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Old 09-19-2012, 01:46 AM   #16216
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #16217
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Try finding GOOD fat girl gear
Outside of Europe, try finding any girl gear that isn't just smallish boy gear. Even in Europe, some manufacturers (a*, but who's counting...) haven't figured out what boobs or thighs are. I weigh 130# soaking wet. I cannot think of a single reason that I should not be able to stuff my 34Bs into a size 36 jacket, other than it's not actually cut for a female!

Thank goodness the Germans realize women come in more than one shape/size.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:43 AM   #16218
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I was thinking ' man that bike is deep into the suspension travel... ' Did you upgrade the front too?
No I didn't. I was smitten by the dualsport bug shortly after this and the Beemer was sold. I was also convincing myself it was safer on a 650 because it kept speeds subsonic.
Truth is I never got hurt on the Beemer. Now I bang myself up trying to ride a pig like it is a dirt bike
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #16219
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Since we seem to have forgotten the photos...




Scary enough for a strap, but not enough for a properly secured helmet.
Why does the pilot also have a strap? Too high to be a back brace, no? Are they strapped together?

Edit: Looks like their might be a handle on his strap above the kid's right knee... That would hurt to land on!

Also, I think the kid is "special"...
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:15 AM   #16220
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Outside of Europe, try finding any girl gear that isn't just smallish boy gear. Even in Europe, some manufacturers (a*, but who's counting...) haven't figured out what boobs or thighs are. I weigh 130# soaking wet. I cannot think of a single reason that I should not be able to stuff my 34Bs into a size 36 jacket, other than it's not actually cut for a female!

Thank goodness the Germans realize women come in more than one shape/size.
Pics or it didn't happen!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:25 AM   #16221
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Outside of Europe, try finding any girl gear that isn't just smallish boy gear. Even in Europe, some manufacturers (a*, but who's counting...) haven't figured out what boobs or thighs are. I weigh 130# soaking wet. I cannot think of a single reason that I should not be able to stuff my 34Bs into a size 36 jacket, other than it's not actually cut for a female!

Thank goodness the Germans realize women come in more than one shape/size.
I'm a licensed and insured bewbie stuffer. PM me and I'll see if I can assist you.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #16222
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Outside of Europe, try finding any girl gear that isn't just smallish boy gear. Even in Europe, some manufacturers (a*, but who's counting...) haven't figured out what boobs or thighs are. I weigh 130# soaking wet. I cannot think of a single reason that I should not be able to stuff my 34Bs into a size 36 jacket, other than it's not actually cut for a female!

Thank goodness the Germans realize women come in more than one shape/size.
It's pricey, but check out harley or icon gear.

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:48 AM   #16223
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Why does the pilot also have a strap? Too high to be a back brace, no? Are they strapped together?

Edit: Looks like their might be a handle on his strap above the kid's right knee... That would hurt to land on!

Also, I think the kid is "special"...
i think the kid is scared in the shot plus the look to be not much room ever
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:51 AM   #16224
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Since we seem to have forgotten the photos...




Scary enough for a strap, but not enough for a properly secured helmet.
Yes, I dig you and the kid are out for a ride, points for good intentions, but the kid didn't make that choice to ride unprotected. What's the matter with you?
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #16225
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My Dad always said, "Suck it up princess".


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you are hellaciously tough to suck Ouzo straight from the bottle. Prefer mine very chilled...
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:11 AM   #16226
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you are hellaciously tough to suck Ouzo straight from the bottle. Prefer mine very chilled...
You ain't seen nothin'.

Shogs is just warming up there.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:18 AM   #16227
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RUBBER CHICKEN!
That's Denis (Dogtired) from Australia. He's logged 39K miles on since getting to the US 6 months ago. Just spent the last few days riding with him. If you see him on the road stop and have a chat with him. Great bloke.

Here's a link to his ride report on Triumphrat. He's become somewhat of a celebrity there...

http://www.triumphrat.net/ride-trip-...h-america.html
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:30 AM   #16228
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Outside of Europe, try finding any girl gear that isn't just smallish boy gear. ... Thank goodness the Germans realize women come in more than one shape/size.
That is very true. I am always on a search for something fitting my wife - occasionally bringing back goodies from Louis stores in Germany.

And, as you write, the smaller sizes are a real problem - many so-called women's garments do not go below S, while I am looking for equivalents of XS.

However, things are slowly getting better, at least with jackets if not pants. As others mentioned here, Icon and Cortech have some decent offerings.
As a heads-up: I am having really good luck with Rev'It gear, which comes in a wide variety of sizes, for both genders - often in real numerical sizing, as opposed to just generic L/M/S.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:36 AM   #16229
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RUBBER CHICKEN!
That is "Henrietta".
A girl from Wisconsin gave her to me in Taos NM to deliver to a friend in Houston. Could be a long ride for her, I am currently headed for Boston... will get there eventually. I have a terrible sense of direction and tend to get distracted easily.
She normally travels sitting on my headlight behind my screen.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:43 AM   #16230
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That is very true. I am always on a search for something fitting my wife - occasionally bringing back goodies from Louis stores in Germany.

And, as you write, the smaller sizes are a real problem - many so-called women's garments do not go below S, while I am looking for equivalents of XS.

However, things are slowly getting better, at least with jackets if not pants. As others mentioned here, Icon and Cortech have some decent offerings.
As a heads-up: I am having really good luck with Rev'It gear, which comes in a wide variety of sizes, for both genders - often in real numerical sizing, as opposed to just generic L/M/S.

End of thread hijack.
Continued hijack.

Our daughter is continually frustrated by lack of properly fitting MC gear. She is 5' 7" & 115# with long legs.

XS Bell helmet fits good but jacket and pants? Revzilla has some better fitting gear for her.
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