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Clotted Cream
05-31-2007, 03:02 PM
Having bought a trail bike, I no longer wish to wear my power ranger race leathers. I am looking for some decent cordura gear, not too expensive, suitable for summer/fall as I already have winter gear. I am also keen to get a MX helmet and goggles, although I have never worn a helmet of this type. I have an Arai at present but cannot stretch to the Arai Tour X. Any ideas?

Kev

http://dirtbikexpress.co.uk/images/products//468_l.jpg

Now this looks cool (Airoh S4 Street £84.99)

http://www.bigbikebook.com/pictures/m2546_1.jpg

rodrigo
06-01-2007, 05:33 AM
The Airoh looks great, and is what I need myself :) The only problem with this kind of helmets (enduro in general, not the airoh) is the wind, that at high speeds can be, sometimes, quite upsetting.

CeeBeeA
06-01-2007, 07:53 AM
HJC do some good off road helmets. I have just sold mine on e-bay as I've sold my off-roader. It was the lightest and most comfortable of all the helmets I tried. Worth a try and they are usually around 70-100. Hein Gericke or Infinity usually have a big HJC stock.

Apparently HJC outsell every other helmet manufacturer in the USA and they make a lot of 'own-brand' helmets such as Harley Davidson etc.

Airoh got some bad press not long ago in MCN when their helmets completely split apart in a strength-test session they did. My be worth a bit of further research !!

CeeBeeA

Strada_Stu
06-01-2007, 08:44 AM
I have a Troy Lee Designs SE Intrepid MX helmet shown below which I bought on ebay for £150 www.troyleedesigns.com I use it along with a pair of Oakley enduro gigs that have the nose piece on them. I also have a full face Arai for those really cold winter days.
The MX style helmet is noiser than the full face but its a lot lighter and cooler on hot days, I don't have any problems with the peak or helmet at speed.
I also have the Shift jacket and pants shown below, www.shiftracing.com for that supermoto style. I got the jacket from www.powersportbikes.co.uk. The jacket is all textile with lots of vent areas, and the pants are textile and leather and are very comfy, they are fully armoured and also zip into each other.
Oh and i keep my toes in a pair of black Alpinestars Tech 3 MX boots.

g-man
06-01-2007, 10:46 AM
I recently bough these. really good quality, plenty of padding and lots of pockets.

http://www.bmwmotorrad.co.za/catalog/product_display.asp?ID=95&Cat=Trousers

Clotted Cream
06-01-2007, 11:21 AM
Stu - what model pants and jacket did you get mate?

Kev

Strada_Stu
06-01-2007, 05:55 PM
Stu - what model pants and jacket did you get mate?

Kev
The jacket is a SHIFT Avenger Textile Jacket in Black which I got from power sports bikes in Bradford, also look at www.shifteurope.com for other dealers in the UK.
and the pants are SHIFT Havoc Pant which I bought on ebay in the USA and had them shipped in from http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/kandkms/
I love the shift stuff as its pretty rare over here for road use, its excellent quality and very comfy

keithc
06-03-2007, 02:44 PM
I dont like wearing leathers as I find them to heavy and they tend to restrict body movement. Also they arent particularly waterproof.
I use a HJC helmet, model CL-XS which has a washable liner and built in ventilation. If you want you can remove the peak, or if you move the visor right up then its possible to wear goggles. Cost was just over 100.
I use a Spidi textile jacket, Hien Gerricke Criag II trousers and a pair of Hien Gerricke Railye II boots.
With a pair of normal motorcycle gloves this combination kept me warm and dry last Monday riding in torential rain for over 80 miles.

Keith

Panda
06-03-2007, 05:25 PM
Bear in mind MX and Enduro kit doesn't have to have any abrasion resistance.

I have tried to type a short message back explaining how good I think Draggin' jeans are but I can't.

Buff's, Draggin jeans, Dainese leathers or Gore Tex, Autocom and Joe Rocket Gloves are all the best of kit. Next to no (or no) returns, customers coming back specifically to tell you how good the product is and how happy they are with it.

columbia
06-03-2007, 07:32 PM
BMW Rallye 2 Pro
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Clotted Cream
06-04-2007, 02:44 PM
Nice gear but I don't think I would wear BMW on my Pegaso. The Swift gear looks great but 100 for the pants plus postage! I will have to look at the Motorcycle World Show Beauleigh in 3 Weekend time.

Kev

keithc
06-04-2007, 02:51 PM
See you there clotted cream. I will be on the solentsupermoto stand, or out on one of the demonstration rides around the arena :)

Keith C

Clotted Cream
06-05-2007, 01:14 AM
Keith

I will look you up mate and say hello. I will be looking for kit before I commit to buying anything locally. I cannot see anything about any stunt riders this year. Jean Pierre Guy was fantastic in 2005.

Kev

bigcris
06-06-2007, 05:00 PM
Hello
You could also try Halvarsons stuff. I'd say it's on par with Hein Gericke kit. I price wise it's not to bad and looks well made. On the downside finding a local dealer could be tricky

joe bar
06-06-2007, 05:24 PM
Hello
You could also try Halvarsons stuff. I'd say it's on par with Hein Gericke kit. I price wise it's not to bad and looks well made. On the downside finding a local dealer could be tricky

Halvarsons is nice kit, but is much dearer than Hein Gericke from what I've seen.

Clotted Cream
06-07-2007, 09:07 AM
Never heard of it but may well look it up on the net later.

Kev

Clotted Cream
06-24-2007, 09:14 AM
UPDATE - I have bought a Hein Gericke Voyager jacket. Its really nice and 4 seasons waterproof and breathable. Costs 180. Bought from Hein Gericke on e-bay with a small hole in an inner pocket for 51:)

Trousers - I got Hein Gericke Tricky II Gortex. Totally waterproof and breathable. Cost 200. Again bought from Hein Gericke on e-bay with a broken left ankle zip for 41. Having a professional kit seamstress put a new zip in for 5. Very happy.

Kev