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Old 12-14-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Elbow pads too large for pockets!

Just bought a new jacket - Astars Valparaiso - and want to install a pair os bmw's d3o elbow pads I got from a friend. These pads are a lot larger, can't close the top of the elbow pocket.
I could have the pockets altered but am considering wearing the jacket with the elbow pocket open. The pad is just inserted in the pocket and won't move much because of the cinching straps. The other option is to trim the d3o pads, or use the original pads.
What would you do?

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:19 AM   #2
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Not all pads are the same. BMW is well known for pads that cover more of the body. If you're looking for D30 pads, Klim sells smaller replacements that should fit.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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Be wise

Just remember a larger pad does not mean more protection! Often it causes more damages instead. The edges of the pads can cut after impact, if they are not well placed. I would take the original, or another recommended item.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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trim it or use the original pads.

I personally never liked the BMW armour.
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