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Old 03-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #21
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If you arnt that worried about a helmet, I'll sell you my old shoie RF-900. Its still clean, and was hardly used. The pads are still nice and soft, not even broken in yet.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #22
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I'm an HJC fan as well. Can't say enough good things about the new RPS-10. As for leathers, I stick to Rocket. Seems best bang for buck, altho I do catch myself admiring Dainese leathers. I tried on a jacket, and was amazed! It felt wonderful. If only I had the money
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If you arnt that worried about a helmet, I'll sell you my old shoie RF-900. Its still clean, and was hardly used. The pads are still nice and soft, not even broken in yet.
Size? Pics?
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I have an S&S jacket which works great for $100. Not the best but definetly serves it's purpose.

My lid is an HJC, bought mostly cuz of the fit. Try em on and see what works.
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More expensive helmets are generally lighter, more airy, and less noisy. They may or may not offer increased head protection though.

Considering I'm less interested in being showy, I go with HJC helmets. They meet my price vs. features crossover.
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Size? Pics?
Size M. Troy Lee Designs Edition:

188412 10150171083205850 670225849 8352018 5050243 n

Was hardly used, Inside is very clean:

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None are what I would consider a good brand, but they know marketing.
Personally as far as helmets, on the low to upper midrange end HJC, Bell and Scorpion are good. As far a jackets and gloves, A Stars, Joe Rocket and Cortech work well among others. Boots? Sidi or Alpinestars.
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The HJC is pretty comfy and reasonably priced. I got a Shoei and I hate to say it but I grab the HJC more. Just a suggestion but go to www.superbikemagazine.co.uk and look up older articles about what to look for. They compared a Dainese jacket to a more local but known manufacturer to see if the more expensive Italian brand was better made. Turns out it wasn't that much better for the $$$. I'm considering looking into the Ride Smart Taichi stuff myself. I currently have an Astars jacket and gloves (leather) and a Dainese textile/mesh summer jacket.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:10 AM   #30
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Went down with a textile Scorpion and it held up like a champ. I still use it every once in a while. Helmet was a Fulmer and it did it's job to but I would recommend HJC.
I flew off the front of my CBR in '09 after eating too much front brake to avoid rear-ending a bunch of who slammed on their brakes after seeing a cop on 59 near Sugar Land. I blacked out (thank ) as soon as my left the seat and awoke in the middle of the road having stopped 3 lanes of traffic.

I was wearing an HJC helmet, Scorpion textile jacket, and Scorpion armored leather gloves. I landed face/shoulder first. My helmet was still intact and my shield did not shatter...only scratched. My gloves had one hole in them. The gloves and helmet are in a "shrine" in my motorcycle closet. I still wear the jacket but will be getting an AStars leather as I am very impressed w/the chest/spine protector vest I now wear (in addition to knee/shin guards) and the AStars boots.

I have a Scorpion helmet now but could put full support and my life behind HJC (kinda dumb I didn't get another). For my head size/shape, Shoei was SUPER-comfortable. Too bad I tried it on after the fact but can see myself getting one in the future.
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