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Old 12th September 2009, 00:07   #166
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I agree with manson regarding the laceless shoes. Its a scary thing to happen.Something as simple as trying to stop at lights,and then finding the lace entangled in the lever! Sometimes this happens just as you try to put your foot down, and if the shoe gets stuck you end up falling flat on your side with the bike over you. Easy to break a few bones,or dislocate some.
And always go in for shoes with raised ankles,as these protect the area all around the ankles in the event of a crash.
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Old 12th September 2009, 11:49   #167
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From what I have read, at Icon price point, you'd be a lot better off geting yourself a Shark, AGV, Suomy, Shoei or even a low price Arai.

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Hmm, alright - will go take a look. What about SparX and Cross? Are those decent brands? I just realized that Icon was out of my league
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Old 12th September 2009, 12:53   #168
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Bluu, at the price point I think you're looking at, from personal experience I would highly recommend HJC you are going to by abroad. They have a superbb range of helmets, very bang for each buck you'd be spending.
So good that apparenty JR outsources their helmet range from HJC and in many cases sells an almost identical product barring the graphics for a premium.
Wierdly, no motorcycle apparel dealer in India has started to stock HJC till date.
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Old 12th September 2009, 15:32   #169
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Sunny, how much did you pay for the Suomy?
The helmet with the tinted visor cost me 700SGD.

Got Alpinestars SPX gloves for temporary use since better gloves were outta stock. Will get better ones soon. Had to get something since I'm attending a Trackday with the NSR and gloves were compulsory.

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Switched back to the Iridium visor for the Trackday since its held in the night here.
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Old 12th September 2009, 23:28   #170
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Switched back to the Iridium visor for the Trackday since its held in the night here.
Just wondering what part of the world are you in.

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Old 13th September 2009, 08:07   #171
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Just wondering what part of the world are you in.

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Heh, Its Singapore the "700SGD" should have given away my location. Anyways had a spill, left knee busted. Learnt my lesson, gonna get full leathers in the next 2 days and have another go if possible this weekend.

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This is but I guess I should help out a fellow biker/ebayer.

You gotta ask her to sign up, add her US card for signing up. Then just ask her to give you her login details. You then add your India CC to PayPal and then during checkout choose your card for payment. Problem is sometime paypal's internal "chori protection AI" rejects it. Just try again later in 4 hours. Still doesnt work? Use your sisters card and promise you'll repay her when she lands. Or she can keep the Jacket .

OK, finally my sis ended up paying for the jacket from her pocket and brought it here to India. Thanked her a lot and she smiled and said "No worries, pay me when you can!". I know I can't, so thats out of the window. Thanks sis!
Thanks for the help!!
Will post up pics of my riding gear asap!
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Did a ride after a gap of 17 long years, yet to buy a riding boot, have just ordered one from Cramster, picked up rainproof jacket and riding gloves from cramster, iam looking at a clear (transparent) rain pant, can some one suggest??
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Here are a few photos.
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What's that on the right side of the refrigrator.
A Carver amp. Please, the brand and model??

How much did you pay for the AGV(indian) helmet? and from where??
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Hey dre@ms, I just came across this website. On The Rocks-The Adventure Store

Why don't you give it a scroll?

You might come across some interesting stuff.
Given a scroll mate, but its been announced that all the products are currently out of stock. Anyways couldn't find any gloves displayed. Will keep a watch on it. Thanks for the share though.
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Old 6th October 2009, 22:51   #176
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Default HJC IS16 Anthracite helmet and Orazo Safety's Picus riding boots

Received my HJC IS16 Anthracite helmet and Orazo Safety's Picus riding boots. I am yet to try out the HJC but I wanted to pen down a quick initial review of the Orazos. The boots are amazing for their price. The build quality is rock-solid and even though I have only spent 6-8 hours in them till now, I found them a near-perfect fit right off the bat. Also, they are well designed and very comfortable. The reinforced steel-toe is incredibly strong and the boots look striking. I would definitely suggest it as a good budget boot to anyone who cannot afford Alpinestars or the like and would like a riding boot that is comfortable enough for daily use as well. Vir, over at Verala Leather was very helpful and courteous.

I will post a more detailed review with pictures if anyone wants. Will also post a write-up on the Anthracite once my bike is fixed and I take the lid for a spin. Cheers!
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Bought Alpinestars GP Pro gloves and Fox Knee Pads for the track. Man the gloves are good!

Any suggestions for track boots? Need a pair immediately.
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Bluu, how about some pictures. Lemme know how the boots fell trough gearshifts initially, usually they would take some getting used to.

Sunnyboi: If you can go the whole hog, Sidi Vertigo, apparently the best there is.

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Old 12th October 2009, 12:08   #179
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Hi All,
Whre can i buy original AGV and STUDDS/VEGA helmets in Bangalore? Plz provide pointers to particular shops and contact numbers if possible?

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Default Best Place To Buy Protective Gear In New Delhi, India.

Would anyone know of a reliable and trustworthy
shop in which I can buy protective riding gear
in New Delhi, India?

I have heard of CRAMSTER and have checked out
their website - does anyone have any knowledge of
their products or of any other websites that advertise
and sell riding gear?
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