It's been a long winter; what did you buy for the riding season?

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  1. Muricane

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    I spent too much. :happysad:

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    Most of my stuff is from a local company that makes amazing gear (Velocity) and he had a blow out sale. So for all of that stuff, I was just under $1000. :)
     
  2. Muricane

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    I forgot that most of my riding group bought these, so I did too:

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  3. mctoad

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    This year will be my first year riding on the street.

    What I have so far.

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    What I still want / need

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    And some type of overpant.
     
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  4. hank

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    Nothing as I am bikeless :(

    In the market for one though and the gf is taking her course next month so probably one for her as well :)
     
  5. Muricane

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    Wife was going to get her licence this year...then she got 2 speeding tickets.
     
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    No new riding gear other than couple of new tshirts. Ordered some parts for the good old bike:

    new break and clutch reservoir assembly
    new belt guard
    new air filter
    black braided break lines
    one piece black steel ionized grips (installed)
    New turn signals to remove the dogazz license plate holder.

    I bought a really nice side mount for the license plate but now I am told they are illegal in Ontario... Don't know if I want to risk it and become a target by cops. They don't like Harley riders much.
     
  7. Muricane

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    I see lots of side mounts at the local cruise nights. I think what it comes down to is don't ride like a jackass and you wont be hassled. I'm going on season 4 with my yellow sport bike and I've never been bothered.
     
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    Are the kevlar jeans dragon skins? I am looking to grab a pair.
     
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  10. Muricane

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    Mine are velocity.

    They're all probably made in the same factory overseas though.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I am also wieghing out the option of trading my bike in on a speed triple but I would guess with the amount of snow, I am still 2-3 months from a test drive
     
  12. Muricane

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    I was looking at the Daytona 675 as my next bike, but after just sitting on one, there's no way I could ride it for any amount of time. Torture rack.
     
  13. DUKE

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    Speed Triples are sexy...
     
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    If I was on the market for a new bike this would have been at the top of my list: 2013 HD CVO Breakout... 240 back tire, 1700cc... fucking monster.
     
  15. Cheddar

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    Thinking about heading down to the states to buy another wr450 or ktm. Will probably get an older model and keep my Z another year. Looking for a new helmet for myself and the wife. Only got a tank of gas through the bike last year being so busy with work so hoping to get more in this year.
     
  16. Muricane

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    There were some smoking deals on helmets this winter. motorcyclegear.com was selling the JR RKT-201 for $9.99 a couple weeks ago.
     
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    I'll be getting shoei or arai.
     
  18. Muricane

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    Neither of those fit my head.

    I think AGV will be my helmet of choice for many years to come.
     
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    If they don't the soumy would probably work for your basketball head.
     
  20. Muricane

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    A local shop had Suomy Vandal on for $79, but alas my glasses wont fit in them. :(
     
  21. Muricane

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    Why am I even looking at helmets? I bought my AGV less than a year ago. :lol:
     
  22. mctoad

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    Can anyone recommend a decent all round over pant?
     
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    wouldn't mind picking up another z this spring but I doubt it will happen. would have to be a 1000 tho.
     
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    My buddy is a Polaris dealer rep, if he can get a good enough price on the Victory Judge, I would consider it.
     
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    Love me some RS Taichi, they make excellent gear.
     
  28. mctoad

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    This photo didnt show up in my original post, but I also bought one of these

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    Yup, 2008
     
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    Not much for gear, new set of moto pants.

    Lots of parts over the winter though.

    On the little 65SX I upgraded the shock spring to handle 150lbs instead of the stock 50-70, put stiffer fork oil in the front, throttle cable off of an 85 because the bar risers had it maxed out, new air filter, brake pads front and back, new chain, sprockets and chain sliders.

    The 125SX for the G-Unit I've done quite a bit. New crank, piston, flywheel weight, clutch slave and case guard, had the head modded to smooth out the hit, new levers, bars and hand guards, graphics, lowered seat, looking into some softer springs for the forks.

    The 250SX-F I've added a jetting kit, and I upgraded the timing chain tensioner as the stock one is known to fail causing the cams to skip a tooth.

    I can't wait for the spring, registered to race with The Alberta Old-Timers MX Association this year, never raced in my life and I am pumped!
     
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    Go to start the bike today and the battery and it's toast so, decided to go lithium
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    I'm getting my bike painted and removed the stock turn signals. Pics will follow after I've finished everything. Bike's a 2006 Victory Vegas 8-Ball.
     
  34. mctoad

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    Just picked up the rest of my gear tonight. Its not fancy stuff, but I think it'll do the job nicely til I find out what expensive gear ill want. I'm all ready to pick the bike up from storage after I move. Can't wait.


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  35. Muricane

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    Two quick rides yesterday. Still a bit cold.
     

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