January 10, 2007 at 6:35 pm #12589AnonymousInactive
What’s necessary to start riding? Helmet and jacket obviously, but can you just wear jeans rather than leather trousers? What about boots and gloves?
CheersJanuary 10, 2007 at 9:11 pm #52312
You see alot of people riding in jeans and trainers. These people either have no idea of the damage that can occur to themselves in a crash or just dont care.
So its very much down to you.. Theres lots of options out there so you dont always need to fork out for leather. Nylon (Gortex) fibre jackets and trousers are often warmer this time of year, and often come with protective reinforced sections.
Boots which offer protection for your ankles are a must.
Dont go for a cheap helmet either!!!!!!!!!!!January 10, 2007 at 9:52 pm #52313sidParticipant
the only piece of kit you need by law is a helmet the rest is optional if you wanna stay alive in the event of a crashJanuary 10, 2007 at 10:52 pm #52314AnonymousInactive
Cheers for the advice gents. What is a good make of helmet to get? For the rest of the gear I was thinking mostly Triumph stuff (being the Triumph fan that I am), some of it second hand.January 11, 2007 at 9:23 am #52315GixParticipant
Originally posted by MCi Automotive
What is a good make of helmet to get?
If you are made of money, a shoei, arai or suomy, but KBC, HJC, Nitro, Lazer etc all have to pass the same minimum standards – fit is more important than how much it costs, no good having a Â£400 lid that dont fit, better to have a Â£100 lid that fits perfect January 11, 2007 at 7:34 pm #52316
Go for the best that you can afford, you only have one brain!
And make sure that you try it on first.. mail order for helmets is a waste of time and effort!January 12, 2007 at 6:40 am #52317sidParticipant
Originally posted by GSF K1
you only have one brain!
not always applicableJanuary 12, 2007 at 3:36 pm #52318HippoDronesParticipant
If you want some cheep new kit try this place:
They got some good kit there. Am going to be getting myself a set of textiles and a 1 piece race suit from them soon!January 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm #52319
What you trying to say sid??? My brains in my arse??? (Thats what me missus keeps saying!)
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