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Old 02-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #31
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #32
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #33
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I would rate the TF3 in my Stich as very good. I also have TF5 in my Transit suit, BMW pre NP armor in my Streetguard 2 suit & Forcefield pro pants armor to compare it to. I like the large surface area of the TF3. It's still a good choice. There may be better but there are certainly worse too. I'd be more concerned about the abrasion resistance and seam burst strength of the suit that's holding it all together.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:11 PM   #34
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What's the score with this Johnson Leather/Forcefield distributer outfit? Do they offer pads pre-cut for the Roadcrafter? Or do people just give them a call?

I've heard (good things) about the Forcefield stuff. But everyone I know has it as undergarmets they wear under their suits and stuff. Not sewn into commuter gear.

Bah! This crap is over thinking.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #35
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What's the score with this Johnson Leather/Forcefield distributer outfit? Do they offer pads pre-cut for the Roadcrafter? Or do people just give them a call?

I've heard (good things) about the Forcefield stuff. But everyone I know has it as undergarmets they wear under their suits and stuff. Not sewn into commuter gear.

Bah! This crap is over thinking.
You have to give them a call for custom shapes like the aerostitch pads...normally you supply them with the originals, but they may have done these already
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #36
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Can anyone give me a sense of the difference in size between he Sas-Tec backpad and the Bohn pad? I have the Bohn pad now and the thing eats up alot of space inside my roadcrafter jacket.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #37
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You have to give them a call for custom shapes like the aerostitch pads...normally you supply them with the originals, but they may have done these already
I found the shoulder pads in my Roadcrafter to be a little too thick. With my clip on bars, I find that the pads actually make it harder for me to turn my head.

I gave Johnson Leathers a call and told them my problem. All they needed was my stich size and they fabricated me a set of T-Pro shoulder pads. It was a perfect fit.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #38
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Do you recall the ballpark cost?
Are the T-Pro pads way, way bettah?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #39
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I just pulled the trigger on a set of Darien jacket/pants today. They're putting the 'test set' in the mail tomorrow, since they said that I'll most likely require alterations based on my measurements.

I realize (now ) that I need to buy the hip armor separately for the Darien pants. I forgot to order the hip armor when I ordered today, which is fine since they're sending me a mismatched set first just to get the correct size anyhow. However, do I have to specify that I'm ordering hip pads as well, in case waist sizing should be adjusted? And is the velcro backing for the hip armor already in the pants? Or do I have to specify that?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:01 PM   #40
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I just pulled the trigger on a set of Darien jacket/pants today. They're putting the 'test set' in the mail tomorrow, since they said that I'll most likely require alterations based on my measurements.

I realize (now ) that I need to buy the hip armor separately for the Darien pants. I forgot to order the hip armor when I ordered today, which is fine since they're sending me a mismatched set first just to get the correct size anyhow. However, do I have to specify that I'm ordering hip pads as well, in case waist sizing should be adjusted? And is the velcro backing for the hip armor already in the pants? Or do I have to specify that?
the velcro is in place on all pants, however the hip pads add half size or so which matters for layering. All darien/ad1 pants come with buttons to take in the waist about 1-2 inches,which can either be for layering or hip pads but I'm not positive if it enough for both.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #41
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How do the pad holders on RC suits work? I gather the RC Light suits have velcro in pockets for the knee/shoulder/elbow armor. Is this how the regular RC suits work too? Or are those sewn in pockets?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #42
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The Aerostich armor feels more like a foam cushion with a small piece of hard plastic glued to the outside.
That's because that's what it is. lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #43
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How do the pad holders on RC suits work? I gather the RC Light suits have velcro in pockets for the knee/shoulder/elbow armor. Is this how the regular RC suits work too? Or are those sewn in pockets?
Regular RC suits have pockets sewn into the lining. Since the "lights" don't have lining, it would seem they went the way that the Darien suits do with separate pockets. Hip pads in regular RC fit into separate pockets like Light and Darien.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #44
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That's because that's what it is. lol
...and all the others are just a slab of rubber.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #45
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...The Aerostich armor feels more like a foam cushion with a small piece of hard plastic glued to the outside.

Anyone have any exp. thoughts, input on this subject?

thanks.
I understood it gets harder when hit hard. I haven't seen anyone mention that in this thread but have heard of many crashes where the riders seemed to fair very well wearing Aerostich suits with Aerostich armour.

Was I mistaken about this ability?

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