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Gear fitting...

Well it looks like i may be buying some gear in the near future and im trying to get an idea of how it should fit, mainly the jacket and helmet. The only thing i know about fitting are: helmet should be tight and the jacket should be too. Is this right? The only thing im sure about is the helmet. Another forum i was on told a guy that if you get it too tight ,the foam will eventaually shrink and form a comfortable fit. Not sure if thats true or not but i just need some info.

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Well it looks like i may be buying some gear in the near future and im trying to get an idea of how it should fit, mainly the jacket and helmet. The only thing i know about fitting are: helmet should be tight and the jacket should be too. Is this right? The only thing im sure about is the helmet. Another forum i was on told a guy that if you get it too tight ,the foam will eventaually shrink and form a comfortable fit. Not sure if thats true or not but i just need some info.
I am no expert but I would think you would want a helmet to fit and be comfy from day one.
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I am no expert but I would think you would want a helmet to fit and be comfy from day one.
thats what i would think...as long as its not moving around alot i think it would be fine

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The helmet should tight n not move on yer head w/o moving ya head with it. It should not be so tight that it literally squeezes ya head making it uncomfortable.

So tight n comfy. Now far as jackets go, you should wear around a 38-40 the way a JR fits. Next tyme I see ya we'll see how mine fits. Kirks n I'm sure all the shops in town sell jackets ya can try em on there too n see how they fit. They should be tight enuff so the padding doesnt shift out of place. Each brans has its own sizing n fit too.
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The helmet should tight n not move on yer head w/o moving ya head with it. It should not be so tight that it literally squeezes ya head making it uncomfortable.

So tight n comfy. Now far as jackets go, you should wear around a 38-40 the way a JR fits. Next tyme I see ya we'll see how mine fits. Kirks n I'm sure all the shops in town sell jackets ya can try em on there too n see how they fit. They should be tight enuff so the padding doesnt shift out of place. Each brans has its own sizing n fit too.
i tried on a small honda jacket and it flet pretty good...not too tight but just enough to where it was snug...ive heard if u get one too loose itll give u 'carpet burn' from sliding on the ground if u wreck...

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Helmet - should not be able to move it around without shifting the skin on your head. Shouldn't be too tight, but the cheek area will probably be uncomfortable until you get used to it... Every year when I put my helmet on for the first couple times I feel like my face is getting smashed... Then I get used to it...

Jacket - Snug, but allows you a full range of motion. Not unlike Member's Only jackets.
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i tried on a small honda jacket and it flet pretty good...not too tight but just enough to where it was snug...ive heard if u get one too loose itll give u 'carpet burn' from sliding on the ground if u wreck...
Snug is good. Yea they get too loose n the padding shifts n is useless for where it was intended. Dunno bout the carpet burn bit, but havin a leather on beats not having it on at all Most jackets I seen are lined with jersey material. Some others prolly know more about it tho.
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the wigga fit does not apply to motorcycle gear
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the arms should fit tight enough so the protection doesnt slide around. the chest should be snug, but not to where you have to stretch the zipper or feel like you can't breathe deep or something.
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Also consider that if you ride in cooler weather you will need to layer. You might consider that down the road.
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