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    kf4mat
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    ATGATT Questions

    Okay first off I have to say it took me awhile to figure out what atgatt meant. But then it finally hit me. Anyway, while I agree with the sentiment right now I'm having a hard time finding some of it that fits into the current budget.

    Take for instance, the Aerostitch Darien motorcycle jacket. I really wouldn't mind getting one in the Hi-Viz color scheme, but honestly I can't drop the $500 they are asking.

    Is there anywhere that sells riding gear in the more modest price range?

    Tom

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    www.newenough.com

    I like my first gear stuff.

    I have the First Gear Voyager jacket which I wear in the winter. They don't make it anymore, the comprable jacket is the Kilimanjaro.

    I have HT overpants. Again, winter and colder weather.

    For the summer I wear the First Gear MeshTex pants, jacket, and gloves. You can get the entire ensemble for less than 500 bucks. Buy your winter stuff when it gets colder.

    Actually...what size are you? I have a pair of meshtex pants that don't fit me anymore. PM me for details. And I am going to be down your way on Thursday night.

    Brian

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    Motogear Outlet in Denver

    http://www.motogearoutlet.com/

    These folks advertise in the OM, I've bought several items from them and have been very pleased. They are helpful and are riders.

    I can't recommend them highly enough. If you are the same size as some of their closeout material you can save a huge pile of cash.

    I have a 1st Gear Transition jacket and am pretty happy with it for the majority of my riding.

    Between my jacket, helmet (Scorpion) pants (1st Gear), boots (1st Gear again) and gloves I spent around $550 total.

    Helmet is DOT/Snell, jacket and pants have CE armor. Boots are waterproof.

    Safe riding.

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    Motogear Outlet (motogearoutlet.com) in Colorado has some nice online bargains right now. Also check motorcyclecloseouts.com and denniskirk.com for discontinued gear at nice prices.

    I have a wonderful Aerostich Roadcrafter outfit thanks to the generosity of my wife last Christmas, but when it came to summer wear, I had to look elsewhere due to economic constraints. I got a RevIt Air jacket and Mistral pants, complete with waterproof zip-out lining) a few weeks ago for about half the price of the Aerostich gear and I'm very happy with them. I am an ATGATT guy and wore the RevIts today with the temperature at 98 degrees and the humidity at 70 percent. I can't say I was comfortable during my two-hour journey, but I survived intact enough to write this. And I saw a 7-foot bunny rabbit today, too, right in front of me on the road.

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    Harvey the Rabbit?

    Was Jimmy Stewart with Harvey?

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    British Motor gear makes some real good quality stuff for the money. Here is a link to their website

    http://britishmotorcyclegear.com

    I have one of their jackets and plain on ordering a set of pants soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgrbrts View Post
    Motogear Outlet (motogearoutlet.com) in Colorado has some nice online bargains right now. Also check motorcyclecloseouts.com and denniskirk.com for discontinued gear at nice prices.
    I've done business with them and they are real stand up folks. I highly recommend them.
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    Tourmaster not 1st Gear

    Should have said Tourmaster Transition jacket, pants etc.

    Not 1st gear.

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    Agree on First Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Belquar View Post
    www.newenough.com

    I like my first gear stuff.

    I have the First Gear Voyager jacket which I wear in the winter. They don't make it anymore, the comprable jacket is the Kilimanjaro.

    I have HT overpants. Again, winter and colder weather.

    For the summer I wear the First Gear MeshTex pants, jacket, and gloves. You can get the entire ensemble for less than 500 bucks. Buy your winter stuff when it gets colder.

    Actually...what size are you? I have a pair of meshtex pants that don't fit me anymore. PM me for details. And I am going to be down your way on Thursday night.

    Brian
    I also like the First Gear line...good quality for reasonable prices. I also like Fieldsheer. Neither may be quite up to the quality of Aerostich or BMW gear but both are value in comparison and offer better than average protection.

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    98dakota
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    Atgatt

    Teknic makes a great jacket that is not only warm when you need it but the liner becomes a mesh jacket. I also have a Tourmaster mesh jacket, very good but not as versatile.

    I want to take exception to a comment made in an earlier post. Trying something on at a dealer's showroom and ordering it on the net is bush. I order all the time from the net but I also support my local dealer when I can. We all want to keep these guys in business so they will be there when we need them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87802 View Post
    I want to take exception to a comment made in an earlier post. Trying something on at a dealer's showroom and ordering it on the net is bush. I order all the time from the net but I also support my local dealer when I can. We all want to keep these guys in business so they will be there when we need them
    I have to agree. Nothing illegal about it, of course, but it just seems to be bad form. If you are going to avail yourself of the dealer's service and stock to determine your correct size, then you should be willing to pay the dealer for this service by buying from the dealer. If you want to go the mail order/internet route, fine, but then order the size(s) you think are correct, and then return/exchange until you get the right fit.

    Frankly, to me it's one thing to be thifty . . . but quite another to be cheap. IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeemerMike View Post
    I have to agree. Nothing illegal about it, of course, but it just seems to be bad form. If you are going to avail yourself of the dealer's service and stock to determine your correct size, then you should be willing to pay the dealer for this service by buying from the dealer. If you want to go the mail order/internet route, fine, but then order the size(s) you think are correct, and then return/exchange until you get the right fit.

    Frankly, to me it's one thing to be thifty . . . but quite another to be cheap. IMHO.
    Must be nice to have money leaking out of a faucet somewhere. If someone can save some money by shopping wisely and that allows them to ride well equipped it is no reason to call them bush, cheap or bad form. It is attitudes like that make people call BMW riders uppity, snobbish, boorish, self-rightous etc......IMHO
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    Another vote for newenough...

    Quote Originally Posted by Belquar View Post
    www.newenough.com

    I like my first gear stuff.

    I have the First Gear Voyager jacket which I wear in the winter. They don't make it anymore, the comprable jacket is the Kilimanjaro.

    I have HT overpants. Again, winter and colder weather.

    For the summer I wear the First Gear MeshTex pants, jacket, and gloves. You can get the entire ensemble for less than 500 bucks. Buy your winter stuff when it gets colder.

    Actually...what size are you? I have a pair of meshtex pants that don't fit me anymore. PM me for details. And I am going to be down your way on Thursday night.

    Brian
    I have purchased 3 jackets (not all for me!), 2 pair of pants, at least 2 pair of gloves and a helmet from newenough. Great service, great return policy and decent prices. I like the Firstgear products pretty well myself. I bought my Belstaff Mercury at the local International Motorcycle Show when it was in town. Same product available from the aforementionied britishmotorcyclegear web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kf4mat View Post
    Okay first off I have to say it took me awhile to figure out what atgatt meant. But then it finally hit me. Anyway, while I agree with the sentiment right now I'm having a hard time finding some of it that fits into the current budget.

    Take for instance, the Aerostitch Darien motorcycle jacket. I really wouldn't mind getting one in the Hi-Viz color scheme, but honestly I can't drop the $500 they are asking.

    Is there anywhere that sells riding gear in the more modest price range?

    Tom
    Do your shopping on the net. Then go to local dealers and try things on. There are many companies that make quality gear. Olympia, First Gear, Tourmaster are just a few.
    If you are like me, I have to try on jackets because different manufacturers sizes are different.

    I also can not buy riding pants off the rack due to short inseam and large waist. Motoport will alter a great deal and its reasonably priced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kf4mat View Post
    Okay first off I have to say it took me awhile to figure out what atgatt meant.
    Same here, Tom. It is so annoying when that duck keeps saying "Attgat!! Attgat!!" in those TV ads, too.

    Fred

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