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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2008, 10:49:06 PM »
What I meant was loan paperwork, insurance, registration, etc that goes along with vehicle purchases.  And yes I'm taking the safety course end of the month.

Good luck in the course.  Pay attention as they teach you some valuable things.  Find someone to ride with for a while that has a LOT of experience on the street staying alive.  Follow and LEARN....THAT will keep YOU alive!  AND.  make sure to wear all that gear you have been buying EVERYTIME you ride.  Statistics are WAY against you when you first learn.  Even MORE than normal. 

Have you ever ridden ANYTHING for any length of time?  Dirtbike by any chance?  That will also help.  When you don't have to think about all the controls and they are second nature it is a big help. 

Again, good luck with it.

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 05:15:18 PM »
Oh yea, I'm taking the msf very seriously, as well as riding in general.  I have every intention on being as protected as possible when out on two wheels.  Also I do have some dirtbike experience, though that was 5-6yrs ago.

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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2008, 01:06:40 PM »
Hot - First Gear Mesh-Tek jacket with under-armour and wind liner and fleece if needed when the sun goes down.
Cooler, cold, and tough weather - First Gear Kilimanjaro 3/4 jacket
and a couple of different Leathers when the mood strikes me and don't forget the rain suit.

First Gear HT Air Overpants (mesh)
BMW All-around Boots
Shoei or a KBC modular

...and a little off topic but with the previous posts I highly recommend reading and understanding the concepts in a book titled "Total Control" by Lee Parks.

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2008, 01:25:21 PM »
Well my jacket order became backordered when I first ordered.  Found a new one on ebay for $100!  Just got it a couple days ago and it's awesome.  Yellow and black, I'm going to look like a bumblebee on my yellow bike! ;D

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2008, 01:32:21 PM »
I just got my Sidi's in yesterday. They are a tad tight, but should be fine for riding. I'm hoping they will loosen up a bit as they break in.
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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2008, 12:26:56 PM »
Since this thread started out asking about gear, I have an Illuminite raincoat that I really like.  It's feather light and packable, Gore-Tex and parts of it (i.e., arms) have a special material that looks black during the day, but is highly reflective.  It's very well made with features like vents and being cut longer over the butt.  I have day-glo yellow, but it comes in groovy lime green, too.

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2008, 12:58:56 PM »
I split the braking talk into a separate thread.
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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2008, 04:52:38 PM »
Add ICON field armor VEST (back protector) to my list of gear.

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2008, 09:02:43 PM »
Helmets: Shoei RF700 and a HJC CL-15 Crpyt
Jacket: Joe Rocket Rasp
Gloves: A* SMX2
Boots: Joe Rocket Super Street

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2008, 10:31:28 PM »
Helmet
Jeans
Jacket - Mesh with leather in the elbows, shoulders, and back
or Full leather
Gloves - motorcycle specific leather
Icon knee/shin guards
Hard CE Approved back protector
Boots - Sidi Vertigo Airs
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008, 10:33:36 PM by pangerang »

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2008, 09:37:04 AM »
Yesterday I ordered a Teknic Chicane Leather jacket from NewEnough. Half price makes me :)

My Shift Airborne is on ebay ;)
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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2008, 08:48:59 AM »
Had to break out the UnderArmour this morning.  I thought it was probably a lot of hype, but it really works...packs a lot of warmth in just a few ounces.  Plus it holds in the fat and increases your buff quotient!

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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2008, 08:53:50 AM »
HAHA. I'll be picking up some soon.
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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2008, 04:00:26 PM »
Plus it holds in the fat and increases your buff quotient!

Oh!  *shops online*

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Re: What gear does everybody wear ,when riding?
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2008, 04:08:38 PM »
Plus it holds in the fat and increases your buff quotient!

Oh!  *shops online*

 :laugh:
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