BMW's new EnduroGuard suit

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Sailorlite, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Valentino

    Valentino Been here awhile

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    Did you mean you're wearing both the Tech-Air vest and the jacket's regular back protector? If so, I'm sure you're supposed to wear the Tech-Air vest alone, without any additional back or chest protection. (An additional back protector would restrict the airbag's inflation.) Check out the Tech-Air's instruction manual.

    Please ignore this comment if I've misunderstood your post!
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  2. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    No you are correct in the sense that I am doing wrong
    The reason I left The protector there was in case I wanted to wear the jacket during this trip without the air vest in case I was uncomfortable or too hot etc and I did not want to have to stop and put the protector in the jacket
    All I had to do was take off the airvest and keep riding
    But you are correct
    Thanks
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  3. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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  4. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Huh, NP3 protectors. New formulation, or is that what they're calling the layered back protector?
  5. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    I actually didn't think that a major redesign was forthcoming after BMW spent a fortune on the original Enduroguard suit.. Even after talking to the guy that helped design that suit at 441 Cycle shop last year. JMHO of course..
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  6. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I wouldnt expect one for a while. How long was the rallye 3 around before the latest one got released? 7 years?
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  7. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    I was expecting some few modifications
    And maybe some new colors and designs
    Also pants to match the light jackets
    Etc
  8. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Yes that would have been nice. I mentioned a pocket in the back for a drink bladder like the Rally jacket has... I guess it’s too much effort so I may get my sewing kit out.. LOL!
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  9. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    I'd like an unlined version for really hot weather use. Other than that, mine is peachy keen.
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  10. LopezXC

    LopezXC Been here awhile

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    I would like a waterproof one.
  11. Candubrain

    Candubrain Been here awhile

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    25,000 Kms and in some good downpours I have not experienced water ingress. I have washed my suit twice with Nikwax as I believe this is imperative to keep the pores clean so it won't leak.
  12. atwoodtja

    atwoodtja Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately, I have now crash tested my EG. On the plus side, it performed beautifully and requires no repairs.

    A van tried an illegal u-turn as I mistakenly tried to go around him on my track bike (gsxr, last ride before winter, doh). The initial hard contact was mostly with his left front tire, a glancing blow at maybe 25 mph. I launched off the bike as it went down on the left side and rolled at least twice, ending up on my back on a grass median (luckily the curb there is sloped). Helmet never touched the ground. Neck, collarbones and back ok.

    My grey EG has a dozen or so diagonal dark skid marks across the back, probably from the initial hard contact with the pavement before I started rolling. Those will probably wash out for the most part. No other damage to the suit, even on the knees and elbows. I think the right knee and foot hit his tire pretty hard and possibly also hit the right clipon as I ejected. The right lower leg snaps were both undone at the end of the crash, which was the only disappointing thing about the suit's performance. My right knee has a large tender spot inside of the kneecap, both above and below at its largest (subsiding now a week later), and my right foot (alpinestar goretex boots) has a bruise on top just above the outer three toes. The EG's extensive and heavy armor was a godsend in the crash. The extra-wide knee armor probably kept me from being injured much worse in that area during the initial impact, and the back protector absorbed most of the impact as I came down and rolled. My back was not even sore during this past week.

    Very glad I was wearing this suit. I have a Aerostich R3 with a Bohn back protector that I wear a lot in spring/fall, and I speculate I would have been more sore after the same sort of crash wearing that. I also have a mostly retired, hottest-days-only, Olympia jacket/pants with inadequate knee armor, and I shudder to think what my kneecap would have looked like wearing it.
  13. 3Putt

    3Putt Been here awhile

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    It looks like BMW is killing the suit. It's on closeout on eBay and the euro sites have them discounted and current stock only.
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  14. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    I'm still glad I have mine.
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  15. toramorgan

    toramorgan Adventurer

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    Me too.
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  16. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Same here. So far so good.:thumbup
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  17. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    I luckily found mine for @45% off at a dealer in IL on a trip. With that, it was cheaper than a Rallye Suit.

    I absolutely love the suit. Better protection than I have ever had in a suit and very versatile.
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  18. swimmer

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    Not seeing these on a general closeout on eBay (besides usual small discounts offered by the random seller) or from any US sellers.
  19. cblais19

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    Would love to find one of these deals on a pair of pants to go with my new jacket :p.
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  20. 3Putt

    3Putt Been here awhile

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    BMW Jacksonville, BMW Sturgis, if you're willing to shop in Europe, BMW Bohling's price after the currency conversion is about $490 for pants shipped to the USA. If you go look for them, the price shown will be with 19% VAT. Login with a USA address and the VAT goes away.

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