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post #1 of 4 Old 05-07-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Okay, just to be clear so I don't get flamed about not doing so, I did use the search function. No luck. I am sure if I spent hours roaming through every possible thread I would find something eventually but I think it is far easier just to come out and ask the question. I am trying to find a good back armor piece that I could put in a Kilimanjaro 4.0 and a Kilimanjaro Air jacket. Anybody have any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-07-2008, 11:05 PM
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If neither one of these will fit - http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef...ad_inserts.htm rumor has it they'll custom make one to fit your jacket.

I went with this instead - http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef..._protector.htm and left the original back protector in both my AST and my Bushwhacker. Got mine at Moto Liberty though.

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Decent or the best - lol

You can always get a back protector that you wear underneath like mine :




don't even notice its there when you are geared up.

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If neither one of these will fit - http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef...ad_inserts.htm rumor has it they'll custom make one to fit your jacket.
I upgraded the back armor in my rev'it jacket last week. The local BMW/Triumph dealer had 2 CE-rated back pads that fit perfectly. The Knox pad was $25 and sorta bulky, and the Vanson was $50 but low-profile and with some ventilation holes, and felt stronger. It's the standard size vanson pad. They're shaped like shape B at that link.

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