An RN with whom I used to work greeted me with something more like angst than chagrin, reporting that her son, after reading a few motorcycle posts, went out and bought himself a Honda 750 Shadow upon his return from Africa. She asked me about the gear he should wear to maintain as much of a safety margin as possible.
I put together some thoughts and resources about helmets and posted them here:
Your learned thoughts, comments and most important: corrections would be appreciated. Thanks!
I'm hoping to follow up with something on boots, gloves, jackets and pants, so resources in those regards would be appreciated as well.