Gear- you ride you wear it!
For me it's pretty simple; I look at my body and then think which area am I going to enjoy having belt-sanded or become a pin in a bowling alley with. Now that that's out of the way I just put on my Arai full face, some variation of am aerostich 1 or 2 piece, my BMW boots, and my violators gloves. If you're getting technical- yes on elbow, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, ankle armor (hard). I see a few guys riding around here on R1's and the such with shades, jeans, t-shirt and get this their HELMET locked on the side of their bike while theyare riding. Now people know the phrase ASSHAT