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ever wonder why there are very few shops that have gear?
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ever wonder why there are very few shops that have gear?

Exactly. Between sizing charts and return policies you should have no problem whatsoever getting something that fits with online only shopping.
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ever wonder why there are very few shops that have gear?

only thing i've ever bought from a shop is my most recent pair of gloves and my cortech g-tech jacket. otherwise i buy at the motorcycle show or from dennis kirk, ocasionaly iron pony, but iron pony is about 2 hrs south of me so it makes for a nice spring and fall ride
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Don't cheap out on gear, try on lots of different brands and sizes as well as how they fit in different positions. Everyone is different and fitment from different brands are just the same. Look for what fits you best and consider wear, such as the helmet padding getting looser with age. If the staff at the local shops are friendly, speak with them about brands and fitment as they are most likely riders as well with some experience.

I bought an ICON leather jacket and Scorpion EXO-1000 helmet and both seemed great at the time but they aged horribly. Once I found decent gear (Alpine Stars jacket and SHOEI RF1000 helm) I felt an immediate difference in quality and comfort. The leather became rigid and cracked with ease after only two years, despite frequent cleaning and conditioning. The Scorpion was very noisy compared to the SHOEI, and parts started flying off it on my way to work one night (trim pieces of the visor mechanism).

We have Cyclegear locally and their prices are reasonable. I'll still order online if the price is right but they've matched online rates before and with some of their sales, they can end up being cheaper than the likes of NewEnough, which usually gets my business.

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Make sure you get a fashion leather jacket and some fingerless gloves to wear when you ride it.

Anyone remember that guy?

What?
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What?

stardeath? something like that. He had a red VFR and was ridiculed horribly for his cheapo gear.
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stardeath? something like that. He had a red VFR and was ridiculed horribly for his cheapo gear.

Didn't he whine that he needed fingerless gloves because real ones got too hot or something ed like that?
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Don't cheap out on gear, try on lots of different brands and sizes as well as how they fit in different positions. Everyone is different and fitment from different brands are just the same. Look for what fits you best and consider wear, such as the helmet padding getting looser with age. If the staff at the local shops are friendly, speak with them about brands and fitment as they are most likely riders as well with some experience.

I bought an ICON leather jacket and Scorpion EXO-1000 helmet and both seemed great at the time but they aged horribly. Once I found decent gear (Alpine Stars jacket and SHOEI RF1000 helm) I felt an immediate difference in quality and comfort. The leather became rigid and cracked with ease after only two years, despite frequent cleaning and conditioning. The Scorpion was very noisy compared to the SHOEI, and parts started flying off it on my way to work one night (trim pieces of the visor mechanism).

We have Cyclegear locally and their prices are reasonable. I'll still order online if the price is right but they've matched online rates before and with some of their sales, they can end up being cheaper than the likes of NewEnough, which usually gets my business.



What?

I'm looking at the Shoei RF1000 also
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does your track make you run straight water?

They recommend running water wetter, although it's not required. However, any race organization will absolutely require that you run it.
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ooo i missed the part about race organization. i was just asking about the track.

the track i go to, anytime a bike is on it's straight water with water wetter allowed.

cars can run antifreeze anytime as long as the organization alows it
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ooo i missed the part about race organization. i was just asking about the track.

the track i go to, anytime a bike is on it's straight water with water wetter allowed.

cars can run antifreeze anytime as long as the organization alows it

Why can't bikes run antifreeze?
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Why can't bikes run antifreeze?

It's easier to bust something in a crash that will allow the antifreeze to leak out and make the track slippery.
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Where do you guys buy riding gear (helmets, gloves, etc) online. There are very few motorcycle gear type stores in my area so I was thinking of driving to one, trying stuff on, then purchasing everything online as im sure the prices will be a lot cheaper.
Motorcycle superstore and Cyclegear are great online too. Check Amazon if you're looking for luggage, tank, or tail bags. Their prices are cheaper than a lot of other competitors, oddly enough.

Still learning about this bike, here. Evidently the "Off" position still draws power. Woke up this morning to a dead battery. Rolled it down to the shop, which was an amazing PITA, considering how easily they seem to move it around. Ill get it back this afternoon.

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