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Old 10-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Alright, new to riding, need suggestions on ALL gear!

I know generally what I want. I need gear that protects very well but also allows me to walk around casually (plan on riding to school). Any suggestions for the below?

1. helmet, one that has adjustable breathing

2. Jacket, leather with pads and spine support. found this: http://www.leatherup.com/p/Xelement-...ket/42527.html. doesnt seem to be too bad. but I was wondering if any jackets came armored integrated that is padding AND plastic.

3. JEANS! ok, I want to wear legit riding jeans, but I can't get over how baggy most of them are. I'd still like the option to shove in some armor. these are the closest to slim fitting i could find: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nim-Pants.aspx. the description claims you can put in "Smart Protectors", what are those?

4. Gloves: no idea wear to start, but would like some armored (with the plastic on the knuckles) that have removeable lining (does that exist?).


5. Boots: I would love some GOOD boots that don't look hideous, preferably black, any suggestions?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:28 AM   #5
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Yep, just finished MSF yesterday. While doing some of the exercises, (pretty much the Slow down, head point, roll through the corner) I would consistently peg scrape/boot scrape. I guess I was going faster than most and pushing the 125cc in EXTREME POWER TURNZZ through 2nd gear, but I realized the need for gear real quick.

Prob not going to spend $2k, more along the lines of $1k.

So are there jackets that contain hard plastic armor + foam integrated, or am I going to have to buy/wear them separately?


Oh and sorry I never mentioned, I am in Austin for school, but I'm a Houstonian and H-I'er.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:30 AM   #6
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Yep, just finished MSF yesterday. While doing some of the exercises, (pretty much the Slow down, head point, roll through the corner) I would consistently peg scrape/boot scrape. I guess I was going faster than most and pushing the 125cc in EXTREME POWER TURNZZ through 2nd gear, but I realized the need for gear real quick.

Prob not going to spend $2k, more along the lines of $1k.

So are there jackets that contain hard plastic armor + foam integrated, or am I going to have to buy/wear them separately?


Oh and sorry I never mentioned, I am in Austin for school, but I'm a Houstonian and H-I'er.
most jackets come with body armor in them already. You can buy seperate if you would like (some people like to get better back protection)
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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Fit is as important as quality.
We can get you in a good helmet for the $100.00 - 120.00 range, a good mesh jacket for between $90.00 - $130, gloves from $40.00- $80.00 and boots around $125.00.

So somewhere around $350.00 - $400.00 will get you geared up very well.

We keep a large inventory of gear in stock, everything from Joe Rocket, to Fieldsheer to Alpinestar.
If we don't have what you want, we can typically get it in one day, and we guarantee fit.

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If you wear a leather jacket don't put too much stock in the plastic bits of armor. The research says that the foam only armor will absorb impact better than the hard armor over foam. That being said you need something for abrasion resistance; so if you don't have leather over the armor definitely get some with plastic to allow for sliding.

I recommend staying away from the icon field armor boots. I had them and, although they did last one year of 25k commuting in Houston, the soles of these boots will become mush if they get wet. They seem to be made of cardboard. Once this sole deteriorates the little tacks that hold the rubber sole on will start poking your feet through the foot insert (not pleasant). If you do buy them make sure to remove the foot insert if you get them wet and allow them to air out.

I had A* boots before; more expensive, but overall better.
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Patric where is the shop on 1960....is it past 45....ill be comming from dayton way...I would like to come check it out
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
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We're about 2.5 miles West of 45, just before Kuykendahl on the right.
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Shift Fuel leather shoe/boot. You cannot go wrong, they're comfy, have snug ankle protection and look like regular shoes. If Patrick can hook you up for about $350 then thats awesome. Winter is coming, might wanna skip the mesh and jump straight into leather or vented leather.
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both of these boots are perfect for what your looking for:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Air-Boots.aspx

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...nted-Boot.aspx

I love my s-mx-5 a* boots!
Leather jackets can get pretty pricey, but just remember, in most cases quality= $
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #18
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Picked this up in flat black this morning:

Shoei RF 1100

$399 + 15% off, woot.

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Went into Cyclegear in Austin looking for a $200 or so helmet. The comfort of this thing was the best though!
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personnally i don't recommend dark helmets, cagers don't see them as well as bright helmets. and people see movement, if it's all black/grey it's very hard to see in the daylight let alone night vs some bright colored helmet.

nice lid otherwise

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personnally i don't recommend dark helmets, cagers don't see them as well as bright helmets. and people see movement, if it's all black/grey it's very hard to see in the daylight let alone night vs some bright colored helmet.

nice lid otherwise

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Never really considered that thought. Maybe I'll go exchange it soon.
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