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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Regarding my earlier post about JACKETS/ RIDING GEAR

Here are a few things I have found on as we all know the good old Craigslist.

What do you all think about it.I would like to know some opinions and should or

not's about the ICON jacket and the FOX riding gear. Here are the two

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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1422620684.html ICON JACKET

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/1427393303.html FOX

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1430942754.html AND???
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What about this KBC HELMET WORTH IT?
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Get an Arai or an AGV (I got an AGV Stealth and couldn't be happier with it, rly rly safe too + lighter than the old Arai RX-7)
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I have that same icon jacket, i like it. not sure about the armor stuff you posted, I just roll with a jacket.

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yea well the guy got back to me about the jacket and it Is sold so bummer i really liked the jacket. how about this one? http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/1426082557.html
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if the jacket fits u properly no way u can rock the armor underneath...that armor jacket is better for stunt, sumo street ridin, or dirt....

what are u planin to wear for pants..id worry about pants, boots, and gauntlet gloves before id worry about gettin all armored up..

make sure whatever u get gear wise is nice and snug if u want it to function well in a crash....

as far as a lid there are many good brands out there that will serve thier purpose. i would focus on the fit of the particular brand, ventilation, noise level, and how easy it is to service and change internals on. dont focus so much on the name. right away everyone says oh the the arai or oh oh get the shoei. yeah they are great helmets but ur payin a shitload for a lid that has been basically the exact same design for years....

i just bought a shark rsr2. the lightest helmet in production and rated safer than both...im very happy with it.

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when you are looking at lower priced helmets from very known brands - like HJC and KBC, you get the same level of protection as Arai or Shoei, what you give up is a comfort and weight. I started with HJC and was happy, then few years ago I switched to Shoei and would not go back for sure - huge difference in comfort, but I never felt unsafe. Ben Spies races in HJC AC-12, enough said. I would suggest though to buy the most expensive KBC or HJC out of the lineup, their cheaper stuff is worse in QA
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what are u planin to wear for pants..id worry about pants, boots, and gauntlet gloves before id worry about gettin all armored up..

make sure whatever u get gear wise is nice and snug if u want it to function well in a crash....

as far as a lid there are many good brands out there that will serve thier purpose. i would focus on the fit of the particular brand, ventilation, noise level, and how easy it is to service and change internals on. dont focus so much on the name. right away everyone says oh the the arai or oh oh get the shoei. yeah they are great helmets but ur payin a shitload for a lid that has been basically the exact same design for years....

i just bought a shark rsr2. the lightest helmet in production and rated safer than both...im very happy with it.
kinda disagree about the jacket comment. U can never have enough armor on. Just make sure ANY JACKET u do get has a minimum of armor in shoulders, elbows. If u ever gone down, u know what I'm talking about. When I went down, the armor protected me from breaking my elbows and left shoulder. I was sore for 3 weeks, but better then broken bones.

Only gloves that should be looked it are gauntlet gloves in leather also. +100 if u find then with armor in them too.

My jeans hel up just fine when I crashed. Got no rash through them either. But I did get rash through my jacket and gauntlet gloves if u can believe that.

Shoes at a minimum should be leather also and protect up to your ankles. Can be midtops or hightop gym shoes.

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when you are looking at lower priced helmets from very known brands - like HJC and KBC, you get the same level of protection as Arai or Shoei, what you give up is a comfort and weight. I started with HJC and was happy, then few years ago I switched to Shoei and would not go back for sure - huge difference in comfort, but I never felt unsafe. Ben Spies races in HJC AC-12, enough said. I would suggest though to buy the most expensive KBC or HJC out of the lineup, their cheaper stuff is worse in QA
A great compromise between HJC and Shoei's would be the Scorpion EXO 700.
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kinda disagree about the jacket comment. U can never have enough armor on. Just make sure ANY JACKET u do get has a minimum of armor in shoulders, elbows. If u ever gone down, u know what I'm talking about. When I went down, the armor protected me from breaking my elbows and left shoulder. I was sore for 3 weeks, but better then broken bones.
naw dude i agree that armor is a must. i should have stated that he should find a leather jacket of good quality that already has armor incorporated. im not sure if he wanted to go with one or both of those jackets together??

my thing is that when i first started buyin gear i bought everything way big cus i had no idea..now im tryin to sell the stuff...see below...lol

just trying to stress the importance of proper fiting gear. imo the tighter the better. and when i saw the icon jacket and that full armor jacket i thought he wanted to rock leather over the armor..that would make the jacket waaay to big if it did fit over. which i doubt. those full armor jackets are much bulkier than they look in pics.

dont want to see someone make the same mistake i did...

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alright thank you for all the posts. I have found a joe rocket jacket, with all pads leather so hopefully this is it..
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gloves can be a bitch , i can go to a store and try on 20 pairs in different brands/sizes before i find one i really like, and riding in ill fitting gloves sucks, i have found joe rocket, alpinestars, and icon gloves i like but not all their models work for me
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and dont buy short gloves..a total waste imo

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oh i think i already have short gloves lol they go up to like your wrist or something..
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I lol at people that think HJC is crap, someone should inform Mr. Spies of this.
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That Fox jacket isnt made for the pavement. its made to go under a motorcross jersey.
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