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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2008, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Gear color

I guess I have to buy gears now I got scared looking at those crashed pics from the other tread.

What gear color do you prefer if your bike is blue or does it have to match?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2008, 09:29 AM
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Color is all personal preference, black goes with everything

the gear doesnt have to color match it just needs to be present to work
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I like the all black "Phantom" look, but many say to go woth lighter colors to stay cooler, and be more visible. If I was going to keep the bike a while, I would get a similar color jacket. Then get black overpants. The helmet does not have to match, that is where you show your personallity.

Helmet brand or cost does not matter. A secure fit with no unneccessary pressure points, is key.

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Rep for deciding to ride with gear. Trust me, you will get used to it. I prefer to ride with a helmet.

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Black is the worse colour...only time it rules is in the winter, and how often are you riding in the winter. Lighter colours work will keep you cooler on those blistering hot days. Most of my gear is yellow and black, two colours that the human eye pick up the fastest. Red just makes the cops angry...blue gear is too ghey to be taken as a serious motorcyclist...Jammin gets laughed at a lot because of his Blue and white....everything And Blue and white goes with......nothing except....blue and white. It's a crappy colour scheme, and everyone will think your Jammin..

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All black will make you look like one of the village people, or the weirdos in a gay club.
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I prefer color choices that equate to visibility over fashion statements and color coordinating...that being said my gear is all black, save for a red/blue/neon orange lid

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I always felt I looked like a douche when everything matched.

So I purposely find things that do not match.

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Black for cold/cool DAys.... Color for hot days........helmet could match bike but not socks

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Black bike black helmet black leathers black boots black gloves black wheels black tires



Now that all sounds original, cool in the summer and downright easy to identify.

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I'm not goign to lie. I like to match my bike somewhat, but what's more important to me is being visible! That's why I'd stay away from all black. I like yellow and black because it's very visible.

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I get black so that I am NOT visible. You should see the look on the sales person when I ask for gear without reflective crap on it.

On a full moon night, black gear, no lights, in the country = FUN

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I like to match the gear and the bike as well. Fortunately, my bike is orange and black, so is my jacket. Best of both: safety cone orange for visibility AND it matches I have a black lid, and also a bright flourescent yellow Rossi rep helmet that I wear more often though.

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Basic black and pearls.

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I like to match my bike. But I really prefer having the yellow and black color scheme. Mostly yellow lid and yellow jacket! I hope it's bright & loud so that people can see me.

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