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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Pic - Finished my complete 2 pc suit/boots, etc - FULL Gear for Less than $500!!!

Got these 1.4 mm leather armored pants off ebay. they are holding up awesome after a year and came with full hard knees and pucks. doubly reinforced in knees and seat.

$120

Kawasaki Armored Joe Rocket Leather Jacket - Retail at Dealer = $440
Bought on Ebay Brand new.

$190

Teknic Racing boots on closeout @ dealer for $80.

Helmet was $50. (KBC)

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Grand total of about $440 for a 2 pc suit that looks pretty nice. Dont anyone say you cant get great gear for cheap.



BTW it was a bit hot but it was fun being the fully geared up guy.
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damn mr. rockefeller i could it all new for $350
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^ But he wont tell you where. Or will dance around the question and say something liek his friend hooked him up with a good deal.
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I see your $120 leather pants and I raise you my $60 leather pants with CE Knee protector and pucks. Craigslist FTW. Brand new Shift leather jacket $160. Gloves $50. HJC Helmet $130. Although I haven't bought motorcycle specific boots yet. Just using a pair of steel toed combat boots.
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Hum.....

My shit

Helmet - about 120
Gloves - 100
Boots - 150 - survived 2 crashes, one were the bike was sliding on my foot. My knee sliders and boot actually kept it from having too much damage, it was nice.
Suit - 450 - 2 crashes, still in great shape.

Buy quality first, and you don't have to buy again. Quality doesn't always have to be expensive either.

Or don't crash, that helps too.

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Looks good!

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^ But he wont tell you where. Or will dance around the question and say something liek his friend hooked him up with a good deal.
thats some good crack huh
i already told you who, what, when and where and you snubbed your nose at it.

heres some decent gloves $10-25.

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damn decent suits for the price $195. as good or better than my teknic chicane and will be my next suit.

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decent boots $60-100

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helmets can be had at closeout for $45-85 all day, just look around i dont feel like it right now. also you can go used and run into decent stuff obviously. personally i would want some better gear eventually but this stuff will get you on the track and keep you protected plenty for a fall or two if it should happen. if you decide to go deeper into the sport, then by all means splurge on high end stuff. 'tis a fool that thinks that high price = quality and vice versa. one of the shittiest suits you can get are motoGP kangaroo suits for $1,200.

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Good job! Saving money = win!!!
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wait...didn't you have a ninja 650R? when did the kawi happen?

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April 24th!! lol - i put a big post in but i guess u missed it...

I had the 650 for 17 months - 17,000 miles -sold it for $3,750 - never took it for anyting except the first service and did my own oil chantes

It had some crash damage too.

Then I bought a new leftover (300 miles LOL) 04 636 for $4,750 OTD w/ a 2 yr Kawi warranty. Had about $300 of crash damage - cracked peg, and mirror cracked off a piece of upper fairing. Owner had dropped it once and sold it back. It sat, and i made a great lowball offer.

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WOW what a find. My buddy has an 04, and I think that 636 is one the best looking sportbikes, period.

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Yeah, and to boot, the dealer is right by my job/house and some friends of mine work there.

I cant say enough about the bike. Rough suspension and not that comfy (seat, wrists)are my only complaints, but I can log in 2 hour rides @ 6'6'', so I really cant complain.

The power of this thing is really unsurpassed by the 600s, IMO. Very happy w/ my purchase - this bike is beautiful and has a GREAT rumble.
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wait...didn't you have a ninja 650R? when did the kawi happen?
ninja 650R IS a Kawasaki last I checked...

Oh, and Scorpion EXO700 from new enough for $109, A* SMX-4 off E-bay for $75, Power Trip Powershift jacket from Motorcycle Superstore for $130 last year, and Power Trip GP gloves for $0 from the dealer when I bought the bike. Still riding in jeans but that's because I can't find pants to fit - I'm fat, shut up.
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I have full gear except boots. Hard to find size 16's that aren't super expensive so I wear a pair of black work boots.
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Personally I think my head is worth more than 50 bucks. I got a closeout $400 Arai RX7. I might cheap out on other gear, just not the helmet.
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