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Where to get cheap gear (new of course) on the internet? I saw a site called "NewEnough.com". Anyone heard of/used them before? :hshot
 

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I got a few items from kneedraggers, I'd recommend 'em!!

Got a helmet from Helmet Harbors.com

Everything else got in a shop in Orlando.
 

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Don't buy "cheap" gear. Low in price is one thing but don't buy cheap shit to save a few dineros. Skin is priceless.

I would recommend that you go to a large salesroom floor and try on different companies products. After you decide what fits best make note and do a search on the internet for the best pricing. Just go to the search bar and type in the manufacturers name and product name.... wamo, you have a few hundred hits.

Good luck!
 

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Sounds great guys, thanks for the advice. Another question regarding gear...is Mesh OK for a jacket or is the LEATHER really worth it?
 

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yes leather is really worth it. i watched a guiy eat a curb last night with no gear on...i'm not even going to flame b/c i knew him, although he didn't appear to be hurt, i beleive it would've been a done deal on no injuries had he had on gear. leather is worth it 100%.
 

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If it's going to be your only jacket then I'd get something more protective than mesh. You're in MA anyway; you get no heat pity from me.
 

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Flatout said:
If you guys need some help on gear give me a buzz and i'll see about helping ya out.
Slava

or look here: http://www.flatoutmotorcycles.com/store
Is this a generic discount, e.g.10% on all 'gear', or what? I have a few pieces I need to purchase to make my daily commute more comfortable, while being safe. Please post a new topic for a 'group buy' and note the details. Also - dont forget to link the new topic back to this one (where your original statement occured and most members are subscribed to). Thanks Slava!
 

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rfkicker2000 said:
Sounds great guys, thanks for the advice. Another question regarding gear...is Mesh OK for a jacket or is the LEATHER really worth it?
Leather will give you the best protection as far as jacket material goes. Textile is next, while mesh offers the least (but still better than nothing at all).

It's all a trade-off. If you want the best protection, get a good leather jacket with CE armor. However, it will get hot when the temps get into the 90s or higher. Perforated leather is an option, but it still won't come close to mesh in terms of airflow.
 

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sjlee said:
while mesh offers the least (but still better than nothing at all).
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I had a 45mph get off (hit by non-observant cager) with a mesh jacket. I touched the pavement once before bouncing in the ditch and the jacket looked like it had exploded. if I had been on pavement any longer, I have no doubt that it would have made it through to my skin. Mesh jackets are practically worthless IMO and I'll never own another.
 

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I had a 45mph get off (hit by non-observant cager) with a mesh jacket. I touched the pavement once before bouncing in the ditch and the jacket looked like it had exploded. if I had been on pavement any longer, I have no doubt that it would have made it through to my skin. Mesh jackets are practically worthless IMO and I'll never own another.
What brand/model jacket was it?
 
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