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I was stationed at Travis and always used to eat at the mongolian barbeque in Suisun!!! :thumb:
 
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Duke said:
Weeee.... :thumb:
Lookie what I was at my door when I got home.....WEEEEEE!
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:eek:

Do any of the other list elders find his use of "WEEEEE!" more than a little alarming???

Where was that little bastard Wheelie from again??? :rant:
 
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Chain said:
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Do any of the other list elders find his use of "WEEEEE!" more than a little alarming???

Where was that little bastard Wheelie from again??? :rant:
:rotfl: C'mon Chain, you know you love the guiy!


Duke, don't you just luv UPS?! Or FedEx, or whoever? Congrats on the new toys! :thumb:
 
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Duke said:
Weeee.... :thumb:
Lookie what I was at my door when I got home.....WEEEEEE!
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Duke i'm looking at buying the exact same gloves.. Give me an update on comfort, size, and where did you buy them etc!!!
Those gloves are nice!!!
 
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I've had my Teknics for a long time...since 2000, they are the first edition of the Violator series. There are no holes in them and have broken in very well. I hope the new Teknic stuff is the same as the old.

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Nice stuff Duke! Did the size you got fit as expected??



Chain...

Drop the weee, and slowly back away. Yes, us* olde phartes remember, but some of us are stable enough to offer help to those in need. PM me if you need help.






*proper grammar and use of the language requires me to use a word that sounds just like the one that set off your seizure. I intentionally avoided that so as to not cause further pain. You're welcome.
 
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Are those the ones with kangaroo palms? If so... you'll enjoy the comfort but hate the short lifespan.
 
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Are those the ones with kangaroo palms? If so... you'll enjoy the comfort but hate the short lifespan.
Nice gloves Duke! :thumb:

Nomad....short life to kangaroo skin?? I thought it was structually more tough than cow hide? :huh:
 
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The kangaroo does better in crashes for abrasion resistance, but the sweat from your hands tends to dry it up and make it brittle faster than other leathers. I have had my Violator Pros now for over 2 years. My first pair is starting to show its age so I have switched to my second pair (they were $70 from newenough.com at the time so I picked up 2 pairs).
 
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Fit and finish are superb. I had a set of Violator pros from new enough and the palm lasted 2 years. So for the amount of riding I did, it was well worth it. I liked them sooo much I got these new 04 Silver Violators, to me they are some of the best, most comfortable gloves out there. If they last 2 years they are worth it again. They seem ALOT more built up than the chrome knuckle ones. The lack of chrome is a good thing IMHO. The outer palm and pinkey now have better padding. The palm is as good or better than the chrome ones. Closure system is the same. I got them on Ebay for 110 dollars shipped. Thats 10 bucks cheaper than anywhere Ive seen and thats W/O shipping. I wish newenough would start having them on clearance again.
 
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Nomad....short life to kangaroo skin?? I thought it was structually more tough than cow hide? :huh:
Mine lasted less than 14,000km(8750miles). I can't remember the exact km's, but it was probably even less than 14k. Anyway, kangaroo skin may be tough... I think mine were rat skin. :idunno:

Seriously... they were the most comfortable gloves I've ever had but what's a glove without a palm? Frigging rat skin.
 
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Thanks for the review, Duke! I'll keep them in mind next time I need gloves.

Jordan...
Maybe we should think about this like tires. We spend more for less miles!
 
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I've owned quite a few pairs of gloves... for some reason, I always end up with a stack. My Kangaroo palms were the weakest of any. (Well, 2nd weakest but that was a $20 glove story.)

They look good and were comfy but mine were made from rat skin. YMMV.
 
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maw got them gloves for 99 bucks, not much a difference but thats free shipping too
 
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I checked them out at the motorcycle dealer last week... they have MUCH different palms than the ones I had. I suspect they have fixed whatever problems I had. :thumb:
 

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I bought a set of the Violators with Kangaroo palms a few years back. I had the same experience - very comfy, an awesome glove, until you get some mile sunder them. I was very pissed at just how quickly the kangaroo palm dried up and cracked. I was riding about 50000km a year back then, so they lasted all of about 4 months (the summe rmonths too...) And over here, they are a $US200 investment.

I bought the model down with the cowhide all over next, and they are still going over 2 years later.

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