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post #11 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 10:42 PM
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Helmets:
Actually shopping for another... think I am going to try the Scorpion R2000
Arai RX-7 (time to retire due to age)
HJC CL-15 (also due to retire)
Scorpion Exo-700 (crashed in and tossed two of these -- great affordable helmets that held up well)

Gloves:
Alpinestars SPS (short cuff, good for street duty, crashed in these without issue)
Alpinestars SP1 (whenever the 1 or 2 pc suit goes on)

Boots:
Icon Super Duty (casual riding -- but I don't care for them much on a sportbike. Too bulky.)
Alpinestars SMX+ (any other riding)

Jacket:
Alpinestars (forget model -- heavy leather, minimal venting, removable cold-weather liner. Nice jacket but a bit hot in the summer.)
I'm in the market for a good summer (80-90+ degree) jacket.

Suits:
Teknic Violator 1 piece (great suit, been through a lot and held up)
Alpinestars (forget model, lower end though) 2 piece (I bought this for long days on backroads. It's a lot easier when you stop to eat, and especially if you have to take a dump while out on the road. But doesn't vent nearly as well as the 1pc)

Other:
Forcefield back protector (I forgot model, one of the original ce lvl 2 ones. Comfortable)
Forcefield action shorts (additional armor/padding, comfortable)


I can't pretend to be ATGATT. My typical casual street ride is:
1. Helmet
2. Alpinestars SPS gloves
3. Alpinestars SMX+ boots
4. Alpinestars jacket

Longer trips I'll switch to the 2 pc (or even the 1 pc suit, depending on weather) and go to the gauntlet gloves, back protector, etc. I skimp on pants (for regular jeans) for casual riding. It's not ideal, but yes I have crashed in them and the road rash was pretty unnoticeable compared to the broken femurs


Oh and I have the walmart-brand underarmour for hot and cold weather respectively, as well as some really cold weather stuff from army navy surplus.
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post #12 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 11:46 PM
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I'm actually interested in the Shark Race-R Pro. Care to do a mini-review? There's not too many on the web.
I haven't had a chance to wear it much, just got it to replace my RSR that was damaged at a track day.

So far I really like it, really light, excellent ventilation, pretty quiet.
I haven't done any high speed riding or long rides yet.

It is more of a race helmet, so the field of view might be a little off in the standard riding position, but I have clip ons, so I'm not sure if it would be an issue with the stock bars. At most you might have to tilt your head down more to see the gauge cluster.

If you have ever had a shark with their 5mm thick optically correct shield, you will know how nice that is. I did have some mild fogging issues sitting still on a cold morning, but cleared as soon as I got moving.

The cold weather mask for it is very interesting, it's a rubber piece that almost seals against your nose.

Only down side is the cost and availability of replacement shields.
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post #13 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 06:56 AM
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It was just last year that I really started gearing up. For quite a few years I really didn't wear much motorcycle specific gear other than a cheap leather jacket and some gloves when cold.

In the past year, I've bought a lot of new gear.

Schuberth C3 Pro helmet
Dainese Spedio D-Dry jacket for summer riding
Rev’It Everest GTX jacket for spring/fall riding
RevIt
Forcefield back protector
Dainese D-System D-Dry pants.
TCX X-Move waterproof boots
Dainese TRQ boots
REV'IT! Bastion GTX Gloves for cold weather riding
REV'IT! Jerez Gloves for warmer weather riding
TourMaster heated jacket liner

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post #14 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 07:42 AM
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Helmet- Shoei RF1200
Jacket- Dainese 3-1 Tour w/Bk Protector
Gloves- Alpinestars, for winter, Spidi Water/wind proof
Pants- Alpine Kevlar Jeans, or Triumph Tour 5 pockets
Boots- Alpinestar Waterproof, or short SMX

SS14 plans
Shark Helmet Dual Sport
Style Martin Riding boots
Klim AeroGel Gloves

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post #15 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 08:08 AM
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Pants - Dainese Alien
Boots - Sidi Vortice (only boots that would fit over the leather pants with my 17" calves )
Gloves - using cheap ones until I find a better pair.
post #16 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 10:32 AM
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Okay, you've got top gear so far. What are your favorite gloves?
I have several pairs;
A pair of Cortec cold weather
A pair of Olympia cold weather
A pair or heated (Sedi- Cyclegear stuff)

2 pairs of Joe Rocket, one is unlined leather and the other is "water proof" LOL
A pair of Scorpion short length for hot weather.

I am looking at the Aerostich gloves but haven't bought any. I am taking a ride this summer and may swing by Duluth, MN to check them out.

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post #17 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 11:12 AM
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I just replaced my 7 year old (manufacture date) RSR2 with a Shark Speed-R. I wore it the first time the other day, and noticed at moderate to higher speeds it whistles with the visor raised. With it down, the thing is quiet as a tomb. BTW, always wear earplugs. I also wear the Oakley Wind Jackets for visor up enjoyment - I get a little claustrophobic behind a closed visor. I even got the Transitions lenses for them. The whistling could be an issue...

Moving down:

Aerostich Roadcrafter (it's my second one, I sold the first one that I had for almost 20 years to a friend who still wears it), or AGV Sport 1-piece leathers, or Kobe 2-piece leathers, or Tourmaster Transitions 2 jacket and TM Air-mesh pants.

Kobe articulated back protector under the leathers, Aerostich Competition protector under the 'stich. Just the crappy foam one that came with the TM jacket. If I wear it more, I might look at getting a Forcefield insert for it.

Held Thrux, or Knox Recon or Held Twin Warm and Dry Goretex gloves. I never wear shorties. You're almost guaranteed to have your jacket sleeve ride up and road rash your forearm with those.

Alpinestar Supertech R, or Daytona Roadstar GTX boots.

I learned Allword's lesson about buying cheap gear the hard way many years ago, but not completely. I bought some Cycle Gear Heat-out undergarments last Summer to wear under the leathers on really hot days. The first time I went to put on the shirt, I ripped part of the seem under one of the arms. Oh well, a little extra ventilation. Once these fall completely apart, I'll get some better quality stuff.

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post #18 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 12:14 PM
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For those moving from Shark RSRs to the Speed-Rs, how consistent is the fit for head shape? I have a long oval and can really struggle to fit my xenomorph shaped head.
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post #19 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 12:18 PM
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It seems fairly similar, except when I first got the RSR2 I had a slight pressure point on my forehead that went away fairly quickly. It wasn't there in the Speed, but it seems the cheek pieces on the Speed are shaped differently and are much more snug than on the RSR2. Probably something that will go away over time as I wear it more.

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post #20 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the response. Any chance the RSR shields fit the Speed?
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