Great start, really, but you'll want the boots, particularly if you have a getoff. As far as pants go...get a zip-together pair that will match your jacket, and if you decide to ride year 'round, do what I did. I ended up with a Joe Rocket pair of Ballistic 4.0 pants, and a Meteor Jacket..they zip together, are *totally* waterproof, and are also good on warmer days..michiganarft11 said:I plan on taking the MSF course in the spring. I have a helmet, gloves, jacket. Not really into the full leathers. Might look at getting some boots. I'll post some pics after this weekend.
Thanks for the advice.
www.newenough.com and look at closeouts and also used gear, I've seen the used stuff first hand and it is always perfect, not even broken in. They have good deals on their regular stuff too. I'm looking at either some Sidi or alpinestar boots. Just can't decide.michiganarft11 said:I won't be riding year round, it gets a little too cold and icy here in Michigan. I don't have armored gloves, but I'm sure I have a roll of quarters somewhere . Once spring hits, then I'll be able to ride a little, and see exactly what I think I'll need as far as gear. Boots are an almost sure thing. Anywhere you suggest to look?
michiganarft11 said:Good call spyder.
I'm plannin on ridin the bike back and forth to work (50 min.) and for fun whenever I get the chance.
I haven't even ridden the bike yet cause it's too cold. I'm gettin the plastics and new gas tank painted (purple and magenta don't really do it for me) So, I figured while I has it all apart I'd look at puttin the new exhaust on.
Probably should ride it first, and see how it loves me.
I never said that I never dropped my bike... But, I also never told you that I grew up on DirtBikes too.. My very fisrt bike was a CR60 then I moved to a KX80 and yes to a KX125.... So I guess I have had expeirence with bikes B4 I bought my so called first sportbike.. Look its a fact of life that if you ride hard and try certain things you are going to drop the dike.. I have never dropped it hitting anyone or crashing like that... I have only dropped it doing STUPID THINGS...Not everyone "new" is going to drop there dike... It all depends on how you ride it... I think that if someone gets a 500r they would just want to sell it in a few months for More Power... Thats all I am trying to say....nathan600r said:You must be crazy to say everyone should start off on a 600. If you've never wrecked, dropped, or anything like that with a 600 as your first bike then you are either a liar or the person I've ever heard of that has done it.