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Teknic Out Of Business?

Anybody see this, and know what happened?

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That's what I hear...my friend owns a small bike shop and was trying to order a suit for a customer and was told he couldn't.

He said he would find out the lowdown for me...I'm hoping there may be some suits available cheap.
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Seems consist across the net, not that that means it is true...

The Teknic website www.teknicgear.com is down and lots on closeout.

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It's a tough business. A good buddy of mine tried to distribute Lookwell leathers (Dutch based, big in Europe. Mike Hailwood, Phil Read etc used them) in the USA, sunk hundreds of thousands of his own $$$ into the business, but closed up shop after a couple of years.

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Sucks as that's all I wear in a suit

Guess I going to jump on one of those xcelerator suits before they are all gone. I had my violator repaired recently by Barnacle Bill (wasn't to happy with the repair) but it'll do I guess.


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Bill is a great guy to do business with, if you aren't happy, send it back to him and he will sort it out...

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Bill is a great guy to do business with, if you aren't happy, send it back to him and he will sort it out...
Never said he wasn't a good guy to do business with but it would cost me more in shipping to solve the issue(s) verses moving on to a new suit like I should have done to begin with.


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I ordered the white/black xcelerator suit this morning. The guy told me at Revzilla they will be honoring the warranty if something pops up. As of now if the size is not good for you an exchange is possible under their existing policy which is very good.

I should have it Friday

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Would love to have that RSV set of leathers on motorcycle closeouts, but I'll probably never be a 42 again.

It's too bad about Teknik. I have two textile jackets from them and they seem to be very good quality. I have used one for ten years, very waterproof.

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my cheapo rain suit, was the bomb...

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my cheapo rain suit, was the bomb...
I have one of those, is yours yellow ?


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yep...

I still pak mine in a tank bag or tail bag during summer when its to hot out to venture out wearing the Stich. Think I paid $35 bucks for the thing.


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2013 Teknic Xcelerator suit

70% kangaroo and 30% cow and real light weight. Plentiful armor which is CE approved. No back protector you must use your own which I use a Knox race. I will order tomorrow the Knox chest armor for special pockets built into the suit. I also plan to upgrade the hip foam pads to the CE Knox pads. The fit is slim as usual from Teknic but this model is a tad roomier even for us slim build guys. This is a US 44 which is inaccurate more like a 42. I probably coułd get into their 42 but I would need a lot of help getting out of it once hot and sweaty. My other two Teknic suits are size 44 but my violator V-II fits really tight.

Not a bad deal for $799 regular $1500


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