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Ryan... 06-24-2009 05:58 PM

New gear I'm gonna buy
 
I get bored easily with my stuff, so I made a list of the new stuff I'm buying next check.

Icon Americana Helmet:
http://www.ridersdiscount.com/channe...0x320-FULL.jpg

Icon Pursuit Gloves:
http://www.thehelmetcenter.com/image...01-0257-01.jpg

TCX Boots:
http://www.helmetcity.co.uk/TCX-XCub..._0_0_117JE.jpg

biglovemp 06-25-2009 05:23 AM

Those gloves are nice but look a little fagile...:dunno:
See if there is a local place where you could try them on and see them in person.

Ryan... 06-25-2009 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biglovemp (Post 4296944)
Those gloves are nice but look a little fagile...:dunno:
See if there is a local place where you could try them on and see them in person.

The seller says no q's asked returns, so I'll give em a try! No place around here even carries Icon gear, WI sucks...

3LOU5 06-25-2009 06:13 PM

This is going to be my next helmet (which really takes me back to my old Army days):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...gon-Helmet.jpg

Ryan... 06-25-2009 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3LOU5 (Post 4299361)
This is going to be my next helmet (which really takes me back to my old Army days):

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...gon-Helmet.jpg

Definately unique, but I'm pretty sure they're not legal here in WI? At least that's what I've read on the cbr forums...?

3LOU5 06-25-2009 07:44 PM

Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.

It's basically a 3/4 (covers the ears), has a cool sliding visor and is made by AGV (which I assume, can only sell legal DOT-approved helmets in the U.S.).

I'm also looking at Timberland-type boots like these, but in black:

https://www.charlesclinkard.co.uk/im...0-77033600.jpg


(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know). :eeps:

chadi 06-25-2009 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3LOU5 (Post 4299585)
(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know). :eeps:

I'm sorry but if I saw a biker roll to a stop and then fall over I would lmao :rofl::rofl::rofl:


Of course then I would go up to him and check on him, but I'd be holding back a snicker...

KrisL 06-26-2009 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3LOU5 (Post 4299585)
Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.

It's basically a 3/4 (covers the ears), has a cool sliding visor and is made by AGV (which I assume, can only sell legal DOT-approved helmets in the U.S.).

I'm also looking at Timberland-type boots like these, but in black:

https://www.charlesclinkard.co.uk/im...0-77033600.jpg


(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know). :eeps:


1) I think it's ridiculous not to get a full face helmet

and

2) I think it's ridiculous not to buy proper riding boots.

Ryan... 06-27-2009 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3LOU5 (Post 4299585)
Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.

My bad, I was thinking of another helmet I saw on some cbrforums, the helmet looked very similiar, but it was from Europe. Apparently it didn't have the same safety regulations...

Quote:

Originally Posted by KrisL (Post 4301089)
1) I think it's ridiculous not to get a full face helmet

and

2) I think it's ridiculous not to buy proper riding boots.

I know you know a lot about gear, any recomendations on nice, breathable pants? I'm not going with a full body suit, I've already got the jacket and all other gear, but the pants are holding me back...

KrisL 06-27-2009 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryans E39 (Post 4302907)
I know you know a lot about gear, any recomendations on nice, breathable pants? I'm not going with a full body suit, I've already got the jacket and all other gear, but the pants are holding me back...

I don't have any specific recommendations on pants.. Go to www.webbikeworld.com and put 'pants' into the search box... read their reviews, I've always found them to be thorough and accurate.


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