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Old 06-23-2011, 02:36 AM   #8461
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Yes, Klim Traverse suit with d3o armor in the jacket and pants.
I love this suit and the way the d3o works once warmed up (about 10mins).

I have had this gear for over six months now and have ridden in temps of over 38c (100f), and through torrential inch in minutes downpours, and can attest to how light and comfortable it feels in all situations.
I could have got away with the next size down if all I ever did was enter fashion parades, but I prefer my gear to fit on the larger/roomier side and prefer the legs long so they are not exposing ankles when sitting on the bike.

They have great ventilation in the jacket and pants when warm, and can be completely closed off and are absolutely wind and rain proof in the cold.

On the really cold mornings I wear a fleece underneath. Absolutely no wind gets through but you can feel the cold of the material against your arms without a second layer.

The d30 armor kit:




The suits are sold as a shell and can be fitted with any CE armor if required by the user.
I have no interest or gain in Klim or any of their dealers but I think I must be their biggest advocate because they are so bloody good.

For the guys in Australia - I purchased mine suit from Steve at AdventureMoto and was thrilled with the price, the service, and the followup from this company.

DID I MENTION I LOVE THIS SUIT?????????????????????????

Greg.
I've heard nothing but good reviews of Klim gear. I suppose it's a bit out of my price range though. Just bought the Rev it! Sand Jacket and am very impressed so far. It's not cheap, but I think Klim prices are the next notch up for most models. Anyway, it's nice to have high quality, good fitting, comfortable gear, so I can identify with that part.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:09 AM   #8462
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Speaking of which, wasn't someone posting about a "Force" bashplate from Australia recently?

Any news on that?

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Have a look at the sticky XT1200 thread at the top of the beast page.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:20 AM   #8463
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Here are more detailed photos of the HDB products installed ... finally fitted the Top Clamp but as you can see you can only use part of it ...

But if you turn it around, you could, the small holes being for indicator lights, and you could then push the bars forward for standing riding position beter...
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:59 AM   #8464
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Have a look at the sticky XT1200 thread at the top of the beast page.
Thanks Brendan! I'll keep an eye out for pics on the bike. BTW, when will the plate show up on your website?

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #8465
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Yes, Klim Traverse suit with d3o armor in the jacket and pants.
I love this suit and the way the d3o works once warmed up (about 10mins).

I like the Klim stuff too - not that keen on the price though! I bought a Rev'it Sand suit - good but not totally happy with it so might have to spend the bucks on a Klim next time.

One thing is the built-in armour. I've never had a lot of faith in it - aside from the fact there is not really that much of it, there are plenty of opportunities for it to move around depending on how tight or loose the suit is. Seems such a waste to spend good money on this stuff and then there's only a 50/50 chance it will stay where it's needed in a crash.

I saw this video which was the final thing I needed to be convinced that a pressure suit is the way to go. I bought a Juggernaut with the ADV discount, and tried it last weekend. Great, very cosy and comfortable, there are some logistical problems however. The Sand jacket just fits over the top, with all the built-in armour removed. Fine in moderate temps, but what if you need to add layers? It's not gonna fit. Need a bigger jacket - crap, this one's pretty new. Anyway there are a number of practical issues with wearing a pressure suit for normal touring usage. I will persevere...

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #8466
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Ya also get funky tan lines. I underarmor warmgear for that...
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #8467
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I will persevere...

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I think pressure suits are good things BUT I am getting to the point where it is going to take me an hour to get everything on and adjusted unless someone comes up with something a bit more integrated.

I run an Airbag jacket, which is fine if you have 200ms for inflation, but does not do much when sharp objects some into play very quickly.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #8468
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I seem to have gotten in a gear thread, where did the Super 10 thread go?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #8469
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I seem to have gotten in a gear thread, where did the Super 10 thread go?
Patience Grasshopper...
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #8470
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Yeah...just killing time until August.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #8471
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I'm getting my suspension adjusting knob, which rounded off inside on my recent trip around Australia, replaced by Yamaha under warranty.



Amusingly, the lowest level assembly that the knob is part of is the entire rear shock assembly. So I'm getting a new rear shock fitted for free for what otherwise should have been a $20 fix. Silly Yamaha.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #8472
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Amusingly, the lowest level assembly that the knob is part of is the entire rear shock assembly. So I'm getting a new rear shock fitted for free for what otherwise should have been a $20 fix. Silly Yamaha.
That is interesting news for out of warranty work.

I suppose that gives someone a year to come up with a nice CNC machined Titanium Knob.

Can't get the girl too much overweight can we?

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:16 AM   #8473
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I suppose that gives someone a year to come up with a nice CNC machined Titanium Knob.

Can't get the girl too much overweight can we?

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Had me doing a double take there. Thought you were talking about hip replacements...
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:53 AM   #8474
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I'm getting my suspension adjusting knob, which rounded off inside on my recent trip around Australia, replaced by Yamaha under warranty.

Amusingly, the lowest level assembly that the knob is part of is the entire rear shock assembly. So I'm getting a new rear shock fitted for free for what otherwise should have been a $20 fix. Silly Yamaha.
Thanks for the heads up

Note to self: Do not adjust the rear shock with full panniers and heavy duffle bag on the bike while traveling.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:37 AM   #8475
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Note to self: Do not adjust the rear shock with full panniers and heavy duffle bag on the bike while traveling.
...unless still under warranty and rear shock worn out?
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