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Old 01-01-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #47
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They probably can't see you coming because they're covering their eyes to prevent blindness.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #48
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did I see somewhere your looking for 5xl ? Kilmanjaros are sized up to 4xl, I know that JR Ballistic has larger sizes and maybe they've improved but they still get no recomendation from me, I had JR ballistic about 9 years ago, never agian, stitching pulled apart, they were replaced under warranty, but the replacements did the same thing and the replacements did the same thing again, I gave up and turned to First Gear, but I'm only a 3xl jacket (2xl pant)

I'd call Aerostitch, see if they can custom something for you
Yeah, I saw their sizing and I can't really afford a custom jacket either. I got tipped off about a special at cyclegear and they did come in 5x so I'll find out on Friday.

If I can't find something reasonably, I'll just get some rain gear to go on top of a jacket I have right now that's nice and thick.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #49
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http://www.safermoto.com/air-bag-vests/ys-mesh/

This for visibility and safety!

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #50
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http://www.safermoto.com/air-bag-vests/ys-mesh/

This for visibility and safety!

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Really? YOu have to register to see the price?

By the way, thanks. Didn't want you thinking I'm a dickhead

Yeah, I'm putting lights on there somewhere but haven't decided what to do.
More than likely I'll pimp my own solution for a lot of light but we'll see.
Something's going up there though :)
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #51
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If given a choice, I would always opt for Hi-Viz. Having said that, my last two jacket purchases from Olympia didn't have Hi-Viz in my size. Plan "B" was to purchase a light weight Hi-Viz vest and wear it over the top. When I do group rides and looking for my buddies way up ahead of me, my eyes are always drawn to those who where Hi-Viz pretty quickly. I think it makes a huge difference. FWIW
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #52
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They probably can't see you coming because they're covering their eyes to prevent blindness.
Yep, nice and bright !

Will certainly assist in reducing the amount of folks turning left in front of you

A large number if close calls come from the side, I'm surprised how many times I've had someone change lanes into me, seems like they give a quick check at start changing lanes

I yes ..... Never ride in the blind spot
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:35 AM   #53
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To be fair, that was probably 25% or so. This would be blinding:

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:06 AM   #54
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To be fair, that was probably 25% or so. This would be blinding:



Would worry the front turn signals would be completely washed out by the extra lights????????
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:36 AM   #55
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Not to hijack, but the leds are mounted lower than the oem fogs, and don't interfere with turn signals (unless you crank everything up, then it is just a uber white blob).
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #56
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Dirt is not a problem as I will ride mostly on the street and like you said, I could always clean it.

Hi Viz it is. IF available in whatever jacket I find 'cause the size is going to be a problem.

Any suggestions for a waterproof jacket (preferably one that is well vented so I can use it all year round)
that accomodates huges guts and HOPEFULLY that doesn't cost too much?

Thanks
The last Hi Viz jacket I had faded pretty quick,an Olympia. Once they are faded and then stained and dirty from bugs,
They are then ugly and some how weak looking.I didnt want to be seen in it and sold it.
I will just do my usual wheelies and stoppies in traffic to be seen..........
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #57
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I wear a high vis helmet now... my co workers say they can see me from quite a distance, and I have noticed that cars seem to notice me more now. I am planning on buying a high vis vest to go over my black coat. It is much cheaper to replace the vest vs a coat when it starts to dull.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #58
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Hi viz jacket and white helmet,
REI sells some rain repellant spray that works well. After a long trip throw my jacket and pants in wash, leaving armor in wash with woolite and double rinse. Hang dry
Respray water repellant on before rainy season
Yes hi viz fades, think it gives it character
Everything to been noticed while riding helps
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:26 PM   #59
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I found this Tourmaster Epic jacket online for 159.00. The day after it arrived I took off on a long tour that included snow, rain, and high winds. The jacket stayed warm and dry no matter what the weather.
It weighs a ton, so that needs to be lived with. I substituted the liner with a lightweight down jacket. That worked really well and I didn't need to carry an extra jacket for evenings.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #60
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4 years, about 100k miles and washed/treated twice a year with Nikwax or Scotchgard. It doesn't even soak my crotch when properly treated. . Head had a Scorpion EXO-900 on top.
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