Good place to buy motorcycle gear at reasonable prices?

Hello all,

I'm looking to buy some motorcycle gear:. jacket, trousers and boots.

Can someone please point me in the right direction for a good place to buy from.

Cheers

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why do you consider you don't need protective gear on a 125?
jsaccessories.co.uk/

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whatsThePoint

why do you consider you don't need protective gear on a … why do you consider you don't need protective gear on a 125?http://www.jsaccessories.co.uk/



Thanks for the link.

Well like most things in life you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get [especially if you fall off].
What sort of budget are you looking at and what type of gear i.e. full leathers,gortex etc?

I have to say this, but shop local! You'll get stuff that actually fits properly (highly important for safety) and these shops will stand a chance if surviving!

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arachnoid

Well like most things in life you get what you pay for and you pay for … Well like most things in life you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get [especially if you fall off].What sort of budget are you looking at and what type of gear i.e. full leathers,gortex etc?



Very true, although I don't want to skimp on something that could potentially save my life one day, I want something of reasonable value - quality/price.

I was looking for something waterproof so textiles seems to be a better option from what I've read.

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arachnoid

Well like most things in life you get what you pay for and you pay for … Well like most things in life you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get [especially if you fall off].What sort of budget are you looking at and what type of gear i.e. full leathers,gortex etc?



tbh I don't see why we need to know the op's budget, they are looking for somewhere that sells cheap motorcycle gear and not asking the level of protection offered by different materials

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henryscat666

I have to say this, but shop local! You'll get stuff that actually fits … I have to say this, but shop local! You'll get stuff that actually fits properly (highly important for safety) and these shops will stand a chance if surviving!



I understand. The local store which I did go to previously has now closed. I do however find much better prices online and most offer free returns. As much as I would like to support local shops I cannot afford to pay more.
Edited by: "joshp" 27th Dec 2014

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op apart from crash helmets there is nothing wrong in choosing secondhand gear if you are on a tight budget

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whatsThePoint

op apart from crash helmets there is nothing wrong in choosing secondhand … op apart from crash helmets there is nothing wrong in choosing secondhand gear if you are on a tight budget



Thanks for the idea, I'll have a look. May be worth considering even if I pay the same price I should be able to get some better quality gear if buying second-hand.

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joshp

Thanks for the idea, I'll have a look. May be worth considering even if I … Thanks for the idea, I'll have a look. May be worth considering even if I pay the same price I should be able to get some better quality gear if buying second-hand.



you should be able to get decent stuff for 10-20% of the original price on ebay, specially at this time of year

just looked on ebay and loads of gear has gone for 99p collection only, so might be worth seeing if there is anything near you
Edited by: "whatsThePoint" 27th Dec 2014

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whatsThePoint

you should be able to get decent stuff for 10-20% of the original price … you should be able to get decent stuff for 10-20% of the original price on ebay, specially at this time of yearjust looked on ebay and loads of gear has gone for 99p collection only, so might be worth seeing if there is anything near you



Thanks again.

Best thing I ever bought were a pair of sidi boots. Second hand from a local shop, and already broken in.

decent used leather or kevlar stuff locally is best. Whats your budget and where do you live?

Helmet is No1 priority, boots and gloves next, jacket then trousers.

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Groovii D

decent used stuff locally is best. Whats your budget and where do you … decent used stuff locally is best. Whats your budget and where do you live?



Thanks for your reply however please see my comment above, I've been struggling to find any used gear which is suitable. I live in Cambridge.
Edited by: "joshp" 27th Dec 2014

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joshp

I've been looking on eBay for second hand gear but I haven't really found … I've been looking on eBay for second hand gear but I haven't really found much suitable in my size and nothing local what so ever.Can I get some opinions on the following please:http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/118236http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/106643http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_rev/34418I was also looking at short boots but I can't find anything suitable. I really like these but they are beyond my budget: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sidi-apex-boots



agv helmets have been around for years so that should be fine, but you really need to try one on first to see if it fits your shape of head
RST jacket should be ok
never heard of armr before but they have a good review here
youtube.com/wat…rkc

Groovii D

decent used leather or kevlar stuff locally is best. Whats your budget … decent used leather or kevlar stuff locally is best. Whats your budget and where do you live? Go into a shop and try on as many helmets as possible, they can all be shaped differently. I've found AGV sit very close to your face, Shoei is a brand I always go for as it fit my big fat 62cm head.Helmet is No1 priority, boots and gloves next, jacket then trousers.

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Thanks for both of your replies. That sounds good.

I may look around for another week or two and if I can't find anything second-hand then I will buy those. I would just need to find some suitable boots.

I will buy the helmet new anyhow, luckily they offer free returns if the helmet doesn't fit right.
Edited by: "joshp" 27th Dec 2014

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Groovii D



there is no #1 priority, unless you know in advance the details of any accident you are going to have
everything you wear should offer sufficient protection for that part of your body

If you can wait til February 15, the London Bike Show at the Excel will have plenty of bargains, particularly on the last day. I picked up a Shoei Gt-air at the NEC show last month with more than 200£ off.
Otherwise, eBay for clothing, particularly leathers.
If price is critical Lidl and Aldi both do bike kit in the Spring, although I wouldn't buy a crash helmet from.
Mail order is great if you have tried the exact item on, but returning stuff is a pain.
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