MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > Gear Talk
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Need help making final choices!

So ive been buying my gear to ride. Gear that I have already, Bell Vortex (eventually want to buy the Ride Smart-1) and Joe Rocket gloves with carbon fiber knuckle protection (forgot the name of them). I got both at Motorcycles Unlimited, which by the way were good help.

Need help with the following.

Jacket - 5'9, I havent measured myself yet but I tried some on at 2 Wheel toys and I think im like a 56 maybe 54. I was shopping for 2 jackets, a lightweight, cool, pick up and throw on jacket / and a black leather for 3 season wear. I was thinking of the getting the REV'it' Airwave from Revzilla but from what ive read here, mesh isnt the way to go. So I rather go with a textile jacket now and leather. For the leather I was thinking the Ignition 2 by REV'it' as well. I called REVZILLAS customer service and they said nothing but good things about the Ignition 2 after I told them to compare it to the REV'it' TARMAC ($600) and Dainese Avro ($600). They told me the Ignition 2 was good to go. I want to see what you guys have to say regarding this brand, or if you have any other brands that I can look at. PS- Im not feeling the hump on the back. Or instead of getting 2 jackets, should I just get 1 really good one???

Boots - I wear like a 10, I have a wide foot with med arches. Ive heard nothing but SIDI. So ive decided to go with them but now I dont know which to pick. Im a beginner and not planning on hitting the track anytime soon. I was really liking the Streetburners but from what ive read, I can go better with a full boot for the money im spending on the Streetburners. Ive also read a full boot gives me more protection that the streetburner. So which one????

Knee Pads - So far ive been really looking at the ICONS that come in the new set which includes the chest / back protector and the elbow / forearm protector. Havent really researched knee pads much but would like feed back on this.

Hip protection / protective shorts - Only ones ive seen and been reading about are the ones on the REVZILLA site.

I know its a lot of info but I will appreciate the advise / opinions / stories regarding gear / facts...
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glove choices.... obed Gear Talk 25 06-19-2012 09:30 AM
Bike choices EnjoiZ General Discussion (Moto Related) 17 07-03-2011 02:08 PM
upgrade time... choices choices JayoT General Discussion (Moto Related) 42 02-05-2010 01:07 AM
Your Help With New Gear Choices gsxrjai Gear Talk 7 01-12-2009 10:50 PM
My helmet choices.... Solracer General Discussion (Moto Related) 41 05-08-2006 07:53 AM
Advertisement
Old 01-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,497

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









are you talking US or EURO size?

I have a size 46 (US) Frank Thomas jacket for sale ($100, wore it maybe 10 times and got another because it was to big), and a size 48 1 piece A* suit (new in bag).

Knee pads, got them at CG for $15 bucks (A*) and work fine (crash tested and still using them).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Quote:
Originally Posted by urbanXJ View Post
are you talking US or EURO size?

I have a size 46 (US) Frank Thomas jacket for sale ($100, wore it maybe 10 times and got another because it was to big), and a size 48 1 piece A* suit (new in bag).

Knee pads, got them at CG for $15 bucks (A*) and work fine (crash tested and still using them).

I dont know if it was US or Europe size. I tried on some of the Alpinstar jackets and dont know if they were US or Europe sizing.
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
mkgsxr
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atascosita
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 6,081

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
07 GSXR 600 "TRACK "
03 XR70 PIT








User is banned

.
mkgsxr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
Rael
Communist Plant
 
Rael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boerne
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,235

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'12 Griso 8v
'13 Wr250r








5' 9" is probably a 54 euro.
Rael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #6
Se7eN73
2 yrs and still learning:
 
Se7eN73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SW H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 121

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2007 GSX-R 750









Quote:
Originally Posted by urbanXJ View Post
Knee pads, got them at CG for $15 bucks (A*) and work fine (crash tested and still using them).
Can you post a link to the type of knee pads you purchased from CG.

Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk
__________________
aka(CosmicPanda)
Se7eN73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
HMFIC
Senior Member
 
HMFIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tierra de Azucar
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,812

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Super Duke R
08 YZ450F
Santa Cruz Blur 4x
09 YZ250F






THe jacket sizes u posted have to be Euro....
__________________
Frank
HMFIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
imakeitreign
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Austin
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 40

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Daytona 675R









Unless you're super fat, or a chick with gigantic tittays!
imakeitreign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #9
HMFIC
Senior Member
 
HMFIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tierra de Azucar
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,812

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Super Duke R
08 YZ450F
Santa Cruz Blur 4x
09 YZ250F






Quote:
Originally Posted by Se7eN73 View Post
Can you post a link to the type of knee pads you purchased from CG.

Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk

These are the ones Ive crashed tested...I think they are worth 10x the cost after my "test"....Bevo, Princes, Sol, Ormand and Reese can vouch for the effectiveness......

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rds/web1000427
__________________
Frank
HMFIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
Rael
Communist Plant
 
Rael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boerne
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,235

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'12 Griso 8v
'13 Wr250r








Quote:
Originally Posted by HMFIC View Post
These are the ones Ive crashed tested...I think they are worth 10x the cost after my "test"....Bevo, Princes, Sol, Ormand and Reese can vouch for the effectiveness......

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rds/web1000427
I've tested out those knee guards as well. Very very effective.
Rael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
BaoPee
12 yr old Asian boy
 
BaoPee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (8)
Posts: 4,614

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1











Quote:
Originally Posted by Rael View Post
I've tested out those knee guards as well. Very very effective.
<---witness
__________________

info@halffastgroup.com
BaoPee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #12
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,497

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









Quote:
Originally Posted by HMFIC View Post
These are the ones Ive crashed tested...I think they are worth 10x the cost after my "test"....Bevo, Princes, Sol, Ormand and Reese can vouch for the effectiveness......

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rds/web1000427
thats the ones, worth every penny.

Tell you what, I need the space if you want that jacket I'll let it go for $75.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Man, my thread is getting jacked!

I was looking at those Alpinestar knee pads too... Not expensive and since ur saying they have been crash tested then worth buying....
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #14
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






I wear the Alpinestars and have seen them crash tested. They hold up well.
We also keep them in stock.
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,497

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









Quote:
Originally Posted by A 2 Da Z View Post
Man, my thread is getting jacked!

I was looking at those Alpinestar knee pads too... Not expensive and since ur saying they have been crash tested then worth buying....
I have crashed with them on, no knee injury and they are still in use after 3 years of use.

I bought them because I had a lowside in a greasy garage downtown.

only slid for 5 ot 6 feet but it made for one painful knee since I was sliding on my knee.

WORTH EVERY PENNY and dosn't take more than 20 seconds to slap on

can be worn inside or outside pants. If you wear them outside, you may even save your pants like I did. So, they have actually paid for themselves in my mind.

You don't want to learn the hard way.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #16
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Patrick: I wasnt able to make it to your shop this past weekend due to work and shifts, but ill try to make it this Wednesday or Thursday to check out the knee pads and get sized up for a jacket. Dont know if ill have the funds for a jacket, but at least ill know what size I am and a list of jackets that you recommend.

Thanks in advance...
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #17
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Im really feeling the Alpinestars GT-R...

Anyone have any experience with this jacket???
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 09:54 PM   #18
Patrick
Motorcycles Unlimited
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 16,367

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
'14 Speed Triple R, '82 CB900F, '13 Streetglide






Do you mean Alpinestars GPR?
http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...et-perforated/

Or the T-GP Plus?
http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...extile-jacket/


I don't see the GT-R, can you send me a link?
__________________
Call or PM for the BEST PRICES in Houston for PARTS and ACCESSORIES.
MAKE SURE TO MENTION YOU'RE ON MH TO GET THE BEST PRICE!

NEED GEAR? We have a great selection in stock but if we need to order it we GUARANTEE FIT!
Where Houston riders go to have their bikes worked on, done right the first time!


muad

1964 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:00 Sat. 9-5:30
www.motorcycles-unlimited.com
http://www.facebook.com/motorcyclesunlimited
e-mail: patrick@motorcycles-unlimited.com
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #19
BaoPee
12 yr old Asian boy
 
BaoPee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (8)
Posts: 4,614

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1











friend of mine just crash test on his A*...it had saved his collar bone and arm...it was 40-50 miles crash...nothing was torn or ripped
__________________

info@halffastgroup.com
BaoPee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:08 PM   #20
A 2 Da Z
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Houston / Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 44


Bike(s):
Looking to buy one...









Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Do you mean Alpinestars GPR?
http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...et-perforated/

Or the T-GP Plus?
http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...extile-jacket/


I don't see the GT-R, can you send me a link?
I meant the GP-R, sorry...

Read good reviews on it. Not too pricey either, plus its perf... Liking the all black, white n black, and the black, white, red

Last edited by A 2 Da Z; 01-31-2012 at 11:12 PM.
A 2 Da Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy