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boomer
01-15-2009, 12:23 AM
So im getting a new helmet. already had a thread about that. so now im on to other gear. I want to paint my bike and get new gear this summer.

probably white paint on the bike, or white and army green :)

so what gear should i get?

any recommended brands?

I want cheap stuff thats decently breathable.

Also what stuff, like knee guards, elbow pads? what all should i get? Im interested in your input so post away!

detdrbuzzard
03-25-2009, 07:30 AM
i don't have riding pants and the only jacket i have with armor in it is my joe rocket 4.0 mesh jacket that they don't make anymore. i've been looking at some pants on the jafrum web site

Twisted
03-25-2009, 08:21 AM
I just bought a new silver jacket and blue/black/silver KBC helemt, to go more with my new blue bike. I get quite the discount at work, so I'm taking advantage of it while I can. Plus I want an extra set because last year I got tired of putting on a wet helmet when I got stuck in the rain allot.
My jacket is a Joe Rocket waterproof, textile with full armor. Mike bought one also, very nice, lots of pockets too. Textile is good because it can breathe in the summer, yet with the liner and some layers underneath, its pretty warm. I also have another Power Trip textile jacket that I wore most of last year. When it's cold, I wear a Hein Gericke (sp?) leather that Mike gave me that is the absolute best. Those are hard to find these days, and uber $$$. My old helmet is a Scorpion 700, no problems with it. We both have leather chaps from Sheridans, I think its called, at Gibraltor trade center. They will custom fit them to your body, and fix em for free if needed. I'd suggest a couple different pairs of gloves too (take a long time to dry)....I have some warm, long leather ones, and some mesh ones for the summer. Going to pick up another pair soon too. I have to say I do not wear knee guards, with a huge scar on my knee to prove it :( , but that's up to you. I own a pair of nice riding boots, but have yet to wear those because I can't quite get used to how they feel, hard to shift, but I know I should. I just wear a pair of regular, thinner boots. I have to get used to them though because I hear ankles don't heal very well.
The only thing I can really suggest for you though is not to go TOO cheap, ya get what ya pay for and better to invest a little bit more for high quailty gear that may save some skin and last a few years, than junk that will fall apart too soon.

Thruxtonbill
03-25-2009, 09:28 AM
http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/spor ... le+jackets (http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/sport/mesh+motorcycle+jackets)

meinschaft
03-25-2009, 09:33 AM
Boomer,

WebBikeWorld has a load of reviews, helmets, jackets, etc. The reviews are well done and provide a lot of information to help you decide. Here is a link to the page that has helmet reviews. I relied on these reviews when purchasing a helmet - too much money to buy one I don't like. I'm glad I did.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed-mo ... oducts.htm (http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed-motorcycle-products/Products.htm)

Gas Man
03-25-2009, 10:52 PM
Yeah Sheridons at Gibraleter Trade Center in Mt Clemens.

AM Leather on eureka in romulus/taylor area

Both great places to get good quality leather!

detdrbuzzard
03-26-2009, 06:28 AM
i have a wilsons and sheridons leather jacket and the leather power trip jacket i got from rockys

B-Kinger
03-26-2009, 09:39 AM
I have a gently used Courtech light blue denim armor jacket for ya. It's perfect for hot to warm to cool riding. PM me if interested.

Gas Man
03-26-2009, 10:43 PM
I have a Brooks leather jacket.

The wife has a pink set of Power Trips

bettyboop1w
03-27-2009, 12:35 PM
Nice vega boots.

Right now motorcycle superstore is having a spring cleaning (which I buy from often) sale just got there advertisement yesterday. Good stuff and no hassles. They even have sets (gloves, jacket, pants)