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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Help me choose some riding gear?

Hi all! With weather getting cooler, I'd like to see if you guys can help me find some gear.

I'm thinking I'm gonna need a winter jacket and gloves. Need something that is a GREAT deal since I don't have much money to buy gear with. I've seen you guys find great deals, so I'm sure someone could help me out.

I lost all my bookmarks (AGAIN u_u) so I don't really know lots of places to look except for eBay.

I'd like armor in the jacket... preferred colors would be white,red, black. I hate the bright green or yellow, but visibility is a good thing I guess. White is visible and I like it though lol. Definitely something that keeps wind out.

On eBay I keep finding mesh jackets... which I'm guessing won't be great at insulating me from the wind.

Gloves are about the same, need protection from chilling wind. Armor is very welcome.

So if you can give me a site or a specific item to look at, or any advice on choosing the right gear, it will be greatly appreciated.

Also, I do know that good gear is not cheap, but cheap gear could be better than no gear at all and I can't afford the best gear right now.

I have a thin leather jacket that I'm using right now, but it will soon become obsolete if temps keep dropping. I actually use this for protection from the sun lol so I don't think it will do much for me when it gets colder.

Well, thanks in advance for your advice guys and gals!

Oh, I forgot... just about everything I wear is M size. I've noticed some jackets are only available in larger sizes :-/
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Alot of options here. But if you are looking for "value priced" gear... Look at the BILT line at Cycle Gear:
http://www.cyclegear.com/

Another good option is a one piece "over suit" that fits over your clothes. You can go cheap by getting an unarmored one like this:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...iece-Suit.aspx

Or a bit more for one with armor you can just wear street clothes under:
http://www.bikebandit.com/olympia-mo....mc_id=1484958

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I have a Jacket quite similar to this one and it works pretty well in cold damp weather and has the armor,and it is quite a bit less than C-note.I have had good luck with mine,It's warm, decent quality,especially for the price. Be sure to read the size charts and the reviews.

Not Tourmaster but a good value and the waterproof label is not completely accurate,you will get damp in a down pour,but light showers it will handle.

Bottom line,great jacket for the price and I have had really good luck with their stuff so far and they ship quick as well.There are different colors available also,and if you don't like it you aren't out a small fortune.

I have been there and had to watch my spending on extras before,so I kinda know where you are coming from.Hope this helps




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I have a Jacket quite similar to this one and it works pretty well in cold damp weather and has the armor,and it is quite a bit less than C-note.I have had good luck with mine,It's warm, decent quality,especially for the price. Be sure to read the size charts and the reviews.

Not Tourmaster but a good value and the waterproof label is not completely accurate,you will get damp in a down pour,but light showers it will handle.

Bottom line,great jacket for the price and I have had really good luck with their stuff so far and they ship quick as well.There are different colors available also,and if you don't like it you aren't out a small fortune.

I have been there and had to watch my spending on extras before,so I kinda know where you are coming from.Hope this helps
A jacket similar to which one?

Not too worried about rain. It very rarely rains here, and when it does, it's just a few drops most of the time.

Knifemaker, those suits would be great if I had some saddlebags or anything else to put it in that I wouldn't have to carry.

I'll take a look at that brand as well. Thanks!
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Anyone know if the "Xelement" brand jackets on eBay are alright for the price?
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A jacket similar to which one?

Not too worried about rain. It very rarely rains here, and when it does, it's just a few drops most of the time.

Knifemaker, those suits would be great if I had some saddlebags or anything else to put it in that I wouldn't have to carry.

I'll take a look at that brand as well. Thanks!
sorry about that Ceal ,I thought that would link you directly to the Exelement ,textile jacket with armor and zip out liner ,just scroll down to one of the jackets you like and check out the description.The Exelement is what I have,I don't know what they are selling on ebay but I bought mine from leatherup for 79.99 USD and they back their stuff up really well,I don't know about the ebay sellers




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Knifemaker, those suits would be great if I had some saddlebags or anything else to put it in that I wouldn't have to carry.

Thanks!
Not following you here....carry what? You wear the suits when you ride and take them off when you get to your destination... You wear your jacket all day at work??

I have a locker at work to stow my gear.... And I have room to store them on my bike... But don't.

There's no difference between a one piece suit and a riding jacket with pants other than the "one piece" part.

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Not following you here....carry what? You wear the suits when you ride and take them off when you get to your destination... You wear your jacket all day at work??

I have a locker at work to stow my gear.... And I have room to store them on my bike... But don't.

There's no difference between a one piece suit and a riding jacket with pants other than the "one piece" part.
I have no locker at work

and yea, I gotta carry around my helmet, jacket and a laptop bag I use as a briefcase... which sucks.

They're also a bit expensive for me right now.
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sorry about that Ceal ,I thought that would link you directly to the Exelement ,textile jacket with armor and zip out liner ,just scroll down to one of the jackets you like and check out the description.The Exelement is what I have,I don't know what they are selling on ebay but I bought mine from leatherup for 79.99 USD and they back their stuff up really well,I don't know about the ebay sellers
hmm I just can't find any link in your post lol... but I'm going to leatherup to search what they have... it's great to know that you have an Xelement jacket and it didn't fall apart as soon as you put it on lol. Thanks!
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I have this X Element jacket I bought from Leather up:
http://leatherup.com/p/Mens-Motorcyc...ket/42573.html

It's pretty heavy and fairly inexpensive.

I also have this preferred customer code to get 10% off from them:
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