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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:50 AM
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I woud go with an all black or maximum black with a hint of some other colour, this way it would go with any bike.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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As many have said before... I don't like to go and match a bike... just means I'm buying more gear when my paint or bike changes.

FWIW, careful on buying black... yes it goes with everything, yes it doesn't show the bug guts as much... but it will get a bit hotter during the sunny summer days than a lighter scheme! I was in an all black suit during the 2011 season and changed to a mostly white this past season - what a difference! HUGE improvement in staying cooler/more comfortable.

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Mostly white would be my choice to stay cool in the sun, but make the bottom half mostly black so that the dirt won't show. A white upper half with some black and an accent color works really well to enhance visibility, that is if the car drivers ever look up from texting. No I would not try to match the bike, nor would I go for the BMW suit, both are a bit old school for me.
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Are you all referring to the BMW DoubleR suit? It seems like a pretty solid piece and it's made with 1.0mm thick kangaroo leather.
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Yes, the BMW suit. The design is old. Can't comment on the material or construction, but for that money I'd rather get a custom suit in kangaroo.
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Just get whatever you want. F*ck what anyone else thinks. If you like to match, great. If not, that's fine too. I like to match gear with bike when possible, but I don't get hung up on it. What annoys me is when people say you're a poser and just want to look good if you buy matching gear. Shoot, half the reason bikes are bought is because of their looks! .......just also make sure you know how to ride
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Is thjis a serious question? Get the best quality you can afford and pick out what colors YOU want? Good Lord! Or take a friend a along and make sure the one you pick doesn't make your butt look big

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I wold go with mostly white. I feel it makes me more visible. Similarly with the helmet. And white goes well with most bikes. But yes - you need to clean regularly. Some Saddle soap will do good.
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I'm sure the color of it matters when you need the suit most in a high/low side crash or whatever type of crash, if the color is THAT important, maybe you should go into fashion and leave the track days for the fast guys who could care less what color their suit is. Just my .02

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I'm sure the color of it matters when you need the suit most in a high/low side crash or whatever type of crash, if the color is THAT important, maybe you should go into fashion and leave the track days for the fast guys who could care less what color their suit is. Just my .02
+1 Buy the best protection you can afford. Complementary colors look cool and all but keep your priorities in order.
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