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My new Vanson Chopper

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by felix03, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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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?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. I think it looks great..!!
    HD
     
  3. Vespizzare

    Vespizzare A-List Customer

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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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  4. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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    nm
     
  5. winterland1

    winterland1 Practically Family

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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.
     
  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Really cool!
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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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!
     
  8. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Very distinctive, very nice.
     
  9. mattp

    mattp One of the Regulars

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

    Safe riding!
     
  10. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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    mattp, sizing was off the rack. Boots are the Chippewa 27899.
     
  11. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Looks good on you... I have a great admiration for those who ride... I'm a convertible man myself though...

    Worf
     
  12. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    I don't know much about motorbike jackets but I do know when a jacket fits and suits the wearer. Very nice!
     
  13. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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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...
     
  14. Tarwater

    Tarwater Familiar Face

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    Great looking jacket and perfect for on the bike. Enjoy it.
     
  15. Jägernaut

    Jägernaut A-List Customer

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    What is your height felix?
     
  16. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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    Gents, thanks so much for the kind words!

    Jägernaut, I'm 5'6" and about 170 lbs.
     
  17. Jägernaut

    Jägernaut A-List Customer

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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?
     
  18. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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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
     
  19. 2wheelgrplr

    2wheelgrplr A-List Customer

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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.
     
  20. felix03

    felix03 Familiar Face

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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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