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Old 04-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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I searched--and i'm not sifting through the cycle thread.

Online stores for helmets, jackets etc?
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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I just bought a jacket from http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/

Good prices and product reviews (like Amazon) are helpful.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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I order directly from Parts Unlimited at dealer cost.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
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I order directly from Parts Unlimited at dealer cost.
is "Parts Unlimited" an actual business or some sort of 'hook-up' that you get?
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:44 PM   #5
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
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parts unlimited is a HUGE parts supply business...its basically where every shop i know gets their inventory.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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They've got some great deals in their closeout section, I just got a leather jacket for $140. Great customer service and recommendations on fit, comfort, etc on almost every item.
That motorcycle superstore site is pretty good too, from what I've seen of it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:03 PM   #8
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newenough dot com
cyclegear dot com
denniskirk dot com
motorcycle-superstore dot com

Those are a few of the bigger ones. I have ordered from newenough (boots) and cyclegear (gloves) and have been pretty happy.
Check out newenough's closeout page, you can come across some great deals there. I got my alpinestar boots there for $120 shipped.

edit: beat by teh rallyguy.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #9
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thye have really good reviews. and prices are nice too. plus...easy to return should you need to.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #10
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I order directly from Parts Unlimited at dealer cost.

would you happen to have a link to these guys?
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:09 PM   #11
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would you happen to have a link to these guys?
You, as a normal mortal, can't order from them. But your dealer can....Really though, newenough.com and the other sites listed are probably some of the best places to get gear online.

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Old 04-04-2007, 06:12 PM   #12
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would you happen to have a link to these guys?
Yeah, sorry, I can't give that out.

But I second these guys' opinions on Newenough. Before my trip to Panama I bought my FirstGear jacket and my Sidi Discovery boots from them. Great deals and good quality stuff.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:49 PM   #13
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no luck for us mere mortals then...but why mention it in a thread where another mere mortal is asking for advice about where to buy gear?

Or are you guys just tempting us with unobtainable riches?
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:59 PM   #14
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BW- go to http://helmetshop.com/ for your helmet

you have to call them for their 'real' prices, you'll save about 70-100$

great customer service too
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:03 PM   #15
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Iron Pony brick and mortar store in C-Bus. Their clearance section is awesome. Plus their helmet prices are exactly the same as most online stores.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:10 PM   #16
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no luck for us mere mortals then...but why mention it in a thread where another mere mortal is asking for advice about where to buy gear?

Or are you guys just tempting us with unobtainable riches?
I believe the question, as phrased, was "Where do you purchase your motorcycle gear?" So I answered as directly, succinctly and smugly as possible. In a later post I replied with more helpful info.

Had he asked "Where should I buy my motorcycle gear?", I would have been more forthcoming.

Yes, I know I'm a jerk.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #17
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Cortech textile jacket on there for $62 shipped( newenough close out). do the brands between gear really matter?

<---gear n00b
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:13 PM   #18
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:18 PM   #19
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Cortech textile jacket on there for $62 shipped( newenough close out). do the brands between gear really matter?

<---gear n00b
Anything made by Firstgear is top notch.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:30 PM   #20
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Sometimes different brands fit slightly different even though they are the same size, ie a large firstgear jacket may fit differently than a large a-star jacket. New enough does a really good job letting you know how the gear fits, if you use their fitment guides you should be pretty good.

Does that jacket have any armor in it?
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:31 PM   #21
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I believe the question, as phrased, was "Where do you purchase your motorcycle gear?" So I answered as directly, succinctly and smugly as possible. In a later post I replied with more helpful info.

Had he asked "Where should I buy my motorcycle gear?", I would have been more forthcoming.

Yes, I know I'm a jerk.
If I got a hook up like that, I'd do the exact same thing.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #22
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Does that jacket have any armor in it?
I suppose it does. I guess the main question here is whether or not a $250 jacket does the same job as a $70 jacket.

While i'm at it:

Jacket brands to stick to? Helmet?


edit: Removable, triple density body armor in the shoulders, elbows and back (armour, check)
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #23
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I buy from and patronise my local dealer.

After years of service to them they give me excellent service and prices.

fwiw I buy only a few points above dealer cost and also have credit and pay whenever I want.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:28 PM   #24
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I've ordered gear from NewEnough.com. Got a decent deal on the Vanson I ordered, and NewEnough is great to deal with, but I found the jacket to be a bit light on features for the price. (No pockets, no liner.) I'll probably order matching pants for touring & track days one of these years.

If I had it to do over again I'd go with a RoadCrafter from Aerostich - seven hundred bucks, but all the riders I know who bought one of those (and this is most of the serious riders I know) think it's the best money they've ever spent. And a 'stich is probably going to be sufficient for any of the track schools I'm ever likely to do. riderwearhouse.com

Helmets, I prefer Arai. I have generally bought my helmets from local places who were kind enough to keep $30,000 worth of inventory on-hand so I could try them on. Lucky for me, a place in Snellville had white Quantums on sale for like $250 (I guess nobody wanted a helmet unless it had flames and crap painted on it) so that was a nice surprise.

I've also done business with 1888fastlap.com back when they were just plain ol' Marietta Motorsports, and I like those guys. Better for me, they just changed location to "right next door to my favorite Miata parts place." Works out nicely for me; I need a back tire for the FJ, and the girlfriend is about ready to buy some gear.

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:15 PM   #25
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just bought a full set of gear there. jacket & pants for <$200 ftw
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