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Hey guys:

I was originally in the market for a Good leather jacket, I soon realized that my racing suit which I was planning use for a couple of track days this year is about 8 years old.
So, now I am in the market for a racing suit.
I am leaning towards a 2 piece since I would be able to use the jacket for street riding and wear the whole suit for "spirited sunday rides" and track days.
The question is, are 2 piece leathers less safer than the 1 piece traditional suit?
Your feedback will be greatly apprecaited.
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (kam1996)

I second that request. Hopefully the answer is no diff, because I just bought some matching Dainese pants to connect to my jacket
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (kam1996)

I have a two-piece for everyday light road riding.
I always wear my one-piece for hard rides and track time.

 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Mental998)

I was planning on getting a 1-piece for the track myself. IMO a 1 piece would be better since the connection/zipper is eliminated. But that's not my motivation for getting it. I'd just like to own a 1 piece, and hear the wife nag



Mental, glad to hear you could dump the cane.
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Gilbertl)

I've got a Dainese 2-piece set, the pants zip to the nylon liner of my jacket.
Definitely less secure than a one-piece, but better than no zip.
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Speeddog830)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Speeddog830 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got a Dainese 2-piece set, the pants zip to the nylon liner of my jacket.
Definitely less secure than a one-piece, but better than no zip.</TD></TR></TABLE>


2 piece suits from Dainese use a full circumference zipper that is attached to the leather. In the case of a jacket and separate pant combo from Dainese they use a 3/4 zipper that is attached on a stretch panel on the jacket. The zipper in a 2 piece suit is tougher compared to a pant jacket mix match combo from Dainese.
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Dave R)

I have a two piece with zipper right around, unless you are planning to do a serious ass prang I think you would never know the differnce, as long as you have shoulder, elbow , hip and knee armour you are covered very well, not very often except extreme cases where leathers get badly damaged mid way, if this is the case then one piece or two you are probably still in hospital with abdominal surgery being the go.

My guess is if my suit parted in the middle I would probably be dead or treading a very very fine line
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (kam1996)

While it's been close to 10 years since I've been down before that I laid it down hard 3 times. First time I had my leather jacket bungee strapped to my back seat
I was lucky and the only thing I jacked up was my knee as it was trapped under the bike as we low sided a turn. Second time, I had my jacket and used my knee's to sand down the rough pavement. 3rd time in a "panic" stop grabbed too much front brake...... wheel locked sending me over the handle bar landing on first my head then my shoulder, tore my helmet and jacket up.
So whats my point.......... at least for street riding I would say 2 piece is fine no matter how they attach as I've never suffered any kind of road rash on anything but my limbs wearing no leather pants at all, had I worn some form of full leathers my knee's would be much happier.
Currently I have a two piece suit I wear 95% of the time and while it's never been road tested I have know doubt it will save the skin on my ass
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (bruntr)

I havwe seen a two peice seperate from itself at the waist during a crash. It would have been a 70mph lowside with some bitching. It turned into a 70mph lowside with a trip to the hospital. That right there would be worth me getting a one peice and a jacket.
 
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Yep,
A one piece is the way to go on the track. Plus very good fitting helmet, quality back pad, boots & gloves. Don't scrimp. imho. Cause sooner or later....
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (section8superbike)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by section8superbike »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I havwe seen a two peice seperate from itself at the waist during a crash. It would have been a 70mph lowside with some bitching. It turned into a 70mph lowside with a trip to the hospital. That right there would be worth me getting a one peice and a jacket.
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What brand of two piece was it ? model ? or was it a jacket and pant combo ?
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Dave R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dave R »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

What brand of two piece was it ? model ? or was it a jacket and pant combo ? </TD></TR></TABLE>

Dainese, I don't know what model. Two peice "suit"
 
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i had a really high speed getoff last year on the track. Pretty much slid on my back for a while and then tumbled through the grass. Just the slide on my back managed to burn through some of the suit and bust a few of the seams. At that speed, I'm not sure if a 2 piece would have held up. I dont want to find out either...
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Monstaman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Monstaman »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> unless you are planning to do a serious ass prang I think you would never know the differnce </TD></TR></TABLE>



Whatever an ass prang is, it sure is funny.
 
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Re: Two piece Leather suit less safer than 1 piece?? (Capt. Home Slice)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Capt. Home Slice »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">



Whatever an ass prang is, it sure is funny.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Hey Capt, we are talking big here, the biggest longest most seriously stretched out story over a few
's, the one that will hold cred for yonks with the lads!!
 
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