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    Default Aerostich updates the Roadcrafter again: New "R-3" model

    http://www.aerostich.com/suits/one-p...iece-suit.html

    The big change seems to be that they got rid of the liner; it's now a gore-tex/cordura shell.

    And you can now choose pink ballistics!

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    Default Aerostich updates the Roadcrafter again: New "R-3" model

    Wow, those pink accents would be a perfect match if you're riding a DT125. Sweet!


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    I think Dave has one on order in those colours.
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    Me 22 years ago, riding a motorcycle for the first time ever:

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    On a more serious note, the materials used in these suits (ballistic nylon) does not appear to be heat resistant if it comes into contact with an exhaust header. The chances of this being an issue on a road bike are small. However, for off-road riding, where the bike's header is often exposed and you stand a high chance of falling and the bike pinning you to the ground could result in your suit leg melting (possibly giving you a burn). Someone I know experienced this first hand recently (burnt through the outer layer of leg material), but luckily wasn't burnt. The Klim Dakar pants I use, although being made of ballistic nylon, have large leather patches on the inside of the legs to help prevent this. I also use an ELine carbon fiber guard on the header to protect my legs from heat during a tip over and also protect the header from rock damage. Just something to keep in mind when selecting offroad gear...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    Me 22 years ago, riding a motorcycle for the first time ever:

    Interesting position of the side stand - if I'm seeing it correctly that is.

    What bike was that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider2371 View Post
    Interesting position of the side stand - if I'm seeing it correctly that is.

    What bike was that?
    Looks like a Honda TLR200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Looks like a Honda TLR200
    I think it's a TLR250R:




    The 200 has a differently-shaped tank:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    I think it's a TLR250R:




    The 200 has a differently-shaped tank:

    Your right!

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    Oh yeah, I thought I saw a similar bike on the forum recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    On a more serious note, the materials used in these suits (ballistic nylon) does not appear to be heat resistant if it comes into contact with an exhaust header. The chances of this being an issue on a road bike are small. However, for off-road riding, where the bike's header is often exposed and you stand a high chance of falling and the bike pinning you to the ground could result in your suit leg melting (possibly giving you a burn). Someone I know experienced this first hand recently (burnt through the outer layer of leg material), but luckily wasn't burnt. The Klim Dakar pants I use, although being made of ballistic nylon, have large leather patches on the inside of the legs to help prevent this. I also use an ELine carbon fiber guard on the header to protect my legs from heat during a tip over and also protect the header from rock damage. Just something to keep in mind when selecting offroad gear...
    Funny you should mention that as it just happened to me in Chiba. Slow speed topple, only on the ground for a few seconds but the header managed to melt a hole in my Stich. On the right side of the upper shin area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    Funny you should mention that as it just happened to me in Chiba. Slow speed topple, only on the ground for a few seconds but the header managed to melt a hole in my Stich. On the right side of the upper shin area.

    And it happened to two other guys I know on the last ride we did together. Highly recommend everyone fits a header guard. The Eline guard I have offers very good coverage and protection:


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    Unfortunately Eline doesn't make a guard for my cutting edge DP bike. Maybe some exhaust wrap would be better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    Unfortunately Eline doesn't make a guard for my cutting edge DP bike. Maybe some exhaust wrap would be better than nothing.
    Yes, exhaust wrap would probably work well to protect you and your clothes from burns...

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    Good vid showing how to properly wrap an exhaust.


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    My aerostitch has been with me some 20 years & around 150,000km so far. Awesome suit. No reason to replace it as it's still going strong. :)


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