ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > Equipment
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #61
hondahawkrider
DAMN Rider/Motardian
 
hondahawkrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Laurel, MD
Oddometer: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by krehmkej
Are these still available? Tough as hell. Mine has lasted forever and survived a high-speed getoff in Germany,

nope.. not avail
__________________
-Jason
DAMN Rider DAMN Rider

Maybe you have to be messed up... before you can step up!
hondahawkrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 04:57 AM   #62
AlanCT
The Byronic Man
 
AlanCT's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Northeastern CT
Oddometer: 3,207
They appear on eBay fairly regularly.
__________________
"You wouldn't be riding a motorcycle if you weren't an optimist."
- Matthew Crawford
2005 Ural Tourist, 2000 Kawasaki W650
IBA #23064
AlanCT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 06:41 AM   #63
markhas
markhas
 
markhas's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Whiskeysconsin
Oddometer: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by rvb1019
A 3/4 jacket ain't sh*t without the fringe!

this is silly! very childish minds with no content.
__________________
markhas
URAL 06'Tourist, on the road every day, 60,000+ cliks on the speedo
HONDA 750 NightHawk, Sold to my buddy Ernie, w e stay in touch
markhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 08:53 AM   #64
hondahawkrider
DAMN Rider/Motardian
 
hondahawkrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Laurel, MD
Oddometer: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanCT
They appear on eBay fairly regularly.
not in sizes above L they don't....

If anyone is interested, I have a xxl Baron that is very simiar to the dakar - brand new still has the tag and everything in the fleamarket... great jacket - but with the extra back protection it's a bit snug.,..
__________________
-Jason
DAMN Rider DAMN Rider

Maybe you have to be messed up... before you can step up!
hondahawkrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #65
johnwesley
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,502
what about the road gear 3/4 length. looks like a nice jacket

johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #66
captaincaveman1999
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Oddometer: 73
HG Dakars pop up on ebay on occasion. I like the jacket so much I have a US 40 and a 42.


The 40 is for sale if anyone is interested.



captaincaveman1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 04:46 PM   #67
Recht
Binge Thinker
 
Recht's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 1,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnwesley
what about the road gear 3/4 length. looks like a nice jacket

I have one of these. I think it is about 6 or 7 years old. It is a great jacket, I really like it. I'm glad to see Roadgear brought this back. In fact I may order a spare. I would also like to see a Vanson TT2 in person.
__________________
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night
US novelist (1922 -2007)
Recht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 07:05 AM   #68
johnwesley
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,502
the one I have they changed the front pockets on. I hear they have a new verson coming out with vents and armor.

I'm thinking it'll be the shiznit
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 01:08 AM   #69
natefalls
Stunt Cock
 
natefalls's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Silver Lake, CA
Oddometer: 102
Hey, so if anyone was thinking about getting the Miline one, it's on clearance for $200 right now:

http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1001001/p/15271

For all the bitching I did about the armor quality and whatnot, it's still one of my favorite jackets, at least when it isn't hot out. Get loads of compliments on it from non-riders and riders alike.

I'm actually re-ordering one a size smaller, since I got the wrong size the first time due to either their sizing chart being BS at the time, or a reading error on my part. Gonna take a chance and get it in the "vintage" finish just for yuks, too.
natefalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 02:54 AM   #70
klavdy
Truth Is Eternal
 
klavdy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Worldwide
Oddometer: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by natefalls
Hey, so if anyone was thinking about getting the Miline one, it's on clearance for $200 right now:

http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1001001/p/15271

For all the bitching I did about the armor quality and whatnot, it's still one of my favorite jackets, at least when it isn't hot out. Get loads of compliments on it from non-riders and riders alike.

I'm actually re-ordering one a size smaller, since I got the wrong size the first time due to either their sizing chart being BS at the time, or a reading error on my part. Gonna take a chance and get it in the "vintage" finish just for yuks, too.
I bought one earlier this year, went by their size chart and had to send it back for one two sizes smaller.
For the price it's a terrific jacket, the armour is pissweak though.
I've put better armour in, easy to do.
One thing that is surprising, it does not have side pockets, you know, handwarmer type pockets,and it would be good to be able to unpick the silly bloody "Melbourne" tag.
No good in warm weather, but as a cold jacket it's great.
The neck felt a bit high at first, would sort of catch on your helmet when doing a head check etc, it's worn in and softened up nicely now.



I'll take some better, more detailed pics as the ones found online aren't all that great.

edit:
Ooops, sorry Natefalls, just clocked your pics, they are good.
__________________

The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the govt is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.

klavdy screwed with this post 10-03-2009 at 03:03 AM
klavdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 06:21 AM   #71
RonkoRider
Wrong Island, NY
 
RonkoRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Middle of Suburban Hell- Long Island, NY
Oddometer: 1,399
Quote:
Originally Posted by markhas
this is silly! very childish minds with no content.
Commenting on a post a YEAR after it was made is equally childish. So there!
__________________
Rob VB
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And now where the fuck am I?
Do one thing every day that scares you. Baz Luhrmann
RonkoRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 01:43 AM   #72
natefalls
Stunt Cock
 
natefalls's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Silver Lake, CA
Oddometer: 102
Update: got my new Melbourne in the right size. Gave the one that didn't fit to my brother in law, and it fits him great.

I'm a 42, and the newer sizing chart said I'm a Large, and it fits me like a glove. The Vintage finish actually looks pretty danged awesome, like good black leather worn by time and sun. Yeah, the armor still sucks shit, but I'm sure one of my old jackets has something that I can swap in there. I'll take some pics later and stick them in here.
natefalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #73
RockyMtnRoadRash
Useful and decorative
 
RockyMtnRoadRash's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: SLC, UT
Oddometer: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nd2Roam
I have a FG Baron and it's taken me 3 years to break it in properly. As far as I'm concerned that made its value go up. Still, I wish it were available in brown.
I'll second that. Why the hell is it so hard to find brown leather jackets with proper armor and decent features? Must we all look like angry heavy-metal fans?
__________________
-RMRR

держите мою водку и наблюдайте это!
RockyMtnRoadRash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 01:33 PM   #74
hondahawkrider
DAMN Rider/Motardian
 
hondahawkrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Laurel, MD
Oddometer: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by natefalls
Hey, so if anyone was thinking about getting the Miline one, it's on clearance for $200 right now:

http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1001001/p/15271

For all the bitching I did about the armor quality and whatnot, it's still one of my favorite jackets, at least when it isn't hot out. Get loads of compliments on it from non-riders and riders alike.

I'm actually re-ordering one a size smaller, since I got the wrong size the first time due to either their sizing chart being BS at the time, or a reading error on my part. Gonna take a chance and get it in the "vintage" finish just for yuks, too.
Still on the sale - just checked ... For $200 buck - I think I am going to get another one and take it to have some zippers put in for vents...
__________________
-Jason
DAMN Rider DAMN Rider

Maybe you have to be messed up... before you can step up!
hondahawkrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 04:52 PM   #75
notarex
Can U taste the waste?
 
notarex's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Oddometer: 1,213
I ordered one and received it real quick. I'm pleased with the jacket for the price. I'm a 42L and ordered a 46, sleeves are just right, length is good, a bit too big around the midsection--but I'm used to that. I'm 6'3" 200lbs with a long torso, maybe should have ordered a 44, but they were out. I plan to address the issues with the jacket as problems arise:

-Upgrade armour
-Cover the "melbourne" stitching with a Guzzi patch
-Re-stake the snaps (already lost one)
-Possibly replace the zipper if it becomes an issue. I had my tailor replace the zipper on my parka recently, and he added a heavy duty talon zipper for $50 or so. That's a serious zipper.

I got the "vintage" style and it's pretty sharp. If anyone wants pics, let me know.
__________________
1972 GUZZI AMBO

1963 CA95

2006 RUCKUS

To boldly go where no Ruckus has gone before...
notarex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014