplash, and I believe it.

I weigh 190lbs. I'm a fatty.

See less See more better slim down some. You're given away too much to the competition. You gotta be able to pick up the hotties so your sponsors can hang out and glom onto the left over drunk ones.
z is 190?
i'm not any heavier than when you guys last saw me. muscle weighs more than fat. boo-ya-ka-sha.

i'm still 145lbs and slower than zack.

My ego weighs about 35 lbs. Closer to 40 thanks to Tex. Geez...

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