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Old 10-01-2013, 05:28 PM   #21
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All gear fits differently. Even gloves have a different cut from brand to brand. Try on everything. A proper fit is paramount for gear to do its job correctly, and you will be more comfortable while geared up.
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Allright. I will check em out. Thanks a bunch. Yeah I don't plan on keeping the helmet. Only reason I keep it is because it fits so when I get my own I have a good place to start. Does Honda of Houston brand their gear? I'm not a huge fan of the Honda bikes myself. Good brand but just a styling choice.
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Allright. I will check em out. Thanks a bunch. Yeah I don't plan on keeping the helmet. Only reason I keep it is because it fits so when I get my own I have a good place to start. Does Honda of Houston brand their gear? I'm not a huge fan of the Honda bikes myself. Good brand but just a styling choice.
They just ahve a pretty good sized gear selection. I havent been there in a while, but they always had a lot of variety on the shelf, and sell a few different brands.
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1) You'll get lots of information about gear during the course.

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3) If you take the class from us, we're going to give you a buttload of coupons most of which are good for gear

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3) If you take the class from us, we're going to give you a buttload of coupons most of which are good for gear
I didn't get any :(

Ok, granted, i took my class a few years back....
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I didn't get any :(

Ok, granted, i took my class a few years back....
That's not it. You didnt wear pants. That's why you gots no coupons!
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That's not it. You didnt wear pants. That's why you gots no coupons!
Was that it? - guess they were about my "kickstand"...
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And your "oil leak".
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Was that it? - guess they were about my "kickstand"...
Well, now we understand why you kept falling over. Just FYI, they make extensions for those.
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Well, now we understand why you kept falling over. Just FYI, they make extensions for those.
He has one. It is still too short. He brags about it. It is an officially licensed Harley Davidson extension. The biggest one they have.
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He has one. It is still too short. He brags about it. It is an officially licensed Harley Davidson extension. The biggest one they have.
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Get the most expensive gear you can afford.

Let us know what sizes you need, there is nothing wrong with good quality used gear and I'm sure that most of us have some to get rid of.
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Get the most expensive gear you can afford.

Let us know what sizes you need, there is nothing wrong with good quality used gear and I'm sure that most of us have some to get rid of.
Need not be the most expensive - just the best quality one can afford. There are some excellent manufacturers who make solid gear at reasonable prices.
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Need not be the most expensive - just the best quality one can afford. There are some excellent manufacturers who make solid gear at reasonable prices.
CG's Bilt line is out of the equation. I don't even support CG any longer, they quit carrying all of the good quality product lines that they were known for, like, helmets, goggles, leathers, gloves, etc... I got a nice discount with the race support but (I let that run out and never re-applied), I just don't support them any longer. They're a great store for last minute fluid items tho.
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CG's Bilt line is out of the equation. I don't even support CG any longer, they quit carrying all of the good quality product lines that they were known for, like, helmets, goggles, leathers, gloves, etc... I got a nice discount with the race support but (I let that run out and never re-applied), I just don't support them any longer. They're a great store for last minute fluid items tho.
I agree. They are concentrating too much on their own lines. They do still carry a good selection of helmets. Shoei, Arai, AGV, etc.

AGV helmets, but no AGV gear. Huh. I just thought of that.
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I agree. They are concentrating too much on their own lines. They do still carry a good selection of helmets. Shoei, Arai, AGV, etc.

AGV helmets, but no AGV gear. Huh. I just thought of that.
I remember when there shelves were completely full of Arai and Shoei, not so much anymore.

I used to buy goggles and tear offs all the time, now they don't carry Dragon products so I quit buying goggles there. Luckily, I have powersportparts.net for most all of my needs and he delivers to me at the races! can't beat that with a stick.
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CG's Bilt line is out of the equation. I don't even support CG any longer, they quit carrying all of the good quality product lines that they were known for, like, helmets, goggles, leathers, gloves, etc... I got a nice discount with the race support but (I let that run out and never re-applied), I just don't support them any longer. They're a great store for last minute fluid items tho.
Their BiLT line is better than nothing, but only barely. You can get better gear in the same price range. Careful searching of closeout sales can get you a lot better gear in the same range.
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I agree. They are concentrating too much on their own lines. They do still carry a good selection of helmets. Shoei, Arai, AGV, etc.

AGV helmets, but no AGV gear. Huh. I just thought of that.
The Sedici line is fairly well made, but for its price point, you're better off with something else.
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