Gear for a light guy? - ZX6R Forum
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By Strider
  • 2 Post By Sanctuary
  • 1 Post By Lobster
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 03-06-2017, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Squid
 
zeroflln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 37

I Ride: 2003 zx6r and 2015 Ninja 300
Gear for a light guy?

I'm looking for gear that actually will fit me without having to spend $$$$$ on dainese gear. I'm 5' 10" and 115- 125 lbs. Everyone tells me to just buy a girls jacket and I tried one once but the chest was loose due to my lack of sweater meats. Plus the zipper bothered me too. Preferably looking for leather gear. Suits or 2 pieces are fine.
zeroflln is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 03-06-2017, 10:32 PM
Squid
 
houltmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 83

I Ride: '16 ZX-6R 30th Anniversary
Garage
Check out Furygan gear. It's cut very fitted, is well made and is well priced. No idea how easy it would be to get in your area.
houltmac is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 12:12 AM
Post Master General
 
Scorpi0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: LA, Cali
Posts: 9,589

I Ride: 06 636
Bilt or Sedici!!
Scorpi0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 12:28 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
Strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,496

I Ride: 2009 ZX-6R
Garage
Check out RS Taichi gear.
Lobster likes this.

Winner - 6OTM - March 2014
2009 ZX-6R (65,695 miles and counting) | www.ZX6R.us | www.Seaton007.com

M4 GP Slip-on | ASV C5 Levers | Spiegler SS Brake Lines | SpeedoHealer V4
Custom FE | K&N Air Filter | Vortex Sprockets -1/+2 | EK MVXZ Chain
Strider is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 04:02 AM
MotoGP Champion
 
spiderman636's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,925

I Ride: 2005 zx6r
Facebook... TDJ yard sale. Guarantee you will find something priced nicely within the day.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson

spiderman636 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 04:08 AM
ZX6r.com Supporting Member
Supporting Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Indianapolis, In
Posts: 1,266
Garage
Really think hitting a Cycle Gear or another large store that has many brands in stock is your best option.
Figure out what sizes you need, and keep your fingers crossed you find a used set.
My first 2 piece was Dainese, picked up used for 30 cents on the dollar.

It is important that the gear isn't loose or the armor won't do it's job.

OH, the best places I have found for gear is STT and Wera forum.

Last edited by Indy; 03-07-2017 at 04:11 AM.
Indy is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 01:27 PM
Squid
 
VohrteFahrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 87

I Ride: Ninja 300 (Traded) 2015 Zx6r 636 30th Anniversary Edition
Garage
im 5'7 147lbs and i bought the smallest alpinestars (EU size 46) for my jacket and 46 for my pants. Both are leather. I would find roughly your size by going to a store that actually has the stuff for you to try on. Do not feel obligated to by anything just because they helped you out. I have gone to revzilla loads of times for sizing etc and found a similar pair online for 40% cheaper.
VohrteFahrt is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 03:09 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
Sanctuary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 1,510

I Ride: 2013 ZX6R, 2013 Triumph Street Triple, 2018 Triumph Street Triple RS
Eat some pies.
Scorpi0 and Addhoc like this.

A play on words, or words on play
Last chapter, verse in the final act
Words well scripted, each sentence choking
Inaudible gag, blanket which suffocates
As you eat another's words
Malnourished, you starve.
Sanctuary is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 06:50 PM
MotoGP Champion
 
Lobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Carrollton, GA
Posts: 2,609

I Ride: 2008 ZX6R x2 (Track)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider View Post
Check out RS Taichi gear.
^^Right here.

Trust me on this. I'm a little over 6' and like a 135. I'm skinny skinny.

I've worn everything from Alpinestars, Spidi, Speed & Strength, Teknic, AXO, etc...

RS Taichi Japanese sizes will fit you perfectly. They make slim/long sizes. I currently wear a Rev'It 36US because I can't afford the RS Taichi stuff. Highly regarded safety equipment on the track so its more than good enough for street.

Stick with RS Taichi, Dainese, and Rev'it. I found those three to be the best for our smaller frames.
Strider likes this.
Lobster is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
Squid
 
zeroflln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 37

I Ride: 2003 zx6r and 2015 Ninja 300
Thanks guys I will look into it. Currently using speed and strength smalls. But chest and elbows seem loose and arms are never long enough. Trust me I eat a lot of food I just can't gain weight lol.
zeroflln is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 03-07-2017, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Squid
 
zeroflln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 37

I Ride: 2003 zx6r and 2015 Ninja 300
My gloves are cortech Latigos v2 and those are great as far as my hand goes but the fingers could be a little longer. My finger tips sometimes go numb on just my thumbs and index fingers.
zeroflln is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 03-08-2017, 12:11 AM
World Superbike Racer
 
Sanctuary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 1,510

I Ride: 2013 ZX6R, 2013 Triumph Street Triple, 2018 Triumph Street Triple RS
Yeah, I'm the same. Train like a muthaflippa and it annoys me that most motorcycle gear is designed for fat bastards [tm]. I just got the smallest size RST pants for track duties (UK 30) and even those seem to have extra material in them.

A play on words, or words on play
Last chapter, verse in the final act
Words well scripted, each sentence choking
Inaudible gag, blanket which suffocates
As you eat another's words
Malnourished, you starve.
Sanctuary is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 03-12-2017, 10:28 PM
World Superbike Champion
 
Gawernator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Hayward, CA
Posts: 2,076

I Ride: 2015 ZX-6R 636; 2009 250R; 1999 KX125
Garage
2 things

1) Pretty much every italian brand, AXO/Alpinestars/Dainese is cut fir your body type, so you're in luck.

2) Hit the gym, Jesus dude we are the same height and I'm 180 lbs. Get some muscle! The girls will appreciate it.

Watchdog Armory Racing AFM #725 Thanks to my 2017 Sponsors:
JPH Suspension | AXO | Armour Bodies | BELL Helmets | Braven | EVLUTION Nutrition | Forcefield Armor | FunTrackDayz | Galfer | Incipio/Incase | Motion Pro | MOTUL | Matrix Racing Concepts | ODI Grips | OGIO | Outlaw Racing/Pit Posse Motorsports | Shorai Inc. | SPEEDMOB | Vortex | Woodcraft
http://www.gawerracing.com
Gawernator is online now  
Reply

  ZX6R Forum > ZX6R Forum > Gear

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bikemaster Tail Light eulark The ZX6R 3 10-06-2015 12:42 PM
December 2013 Gear of the Month-VOTE NOW!! jolson2520 Ninja 6 of the Month 13 12-14-2013 07:59 PM
Tail light doesnt work Erik Mechanical and Technical 10 10-30-2011 01:44 PM
EnGear Gear Indicator/Shift Light ljcorby The ZX6R 3 01-22-2009 04:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome