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Gearing Up If your going to ride you need good gear!
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:19 AM   #11
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I really really like my Puma 1000 V3's comfortable, easy to walk around the mall or down town in. Got them off of e-bay from a place in Quebec for a great price
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 PM   #12
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i can attest to the need for real riding boots. my steel toe work boots didn't do much when i lowsided at 60 mph on my 600 last week. got lucky and only sprained my ankle but would've been totally fine with real riding boots with stiff ankle support. Also something i overlooked until my crash was knee pads. my knee was scraped to the bone in the crash. with knee pads too i would've picked my bike up and rode away no problem.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:15 AM   #13
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Sorry to hear about your crash!
I fear the same thing when out riding cause you never know how your rides going to end up. New gear is nice if you can afford it but I ended up buying all my gear on craigslist from the 2 shoei helmets to gloves agv joe rocket jackets and sidi boots. Riding without my sidi boots just doesn't feel right
anymore. They are awesome protection for ankles and shins and comfortable to walk around in for short walks.
Some folks on here might have a beef about buying used gear for riding
but if you know what to look for, you can save $hundreds on gear that's
only been lightly used.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uSQEXPNB9A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwu7MMdXQEc
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:48 AM   #14
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Sorry to hear about your crash!
I fear the same thing when out riding cause you never know how your rides going to end up. New gear is nice if you can afford it but I ended up buying all my gear on craigslist from the 2 shoei helmets to gloves agv joe rocket jackets and sidi boots. Riding without my sidi boots just doesn't feel right
anymore. They are awesome protection for ankles and shins and comfortable to walk around in for short walks.
Some folks on here might have a beef about buying used gear for riding
but if you know what to look for, you can save $hundreds on gear that's
only been lightly used.


Example video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uSQEXPNB9A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwu7MMdXQEc
I got my S&S helmet, Icon gloves, and Icon jacket from craigslist. 150 for all of it which would've bought just the helmet new. I was wearing all of it during the crash. jacket and gloves saved me from ALOT more roadrash. If you can't afford new gear (like me) cl is great

and thank you. i got lucky and if i wasn't wearing gear like 95% of riders out here in Ohio I would probably look like a dalmatian with red spots right now. don't even wanna think if i wasn't wearing a helmet!

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Old 09-26-2015, 12:06 PM   #15
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The only problem we have is buying a used helmet... Never buy a used helmet if you don't know the history of it.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:49 PM   #16
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That's true...stay away from a helmet that you don't know the history of.
although helmets don't have a shelf life, if their worn everyday their susceptible to UV rays, wear & tare and not to mention if their dropped.
Any marks, scratches & road rash is a helmet to stay away from. Just like an airbag they are a one shot deal & won't give the same protection the second time around. A little common sense here goes along way.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:56 PM   #17
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Even if there are no marks, scratches, or any other sign of abuse, you have to be careful. I would strongly advise not to buy a used helmet, even if you know the history of. You never know the true history.

If a helmet is dropped, even from a small height the integrity of the helmet is compromised and does not offer complete protection.

Just my 2 cents.
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oh jeez... time to save up for a new helmet then
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:28 AM   #19
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oh jeez... time to save up for a new helmet then
Don't be fooled. You can get a quality helmet at a reasonable price.
I will recommend this one as I have crash tested one in this model myself, and it worked perfectly.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...ca_helmet.html
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Don't be fooled. You can get a quality helmet at a reasonable price.
I will recommend this one as I have crash tested one in this model myself, and it worked perfectly.
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...ca_helmet.html
Nice, I haven't heard a bad review of the Scorpion EXO helmets. I'm leaning towards something Snell certified so I can use it for autocross too though HJC CL-17 for $140 will probably be it http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/hjc-cl-17-helmet
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