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Old 06-12-2014, 08:05 PM   #29686
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Couple things. One, it's east to try on as the stores stock it. In my case, they also have abundant "tall" sizes too.
Stores stock Dainese, Revvit, Alpinestars, and many other companies... at least the ones I've seen. Either way, seems a higher than average amount of HD gear. Is it any good or... much like so many other things... all about the name?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:10 PM   #29687
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Stores stock Dainese, Revvit, Alpinestars, and many other companies... at least the ones I've seen. Either way, seems a higher than average amount of HD gear. Is it any good or... much like so many other things... all about the name?
Some of it's quite good, some of it's not good for anything but fashion. Note I didn't say whether or not that fashion was good or not.

I won't bother with most of it, as you can get aftermarket as good or better at much sharper prices.

I did buy a HD mesh jacket this year. It's got some great features, including CE armor, and a windproof/waterproof inner liner, and the price was pretty good online.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:53 PM   #29688
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Stores stock Dainese, Revvit, Alpinestars, and many other companies... at least the ones I've seen. Either way, seems a higher than average amount of HD gear. Is it any good or... much like so many other things... all about the name?
Agreed, but I have to pass 3 Harley fully stocked super dealers to get to a Cycle Gear. And it just opened maybe 2 years ago. Before then, it was all online for me. So, if I was anywhere near the edge of the "lifestyle," HD gear would be my only option for trying something on.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:00 PM   #29689
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They make some pretty good gear without the bling. It's the FXRG line or something like that.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #29690
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They make some pretty good gear without the bling. It's the FXRG line or something like that.
I've been looking for a ventilated, waterproof jacket. Most of the jackets I see on line have a water proof liner, Harley's is waterproof outside with a liner for warmth. Good venting in the jacket, and CE pads for elbows and shoulders, the only thing is the larger Harley branding on the back. At least I own a Harley, and I enjoy it. I know they are not the brand of choice for most here, but it's perfect for what I ask of it. My 1150GS does well for me also, and for some reason I want to add a Triumph Bonneville to the stable.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #29691
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I may be mistaken here, as I am a neophyte to the world of motorcycles, but if you are taking a corner dirt racing style isn't it the inside leg you stick out ?
But if you are roadracing, on the cool down lap it is acceptable to wave a thank you to the corner workers as you go through a turn with the outside leg if that is where the workers are stationed.

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:55 PM   #29692
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I've been looking for a ventilated, waterproof jacket. Most of the jackets I see on line have a water proof liner, Harley's is waterproof outside with a liner for warmth. Good venting in the jacket, and CE pads for elbows and shoulders, the only thing is the larger Harley branding on the back. At least I own a Harley, and I enjoy it. I know they are not the brand of choice for most here, but it's perfect for what I ask of it. My 1150GS does well for me also, and for some reason I want to add a Triumph Bonneville to the stable.
Hey, it's all good. My dream stable includes a Road Glide, a DRZ400, a Triumph Scrambler, and about nine different insane Sportsters.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #29693
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What type of helmet is that?
How is the quality??
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:32 PM   #29694
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But if you are roadracing, on the cool down lap it is acceptable to wave a thank you to the corner workers as you go through a turn with the outside leg if that is where the workers are stationed.

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Ah, I see. Roadracing.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:47 AM   #29695
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Yep. Had it for a couple years, I like it. It's not as quiet as some street helmets, but I like having a bill on the supermoto. You can adjust the fit with different cheekpads and such. I've got no complaints.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:50 AM   #29696
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Ah, I see. Roadracing.
Not trying to be poseur-ish, just goofing off waiting on a herd of apparently lost cruisers to discover pulloffs.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:33 AM   #29697
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What does the big light on the windshield do ?

It helps Walter White look for meth dealers.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:56 AM   #29698
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Killboy definitely has some pretty high dollar cameras.
...and, more importantly, knows how to use them.

Buying a high-dollar camera won't get you good pictures any more than buying an S1000RR will make you fast through the Dragon. Just like with bikes, a low-dollar camera in the hands of a skilled photographer will get better results than a high-dollar camera in the hands of someone who lacks the skill. High-dollar lenses are a slightly different story, but any modern DSLR (even the entry-level ones) can capture images that are good enough for posters and double-truck magazine spreads.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:19 AM   #29699
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:30 AM   #29700
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Stores stock Dainese, Revvit, Alpinestars, and many other companies... at least the ones I've seen. Either way, seems a higher than average amount of HD gear. Is it any good or... much like so many other things... all about the name?
If you get off your bike and walk into the local lunch-place wearing some Alpinestars, people may figure out that you have a motorcycle, but they won't know what kind. But if you walk into restaurant wearing your H-D branded gear, everyone knows you have an H-D. It's like taking the loud pipes with you when you can't ride your bike into a store.

Narcissism sells. Look at how many pickups are driving around with big H-D window decals on the back.
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