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Gearing up...opinions plz? - March 25, 2009, 06:06 PM

Here is the gear I've gotten/plan to pick up soon. I'm just starting out and am trying to cover the bases. All of my riding is going to be on the street and I want max protection while still being comfortable, especially on the hot as balls summer days. I'd appreciate feedback, let me know what you guys think.

I picked up my helmet about a week ago, it's a shoei rf-1000, very comfortable, I like it a lot and read nothing but good things about it.


I pre-ordered the Tpro forcefield adventure harness (full upper body), along with the pro pants.



For a jacket, I've picked up a joe rocket phoenix ballistic mesh jacket to go over the forcefield armor.


Also looking at picking up a set of joe rocket phoenix mesh pants.


For gloves, I've read very good things about the RS-Taichi GP-WRX gloves and plan to order a set.


And lastly, I was looking at the sidi street burner boots and plan to order them.


Opinions/suggestions welcome. Thanks.
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March 25, 2009, 06:12 PM

needs more cow skin
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March 25, 2009, 06:13 PM

the jacket and pants suck.
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March 25, 2009, 06:15 PM

Yeah, I was torn between leather that won't breathe well and just something to throw on that will...I should be armored up enough to withstand a blow, but something better to protect for abrasion...? Any suggestions?
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March 25, 2009, 06:18 PM

perforated leather breathes pretty well as long as you're moving
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March 25, 2009, 06:19 PM

leather breaths well. go perf. I like textiles. the JR mesh is just cheap junk. I have it. the zippers fallen apart and the material is very loose. Look at other brands. I am bias. nothing that I have owned that is made by JR has held up.
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March 25, 2009, 06:23 PM

go with the leather, like everyone else said, it breathes fairly well as long as you're not sitting in stop and go traffic


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my leather JR jacket is the bomb diggity...crash tested...slide/roll approved zippers still in tact and work...no holes or tears...just got a big dirt scuff on the left shoulder

all that other stuff is overkill IMO...just buy a one or two peice suit and be done.
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I have had back luck that is all
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Why not get some real boots? And a leather jacket?


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March 25, 2009, 06:43 PM

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Why not get some real boots? And a leather jacket?
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Suggestions on boots? I haven't picked them up yet but am definitely open to suggestions.
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Suggestions on boots? I haven't picked them up yet but am definitely open to suggestions.
Primarily something taller. You're looking at the right kind of boot, it's just short.

See where the shin armor stops on those pants? Ideally you want a boot that makes up the difference.
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March 25, 2009, 07:27 PM

Those boots are good for the street but if you're going to be picking up a suit in the future you may as well get the corsas.

Getting that jacket and armor are a little repetitive. Get a nice leather jacket for evening/spring/fall rides. Get the under armor from either a* or dianese for those really hot summer days where you won't be riding hard.

You'll rarely wear that under armor pants as well. Believe me I got one. If I'm going to ride that hard, I usually just wear the suit.

Helmet seems really good however have you put that model on yet? You should always test fit a helmet before purchasing. Both Shoei and Arai come with multiple pad designs to fit different skull shapes on their different models.


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