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My new Vanson Chopper

felix03

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I'm super excited about my new Vanson Chopper that arrived earlier this week from Insurrection/Thurston. Specs: black competition weight, two-way front zip, size medium. What do you think?
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Vespizzare

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I also think it looks fantastic. That "Competition" cowhide is like iron.

If HD gives it his seal of approval, you done good!

DON'T BE HASTY WITH FRENCH PASTRY.
 
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winterland1

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Not real familiar with that style but being you are actually using it to ride it looks like a great fit. Good length in the arms.
 

Edward

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Nice jacket - reminds me a lot of the early 70s style Lewis Leathers Monza (still in production, of course). Goes well with the bike!
 

mattp

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Looks good, did you get custom sizing or 'off the rack'? Nice boots too, are they Red Wings?

Safe riding!
 
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My favorite piece from Vanson, one that I hope to own one day. Fit is as good as it gets. And man, I love that bike...
 

Jägernaut

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Just about my size. That gives a good reference for me. Do you find it to be heavier than your aero cafe racer?
 

felix03

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Aero FQHH cafe racer in a 38 weighs exactly 6 lbs. Competition weight Vanson Chopper in an M weighs exactly 7 lbs. Btw, I wear a size 34 pants. Hope this helps
 

2wheelgrplr

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felix03 - the Vanson Chopper jacket looks good on you! I have the same jacket, off the rack, no two-way zipper and plain black cotton lining. It's super thick, heavy and the BOMB! Will need to wear it for a while before it's broken in. Interestingly, I'm 5'10" or so, weigh around 178 lbs. Mine's a size Medium too and it fits me well, on the snug side - cannot layer much underneath.

That's me in post # 1624, page 163 of Insurrection/Thruston bros affiliate thread: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/show...urston-Bros-Official-Affiliate-Thread/page163

Oh, and that's a really neat bike too! If I buy another bike in the US I'll seriously have to consider the Moto Guzzi V7 alongside my first choice Triumph Bonneville/Scrambler. Current old BMW tends to be a bit quirky at times! Back in Asia I'm making do with a Royal Enfield for now.
 

felix03

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2wheelgrplr, looking good! Fits you well. Yeah, I got the 2-way zip to prevent the jacket pushing up into my chin in the riding position. I hear you about the break-in. It's gonna be a long struggle but I'm looking forward to it.
 
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