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Discussion in 'Riding Gear - Accessories - Workshop Tools' started by Benimino, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Th3_Huntsman

    Th3_Huntsman Senior Member Contributing Member

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    You could try http://amawarehouse.com.au/ they are based in yatala I just found a youths dririder jacket.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Have bought some good stuff from them at realistic prices. Were very helpful when dropped helmet in Warwick and broke a hinge on the faceshield.
     
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    I'll second that Murdo, have had good experience with this company. Funny, just got a meesage from AMA warehouse on my phone, some more great sales.:thumb_ups:
     
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    Hi,

    On the road I wear a Shoei XR1000 Helmet, Sidi Vertigo boots, Alpine Stars GP2 gloves, sliding jeans and RST Goretex / Leather jacket. The jacket has back, shoulder and forearm armour as well as leather in all the right places. It also has vents and zip out liners for summer riding. I also have a Joe Rocket Speedmaster two piece suit for the track but I'm thinking of upgrading to a 1 piece if I get into doing more track days. Sometimes I wear the Joe Rocket jacket on the road if it's not too hot. On hot days I have my visor open with wrap around safety glasses. I'm also thinking of getting a pair of those new Bull-it jeans with the covec panels. I've had a few stacks in my time. Worst one was when I was 18 and was wearing shorts, t-shirt and thongs. I broke my leg and fracture dislocated my ankle amongst other things but the thing I remember most was the pain of the gravel rash on palms of my hands. I've never got on a bike since without at least gloves, boots, jacket and helmet.

    Offroad I wear TCX Comp 2 boots, Scott 450 nylons, Fox Pressure Suit, POD knee brace/guards, Fox Dirt Paw gloves and M2R X2.5 helmet. I also have a Dryrider Rallycross jacket and a Camelback pack I use for hiking as well.

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  5. XCite Bikes

    XCite Bikes Parts and Accessories Staff Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    I've always ride with full gear. Must say that I hate boots, only used them when raining. But jacket is always a must, even for short trips.

    Had a bit of accident last year, and my Shoei did its job wonderfully. Massive impact, the helmet smashed in on the top in a such way that you can see it "absorbed" the impact.

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    Had a humble R-Jays jacket on, but with heavy padding on the elbows, shoulders and back. Definitely, worth investing on a good helmet and jacket. If I remember well, I paid around $180 for it. Very comfy, you can remove the internal waterproof layer during summer. Not "cool", I know, but did work very well.

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    I have been browsing http://www.ricondi.com.au/ , cheap gear that has good reviews, have only bought gloves from them so far and they are great. Australian made and owned aswell.
     
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    My Bike:
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    Helmet: KBC Gunslinger. Only worn it 5 times, and will be buying another helmet as I like this one too much. It will only come out on special occasions.

    Jacket(s): RJays mesh jacket. Has weather lining and armor.

    "Underdog" 2 piece leathers. I had these given to me by a mate. When the Jacket fitted, he said I could have it. Yet to try the pants.

    Joe rocket "Respol limited edition", Armor and vents. I bought this because even though if be riding a Yammy, I loved the look of it, and fitted like glove.

    Gloves. -Alpinestars SP2 gloves carbon fibre knuckles.

    2nd pair are a No name brand gloves also given to me. They fit perfect, carbon knuckles, finger knuckles, bottom palm of the hand (where you'd place your hand when you fall) has carbon dimples, they strap around the wrist and are old but very comfy. Very comfy.

    Boots: SIDI run of the mill boots I bought back in 2010. Bit uncomfortable due to them being half a size too small, and not worn in. These are my knock around boots.

    My second pair are SIDI Vortice 50th anniversary boots. Black and gold. Love these boots. The are half a size up on my normal boots. And fit well. Yet to use them on the bike. Because they are my Gaudy Show off boots. Even though I'm riding a miss-matched colour 250......
     
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  8. Zeal4Life

    Zeal4Life What bike would the Joker ride... Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Open Face Helmet - Cheap but to AU standards.
    Eye-wear - Wileyx SG-1 smoke/clear/matte black frame.

    The SG-1 has interchangeable lenses for day/night that are stored in the Yamaha FZX250 secured seat compartment, very convenient.

    Would buy for my 250cc learner days: kevlar jeans, breathable jacket, light short gloves, ankle wraps(if exist).
     
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    Linkin The Mechanic Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    I ended up getting a dririder air ride 2 jacket which seems pretty good. Also got some gloves with armoured knuckles, dririder speed 2 model.

    The helmet I got is an Rjays gp3+ with slide down sunnies, no need for 2 visors.

    I went with kevlar jeans rather than separate pants over the top of regular pants/jeans. They look good and anyone who doesn't ride won't really notice what they are.
     
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    Zeal4Life What bike would the Joker ride... Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Helmet -- Open Face, cheap but to AU standards.
    Eyewear -- Wileyx SG-1 smoke and clear interchangeable lenses with matte black frame
    Jacket -- Dririder Climate Control 2 Jacket
    Gloves -- Dririder Adventure All Seasons Tourer Waterproof Thermal Gloves
    Boots -- Dr. Martens 8 eye lace-up boot

    Lastly, still deciding what type of protective pants -- that'll have to wait until the next budget busting motorcycle binge that isn't strictly maintenance oriented :dance2:
     
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    Helmet: Full face Rjays GP3+.
    Jacket: DriRider Air Ride 2
    Pants: Kevlar jeans. Lacking for wet weather. Next on the list.
    Gloves: Dririder Speed 2 long cuff
    Boots: Rjays Altitude II
     
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    Helmet : shark vision (love it)
    Jacket : Xtreme something (see avatar)
    Gloves : Roland Sands barfly
    Boots : Work boots (looking for some shoes
    Pants : hate to say it but whatever I have on. Normally jeans. Should get some kevlar ones at least.
     
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    Helmet : Zeus XS-3000
    Jacket : Vintage R-Jays, had it about 20 years and it was second-hand then!
    Gloves : Force (ALDI brand) summer gloves.
    Boots : Either my old Howler work boots with ballistic nylon toe caps or my current Caterpillar steelcaps.
    Pants : More recent R-Jays leathers or Force (ALDI brand) Kevlar jeans.
    Wet weather: Team Tuflite high-visibility flourescent yellow rain suit and generic rubber over-gloves over the top of everything else!
     
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    Helmet: Bell Star Carbon... Roland Sands edition

    Jacket: Berik

    Gloves Berik

    Pants: TDK Kevlar

    Boots: berik

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    Helmet, AGV K4 tangent
    Jacket, shark leathers leather jacket
    Gloves, rst
    Boots, rst race boots.
    Pants, aldi Kevlar jeans


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    I have a mixed bag of gear, depending on the situation and weather.
    For the road I Have an AGV K4 helmet, Brando style (armoured) jacket, kevlar jeans, Johnny Reb and Gaerne boots.
    Also have some dri rider pants and jacket for wet days. And an armoured mesh jacket for the scorchers.
    On the track I have an Arai Helmet, Dainese One piece, Spidi Boots and gloves.
    Have backup AGV 2 piece leathers and Dainese boots and gloves.
    Most of the stuff I picked up on ebay and gumtree over the last few years for good prices. There is heaps of gear out there cheap if you spend the time looking and be patient.
     
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    Helmet: Bell Star Carbon Tagger Trouble
    Jacket: Astars Atem 2014 Onesie
    Pants: Astars summer undersuit / Freeballing.
    Gloves: Astars GP Pro 2015
    Boots: Astars SMXPlus 2013
    Back Protector: Astars Nucleon 2015


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    I have a lot of stuff. I got almost all of it via ebay/other people's misfortune/sales. Oh, and also best Xmas present ever. So:

    Helmet

    Shoei GT Air (Grandeur Design) don't even get me started on this POS. $850

    Jackets
    • Zen Dragon Textile (eBay it) that is actually awesome, but I never it wear now (see next jacket. :lolsign:). Removable liner, CE1 armour in elbows and back $100
    • River Road Leather "Cruiser" jacket that I wear 100% of the time. Love this thing. Armour...suspicious. I intend to replace it with Forcefield CE2 mesh. Lovely leather though with a removable liner, removable armour in elbows, shoulders and back. Pockets absolutely everywhere. OMFG, I'm totally in love with the pockets both in the jacket and more in the removable lining. Best idea ever. Lots of ventilation zippers. Got it on clearance for $100
    Pants
    • Bullit Jeans (black) - Full kevlar jeans, CE1 knee armour, straight cut. Okay to wear, not my favourite. $50 on ebay never worn from someone who got the wrong size. Yay!
    • Starrider Camo Cargos - Going out of business sale. Horrible brown camo. Eiw. Full kevlar, no armour, rarely used when riding. Did dye them purple though, so there's that. $50
    • Draggin Cargos (black) - Full kevlar, no armour. Girl got too big for them after a couple of wears. Whoops. No armour, so I don't wear them on the bike. $50 on ebay.
    • GoGo Gear Leggings (black) - :bowdown: Best idea ever. Full kevlar. CE1 hip and knee armour - washable!! Can't even tell you how awesome it is to just chuck them in the wash without worrying about the armour! I wear these every time unless I'm going to work - then it's the Bullits that can pass for work attire. $279 (ouch). Still thinking about wearing them to work...
    Gloves
    • ATX short gloves - do not get these things. I love the convenience, but the velcro tab fell off within 6 months. No. Just no. $45
    • RP Gloves - Erk. I like to shop locally (all evidence to the contrary - can't help that my local businesses are ignorant buttheads. Did I mention that 2 days ago the dedicated bike shop in town looked at me like I was an alien when I asked about tank grips? No? Well, they did. Idiots). So I got these gloves. They're slightly white, which was my one condition. They also frayed to the point of looking like an afro with minimal use within 2 months. No. $50 down the drain.
    • Handroids - Hahaha. I wish. They are the next upgrade for Mia...errr...me...err...however I can justify them to myself, I'm having them. I need my hands; they're useful. And probably worth more than $50, I expect.
    Boots
    • Falco Dany - I have no idea what goes on with me. But just like my damned helmet, these things fit perfect in the store (I insisted on wearing them, like a total princess, for an hour while the paperwork for my husband's bike went through) then they suddenly, when I got them home, didn't fit. Dammit. I really liked those things. Ankle armour, pretty...grrr. $220 down the drain.
    • Dainese Bahia - Hell, yes. CE1 ankle armour on both sides, zip closure, armoured toes, shin something-or-other, super comfortable to wear even at work. Pretty. Super pretty. Did I mention that? Pretty. Xmas present, so I'm not supposed to know they were $345, but they were. Best present ever and worth every single cent.
    Pretty sure that's it. So far.
     
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