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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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just bought a bunch of new gear!

I have lost some serious weight over time (almost 115 lbs.) and needed new gear badly. I finally broke down and bought some new stuff:

Joe Rocket GPX Type R 2-Piece Race Suit


Shoei RF 1000 Helmet (I also got a dark smoke shield for it):


Joe Rocket Removable Back Protector


Cortech DSX Denim Pant, black (for the short rides)


My boots still fit fine, Sidi Vertebra


My gloves are fairly new, picked them up at a recent race, RSC 2

They're a pretty solid pair of gloves for just $50!

The suit will be my first leather suit, I'm pretty stoked!

2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R
Tank Pad, StompGrips, Homemade Fender Eliminator Kit

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sweet gear. what ya pay for the leather?
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VERY NICE!! Yeah how much?
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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The suit was $540 at NewEnough.com

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nice gear, i'm goin to have to check that site out

money ain't everything, but everything makes me want it
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NICE!!!!

(ON ya, I mean )
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I'm gonna look silly with shiny new pucks on my knees. There really isn't anywhere around here to drag a knee. It's either that, or take them off and ride around with velcro patches on my knees. I think I'd rather leave the pucks on there in the off chance that I get to use them.

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surely you can find some kind of curve?

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Honestly, the lack of real curves is the reason I got a literbike instead of a 600/750. The curves here are big sweepers that you'd have to hit at 100+ to drag a knee. I think I'll leave the pucks on there for now. It's better to have them and not need them than need them and not have them.

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NICE!!!!

(ON ya, I mean )
Maybe I'll pose when it all gets here.

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I'm gonna look silly with shiny new pucks on my knees. There really isn't anywhere around here to drag a knee. It's either that, or take them off and ride around with velcro patches on my knees. I think I'd rather leave the pucks on there in the off chance that I get to use them.
Just do what the squids do to their chicken strips...sandpaper
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Just do what the squids do to their chicken strips...sandpaper
Or just get a belt sander after them.
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not that Ive ever done it.
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The leathers are the helmet are here. Pics coming when I can get them taken.

Now, the pressing question: Do I sticker up the helmet, or do I leave my whole getup black/black/black alone? I stickered up my old HJC (plain silver one) and I like the look quite a bit. Custom graphics! I'd stick a Pitbull sticker on there, maybe the Joe Rocket one that came with the leathers, and a green Kawasaki logo on there or something, and whatever suitable stickers I happen to come across.

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I'm gonna look silly with shiny new pucks on my knees. There really isn't anywhere around here to drag a knee. It's either that, or take them off and ride around with velcro patches on my knees. I think I'd rather leave the pucks on there in the off chance that I get to use them.
Send your pucks to me and I will get them all nice and scuffed for ya.

You too could have a little piece. (inside rally joke)

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Honestly, the lack of real curves is the reason I got a literbike instead of a 600/750. The curves here are big sweepers that you'd have to hit at 100+ to drag a knee. I think I'll leave the pucks on there for now. It's better to have them and not need them than need them and not have them.
Thats the normal here. 80-100 is what we take our curves at.
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The leathers are the helmet are here. Pics coming when I can get them taken.

Now, the pressing question: Do I sticker up the helmet, or do I leave my whole getup black/black/black alone? I stickered up my old HJC (plain silver one) and I like the look quite a bit. Custom graphics! I'd stick a Pitbull sticker on there, maybe the Joe Rocket one that came with the leathers, and a green Kawasaki logo on there or something, and whatever suitable stickers I happen to come across.
no stickers on helmet. What ya think ya ride a chopper???

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Thats the normal here. 80-100 is what we take our curves at.
Dragging a knee at those speeds is still really intense for me. I don't do it very often, usually on the skyway is where we do it at, but it is patrolled a lot more than the dragon. Draggin at slow speeds is getting pretty natural now.

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Thats the normal here. 80-100 is what we take our curves at.
umm on the public roads??



Cleanup alse 3, we had one dart thru the guard rail....

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umm on the public roads??



Cleanup alse 3, we had one dart thru the guard rail....

Dont tell me you dont when your in a group.
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Anyway, back on topic. Sweet gear man. I like the suit.
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