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Old 11-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #21
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I've bought quite a bit of used stuff off of ebay. Jackets, 1 pc track suit, boots. Craigslist also has decent finds
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check out cyclegear they have two stores in houston and you can try on everything before hand to see what size you are.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:37 PM   #23
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I thought 3 - Sharpstown (SW), Greenspoint (N), and Almeda (SE).
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #24
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check out leatherup.com

i got both of my Xelemet jackets from there (good prices)
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #25
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I was going to say newenough.com used to carry good used gear and lots of closeouts. But they are now MotorcycleGear which someone has already posted about.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #26
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Google motorcycle closeouts or clearance. There are a lot of great deals out there.

Denniskirk.com has a section, as well as newenough.com (mentioned^), and many more.

You can also talk to the sponsors here. They give us some pretty good deals, and you can spend money locally.

I would love to do that all the time, but if I find $120 gloves on clearance online for $29, I have to go for it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #27
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what size do you wear? i'll have an XL Joe Rocket spring/Winter/fall jacket for sale soon $100, used like 1 season. no damage, mint.
XL is too big, I'm either a M or a L

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I got my HJC CS-R2 for $100 at 2 wheel toyz lol works great, looks great and can't beat that price
What color is it? I'm kinda looking for a helmet that has yellow on it lol

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check out revzilla. you dont necessarily have to purchase from them but their vidoes ought to help you out.
That's cool, I'll be sure to check them out

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When you are getting your gear, budget for a set of knee and shin guards. It is just $25 and it will save your skin if you go down.
That's what I was thinking at first so that I could just use my regular jeans that I already have...

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Just ride around with a track suit. Lmao those are the only things that are "mothouston" approved anything less than that is not safe gear lmao
Hahaha nice, but I want the safest street gear though

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The OP said he was interested in safety at a good price. Leg armor is very cheap and often overlooked. I don't think anyone is preaching about safety, just offering advice.
I assume that motorcycle gear has to include safety stuff like guards in the jacket and such so I assume everyone is listing what they think is safe budget gear I hope! haha

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I've got the hook up for you, I can deck you out with everything but a pair of bots for 100.00

I have a nice pair of gauntlet gloves worn 3 times, size medium/small, a medium joe rocket textile jacket, and a medium helmet,

I don't have a pic of the jacket but if your interested I can get you a pic of that as well.

PM if interested Mike
Hmmm, I'll check that out. Seems like a good deal.

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Ah sorry I didn't read it right the first time lol

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Dainese...j/k. Just go to Cyclegear, that will work for a year or so and survive a crash and its cheap.
Hmmm there's one near my house. Ima need to check it out.

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Not all CG stuff is . Their gloves have held up well through summer sweat and daily use. Plus one minor off at that track.

Otherwise, watch for closeout, clearances, and yes, used gear.

That reminds me, I need to get off my lazy and post some ads here.
Yea I'm taking a look at used gear too

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I've bought quite a bit of used stuff off of ebay. Jackets, 1 pc track suit, boots. Craigslist also has decent finds
I just can't seem to know what to look for on those websites though. I've already tried haha

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check out cyclegear they have two stores in houston and you can try on everything before hand to see what size you are.
Will do!

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I thought 3 - Sharpstown (SW), Greenspoint (N), and Almeda (SE).
Yea, I'm near the Greenspoint location.

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check out leatherup.com

i got both of my Xelemet jackets from there (good prices)
Will check that out.

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I was going to say newenough.com used to carry good used gear and lots of closeouts. But they are now MotorcycleGear which someone has already posted about.
Ah ok yea I checked them out when I googled motorcycle gear but I still wasn't sure of the site haha

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Google motorcycle closeouts or clearance. There are a lot of great deals out there.

Denniskirk.com has a section, as well as newenough.com (mentioned^), and many more.

You can also talk to the sponsors here. They give us some pretty good deals, and you can spend money locally.

I would love to do that all the time, but if I find $120 gloves on clearance online for $29, I have to go for it.
Thanks for the google tip!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #28
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There has been a lot of good information, but I'm adding my $0.02 now.

Please, read this link. It was one of the most informative sites that helped familiarize me with gear. It has information on helmets, jackets, etc.

I would highly recommend this: go to Motorcycles Unlimited on 1960, and talk to those guys about which helmet you need. Try it on. There are several different sizes and shapes for helmets, and getting the right one that fits your noggin is the most important. There are cheap brands that are DOT approved for $70. The cushion forms to your head because that IS your "airbag" WHEN you crash. You're a new rider. It's going to happen. Make sure you protect your most critical part of your body with a good helmet.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...met-shapes.htm


Otherwise, go used with some good gauntlet gloves and whatever jacket you can find.

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #29
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I agree "fit" is far more important than how well the helmet is made or how expensive it is. Just having a full face helmet on - regardless of make/model - will increase your chance by a wide margin. Buy the best you can afford, but you cannot afford not wearing one.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #30
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I agree "fit" is far more important than how well the helmet is made or how expensive it is. Just having a full face helmet on - regardless of make/model - will increase your chance by a wide margin. Buy the best you can afford, but you cannot afford not wearing one.
so far the best fitting and feeling helmet i've ever put on my grape has been a scorpion exo 400. which is a $159 lid. an $800 technical masterpiece means nothing if it doesn't fit right on your noggin.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #31
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What color is it? I'm kinda looking for a helmet that has yellow on it lol
I got mine in gray but they had it in yellow
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