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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Protective gear for overly fat guy guys.....?

Riding a 250R....I look like a gorilla on a pocketbike. I was casually looking for gear other than a helmet and gloves for the last year (nonlicensed learning period in a private neighborhood 25mph max). I'd go to a large Kawi/Suzuki dealer that had buttloads of gear, searched many dealers in my sector of Dallas and College Station, but they don't seem to sell jackets in a large-man's variety.

Now, I wear a 4XL winter coat, but these damn European sizes stop around 60, and they don't work.

I just got my license yesterday. I am really safety conscious and would like to get either a textile or leather riding jacket with armor that was loose fitting. Anyone know of stores that sell really large motorcycle jackets online and their max sizes?

Kyoko (my ninjette):

I am over 6'2", 300lbs, with a size 14 foot. Don't let anyone tell you that the 250R is too small of a bike. If I can ride my Kyoko for intown and highway riding, you'll do just fine.
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maybe try something custom made? A few good names keep getting mentioned on SBN but it's only for leather suits. I remember one of them is SYED leathers.

For textile pants try MotoPort. They make custom pants too. For a textile jacket...I have no idea
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Forgot to mention New Enough Motorcycle Apparel sells motorcycle jackets, pants and suits, boots, gloves, helmets, etc :: New Enough, LTD

they have a new section with large sizes. You may find something there
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I'll second New Enough


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Also, you do NOT want a loose fitting jacket. The jacket is supposed to protect your skin and keep the armor in place. A loose fitting jacket will not do that.

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Also, you do NOT want a loose fitting jacket. The jacket is supposed to protect your skin and keep the armor in place. A loose fitting jacket will not do that.
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I can tell you that Joe Rocket TEXTILE jackets are cut HUGE through the body part of the jacket. I'm a pretty big guy (6', 235 lbs, 42 inch waist) and my mesh jacket (it's some weird brand...APS Speedflo) is a 4xl. It fits just right. I found a sweet deal on the JR Yamaha Supersport Factory textile jacket online a few months ago and ordered up a 4xl thinking that would be perfect. Good lord, I could've fit two of myself into the body of it. The weird thing is, the arms and shoulders were perfect...but the body was GIGANTIC! I've now got both versions of the Sonic 2.0 leather jacket (perf and non-perf) and they both fit great. The non-perf Sonic is a 3xl and the perf one is a 2xl (and the 2xl fits perfectly...the 3xl is just a tiny bit large). I hope this helps a little.
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Dude post up some pics on your pocket bike.

My tourmaster adventure jacket fits about right, it may be just a tad loose but its super comfy. Im a big boy, so you should have no problem with tourmaster textile line.
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Thanks for the link to newenough. I'll check them out.

Kyoko (my ninjette):

I am over 6'2", 300lbs, with a size 14 foot. Don't let anyone tell you that the 250R is too small of a bike. If I can ride my Kyoko for intown and highway riding, you'll do just fine.
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Try this site as well:

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