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Old 04-28-2017, 03:32 AM   #1
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can't move in my leather pants.

I have been riding in full gear minus pa ts for a long time. But I bought some ll version of some ml pants that were close. They clipped but too tight.
These came online. They were ll For japan. I put em on somehow. They closed up good and I'm nowhere near full waist. But I can't open my legs enough to go knee down or even attempt to. Also the ankles when the pad is on my knee are way too tight.
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Grapefruit diet? Starting.... now.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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10lbs less on the girth will make you gain 1 sec/lap. Best of all mods.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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lol, saw the headline and have to say that i have a hard time moving in every pair of pants i own
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I started using small key ring loops through the button hole, then around the button. Gives me about 3/4-1".
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:39 PM   #6
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To answer posts. I am on the celeberry 24 hr cleanse diet daily. I feel so clean and empty! But my bathroom smells like Mexican and death.

To be serious. I'm all muscle and not much of it. My waist is good but my calves feel like hell. Also when I'm crouched up I feel like I can't shoot my knee off to hang off properly. I have massive chickens on my tire and I'm trying to ride better hence why I bought the pants. Turns out they are racing type leathers with no zipper...... I wanted over pants for going to work. Neway yeah I'm wearing them all the time to break em in but I think I'm going to have them tailored a pinch adding some to the crotch and upper calf. They fit like the fat girl ya slept with drunk and you wake up suffocatig... Maybe its normal idk.
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Tailoring leather pants is prohibitively expensive. You'd be better off selling them and going on a racing forum and getting a better fitting size.

Also, all racers wear wicking undersuits. Like under armor stuff or cycling pants. Helps the pants slide on you. Try that first.

I also found stretching and yoga made me faster on track than just working out.


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Old 04-29-2017, 08:04 AM   #8
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Ya actually I wore em in bed a few hours and went for a walk in em and now they feel more normal. I thought I got underpants but they sure aren't. Ya know I saw twist of the wrist and it made me a Mich better rider. Trying to fight the panic as my bike is set up decent now I got the tensioners in. I need some frame sliders and track time. I tell you what though hangine off properly and not closing the throttle helped me a ton. But as you said yoga. It stretches you and the leather. I've only had em two days so I'm sure they'll stretch a little more.
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cant move in my leather pants.
there goes your Rock God career.




In all honesty, leather takes years to break in. Its gotta get hot, cold, hot, cold all while you're wearing them. Then wet, dry, hot, wet, cold etc.

I have had an alpinestars jacket for ~10 years and it finally fits my body perfectly, like a glove.

I would say go get a good pair of kevlar riding jeans and dont even sweat the leather pants. Or a Roadcrafter suit
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