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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 10:46 AM
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Shopping for a Jacket today....

So I am planning on getting a jacket today.... somewhere up in the outskirts of Chicago.

Where do you all recommend me to go?

I dont' want to spend an arm & leg but I do want something reliable and worth what I DO spend.
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DGY in downers grove we(CLSB) get a discount and good people.... but if you can wait for shipping go to www.newenough.com great prices fast shipping and you can donate a dollar paid by them to CLSB.

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DGY in downers grove we(CLSB) get a discount and good people.... but if you can wait for shipping go to www.newenough.com great prices fast shipping and you can donate a dollar paid by them to CLSB.

I would get a discount??? Really..... how does that work?

I know where that is.......... What about Chicago Cycle though, is it worth my time or no?
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I would get a discount??? Really..... how does that work?

I know where that is.......... What about Chicago Cycle though, is it worth my time or no?
CC has a pretty decent selection of gear. The only problem is that their prices aren't that great.

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Ask about the CLSB discount(best price)
From Dan he is usually there unless he smoking people at the track this weekend.

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https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...&highlight=dgy <---Check this out.

Ask about the CLSB discount(best price)
From Dan he is usually there unless he smoking people at the track this weekend.
So do I just mention that I'm part of the forum..... ?

How late are they open today?
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Shit, then I think I'll be leaving work NOW so that I can make it up there with time to spare getting back before the cookout.......

Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. I'll be sure to ask for Dan when I get there.
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Am I dumb if I don't get leather though being that it protects the most?
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Leather is the best I would recommend it, it is your ONLY body your are protecting think about it but I have gone down on textile and walked away fine. Just think about gthis if you are going to spend the money spend it right the first time.

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Leather is the best I would recommend it, it is your ONLY body your are protecting think about it but I have gone down on textile and walked away fine. Just think about gthis if you are going to spend the money spend it right the first time.

I'm hoping NOT to go over the $300.oo price range. Hopefully given a discount will make it much easier.

I definitely don't want to spend a lot on mesh or textile if leather is safer.

Then again, I've never bought a jacket before to know what's what. Just going off of "word on the street".
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Go to DGY if you want and try on the jackets to see what fits but you could find a good leather jacket from www.newenough.com for the price you want to spend. I am not saying you won't find one at DGY but you will probably get a better deal at newenough but at least you can go check it out like I sadi before great shop good people.

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I got mine at newenough.com along with pants and boots and they're great. had to return my gloves twice and had no issues with it. As far as material, leather is the best. if you're worried about being hot then get a perforated one. mine isn't and with the vents open i'm pretty cool going above 30mph even on days where it's over 90 degrees
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I got two Shift leather jackets off eBay. Paid $230 for both, shipping included. Try on jackets at a shop for fit, then hit newenough or eBay. I will only by leather, it is well worth it, and is cooler than my old textile. Make sure the jacket is a little tight, it will stretch over time.
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yeah ebay is a great way to go

got a joe rocket jacket for $50 that sold new for $300
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Go to DGY if you want and try on the jackets to see what fits but you could find a good leather jacket from www.newenough.com for the price you want to spend. I am not saying you won't find one at DGY but you will probably get a better deal at newenough but at least you can go check it out like I sadi before great shop good people.
why would you recommend that someone disrespect a member of this forum who works for a place that is willing to help you out and give them a deal? then just waste their time while you "borrow" their gear to find your size and slap them in the face by going to buy it on the internet......nice.

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I too plan to get a different leater one for next year. Possibly new lid to

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I have a textile jacket right now, and I wish I had gone with a leather jacket instead. You should be able to get a decent leather jacket for <$350.

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why would you recommend that someone disrespect a member of this forum who works for a place that is willing to help you out and give them a deal? then just waste their time while you "borrow" their gear to find your size and slap them in the face by going to buy it on the internet......nice.
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YEah, perforated leather sounds like the way to go.

I actually just got off work so I can't make it to DGY today. I have a cookout at 3:30 so I wouldn't have time. I will have to go sometime during this week.

I expected to spend a bit of money for a jacket but like everyone says, it's worth it, and I agree.

There are just sooooo many that I can't seem to choose what features I want! damn, it's like buying a car....
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I will leave names of businesses out of this post. Mandy and I went to a dealership with the intention of buying gear there. Because she was female, they were not helping her. I was looking at bikes with my daughter, and every sales person came up to me trying to sell me a bike. When I told them I was not shopping for a bike, my wife wanted to buy gear, they still would not help her. She was quite upset at this, and went the ebay route. I am not saying all places are like this, just explaining why we shopped on ebay for gear. I have no problem spending my money at a dealership, independent shop, ect. But they must be willing to help, and earn my business.
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I will leave names of businesses out of this post. Mandy and I went to a dealership with the intention of buying gear there. Because she was female, they were not helping her. I was looking at bikes with my daughter, and every sales person came up to me trying to sell me a bike. When I told them I was not shopping for a bike, my wife wanted to buy gear, they still would not help her. She was quite upset at this, and went the ebay route. I am not saying all places are like this, just explaining why we shopped on ebay for gear. I have no problem spending my money at a dealership, independent shop, ect. But they must be willing to help, and earn my business.

I've actually heard a story like this before....... Usually they take advantage of girls' business being that some people assume females are easier to rip off and persuade into buying useless things which can be true in SOME cases. But I've heard both.
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Holy crap there is still at least one normal person left in the world.
HA ha very funny thanks for taking what I said and thinking I was trying to waste DGY's or Dan's time per my first post I told her to go buy it at DGY. I think she wants to buy some thing today like she didnt want to wait so thats why I recommended DGY...Because I like that shop and and I said BEFORE Good Shop and Good People. Who knows maybe something would catch her eye and she would make a purchase. I really don't know if she what she wanted to do so I was just trying to help her on a public forum hmmm. Personally I Like DGY I recommened the place to everyone that wants to walk into a shop because Dan hooks it up. I have never wasted DGY's time I have purchased 3 helmets, 2 jackets, 3 pairs of gloves, riding glasses, countless acessories, and wait also a New motorcycle(will buy another motorcycle and gear from them again in the future).


Now Please do not take this response as an attack audiofyl or anyone else that commented because a lot of people have short tempers and really do not read into the help rather try to find ways to say how me the member in disrespectful towards another I am sure if Dan reads this he will not take it this as disrespect as I met him a couple times and he is pretty easy going and would probably appriciate that I trying to bring business his way and I have always told Dan if he can give me a deal I rather spend the money with him.

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I've actually heard a story like this before....... Usually they take advantage of girls' business being that some people assume females are easier to rip off and persuade into buying useless things which can be true in SOME cases. But I've heard both.
They won't do this at DGY my fiance rides and goes often on her own and gets better treatment than me.

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I am not saying all dealers or independent shops are like this, I am simply stating a particular situation. I do not deal with shops that will not treat all people fair.
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I am not saying all dealers or independent shops are like this, I am simply stating a particular situation. I do not deal with shops that will not treat all people fair.

Yeah I hear you and in no way was I implyng that you might have been indicated them as one of these dealers ...I was just again promoting DGY from our past good service and sales from them.

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Take care of the dealers that take care of you. I can call MCC and they know who I am, what bike I have, and always take care of me. I have bought my last two bikes from them, and considering a new bike for next year from them. Please note, I like this dealer, but their gear selection is very limited.
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HA ha very funny thanks for taking what I said and thinking I was trying to waste DGY's or Dan's time per my first post I told her to go buy it at DGY. I think she wants to buy some thing today like she didnt want to wait so thats why I recommended DGY...Because I like that shop and and I said BEFORE Good Shop and Good People. Who knows maybe something would catch her eye and she would make a purchase. I really don't know if she what she wanted to do so I was just trying to help her on a public forum hmmm. Personally I Like DGY I recommened the place to everyone that wants to walk into a shop because Dan hooks it up. I have never wasted DGY's time I have purchased 3 helmets, 2 jackets, 3 pairs of gloves, riding glasses, countless acessories, and wait also a New motorcycle(will buy another motorcycle and gear from them again in the future).


Now Please do not take this response as an attack audiofyl or anyone else that commented because a lot of people have short tempers and really do not read into the help rather try to find ways to say how me the member in disrespectful towards another I am sure if Dan reads this he will not take it this as disrespect as I met him a couple times and he is pretty easy going and would probably appriciate that I trying to bring business his way and I have always told Dan if he can give me a deal I rather spend the money with him.

the impression I got was exactly what I said in my post as that's how the message was conveyed to me when I read it. I don't care if people want to buy stuff on the internet, but it's not fair to go to a brick and mortar store to borrow their stuff only to not buy from there.

I'll admit that i've done it once or twice but it wasn't because i was looking for a better price, rather I was grossly dissatisfied with the service I received when I went in with all intentions to make a purchase, and didn't feel it was appropriate to give them hundreds of my dollars when I wasn't helped out.

my apologies to you for reading more into what you posted than what was actually there.

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