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Old 10-31-12, 16:19   #21
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The top of the line most expensive gear will always be cheaper than hospital bills...
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I say....go for it! Then let us know how the quality is...

I'm not promoting or bashing ebay-type stuff made in China, but I have been pleasantly surprised at the couple of items I've ordered (not specifically from DH Gate however)--some shorty folding brake/clutch billet levers that fit perfectly and work great; and a set of ABS plastics for an old 2001 Suzuki GSXR1000. I was extremely impressed by the quality of these...

Odds are, the leather jacket will be pretty marginal quality, but you never know...
I have those $35 levers and they are great. And I don't doubt the plastics fit your bike without issues and look wonderful. But those are cosmetic enhancements that aren't meant to protect your body.
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Do it and take photos I wanna see some carnage
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I agree with getting known proven brands but he wanted me to be unbiased when I posted. We're both younger riders going to school so money is kinda tight but I don't want him to skimp on safety. Thanks for all the responses maybe he'll listen to me now @.@
You can afford a 10,000$ Bike but can't afford a 1,200 suit from Alpinestar? Just sayin.....

Always makes me shake my head when I see guys with 50$ helmets and cheap cheap gear yet are riding a 6-12K$ Bike...
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Anything made in china is suspect quality. You'll just never know till you have to use it.
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You can afford a 10,000$ Bike but can't afford a 1,200 suit from Alpinestar? Just sayin.....

Always makes me shake my head when I see guys with 50$ helmets and cheap cheap gear yet are riding a 6-12K$ Bike...
Considering I doubt he paid 10k more like 200 a month payments. People in the US live off loans it is why they will forever be in debt.

But hey I bet they look cool riding around campus.
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Hey I had to make payments on my bike, I didn't have 10K sitting in the bank at the time and wanted the bike so I took on payments. I have zero regrets...

I still have quality gear. Arai, held, sidi boots, a-star pants
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Well, even Alpinestars, Icon and many other brands leather are made in China. I am in the tactical industry, we have seen many bad factories but there good ones too. Unfortunately, 50% of bad makes them all look bad.

Nonetheless, you should choose a reputatible brand with decent reviews regardless where its made.
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There are a few good suit deals right now. Someone already mentioned the Teknic deal at sportbiketrackgear.com but I've seen a couple of others recently.

These two are on closeout for $499.99:

AXO Bullet:
http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/s...t+1+piece+suit

Rev 'it CR:
http://m.motorcycle-superstore.com/1...cing-Suit.aspx

I'm pretty sure I saw an Alpinestars suit on sale for about $600, but I can't recall where it was right now.

The other thing you guys can do is find jacket and pants separates, zip them together, and you've got a good two-piece suit. Just make sure they're comparable or you'll have to get the connection zipper replaced in the pants. Not a big deal since the jackets usually come with the correct mating zipper, which you can have installed in the pants. But if you can get compatible jackets and pants off the shelf, it's that much easier.

There are usually lots of sales/closeouts this time of year, especially after Christmas.

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