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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best place to buy gear?

I'm going shopping this weekend for gloves, boots, helmet, jacket, etc. Anyone have sugestions as to where to go? Best deals/Best selection ??
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 02:14 PM
 
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Usually find good deals at newenough.com

It is actually all new equipment, but they used to sell slightly used stuff, hence the name -- it's a big motorcycle warehouse down in Texas. You can get great deals on closeouts from last years models, and even this years.
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Usually find good deals at newenough.com
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i have had great experiences with both

Motorcycle Riders Inc

and

Indy Superbike

reasonable prices and great service from both of them

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Apex Motorsports out of CA had the best prices on Sidi boots. I think I found the best price for my Shoei helmet at Helmet Harbor

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A fourth recommendation for newenough.com

Also have had good experiences with flatoutmotorcycles.com

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Newenough
And it's 'newenough' by a landslide.....

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And it's 'newenough' by a landslide.....

I'm a happy customer
hehe yes, Looks like newenough is the big winner.

Thanks everyone!
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Yeah, bout NewEnough, I bought my boots from them at 1:50pm and asked for 2nd day air (cause I got a shipping allowance) and it arrived at 10am the next day! They're serious about shipping stuff out asap, if it's in stock.

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 06:32 PM
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go research prices and then try on stuff over at CC. See if they'll match or come close. Instant gratification

I got burned by flatoutmotorcycles. I tried them because of recommendations from SBN, but lately a lot of people have been bitching about them over there too. It took 4+ months to get a simple order of gilles rearsets delivered. Their prices are ok, but god help ya if you need to talk to anybody and correct shipping errors. Their followup is terrible. So they're on the shitlist and I can't recommend them to anyone. Glad Jeff (Shadrach) fared better with them.

You should have gone to the AMA races at RA last weekend. Lots of good deals at the track from the merchants that showed up. IndySuperbikes had Sidi Vertebra Race boots for $245. That caught my eye since I think I paid $299 for my last pair. Helmets, gloves and other stuff was on sale too. I never shopped from them over the internet though.
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2005, 11:29 AM
 
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newenough rocks. Ive bought almost all my gear through them.

While they arent the absolute lowest price on the net, they do have a very good return policy.
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newenough rocks......
While they arent the absolute lowest price on the net, they do have a very good return policy.

That's correct. They have the best customer service around. When I was looking at buying leathers, they sent me 2 sizes to try on, and told me to return the one that didn't fit. It was that simple. No hassels at all.

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Superbike Italia in Lyons, I-55 and 1st avenue, has IXS leather motorcycle jackets for 50% off right now. I have one, and couldnt be happier with quality and fit. They still had a bunch when I was in there tuesday.

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how much did it cost you after the 50%?
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Another good source is www.denniskirk.com . Click on the Outlet store link. Last years colors often at 50% of retail, large stock, free shipping if over $100 purchase and usually 2 days to your door.
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When I was looking at buying leathers, they sent me 2 sizes to try on, and told me to return the one that didn't fit. It was that simple. No hassels at all.
Holy crap...that's unheard-of.

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Holy crap...that's unheard-of.
Oh, that's routine for them. I've done the same thing. They also have really good customer support: I wrote them asking for sizing advice on a suit, and they (very honestly) told me that I wasn't going to fit an off-the-rack size. I ignored them and bought one anyway, and wouldn't you know it?

So, um, I also got to try out their return policy.

It's too bad they quit taking used gear; I sold them back my first good jacket, and they gave me a reasonable price for it.

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I recommend newenough.com. Saved over 80$ on jacket, and 50$ on helmet.
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I bought mine for retail a couple years ago . With the 50% off i believe they are 200-225 depending on the style.

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newenough rocks. Ive bought almost all my gear through them.

While they arent the absolute lowest price on the net, they do have a very good return policy.
Think so huh? I bought a pair of boots that didn't fit me right(I had tried them on at a dealer once and thought their price was way better).....I could send them back AND pay for shipping 3 times over to get a different size sent out.....BS!!! So much for the lower price!

I kept them, my son will wear them when he hits that size and will NEVER buy clothing w/o trying it on ever again!
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Sounds like you have issues remembering what size actually fit.
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Think so huh? I bought a pair of boots that didn't fit me right(I had tried them on at a dealer once and thought their price was way better).....I could send them back AND pay for shipping 3 times over to get a different size sent out.....BS!!! So much for the lower price!

I kept them, my son will wear them when he hits that size and will NEVER buy clothing w/o trying it on ever again!

Well, thats not exactly their fault. Alot of places charge a restocking fee if you order a wrong size. So you'd get to pay shipping 3x plus eat 10-20% of the product cost.
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Think so huh? I bought a pair of boots that didn't fit me right(I had tried them on at a dealer once and thought their price was way better).....I could send them back AND pay for shipping 3 times over to get a different size sent out.....BS!!! So much for the lower price!

I kept them, my son will wear them when he hits that size and will NEVER buy clothing w/o trying it on ever again!
I am playing my violin for you.....It must suck to live in wisconsin, seems like you get treated SO unfairly up there.......eh?

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