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  • #16
    Originally posted by Pete40 View Post
    I've been rocking the Acerbis Koerta 2.0 for a few years now. The mesh has big netting, big air flow.

    Shoulder, elbow back and rib protection are excellent. I do the kidney belt up low and tight and put my pants over the top of it.

    https://www.fc-moto.de/en/Acerbis-Ko...otector-Jacket

    It has broken a screw and sweat has ruined one screw. It's held up ok with zip ties. I might actually buy another one.
    Hi Pete,

    Been a while since I've spoken to you, I hope you are well.

    These days I'm riding a 1290R Super Adventure and I'm about to relocate to Broome WA. Tropical Kimberleys etc.

    When you ride in the hottest months, do you think the Acerbis option would give enough protection at not race pace.
    Do you also wear a jersey, vented etc.?

    I've been wearing the Klim gear jacket and pants, but I know I'd boil in the jacket. You need to break land speed records to stay cool in the heat of summer here in Sydney and NSW South Coast wearing the jacket.
    The pants will be Ok due to the massive zippers.

    I had another massive off in Feb on my 1190R and scored a helicopter. Ribs, lung clavicle and spleen. I'm hoping the Acerbis will give max protection for some of these areas. Combined with with my spinal damage previously, my days of riding will be complete with another major. Hence the questioning.

    Thank you in advance for any input & also throwing out to the brains trust that is DBW.

    Cheers fellas JD

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    • #17
      Hi JD, IVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT BROOME lately. Lived there nearly 40 years ago, F I'm getting old! That's one place I want to go back to. Saw a show on Beagle Bay the other day, they are going to bitumen the road up to there. Shows how times change.

      People in Broome put a jumper on when the temperature drops below 26. I kid you not. It's tropical to say the least. Humid place. In summer I can wear the Acerbis on its own but keep out of the lantana. My memory of dirt roads around Broome (hope there's some left) is very thick growth on either side of the road. If you go "hors piste" you'll get scratched up for sure.

      I don't usually wear a heap of protection on my big bikes, but looking at your history of recent crashes, I can understand why you want to. I rode from Broome to Port Headland once without a helmet it was so hot (young and stupid).

      A Koerta with just a jersey over the top could actually be a good choice as opposed to a jacket on a big bike.

      I'll see you up there. Definitely planning a trip when covid is over.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Pete40 View Post
        Hi JD, IVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT BROOME lately. Lived there nearly 40 years ago, F I'm getting old! That's one place I want to go back to. Saw a show on Beagle Bay the other day, they are going to bitumen the road up to there. Shows how times change.

        People in Broome put a jumper on when the temperature drops below 26. I kid you not. It's tropical to say the least. Humid place. In summer I can wear the Acerbis on its own but keep out of the lantana. My memory of dirt roads around Broome (hope there's some left) is very thick growth on either side of the road. If you go "hors piste" you'll get scratched up for sure.

        I don't usually wear a heap of protection on my big bikes, but looking at your history of recent crashes, I can understand why you want to. I rode from Broome to Port Headland once without a helmet it was so hot (young and stupid).

        A Koerta with just a jersey over the top could actually be a good choice as opposed to a jacket on a big bike.

        I'll see you up there. Definitely planning a trip when covid is over.

        Hey Pete,

        Awesome insight, thank you.

        Mate, if you do return to Broome it would be awesome to meet.

        You certainly are well traveled and a wealth of knowledge.

        :grinning-

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Pete40 View Post
          Axel, I just took a look on FC-moto and it worked out to $266 including delivery by DHL. The original site I bought from (motosorm.it) did turn out to be close to $300 ($293) including exorbitant postage of $74.
          I'm not going to argue with you, I did a 10 second search on eDay. :grinning-

          Then I looked on the MCA website, so definitely not a comprehensive review from me.

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