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I like to say hi to everyone, I am a 50 year old man who use to race dirt bikes in the seventies and was told I have or should say had talent but now I want to do track days but do not have allot of money and last year I had planned on going and bought a Kevlar suit from motoport,

 

they claim the suit is race legal and has a 180 degree zipper for the jacket and pants,

 

I would like to know if anyone knows if this suit is legal for racing, I was told by Penquin race school that I could use it for school and track days but not to race, also if I was to race it would be in the single cylinder class,

 

But I am taking one step at a time and want to attend school but not sure I can afford it to summer fall and depends on if I will use my bike or rent one, I am a bike only guy so have a little bike a Buell blast that I think I am going to sell for something more better for what I need like riding in the snow which I am doing with the blast and do not know if it is the bike or me but does not feel the same as it did in the seventies on street and trail bikes that I would ride all winter.

 

I know I am a good rider but I also know there is so much I can learn from others and school.

 

Mike

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Mike,

 

Don't know on the suit, hope we get some other guys to chime in on that.

 

Regarding riding in the snow, I'll just say you are a real man! Us SoCal types rarely even get out in the rain :)

 

One thing that I wondered was simply if the tires are differrent on the different bikes you mention. Trail bike tires would be pretty different from the tires on the Blast...could that be it?

 

Best,

Cobie

 

ps--welcome to the forum, glad you're here!

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Mike,

 

Don't know on the suit, hope we get some other guys to chime in on that.

 

Regarding riding in the snow, I'll just say you are a real man! Us SoCal types rarely even get out in the rain :)

 

One thing that I wondered was simply if the tires are differrent on the different bikes you mention. Trail bike tires would be pretty different from the tires on the Blast...could that be it?

 

Best,

Cobie

 

ps--welcome to the forum, glad you're here!

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Mike,

 

Don't know on the suit, hope we get some other guys to chime in on that.

 

Regarding riding in the snow, I'll just say you are a real man! Us SoCal types rarely even get out in the rain :)

 

One thing that I wondered was simply if the tires are differrent on the different bikes you mention. Trail bike tires would be pretty different from the tires on the Blast...could that be it?

 

Best,

Cobie

 

ps--welcome to the forum, glad you're here!

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Mike,

 

Don't know on the suit, hope we get some other guys to chime in on that.

 

Regarding riding in the snow, I'll just say you are a real man! Us SoCal types rarely even get out in the rain :)

 

One thing that I wondered was simply if the tires are differrent on the different bikes you mention. Trail bike tires would be pretty different from the tires on the Blast...could that be it?

 

Best,

Cobie

 

ps--welcome to the forum, glad you're here!

 

I don't see a response to this from baggermike--and some others have said the first line was missing--baggermike, did you respond to the above and it's not shown?

 

Cobie

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Whether they allow the suit or not really depends on the trackday host, or what league you're riding in. Some will allow 180 degree zippers, and some require 3/4. I'm not familiar with the suit either, but if you show it to the hosts, they will be able to further clarify. If it's not leather, you usually can't ride it, but again, you should clarify it with the trackday/racing host that you're interested in riding with. Sometimes they have websites that explain what they allow to ride with.

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