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Old 11-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There are Cycle Gears in Sanford, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Daytona, so if he's 75mi from St Augustine then there's one within range.

As for actually buying anything front Cycle Gear, I wouldn't. They're way over priced. Great for actually trying stuff on before you buy online, though.
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OP I am in Florida like you. You definatly need a mesh jacket. It is WAYYYYY too hot otherwise
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We meet again... Haha. Well here goes nothing...

As far as brands go, you've got your Alpinestars, Dainese, Berik, Etc. Most of the guys I know run Dainese or A*. I personally wear A* because of their variety along with price and I've always been an A* man since my MX days. (Although in my eyes, Dainese is a better quality in some instances) Its a lot of personal preference involved.

TRY ON THE GEAR BEFORE YOU BUY IT. Every brand fits a little different. Go to a store like CycleGear(they are one of the few stores that stock suits, boots, etc) and simply get fitted. Then contact TJ or Brad from Riders Discount and drool at the deals those guys are able to get you.

Helmets... I bought a "used" $650 with EVERY tag still on it for $400. Deals like that are well worth it. I personally wouldn't buy a used helmet unless 1. I knew the person selling it or 2. It was virtually new(ie still had tags and all on it)

BLUETOOTH. I would NOT recommend it. It's nothing but a distraction, ESPECIALLY for a new rider. As a new rider, you will have a lotttt of other distractions to deal with let alone having music blasting in your ear. Plus, it helps for you to hear the bike.
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I have a question regarding Bluetooth and helmet. I'm looking into buying a good quality dot and snell approved helmet, the one I have my eye on is the Shoei RF-1100. I would like to get bluetooth for it, the reason being is that every couple of weekends I am on call, and it is important that at all times I am able to hear/answer my phone. I don't need it for listening to music, and it won't be a distraction; I simply want it so that in case work calls, I can answer, tell them I will call back in two minutes, and pull over somewhere safe so I can work remotely via laptop. Now I would like to know the easiest and most reliable kits that would work with that type of helmet (preferable not ugly looking or bulky either) and easy as possible to use. I also don't want it to affect the integrity of the helmet or dot/snell approval. Does anyone have suggestions for this?
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I don't know if I should go to a dealer or somewhere else. What brand is the best ? For a good price ? I wanted bluetooth in my helmet but people say just buy a separate one and put it in yourself . What do you think ? I would love to listen to music while riding

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I have a question regarding Bluetooth and helmet. I'm looking into buying a good quality dot and snell approved helmet, the one I have my eye on is the Shoei RF-1100. I would like to get bluetooth for it, the reason being is that every couple of weekends I am on call, and it is important that at all times I am able to hear/answer my phone. I don't need it for listening to music, and it won't be a distraction; I simply want it so that in case work calls, I can answer, tell them I will call back in two minutes, and pull over somewhere safe so I can work remotely via laptop. Now I would like to know the easiest and most reliable kits that would work with that type of helmet (preferable not ugly looking or bulky either) and easy as possible to use. I also don't want it to affect the integrity of the helmet or dot/snell approval. Does anyone have suggestions for this?
I never thought I'd agree with having helmet bluetooth, but for your situation, definitely supported. I do know a few guys that run the interphone F5 bluetooth. They seem to like it. But thats about as far as my knowledge goes in that category.
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I never thought I'd agree with having helmet bluetooth, but for your situation, definitely supported. I do know a few guys that run the interphone F5 bluetooth. They seem to like it. But thats about as far as my knowledge goes in that category.
Well, thank you for your help, I will definitely look into it.

Who needs music anyway when you have the sound of a bike to listen to? And I HATE taking calls when I drive in my car since I tend to drive spiritedly and need full concentration, especially with the wackos we have here on the roads!
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I never wear a mesh or textile jacket...
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