Any women riders?

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  1. Gota

    Gota Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I know advmoto can get them in even though they don't stock them.
    So I will contact them again and dirtworx as well and see who can help me the most in regards to price and service.
    Will keep you posted.
    Kimi and tuffstuff what is your inseem and size if you don't mind me asking in regards to length long or standard.

    Cheers Gotawee
  2. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Little clothing rant....

    When I shop for bike clothes and I look specifically at women's you get responses like:

    200 choices men
    4 choices women

    :puke1

    Another good reason we need more women riding!:rofl
  3. Kimi

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    heres a pic of me in the mens Dakar pants, I spent ages looking at pants and never even found the Savannas, they must be relatively new ?

    I actually emailed Klim about the lack of womens wear, they must be listening ?

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    this is in the Flinders Ranges at a place called Buneryoo Gorge, my first "road trip" with my hubby ..... just loved it
  4. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Great pic! And yes, the Savannas are new to Klim this year. I hear they are getting a lot of feedback from women to open a larger line of women's gear. I like the Savannas a lot but am looking forward to more variety from them. Spread the word because if they sell well, they'll increase the variety for us. :D

  5. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    You won't believe it but I really don't know my inseem. I am 5' 6", 130 lbs and pretty proportionate. I have the size Small pants and they fit almost perfect. I would like them maybe 1/2" longer but they probably fit the way they are designed.

  6. Gota

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    Thanks again for the replies
    Have contacted adventuremoto and they can order them in but would be easier if you can get your sizing correct, easier said than done if you cant try any on.
    Steve at Dirtworx is getting back to me as well he may have some in stock he is going to check if not he can get them in.

    Will keep you posted on which way I decide to go.

    Kimi I hope to get to the Flinders one day looks like some good riding through there glad you enjoyed it.
    Have you got the road trip bug now :rofl
    I get back from one and start planning another, just never enough holidays to do everything.:cry

    Cheers Gotawee
  7. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Another clothing rant::lol3

    The women's gear I have found has interesting sizing:

    XL = size 12 or so

    yeah, I'm fluffy....

    I have the men's Klim Mojaves and the Dakars. Been happy, because there is velcro straps at the waist the fit isn't bad.

    Men's pants on revzilla - 248
    Women's pants on revzilla - 27
  8. Gota

    Gota Been here awhile

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    Hi all
    FYI
    Steve from Dirtworx got back to me and had none in stock.
    He recommended going through Janice at Adventuremoto.

    Yeah women's sizing and pricing is interesting.

    Found out a mate has the latitude I think so will try them on this weekend and see what they are like.

    Cheers Gotawee
  9. Kimi

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    Oooh dont get me started...... grrr.
    I had a look at the Klim site for the savanna pants and then tried to work out what size - apart from the fact we use metric centimetres and some sites use inches and there is no "conversion" button which means you sit with your measurements and a calculator and ......

    then i looked at the Mens Dakar pants sizes and they bear no relationship to the womens sizing...... WTF ?
    And it looks like they dont make savanna in barge arse size for me anyway....
    I just go with Mens gear for now.

    Just as a note, when looking at the womens savanna they dont seem to have the cloth stretchy panel inserts in the knee and groin area, like the Dakars do, they have the nice long leg zips but those cloth stretchy bits are great for cooling effect too.

    As for the riding bug, Gotawee, I have it pretty bad, had the bike for 18 months now (last few bikes were over 25 years ago when i toured tassie by myself) kids all grown up which is good and they dont seem to want to move out so I may go instead :evil
    I had an off a few weeks ago and that shook me a bit, nothing serious, just a few stitches, but it rattled the confidence a little.

    I have been trying to get fit, swim 2 x week, yoga and walking etc.... for the grand adventure or two, I have a great mate in Alaska who I am desperate to go and see and do some riding in the states..... nearly got enough saved but really want to do an "off road" style course which are NEVER run in SA due to ??? no ground, no-one to come over ..... so will have to venture to Vic to do one in the new year.
    good luck with the search for pants :thumb
  10. Gota

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    Hey Kimi
    I tried my mates overland's on today and they fit well, so I probably won't bother with the trouble of getting the women's and get the men's.
    Not sure what model though.

    Sorry to hear about your off glad your ok.
    Wow would love to ride Alaska hope you get there.

    I toured Tassie solo 6 months after I got my licence then went back in March this year for a month it's motorbike heaven.

    Cheers Gotawee
  11. Chattygirl

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    I have just ordered the Savanna pants from the Klim site today. I am 5'8 and weigh 165 on a good day. I ordered a size 10 regular so we will see. I did notice that they carry up to a 2XL and even offer Tall. I will let you know how they work!
  12. Gota

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    Look forward to your review, could you post some pics when you have them please.

    Cheers Gotawee
  13. Chattygirl

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    Hey Gotawee, I will do a review when they come in. I am going to Durhamtown this weekend so I plan to break them in well. Hopefully all my time won't be spent rolling around on the ground. I am new to riding so still working on the mechanics of it all. I just had my bike lowered so hopefully it will help immensely! I have found eating the dirt rather fun though!
  14. Eris

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    I honestly don't agree with the start small thing. Why? Because it significantly limits your learning. You're not going to be able to get on the freeway, you're not going to be able to keep up in higher speed traffic and more importantly you're going to need to buy a new bike before you even get a feel for what you want.

    You don't have to start with something super powerful to have a bike that will go on the highway. Granted, I started with an R100GS and while it's a big bike I couldn't have been happier with it. The throttle isn't spazzy, it's powerful enough to get out of the way but it's not ever going to shoot out from under me and frankly I wouldn't ever have to get anything else (though of course I will because I now know all the other bikes I want!).

    I will say DON'T go get yourself some super powered sport bike because yes, that it dumb, but something that feels comfortable at highway speeds gives you a bike you can ride until you decide on what you've always wanted... assuming that you're not already sitting on it!
  15. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Chattygirl did AWESOME at Durhamtown. :D
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  17. Ladybug0048

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    Dang, this thread sure has gotten quiet. How about I bump it up with something I posted in a few other womens thread.

    Today is The International Female Ride Day. The goal is simple - Just Ride today:

    http://www.motoress.com/readarticle.asp?articleid=297&c=femalerideday


    I haven't been keeping up on things and I didn't see this until today. After seeing the article I'll be sure to take a ride today and be part of this Female Ride Day.

    Spring is here and I hope the rest of you get out and take a ride today too. :clap

    Hopefully some of you will do the same and post of picture from your ride today here. :deal
  18. Jenn

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    I hope we don't have to wear pink so people know we are female. I ducking hate pink! Given my size - in gear - nobody can tell I'm not a dude and I'm ok with that.

    I only have a motorcycle and bicycle - every day is Female Ride Day.
  19. tuffstuff

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    No pink for me either :) I rode today though!

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  20. Ladybug0048

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    TuffStuff, I like that picture. :clap

    My ride was much more mellow but still enjoyable. My plans for the day didn't include a ride until I read about it being Interantional Female Ride Day so I ended my day with a 70 mile road ride. I took the back roads out to the east side of Coeur d' Alene Lake (Idaho). The day was cooling down to an invigorating chilly and the wind was blowing but it was still nice to be out.

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