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Old 02-20-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Buying a bike on saturday, ADVICE REQUESTED

Hey yall, I was waiting to introduce myself after I have my bike but I have questions regarding good shops, and gear. I rode a 2004 Z1000 for years and now im upgrading so i dont look like a monkey a football. Im 6'2 240 so it was about time to get a big boy bike.

Im picking up a 2013 Victory Highball and am going to take it to get it serviced

Where should i take it? What places around here are good and where do i avoid when taking my bike? I would love to find a place where i can be a regular because i have about $4000 i want to put into this bike this week alone.

So second question, mainly for my cruiser guys, I just got back to Houston from california and its been 5 years since i felt the summer heat. What type of jackets do yall recommend?

Thanks yall, any other advice is always welcomed
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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thanks, calling them now. Is there pricing good compared to others?
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So second question, mainly for my cruiser guys, I just got back to Houston from california and its been 5 years since i felt the summer heat. What type of jackets do yall recommend?
Don't limit your gear to "cruiser style" gear. No matter what bike you ride, get a full face helmet. It is more comfortable in all conditions and greatly raises your shot at surviving a crash. A perforated leather jacket (highly perforated) will be fine in the summer if you keep moving for ventilation. SIDI Cobra Air or SIDI Tour air will protect and vent your feets, and don't go with fingerless gloves. Get some real ones that are vented.
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Look up noemtz.com for local Vic parts. He also does service.
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Don't limit your gear to "cruiser style" gear. No matter what bike you ride, get a full face helmet. It is more comfortable in all conditions and greatly raises your shot at surviving a crash. A perforated leather jacket (highly perforated) will be fine in the summer if you keep moving for ventilation. SIDI Cobra Air or SIDI Tour air will protect and vent your feets, and don't go with fingerless gloves. Get some real ones that are vented.
I put about 200 miles on my bike during all that weather on saturday. I used a full face helmet that i got for free and it was nice having more protection against the weather and wind at high speeds. However when going under 65MPH i wished that i had a half helmet on. I bought some nice knuckle reinforced gloves online and the jacket is still something i am looking into. I found one at motorcylce unlimited thats from joe rocket and is very breathable mesh with padded areas of impact. So i may end up getting two helmets.
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isnt available anymore, plus that wouldnt go with my mate black highball. Style is still a thing lol
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Look up noemtz.com for local Vic parts. He also does service.
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You do you, but FWIW half helmets are garbage in terms of protection.
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Look into modular helmets. Shoei and Nolan both make really nice ones, and it's nice to be able to flip up the entire front when sitting still to get a little extra ventilation. Also, don't know if you wear glasses, but lot of guys that still require glasses seem to like the convenience of the modular for the ease of putting on the helmet and glasses.
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