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Old 04-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Anybody with Motoport gear willing to let me take a look at it? I have been thinking about getting the marathon stretch kevlar jacket and ultra II stretch kevlar pants. I'd like to see some Motoport gear in person before I make the commitment to buy. I got some small samples of the material from Wayne but I need more than that to help make the decision. I'm in north central Massachusetts.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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sure I'm in Memphis. Wanna meet me half way.

Seeing it in person will seal the deal. Almost guarantee it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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I'm in Providence if you want to come down. I have Ultra II pants with Quad armor. About 75,000 miles on them. PM if you like.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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I'm in CA so no help -- but once you see it you'll want it. It's really well made. Call Wayne to discuss -- he can do many variations as it's basically custom made. Two types of armor available, pocket choices, as much reflective material as you want etc. The zip out windproof liner is a must. I took a visit to the shop/factory in San Diego before I bought. I have the Cordura 1000 jacket and the stretch kevlar pants -- very comfortable. A very happy customer.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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Best gear I've ever owned. If you were closer I'd be happy to show you. I'm betting you'll love it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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I have both, and I'm near Lake George NY.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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I'll be in Bennington VT on June 2nd. Have the pants and a different Motoport jacket.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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I'm in Providence if you want to come down. I have Ultra II pants with Quad armor. About 75,000 miles on them. PM if you like.
If you go to Providence. You gotta go to:

Olneyville NY System for Wieners and Coffee-milk

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Mijos Taco Truck for anything.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:21 AM   #9
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I have the gear too, but I'm in Los Angeles.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:04 AM   #10
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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I love the service from Motoport but geat wise I think there have been more advancements that you should consider. The new impact padding in the BMW gear has proven itself for me. 40mph and in a rut, tossed me to the left on arm and sholder. The impact pads wen hard as a rock on the outside at point of impact and pad against me stayed softer.
No bruise, nothing. I weigh 190 and the fellow riders said if they hit in their gear something would have broken.

Bmw gear is not cheap but worth a comparison. Amazing tech, exact fit, and a cool look - kinda.

Wayne makes great product - but time to advance it.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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I love the service from Motoport but geat wise I think there have been more advancements that you should consider. The new impact padding in the BMW gear has proven itself for me. 40mph and in a rut, tossed me to the left on arm and sholder. The impact pads wen hard as a rock on the outside at point of impact and pad against me stayed softer.
No bruise, nothing. I weigh 190 and the fellow riders said if they hit in their gear something would have broken.

Bmw gear is not cheap but worth a comparison. Amazing tech, exact fit, and a cool look - kinda.

Wayne makes great product - but time to advance it.

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Which BMW gear you referring to?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #13
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Which BMW gear you referring to?
The orange BMW NP protectors do go hard when you hit them (I tried with a hammer, though not while wearing them; I'll let somebody else try that). The protectors themselves are actually surprisingly affordable (elbow, shoulder ~$20, back ~$40), so you could retrofit other gear with them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #14
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Wayne's got a pretty bad track record for sizing; your best bet would be to go to San Diego and see for yourself and then you could have him measure in person. He still messes up quite a bit in person but is more likely not to blame you for sending in bad measurements and get it taken of the 2nd or 3rd time around for free.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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I've met Wayne. Pretty neat owner. He's a rider, former racer, who manufactures moto gear that simply works. To hear him talk about stitching, and the importance of doing it right, with the correct stitch and the correct thread material, sold me on the crashworthiness of his products. I love my motoport air mesh kevlar, wouldn't trade it for anything.

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