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So i'm still awaiting my blue 2009 ninja, in the mean time had to buy some gear for my course.

Heres my first helmet a Shoei RF1000 breakthrough with spectre shield, how do you all think it looks?











I also bought a black zx kawasaki leather joe rocker jacket and blue icon merc long gloves.

can't wait to get the bike!!!! c'mon summer its like -25 right now!


 

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Re: New helmet & Gear (My first)

Whoa Man, lookin' sharp!
People are going to be looking at you and not the bike.
"I saw this really cool man on the road today." instead of "I saw a really cool motorcycle today." hah hah
 

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Sweet lid man, and those gloves, I've got them in white! They're not very good in the cold, but they're awesome in a fight.
 

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very swish! how much was the lid?
 

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thats a pretty good site! i prefer to go into stores for lids though :p
 

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motogirl said:
Did you order online? I think you're Canadian too, so I want to ask you where from?
Hello all thanks for the compliments, means a lot especially coming from some of the veteran posters!!

I bought my gear locally as I had no idea what size helmet would fit and also wanted to build a relationship with the dealer as I'm sure ill need their help in the future. Helmet came to 680 canadian dollars with the visor, I probably could of got it on line cheaper but with the exchange rate and brokerage fees wouldnt of saved that much. The kawasaki zx leather joe rocket jacket was a gift from my Mrs, I think it retails around 400 u.s,

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/39/9759/ITEM/Joe-Rocket-Kawasaki-ZX-Leather-Jacket.aspx

and I bought the gloves at Bow Cycle, here in calgary they were on sale from 129.99 to 79 bucks, bargain I thought!

I am pretty disappointed with the selection we have in canada and the prices compared to the u.s are a little outrageous but hey when in Rome I guess!

as im from the U.k I really wanted a shoei rf1000 patriot but couldnt even find one for sale in the u.k in my size large)



I cant wait to get the bike and test the gear out, I have been wearing my helmet at home trying to get used to it, is that a good idea? My course is 2, 8 hour days of practical work on the bike and I want to get used to wearing it for long periods so I can fully concentrate on learning the skills needed.

I have to say again that you guys are fantastic and this site is a great resource for newbies like me, i'm 30 and have been driving for 13 years (from the u.k moved to alberta 4 years ago) also have had my pilots licence since I was 18 not that ive done much flying in the past 8 years, so I really wanted to get my bike licence. All my friends advised me to get a 600, im 6ft and 200lbs but i really wanted to learn the skills and after reading through here looks like its the pefect bike to get skillful.

So thanks again everyone, this is a great brotherhood of ninjas!
 

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minus 25? whoa. We're a long ways from riding season here too, but man that's really cold. Helmet rocks, visor rocks more.
 
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