I havn't looked in depth into gear just yet, I definitly will start off with an expensive helment (higher $$ more saftey right?), jacket.. (Whats some of the better quality jackets that will still allow some air flow, I live in TX and its been 90-105 this past summer every single day so air flow is important, and a decent set of gloves.:welcome:
Good luck with your search
Have you looked into gear yet?
ride safe, wear your gear, have fun
Sounds good, do you know the name of it?I have an AGV Hybrid mesh/perforated leather that is as cool as a t-shirt, and still offers decent protection. It has leather in all the high contact areas, and armor in the elbows and back. I don't wear it much, but if it gets too hot for me to wear my leathers that's what I go to.
Completely forgot about the MSF.MSF is a must.
HJC and Scorpion makes some decent helmets on the cheap. I wear a Scorpion textile jacket and Tourmaster overpants for breathability and water resistance. As for gaunts and boots, I'd go with Komodo Gear if money is tight. You can get both for a little less than $200 if you go to their site. All-in-all, the stuff I mentioned above should run you at around $450 if you look around.
that sucks, looks like something I would've wornThis is it, but it looks like it's been discontinued: AGV Sport Aero Sport 2 Hybrid Specialty Jacket - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore
Yeah, I've been disappointed on more than one occassion when I'll gear up in everything, ride out 5 minutes, and I'll just head back to take the cage instead because I would've gotten heat stroke and/or dehydration before I got to my destination.I actually picked mine up on ebay on a clearance deal, I guess there was a fire at the warehouse so a lot of stuff was being sold dirt cheap. I paid like $60 for it, and it came in a sealed plastic bag, so the jacket itself was completely fine.
If you look around you might be able to find someone who makes something like jacket. It's nice to have something to wear when it's hot that doesn't give up too much crash protection.