May 12, 2020 at 7:57 pm #37834
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May 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm #37837Nancy JoyceParticipantRenewing Member
I’m certainly not an expert but can provide some insight. If you’re in the Vancouver area I would go into some shops to figure out what helmets fit you best. Buy what works for you. I ride a BMW and have owned 2 in my 20 years of riding. I love the motorcycles. What kind of riding do you want to do? On/off road? Just on road touring? Everyone has a favourite but it really depends on what you plan on doing with the motorcycle.
High Road (Langley or Vancouver) have a good selection of gear and you may want to check them out – the stuff they offer is quality so you may pay a bit more… but what value do you put on safety?
You could attend a meeting (once the pandemic allows us to meet) and ask these questions.
Best wishes in your quest.
May 13, 2020 at 7:17 am #37841Eric HuttonParticipantRenewing Member
I have been riding for well over 50 years and like Nancy I’m no expert. I spent many
Many hours online doing due diligence. Revzilla was a go to place for gear reviews for me.
I have an Olympia jacket/pant set and a revitt mesh jacket. In my opinion BMW gear is pretty cool looking but
also very expensive for me.
I like having a peak on my helmet so I have a Schuberth adventure.
The bike show was a good place to browse but I’m not sure that’s happening again.
I ride the 2014 1200 gs which I and seriously thinking of selling and down sizing a bit.
There is a mega ton of information in the minds of our members. I hope you get to
Pick their brains soon.
May 13, 2020 at 10:08 am #37844
Hello Nancy, thank you so much for your comments and insights, it’s really appreciated. Is Rubberside down a reputable company for quality gear?
May 13, 2020 at 10:25 am #37846
Thank you for your comments and direction. I’m definitely interested in your bike. This is the model I have been looking at to purchase. I was going to rent a smaller bike this summer to get my riding back into check and hopefully get a few rides in with the club. I do love the look of the Adventure Sport bike as I believe it will fit my needs. I rode mostly dirt/road bikes back in the day and now my body is looking towards comfort and nice back country riding. Safety and comfort are extremely important to me and I’m so pleased to be able to join this club. The wealth of knowledge and willingness to share information is already appreciated. Thank you so much for the helmet and jackets recommendations too.
I look forward to meeting and chatting in the days ahead.
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