Where do you guys buy your gear and apparel for riding and what do you currently have post somethign up guys!
Leather is alright but during the summer. Forget about it. I just go with mesh jackets no matter what. And find if you have a nice base layer it helps wick the sweat so you to soak in your own filth.I've bought quite a bit of "stuff" from Motorcycle Superstore. Good prices and fast shipping. I've also bought gear off of ebay.
During the summer I wear a Vega Mercury mesh jacket. Actually cooler than a short sleeve shirt since the sun is not bearing down directly on your skin. Also found a vintage Hondaline jacket on ebay, good for not so hot days and cool evenings. For the colder weather I have a Rock River Trekker jacket, keeps me warm down into the mid 30's.
When it's cooler out I also have a pair of Rock River textile chaps. Not really into the leather thing but these chaps block the wind great and do keep me warm.
As far as gloves, it's fingerless during the summer, and a pair of Rock River (can you tell I like Rock River's stuff) thinsulate insulated leather gloves. Can't recall the name but they keep my hands plenty warm
@PunkelfI used to work at a motorcycle dealership, and plead the fifth on this one...
In general terms mesh jacket, most of the year with vented gloves and three quarter helmet. Chillier days in spring and fall leather jacket, Kevlar jeans, full gauntlet gloves. Winter, insulated textile jacket with her Gerbings liner, Gerbings gloves, insulated riding pants and full face helmet.
Pretty much everything but turn a wrench.What did you do at the dealership if you don't mind me asking?