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    Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    I'm thinking about picking up a nice 2 piece leather riding suit....the problem is that I can't find anything for tall riders. I could only find one jacket that lists as coming in Tall sizes (FirstGear Hammer Leather Jacket - Tall - Read Reviews and Buy at KneeDraggers.com) and I can't find any pants at all. Do any of my fellow genetic freaks know of other options or have any suggestions to offer?

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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    Quote Originally Posted by shaggystyle View Post
    I'm thinking about picking up a nice 2 piece leather riding suit....the problem is that I can't find anything for tall riders. I could only find one jacket that lists as coming in Tall sizes (FirstGear Hammer Leather Jacket - Tall - Read Reviews and Buy at KneeDraggers.com) and I can't find any pants at all. Do any of my fellow genetic freaks know of other options or have any suggestions to offer?
    What inseam size are you. Length in legs. Most guys who are tall, are tall in the mid section, and its proportinate to their chest size -

    Do any of these work?

    Armored Motorcycle Jacket & Other Motorcycle Gear > suits and pants, armored, motorcycle jackets

    there is a sizing chart found here:

    http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sel...SuitSizing.gif

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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    Alpinestars makes a "tall" version of the bat pants...I have the regular ones...the tall ones would prob be more comfortable on me (6foot)...good luck!
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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    also, depending on your budget, get a custom suit...I forget the name of it, but you give them your measurements and they tailor a suit for you...dig around on the site a bit about custom suits and you may find it...i think they go around 700 or 800 big ones.
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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    Quote Originally Posted by inkrediboy View Post
    What inseam size are you. Length in legs. Most guys who are tall, are tall in the mid section, and its proportinate to their chest size -

    Do any of these work?

    Armored Motorcycle Jacket & Other Motorcycle Gear > suits and pants, armored, motorcycle jackets

    there is a sizing chart found here:

    http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sel...SuitSizing.gif

    While I am proportional for the most part, it's not just in my chest.....long legs too. Looking at that sizing chart, a 44 would probably work, except for being way too short in the legs. My full measurements are as follows (I've been fitted for more tuxedos recently than I care to think about):

    Chest 45
    Sleeve 28
    Collar 16.5
    Waist 35 (36 works)
    Inseam 37 (36 works here too)
    Outseam 45


    So now that you've got my measurements who want's to sew me a nice leather riding suit?

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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    A few places that make custom gear:
    Bates Leathers
    Z Custom Leathers
    Vanson Leathers
    NJK Leathers

    Expect to pay much more than off-the-shelf items. However, ill-fitting riding gear will be uncomfortable all the time, and ultimately will be left in the closet when you ride...
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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    When you get your pants remember you may want the inseam to be a little longer since your time on the bike is spent sitting not standing. You will need the extra length to cover your ankles
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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    The only thing I can say is if you have race boots, you don't need as long of an inseam leather pants. Ex. I wear a 34+ inseam pants but my leather pants are shorter since they tuck into boots.

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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    I wear a 32 seam in the legs for jeans - and Sportrider explained to me that high anke boots are ideal for this application for putting the gear inside the boot. I picked up 30 seam riding pants.

    I'm hoping to find some good boots tomorrow, my full leathers should be here tomorrow!!! and if all goes well, I'll be taking the apex up MT Baldy with protection for a change woo hooo

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    Re: Leather Gear for Tall Riders

    Also Danny may be able to comment to this, but that dude is pretty tall in my book, and his suit (which I think comes only in 30 seem) works perfect for him with high chin boots.

    RA

 

 
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