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September 11th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Get your kit off...

...or out, or on as the case may be.

Following Jorge's latest wardrobe malfunction, I was wondering which gear the riders on the forum chose and why?; whether it was dictated by competitive pricing, brand affiliation, quality, aesthetics or personal preference? I have always used Arai because they I like the look of them, they are a bloody good lid and they give me the closest fit (apparently I don't have a Shoei head). Leathers, boots and gloves have always been 'stars for largely the same reasons although my first bike leather beyond the obligatory Brando jacket was a Frank Thomas together with an AGV lid. I also had a rudimentary assortment of off road kit which had been borrowed, acquired and never given back.

This amused me because it looks like the contents of some archeological dig - an unearthed Neolithic barrow, the tomb of some warrior chieftain. My 'stars SMX's are indeed ancient, totally fucked - toesliders torn off years ago, but I swear by them. 'Fuck!!!' - there you go.

Of course, if anyone wants to offer me in the region of €900,000 to change product I'm open to negotiation.

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Also, given the fact that this is the U.K. - I find the following is essential Jorge...

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September 11th, 2015, 11:18 AM   #2
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the carpet is a nice touch to the photo.
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September 11th, 2015, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thanks 'Sparrah' - it's a magic one, I don't use a bike anymore.
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September 11th, 2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Arai lids.

Just threw out 3 of them. (Moving house)
Had the joy of taking a splitter axe to an old RX7, three shots to get it to split.
Black only. Only lids that fit me, pity as I can get AGV free.

Alpinestars Gloves.

Same as yours, Arabb. GP Pros with that painful "One Goal One Vision....Win" writing. Texta'd over that shit.

Dainese and Tiger Angel leathers.
Dainese race leathers, comfy but relatively shit leather. And I hate the design, but they were less than cost and only for racing anyway.
Tiger Angel race leathers, heavy but amazing quality and custom fitted. Still fit almost 16 years on. ha.
Tiger Angel 2 piece for road.

Alpinestars GP pro boots. The old ones that aren't covered in placcy.

Some old Clover winter jacket. Great bit of kit.

Assorted MX boots, lids, old Dainese predator suit thing, Stupid nylons etc.

All sitting in boxes up the country now
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Arai lids.

Some old Clover winter jacket. Great bit of kit.
Do you actually have much call for that down there?
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I'm down in Victoria, so it does get chilly (by Oz standards).
And after not bothering with a textile jacket for years, I finally twigged and realised how nice it is not to climb into damp clammy leathers after getting rained on.
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Shark Race r Pro Helmets.

I might be bias
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I Ride: pillion with hubs on 1200 Bandit :) Do have a full bike licence though
Cant stand Buffalo it leaked like a sieve ands Frank Thomas stuff is just plain crap. For jackets ive stuck with Richa, which is as good as gold .Liked Hein Gerike too
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I use whatever Nicky Hayden uses. No really, I have bought my gear based on what he was using at the time. My first was Joey Rocket, Alpinestars, Dianese, Alpinestars. Except a helmet, my first was Arai, then Shoe. I'm ashamed to admit I have two Icon helmets. I bought them when I was an ignorant young man.
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Cant stand Buffalo it leaked like a sieve ands Frank Thomas stuff is just plain crap. For jackets ive stuck with Richa, which is as good as gold .Liked Hein Gerike too
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