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Bought my first bike yesterday.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by BIGLuke, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    BIGLuke

    BIGLuke [OP] I'm a TW addict!

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    Bought her yesterday, and I'm already in love. Where would you guys recommend to buy good gear? I at least want a helmet and a jacket, would love if the colors would match.

    A few phone pics.

    bike front.jpg
    bike side.jpg
     
  2. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    congrats.im retired since becoming a daddy.always wear the proper gear no matter how hot it is. road rash sucks
     
  3. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    tacoma92

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    Congrats on the new bike man. Looks sick!
     
  4. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Very nice!

    Look at shoie and arai for the helmet. Not sure what brands are good for street bike boots but alpinestars makes good gear.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    BIGLuke

    BIGLuke [OP] I'm a TW addict!

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    Thank you, thank you. I agree diddy, am not even attempting to ride untill I get the gear.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    dont spend $700 on a fancy helmet.they look great but you will drop and scratch it.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I just recently got my first bike too...

    HJC make good helmets for a reasonable price, just get DOT and SNELL approved

    check out www.leatherup.com
     
  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Yoytoda

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    scorpion helmets are awesome! snell and dot and fog proof! not resistant PROOF!

    ive got alpinestar, joe rocket and icon coats. alpinestar FTW.

    for boots i have ankle high shift. there were like 100$ theyre light, look like regular shoes, and have good ankle protection. dont forget gloves!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    pittim

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    You'll be able to find an Alpinestar jacket that matches your bike.

    Figure ~1200 for gear (jacket, helmet, gloves, boots)

    The main reason why people buy Arai or Shoei over other Snell/DOT helmets is because they're generally quieter/more comfortable. Go to a store and ask to try one on and walk around the store while you're shopping for your other gear.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Jigzor

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    HJC is nice and reasonable. Icon makes some nice stuff. I was looking at purchasing a bike in Spring next year but I don't see it happening. I will be putting my Icon Gloves and Icon Jacket up for sale soon. I also have an HJC helmet. PM me if you have any interest, on the cheap.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    congrats on you new bike. Yhe best place to get good deals on motorcycle attire is Newenough.

    http://www.newenough.com/

    Check out their bargain basement tab for great deals. One of my leather coats listed for 400 and I got it for under 100.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    And some of the different makes of helmets have different fitments. For example, AGV tends to fit smaller compared to Icon helmets...jackets included. Well at least to me they do. That's why it's always a good idea to visit a shop to try on gear. Price compare online for cheapest quote possible.
     
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    Alpinestars makes good stuff. I have a set of gloves and boots by them. Gloves were like 70 bucks and the boots were 250. I also just got a full set of leathers by Dainese. They rock! Always wear your gear and don't cheap out on it. Dress for the crash, not the ride. Beautiful bike BTW :)
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    I love Alpinestars. Try MotorcycleAccessoryWarehouse.com when you find the style you want. Their website is horribly unsurfable, but they have EVERYTHING there. I got a brand new Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 Airflo jacket for $65 there.

    Motosport.com and Motorcycle-superstore.com are great online stores.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Cograts man, I had a F4i.. Nice bike.


    Ohh BTW, I have some Alpinestars SM-X boots that I wore 2 times, Alpinestars gloves and some ICON cargo pants that I wore once, PM me if you are interested.

    Drive safe and be aware of soccer moms, they are to busy dealing with the kids to pay attention to the road.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Awesome looking bike. Always wear proper gear and remember you get what you pay for. always look out for other people and be a defensive rider. I had numerous people pull out in front of me and almost caused me to wipe out numerous times. Becareful and enjoy.
     
  17. Sep 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    Wow guys thanks! Awesome info, and thank you for the compliments. I'm gonna start looking for gear on the sites you listed. To the guys that have gear for sale post some pics pls. And thank you again.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    NICE!! You should have gotten a dirt bike though. Haha ,just messin!!! Bike looks sick!!;)
     
  19. Sep 5, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Haha Thank you! I couldn't pass this one up got a hell of a deal
     
  20. Sep 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    There is a really good Ducati dealer in the Chicago area, can't remember the name though. Got my helmet there a few years back while i was up there for a wedding. They had a great selection. I would say go there and try on a few helmets so you get the right size.
    Even if you don't buy it from them it will give you a good idea of what you want and what to look for.

    Congrats on the purchase and having the common sense to not ride till you get the proper gear AND to ask for advice.
    AND, one more thing, if you haven't already, take the class, it is well worth it.

    I'll try to remember the name of that dealer...

    Chicago Cycle in Lincolnwood... real tough name, no wonder I couldn't remember it :p
    http://www.chicagocycle.com/
     
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