Author Topic: What Motoport to buy?  (Read 14877 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ChrisD

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 329
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 12153
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2016, 09:52:33 am »
Sweet.  I have the pants that I received last month....my short response, AWESOME! 

Jacket to come when funding is available.  Since I'm a big dude that added oversize fee is a shock...LOL
 
AMA, ROK, GCE, GTR1400 Owners Group
2012 Candy Arabian Red (Sheba)

Offline seagiant1

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2786
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11323
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2016, 01:32:19 am »
Sailor_Chic, did you get your issues resolved?  And if so how do you like the gear?
t

I love my jacket and pants!  Hands down, they are a quality product. Like the others have said, this is my last gear purchase.
The issues I had were with my rain liners. They were sized excessively large. They were so big that I could wear the liners OVER  the jacket and pants. These are at Motoport now, so time will tell how they are when they return.

Hi,
       I bet they are great!

I had to send my jacket back....the new one,  a WEEK later,  was.....drum roll....PERFECT! ;D >:D >:D >:D

Yea, my LAST gear! :great:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Offline Sailor_chic

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1468
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11610
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2016, 04:21:07 am »
Currently waiting two weeks now for the alterations on my liners. Not impressed with the liners or the time to alter.
Nicole     Port St Lucie, FL.
2013 C14 Black  
2006 Vmax
IBA # 60267

Offline MikeB_CA

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 454
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2016, 01:39:04 pm »
Currently waiting two weeks now for the alterations on my liners. Not impressed with the liners or the time to alter.

My quilted liner is all wrong! I looked at it again, after you questioned my reasoning on how to wear it. If the zipper is in the correct orientation when I put the liner on, the seams, the VERY uncomfortable seams are on the inside AND there are Velcro strips on the cuff of each sleeve...ON THE INSIDE OF THE CUFF :-[! Not only is it Velcro, it's the ROUGH HALF of the Velcro. So, if I wear my quilted liner like it should be worn, under the jacket or under the jacket and rain liner I have heavy seams against my skin and ROUGH Velcro rubbing against my wrists...OUCH!

Now, maybe I'm missing something but it sure doesn't seem correct to me :??: I'm not using it because if of those issues. It's hanging with all the other jackets I have that are collecting dust.

Offline Fais

  • It's amazing what one can accomplish if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2016, 02:10:47 pm »
Currently waiting two weeks now for the alterations on my liners. Not impressed with the liners or the time to alter.

My quilted liner is all wrong! I looked at it again, after you questioned my reasoning on how to wear it. If the zipper is in the correct orientation when I put the liner on, the seams, the VERY uncomfortable seams are on the inside AND there are Velcro strips on the cuff of each sleeve...ON THE INSIDE OF THE CUFF :-[! Not only is it Velcro, it's the ROUGH HALF of the Velcro. So, if I wear my quilted liner like it should be worn, under the jacket or under the jacket and rain liner I have heavy seams against my skin and ROUGH Velcro rubbing against my wrists...OUCH!

Now, maybe I'm missing something but it sure doesn't seem correct to me :??: I'm not using it because if of those issues. It's hanging with all the other jackets I have that are collecting dust.

I have to say Motoport has outdone the competition with the kevlar gear. Super impressive. A bargain at the price. When I see a 'Stitch get rolled up like beach towel and stuffed into a pannier I know I made a wise choice. But the liners? Must be like getting work boots from Nike - or a truck from Maserati - or a John Deer bicycle. It's just not what they do - but there's too much money on the table not to do it.

I had liners coming for my pants. Than I saw what Nicole went through. Took me 45 seconds to call and cancel the liners. Was like winning $100:) I have all kinds of liners already, was drinking the Motoport KoolAid I guess . . .

My $0.02

Mike, go get your money back!
1976 BMW R90S (Luna) - 2000 KLR650 (Dirt McGirt) - 2005 SV1000 (Sue) - 2006 Vespa PX150 (Vino Negro) - 2014 C14 (Betty) - 2017 Z125Pro (MiniZ)
Whether you think you can or can't - you're right!
Instagram @ fais_the_photographer

Offline freebird6

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 801
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 11012
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2016, 02:19:46 pm »
had time to get measured while I was in San DIego. They seem to know all the folks here by name and gear. Was a very interesting visit and talk. Wayne came out and spent some time talking. Was nice to get hands on samples and figure out what I need and want. They are very thorough in going through the order process and suggesting what they think you might need with the riding style and what you wear underneath.  Now it is just the waiting.

Offline MikeB_CA

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 454
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2016, 02:31:03 pm »
Currently waiting two weeks now for the alterations on my liners. Not impressed with the liners or the time to alter.

My quilted liner is all wrong! I looked at it again, after you questioned my reasoning on how to wear it. If the zipper is in the correct orientation when I put the liner on, the seams, the VERY uncomfortable seams are on the inside AND there are Velcro strips on the cuff of each sleeve...ON THE INSIDE OF THE CUFF :-[! Not only is it Velcro, it's the ROUGH HALF of the Velcro. So, if I wear my quilted liner like it should be worn, under the jacket or under the jacket and rain liner I have heavy seams against my skin and ROUGH Velcro rubbing against my wrists...OUCH!

Now, maybe I'm missing something but it sure doesn't seem correct to me :??: I'm not using it because if of those issues. It's hanging with all the other jackets I have that are collecting dust.

I have to say Motoport has outdone the competition with the kevlar gear. Super impressive. A bargain at the price. When I see a 'Stitch get rolled up like beach towel and stuffed into a pannier I know I made a wise choice. But the liners? Must be like getting work boots from Nike - or a truck from Maserati - or a John Deer bicycle. It's just not what they do - but there's too much money on the table not to do it.

I had liners coming for my pants. Than I saw what Nicole went through. Took me 45 seconds to call and cancel the liners. Was like winning $100:) I have all kinds of liners already, was drinking the Motoport KoolAid I guess . . .

My $0.02

Mike, go get your money back!

I'm going to call him and try to figure out what to do. It's a small issue in the grand scheme of things. I can tell you that the Pant Liner is AWESOME! I absolutely, 100% love the pant liner. The rain liner for the jacket is good too. So, like you said Fais, liners are obviously an "after-thought" for Wayne but something he has to offer.

To recap, rain and pant liners are great :great:! Quilted liner sucks :(! Overall, the Motoport setup is amazing and I will NEVER buy another piece of gear that isn't Motoport (as far as jacket and pants go).

Also, for those that are interested, a few months ago I purchased some SIDI boots...they are SOOOOO good! I love my SIDI boots! Motoport also sells SIDI boots and Wayne considers them to be one of the best made boots for safety while riding. He has a customer who works for a local Law Enforcement agency and works 'motors' for that agency. This guy was wearing traditional riding boots that the department gave him, got in a crash and the bumper of the car he was involved with ripped the boot open and ripped of toes from his foot!!!! The guy is a mess but is recovering and wants to continue riding. Wayne said a good pair of boots with a high safety rating is paramount...a MUST HAVE! I'm very happy with my SIDI boots and was even happier when I saw that he (Wayne) sells SIDI and considers them to be a very safe boot!

Offline MikeB_CA

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 454
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2016, 02:33:26 pm »
had time to get measured while I was in San DIego. They seem to know all the folks here by name and gear. Was a very interesting visit and talk. Wayne came out and spent some time talking. Was nice to get hands on samples and figure out what I need and want. They are very thorough in going through the order process and suggesting what they think you might need with the riding style and what you wear underneath.  Now it is just the waiting.

freebird, you'll be glad you went in and had them take your measurements. Everything should be "spot-on" when you get it and I think you will absolutely LOVE the gear! It is far and above better than the stuff we were buying from the internet or local shops!

BTW, did you see the samples of gear that have been through crashes? Both his gear and the "other stuff"?

Offline Sailor_chic

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1468
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11610
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2016, 04:57:14 pm »
I should have listened to Faisals advice when he was at my house. "Return that crap!" But the stubborn girl didn't listen. The $300 refund would have been nice.
Like he said. A John Deere bicycle. Great analogy Fais.
Nicole     Port St Lucie, FL.
2013 C14 Black  
2006 Vmax
IBA # 60267

Offline seagiant1

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2786
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11323
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2016, 05:23:00 pm »
Hi,
        Thanks for the info on the SIDI boots!

Lucky, I guess cause that is what I bought! :great:

One of the few that come in my size (15) ::)

They actually have little armour plates in high risk areas, and are built like a tank! :o

Wayne asked if I wanted liners and I said, "No", as I am just a day rider. :(

In Florida, if I go through a rain shower, I'm dry again in 20 min. with the mesh kevlar! :motonoises:

I know I don't make friends when I say this, but Motoport Gear, makes ANY other gear, a rip off,  in money, AND safety!!! :-X

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Offline Fais

  • It's amazing what one can accomplish if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2016, 05:29:42 pm »
^^^^ you made a friend out of me  :great:

Bro - I Wasted every prior penny spent and nearly died of heat before a wreck ever had a chance on my life!

1976 BMW R90S (Luna) - 2000 KLR650 (Dirt McGirt) - 2005 SV1000 (Sue) - 2006 Vespa PX150 (Vino Negro) - 2014 C14 (Betty) - 2017 Z125Pro (MiniZ)
Whether you think you can or can't - you're right!
Instagram @ fais_the_photographer

Offline MikeB_CA

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 454
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2016, 05:42:18 pm »
Hi,
        Thanks for the info on the SIDI boots!

Lucky, I guess cause that is what I bought! :great:

One of the few that come in my size (15) ::)

They actually have little armour plates in high risk areas, and are built like a tank! :o

Wayne asked if I wanted liners and I said, "No", as I am just a day rider. :(

In Florida, if I go through a rain shower, I'm dry again in 20 min. with the mesh kevlar! :motonoises:

I know I don't make friends when I say this, but Motoport Gear, makes ANY other gear, a rip off,  in money, AND safety!!! :-X


I hear that brother...a total ripoff! I had Klim gear and thought it was good until I got a taste of the gear at Motoport and quickly...instantly realized I was wearing the wrong gear!

Regarding boots...I bought these;



« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 05:52:49 pm by MikeB_CA »

Offline seagiant1

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2786
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11323
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2016, 05:58:06 pm »
^^^^ you made a friend out of me  :great:

Bro - I Wasted every prior penny spent and nearly died of heat before a wreck ever had a chance on my life!

Hi,
       Thanks Fais! :beerchug:

Glad you completed your outfit! :great:

Mike, those boots look pretty darn "stout"! ;D

I figure if I go, I'll have my "hide" with me anyway! >:D >:D >:D

Like Fais, said, there ain't no Fashion Show on a gurney and the Nurses don't care!!! ::) ::) ::)
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Offline freebird6

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 801
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 11012
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #63 on: March 26, 2016, 12:09:02 am »
\
freebird, you'll be glad you went in and had them take your measurements. Everything should be "spot-on" when you get it and I think you will absolutely LOVE the gear! It is far and above better than the stuff we were buying from the internet or local shops!

BTW, did you see the samples of gear that have been through crashes? Both his gear and the "other stuff"?

ya...got the whole tour...I don't think Wayne will let you get out of there without showing you the section of blown up gear...after he has already asked what you were wearing and shows you an example of your gear after a crash.

On the subject of gear...I have had several pairs of touring boots before the accident left my right leg shattered and misaligned. I have to send measurements off the current pair of boots. I found these for the road. They walk well and have ample protection. They need the measurements at 3 spots to ensure the pants will fit over them.

Offline Fais

  • It's amazing what one can accomplish if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2016, 12:39:02 am »
What kind of boots are those? I'm starting my Christmas list early. Those look nice
1976 BMW R90S (Luna) - 2000 KLR650 (Dirt McGirt) - 2005 SV1000 (Sue) - 2006 Vespa PX150 (Vino Negro) - 2014 C14 (Betty) - 2017 Z125Pro (MiniZ)
Whether you think you can or can't - you're right!
Instagram @ fais_the_photographer

Offline FTB530

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 534
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12127
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2016, 01:01:29 am »
So after ordering Motoport is it a average four week wait?

Offline Fais

  • It's amazing what one can accomplish if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2016, 01:19:38 am »
So after ordering Motoport is it a average four week wait?

That's a fluid situation. Always changing....

If you expect to wait 4 weeks I think you'll be pleasantly surprised:great:

Also - pay 1/2 to place order, other half when they make it. No fees for that.

 :beerchug:
1976 BMW R90S (Luna) - 2000 KLR650 (Dirt McGirt) - 2005 SV1000 (Sue) - 2006 Vespa PX150 (Vino Negro) - 2014 C14 (Betty) - 2017 Z125Pro (MiniZ)
Whether you think you can or can't - you're right!
Instagram @ fais_the_photographer

Offline FTB530

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 534
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12127
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2016, 01:27:29 am »
I like what I see and read about Motoport,but I dont have a decent jacket now,leather jacket I wore on harley shrunk  :)),, I am going to chico tommorrow and looking at a Motoquest jacket that came in today, but it is $550, not sure what I will do at this point.

Offline FTB530

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 534
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12127
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2016, 01:29:38 am »
What is the chance of you Motoport owners posting pics Of your jacket? Yea I looked at the page to many choices .

Offline seagiant1

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2786
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11323
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2016, 01:53:01 am »
Hi,
       Motoport gear comes a certain way and then has "options" for a custom setup.

This is something you need to think about as to what YOU want in your gear and how you want to set it up!

I hate cargo pockets (the next guy might love them?) and went with the inner zippered pockets on my jacket and NO pockets what so ever on my pants!

I use the jacket pockets for wallet, cell phone, keys ect.

This keeps things from bugging me in my pants pocket,  (more comfy)while I ride.

This is on the Ultra II Jacket and Pants.

Just sayin, worth some time to get what you want straight in your head, and write it down BEFORE you go to order!!!!

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/help-me-choose-a-motoport-jacket.703271/
« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 01:58:01 am by seagiant1 »
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it"
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Offline Fais

  • It's amazing what one can accomplish if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2683
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2016, 02:01:58 am »


Marathon mesh - it's like being in the shade - not in a jacket - on a hot day - off the bike - I'm known to keep it on :-\

Take it off, zip it up, stands on its' own. My little safety cocoon. Tested to 155(!)



I'm not that big - the front pads are so big and thick, the sleeves are padded from wrist to shoulder - the Kevlar doesn't touch me - I'm in the shade of it.

1976 BMW R90S (Luna) - 2000 KLR650 (Dirt McGirt) - 2005 SV1000 (Sue) - 2006 Vespa PX150 (Vino Negro) - 2014 C14 (Betty) - 2017 Z125Pro (MiniZ)
Whether you think you can or can't - you're right!
Instagram @ fais_the_photographer

Offline FTB530

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 534
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12127
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2016, 03:15:43 am »
Thanks guys, if that olympia doesn't fit perfect I will probably opt for the motoport.,going to do some more reserch ,thanks again.

Offline FTB530

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 534
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 12127
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2016, 11:02:12 pm »
Since i didn't have a decent jacket I want to head and bought the Olympia Moto quest today,
So the Motoport had to be put on the OT List, along with th Delkacic ,sisf flash,lamm seat,rostra cruiseand anything elseni can think of for a while!

Offline freebird6

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 801
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 11012
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2016, 01:05:00 am »
Currently waiting two weeks now for the alterations on my liners. Not impressed with the liners or the time to alter.

YOur name came up when I was talking about the Forum... at least they know who you are....jI forgot your actual name and they came up with it right away. Hope it all works out ....I opted to keep my heated WarmNSafe stuff instead of order the liners.

Offline freebird6

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 801
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 11012
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What Motoport to buy?
« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2016, 01:14:16 am »
What kind of boots are those? I'm starting my Christmas list early. Those look nice


Forma Adventure  US sizing with good toe room. I used Revzilla as they have decent returns if size is wrong. I thought about using the european compainies and taking advantage of the exchange rate but with the anikle deformities and having tried on SIdi and several other brands I jumped on Revzilla. These are built like athletic shoes on the lower sole portion , they are most def water proof as we were in it last summer. I opted for the black but the brown looks good as well  http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forma-adventure-boots. GOod sized toe box