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Anything is better than nothing. BILT gear from Cycle Gear is probably the lowest quality gear available. Quality lower than even its price. I have seen how it holds up.
On the other end is the expensive high end gear. Which isn't what you are probably wanting to hear about.
In the middle, some of the best gear value is from TourMaster and Olympia. Some of the Joe Rocket stuff is ok. The Olympia is probably the best overall compromise of protection, quality, price point.
Depends on how often and what conditions you ride in. If an occasional rider that won't go much over 100 miles from home, you can get by with a nice mesh jacket with liner. Same with the pants. These are the most versatile combos around. The liners block wind and in most cases are also waterproof. Good gloves with longer gauntlets are good to have. Helmets are something you will have to be the decision maker on. The flip fronts are less protection, but honestly if a decent quality are going to do a pretty good job. Footwear is something that I think is overlooked. Only the higher end boots are really any good at protecting the foot/ankle. Most "motorcycle" boots are not any better than a really good set of work boots. IMO.
Good gear can make or break a rider. If you are not comfortable temperature wise, or get wet in the rain, no one is going to enjoy the ride. I can ride in 35 degree rain, or 105 degree desert heat in comfort. But I have spent a fortune figuring out what works!
'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT
WERKS modified clutch baskets
for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000?
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