New rider in texas
August 23, 2008 at 11:50 pm #1959
Watsup guys my name is Nick and i just bought my first motorcycle this morning. Took an msf class and loved it. I instantly bought a 96 yamaha virago 535 and now i need some gear but im not sure wat to get. any suggestions?August 24, 2008 at 12:51 am #11041megaspazParticipant
If you’re asking me…
Dainese Dellmar perforated leather jacket
Dainese Delta perforated leather pants
Dainese Torque Out Air boots
Dainese Hell Racer or Dainese Full Metal Racer gloves
Lycra moisture wicking, thin, long sleeve runner shirt
Lycra moisture wicking, thin, long runner pants
You might look funny though in these on a virago…
Oh yeh… WELCOME!
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 24, 2008 at 6:03 am #11060
haha wat do u think i could do to not look goofy on a virago with full gear? and is kinda cheap cuz i am kinda broke saying im only 16.August 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm #11065fotobitsParticipant
You can’t afford the bike. Riding without full gear is stupid.
You don’t have to spend a fortune. I recently bought a nice KBC full-face helmet for $135 from a local dealer. Newenough.com has Teknic leather jackets on closeout sale for $150. You can find good gloves for $40-$50, and decent boots start at about $100. You’ll also need some riding pant (another $100 or so). Budget $500-$600 for protective gear, to start. You’ll then find you need to buy different jacket and pants for summer/winter riding.
If you’re worried about looking goofy on a Virago then sell the bike and drive a car. With an attitude like yours you’ll end up seriously injured or dead. I didn’t get to be a 53-year-old motorcyclist by worrying about my gear making me look goofy.
If you are determined to ride, park the bike until you acquire the gear you need.August 24, 2008 at 3:26 pm #11075
That wasn’t a serious comment about the looking goofy thing. and i am willing to get the gear i just have a really low budget and dont know wat the best brands are for lower budget gear.August 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm #11079rtParticipant
Hey, good job getting your’ own bike at 16 !
That’s great that you took the MSF course. Shows good judgement.
What is it with a few people predicting death and crashes upon new riders around here? That’s a motorcycle c**k block. LOL.
Even at 16, nobody but mom/dad and the law should tell you to park your’ bike.
$600 is a lot of money for a young gun just starting out. Probably wasn’t easy getting your’ bike in the first place?
Get yourself a DOT helmet, a leather or textile jacket, some decent gloves and ankle boots to start. Then work your’ way up as you can afford. Try E-bay for good deals.
I’m not recommending riding without gear on by any means. That asphalt hurts.
There’s not too many 16 year olds that sleep on a money mattress, doesn’t mean you can’t get into motorcycles.August 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm #11080
yea i worked all summer to get my motorcycle and got it right before school started. Im going to go check out my local cycle gear store to see if i can find full face helmets that are more cruiser style oriented and a jacket. My dad is having his harley shipped down so we can ride together so that will be cool.August 24, 2008 at 5:54 pm #11085BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
a member posted this days earlier..have a look… some decent gears at good prices…and yeah leatherup.com(something like that) as most have mentionned…and c’mon man, do some research of ye own… we can’t shift gears for ye…like me, am decided, am gana set @$$ on alpinestars and icon…lol…
I got a Fieldsheer Jacket
On August 22nd, 2008 CBennett says:
I got a Fieldsheer Jacket with armor(and it looks and feels/fits awesome BTW) for $46 and I can get armored pants for around $50 so they are even affordable IF you look. Jacket and pants around $100, Helmet was $60 and gloves $20(leather with the molded knuckle armor and extra padding in the “skid zones”. So im pretty much ready to go for under $200 for everything(I already have about a trillion pairs of work boots that will work just fine for over the ankle boots) I need to ride and its not junk this is decent stuff just on closeout most of it.
this is the Jacket I got(just got it today) its armored in the shoulders,forearms+elbows,and back VERY nice for the $$$
Jacket:(i got the yellow for visibility)
Tour master Pants (armor/good price and ive seen these as low as $45 but they were the wrong size)
DOT/Snell approved helmet: Excellent value comes with helmet bag and a extra smoked visor with its own soft protector
Some cheap protective gloves
thats $180 for everything..not “cheap” but not horrible to be fully protected either..a LOT of people pay more than that just on ONE piece(normally the helmet) alone let alone get ALL your gear for that much..and like I said its not junk Fieldsheer is pretty good as is Tour Master the helmet is DOT/Snell so thats just a example of how you can get gear of decent quality for “cheap”
Solomolo RiderAugust 24, 2008 at 6:26 pm #11091
thanks for the gear links. The red jacket of that kind is wat im probably gonna go with.August 24, 2008 at 10:16 pm #11103ScottyJParticipant
I bought some Icon boots for $40. (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/499/MNGR/Icon.aspx) You might have to get them in tan but IMO they’re a great boot for $40.
I also bought a pair of Teknic Stinger Waterproof Boots for $59. (http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/cruiser/cruiser+boots/teknic_stinger+waterproof+boots+-+sizes+43+to+47) They are easier to get on (velcro) and very comfortable.
Those are two reasonable options.August 25, 2008 at 3:58 am #11112
thanks for the boot tip. right now i just have big hiking boots that arent very good. but for 40 bucks thats a good deal.
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