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Old 26th December 2011, 14:47   #796
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I have a pair of DSG revive gloves. They are starting to get a little dusty. Was wondering how to clean them up. Any suggestions?
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Old 4th January 2012, 04:55   #797
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Berik 2piece and SIDI Vortice Road Racing Boots

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Can you share the link from where you got the Falcon riding boots.
Actually found it in a garage sale in Geneva for about 25 CHF(about Rs 1000)
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Berik 2piece and SIDI Vortice Road Racing Boots
Awesome! Mind sharing the cost and where you picked up from? Geneva?
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Awesome! Mind sharing the cost and where you picked up from? Geneva?
Actually picked it up from a George White factory in Bolton UK, everything was on sale so got the boots for 150 quid and the leathers for 200 . Definitely pay it a visit if u come to the UK , they have branches all over , sort of like big bazaar for motorcycle gear. Spend hours in there www.georgewhite.co.uk
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Hello guys,

My friend is going to take delivery of his RE Thunder bird tomorrow, He needs a good helmet and a riding jacket. His budget is around 15K for both. Which brand should I suggest and is there any good place in Eranakulam to buy these.

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My friend is going to take delivery of his RE Thunder bird tomorrow, He needs a good helmet and a riding jacket. His budget is around 15K for both. Which brand should I suggest and is there any good place in Eranakulam to buy these.

Regards,
Nandu.
Suggested helmet Nuvo composite & DSG Nero jacket.
He could also get an A-star all weather if they still are on discount.
Check planetdsg.com.
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My jacket - DriRider Apex



My pants - DriRider Nordic Hybrid Touring



My boots - RST Vortex II Waterproof Touring



My armor - Oxford HexaCore Max 7-plate Back Protector



My water supply - Camelbak Classic 2 L Hydration Pack



More complete upper body armor (to be worn under my leathers/jersey) - Thor Impact Rig SE





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Hello guys,

My friend is going to take delivery of his RE Thunder bird tomorrow, He needs a good helmet and a riding jacket. His budget is around 15K for both. Which brand should I suggest and is there any good place in Eranakulam to buy these.

Regards,
Nandu.
Theres only one place in Kerala to get riding gear - AutoQueen at Kaloor Junction, Cochin. Retailer for A*, DSG, Cramster, LS2, AGV etc:

I would suggest going in for a KBC / Sparx (not sure if they have it in stock) or an LS2 or AGV (the newer ones are there). For jackets, you have options between DSG & Cramster. Would recommend riding gloves as well. It should fit into his 15k budget.
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My jacket - DriRider Apex
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My pants - DriRider Nordic Hybrid Touring
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My armor - Oxford HexaCore Max 7-plate Back Protector
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My boots - RST Vortex II Waterproof Touring
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More complete upper body armor (to be worn under my leathers/jersey) - Thor Impact Rig SE
Ebonho, impressive set of riding gear buddy!! Care to share where you got the stuff from. Specially the riding jacket and pants. Are they both water proof and do they have protective armor in them (looks like they do in the pics). Please share the cost of each item if you dont mind. They really look good in the pics.
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is there any good place in Eranakulam to buy these.
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Theres only one place in Kerala to get riding gear - AutoQueen at Kaloor Junction, Cochin.
Link to Auto Queen - AUTO QUEEN
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Ebonho, impressive set of riding gear buddy!! Care to share where you got the stuff from. Specially the riding jacket and pants. Are they both water proof and do they have protective armor in them (looks like they do in the pics). Please share the cost of each item if you dont mind. They really look good in the pics.
Thanks bro. All the stuff was picked up and got over by a friend from Australia - thankfully when the AUD was still 40 INR (except the Thor Impact Rig which I got this year when the rupee slid to almost 55 INR to 1 AUD). He's also a pretty serious biker and has 3 BMWs (the GS1200R super enduro, the K1300S track machine, and the G450X moto-crosser) back home.

At the time last year, the jacket, pants, and boots (all waterproof with CE rated built-in hi-density foam armor for the back, chest, shoulders, elbows, forearms, hips, tailbone, knees, and shins) cost me approximately 10K each, the back protector about 7K, and the Camelbak approx 3K.

DriRider is a pretty well-known Australian brand - though not so well known outside Australia. RST is a well known British gear manufacturer (my friend wears their jacket and pants and they are top grade stuff).

The Thor Impact Rig is about 11K now. The non-SE version which is cheaper does not have the built in double adjustable kidney belt. It does get a little hot though I have not used it much yet - the Oxford back protector is what I usually slip on (like a haversack - cinched around the waist) and is very comfortable though your T-shirt gets sweaty under it at the back over longer distances.

My friend picked these up recently for me as well from a garage sale (one racing season used) - should be getting them next month. Got them for about 8K (they retail for approx. 350-400 AUD out there new so they were a steal).

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Recently purchased LS2 Speed and Knighthood basic riding gloves. While I like the gloves more than the similar Scoyco gloves I have, the lid is much better than the Indian made AGV I have used in recent past. And light years ahead of the Vega Boolean I used for a couple of months recently.
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@ Throttleking - No two ways about it, change your helmet.

@ SuunyBoi - Last Sunday I had gone to JC Road with a friend who wanted a new helmet. We went to Helmet Paradise where they showed us Sparx, KBC, Nuvo and HJC helmets and the prices were okay. We didnt bargain because my friend realised that he was getting the same Sparx helmet in Calcutta for 5.2k and ended up buying him a Nero jacket instead. It helped that I went in with my KBC, Nero and A* boots so the sales guy didnt try pulling off too much of sales mumbo jumbo The selection was pretty decent considering how small the market is.
Can you post pix of jacket and may we know the price?

http://www.planetdsg.com/dsg-nero-jacket-p-468.html ?

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Yes this is the one! It costs around 5500 bucks. Has really good armor. Comes with Winter/Rain protection liner which is removable. The jacket is pretty heavy and also not too breathable. Even without the liner you will feel cooked when standing at signals, B2B traffic etc with all vents open. But once you start moving it gets better
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