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Old 12-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #46
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I have the feeling that most of the time a Halvarrsons Safety Suit would be vastly more appropriate for the type of riding I do, but there's not much in the price between them and damn that looks like serious kit. My only slight niggle is that the built-in back protector looks a little short. I almost always find ones in jackets a bit short for comfort compared to seperate back protectors, but if longer back armour was an option, I'd be seriously tempted.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:56 PM   #47
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AGREED

thats why I have an american ship to address with forwarding
Care to expand on that?
I ask because I am looking at buying better boots and body armor before the spring and really want to buy state side to avoid the
"so you live in Canada? Let me adjust our retail price accordingly" mentaility that prevails up here.

Specifically the forwarding aspect, I get the american address part.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #48
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I assume something similar to what I do while living at school. Tell the post office that I am going to be living at address "X" for the next 9 months or so, please send all the fun crap up to "X".
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:27 PM   #49
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I really like KLIM and what they are trying to do but I paid 2300 for my bike! It would make sense if they offered this suit with "options" so that you could add the protection if you wanted it. I am just not sure why this stuff has to be priced so high!!!??????

Although, I take that back. If I was commuting everyday or setting out to ride RTW I might consider it....
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #50
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How is the ventilation of this new suit? As good as BMW RP2 for example? Suitable for hot summer days?
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:26 PM   #51
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464723
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I've seen it in person, tried it on, and chatted at length around the campfire with .

Saving pennies and dimes.
Anybody got any cans I can recycle?
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #52
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It's worth getting top quality gear if you spend a lot of time on your motorcycle.(even if it's a KLR)
It's looks like the Motoport kevlar offers a bit more crash protection.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:07 AM   #53
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It's a suit. Nothing more, nothing less. Sure it's nice but what does it offer that other, much cheaper, alternatives offer

There is nothing revolutionary here - it's an armored, waterproof suit with packets on the back of the jacket, features available elsewhere for much less.
You fucking want one... YOU KNOW YOU DO!!!
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:12 AM   #54
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You fucking want one... YOU KNOW YOU DO!!!
I know I do but..............
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:53 AM   #55
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Holy smokes!!

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:45 AM   #56
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looking for a complete kit myself and this looks great but hell i wouldnt pay that much way too dear for me.

but klim do make nice stuff
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:51 AM   #57
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Nope, I'll pass thanks
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:38 AM   #58
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I think the problem is that it's misnamed. All those features are really cool and it looks like a great bit of kit, but many of the features just aren't going to be used by someone who's touring. Instead of Adventure Suit it should be called Dakar Rally Suit to better reflect its intended niche.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #59
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I think the problem is that it's misnamed. All those features are really cool and it looks like a great bit of kit, but many of the features just aren't going to be used by someone who's touring. Instead of Adventure Suit it should be called Dakar Rally Suit to better reflect its intended niche.
It's kinda nice we all have different perceptions. Makes the world go 'round.

I think it is perfectly named. It's a go anywhere, in any weather suit, with an orientation towards long distance, great (meaning shitty dirt and gravel) roads.

Aerostich makes a good tarmac touring suit. I see the KLM Adventure as more of a BMW RP2, without needing the liners so many complain about.

The older I get and and the less able to bounce I become, the more I like really top notch gear. If I ever trash my RP2 and can still ride, I'd strongly consider this. As long as it vents really good.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:05 AM   #60
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It's kinda nice we all have different perceptions. Makes the world go 'round.

I think it is perfectly named. It's a go anywhere, in any weather suit, with an orientation towards long distance, great (meaning shitty dirt and gravel) roads.

Aerostich makes a good tarmac touring suit. I see the KLM Adventure as more of a BMW RP2, without needing the liners so many complain about.

The older I get and and the less able to bounce I become, the more I like really top notch gear. If I ever trash my RP2 and can still ride, I'd strongly consider this. As long as it vents really good.
Nope! I want one sos I can look like Charlie McEwan.
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