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Discussion in 'New To Racing' started by Family Guy, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Family Guy

    Family Guy Family Guy

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    one of the new guys this year...pickin up all my gear now...Gotta suit from tap on its way....few questions:

    The suit i tried on puts major down pressure on my shoulders even in tuck position...seems to small but thats what they said i need - barely fits...that ok?

    Armour - back/chest protector enough under suit....anything else?

    Shorts and t-shirt under suit ok?

    Is there stretchy / padded shorts out there for a little extra protection to where under suit?

    I heard mouth guard ( like in hockey ) is recommended - guys use that racing?

    Helmets are $200-$2000....$3-400 helmet should be safe for racing?


    thanks....next week.....help me set up my bike!
     
  2. Amory

    Amory Slow? What's slow?

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    I use knox armored shorts...I crash alot and I have yet to hurt my hips/thighs/butt so they must work :p

    For helmets, the more you spend the more you get. If you but a cheap helmet, it is going to be heavy and poorly ventilated. That being said you dont have to spend $2000 but you can get great helmets anywhere from 400-700 that are light and will keep your head cool.
     
  3. rustysgsxr

    rustysgsxr Rooster

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    Under-armour to wear under the suit, you need to break-in the suit. Wear it(with back protector in) around the house for a while, even do some streches and knee bends.

    As for a helmet, have you talked to your local shop? Try! Get a good helmet that fits a little tight.
     
  4. Family Guy

    Family Guy Family Guy

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    where are knox shorts sold
     
  5. tt600

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    hey myles,sixsixone is another good one for shorts.both are excellent,you can go online to purchase.or see eddie at motorcyle world,for both.i'm assumming you bought a bike?
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Just a beer league racer

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    I've got the Acerbis shorts. Just like the six six one, knox, or any other brand. They can all be ordered online or at your favourite retailer. I got mine from MSpeed Performance, now conveniently located in Vancouver right next to storm brewing!
     
  7. Family Guy

    Family Guy Family Guy

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    any online links for these apparel stores?
     
  8. tt600

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    call me and i'll give you bernie's number from kimpex....excellent prices on helmets.
     
  9. Family Guy

    Family Guy Family Guy

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    yah i'll call you this week for the number. I ended up buying nigels bike..i gotta racing budget to stick to its already really low. Its also my fourth kawi and i feel pretty comfortable with them and there fit to me. Your bike was sweet though i give you that.

    talk to you soon and see you at tradex
     
  10. tt600

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    welcome to our addiction myles.....see ya their.
     
  11. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    I got a mouthguard from my dentist. Helps prevent concussion.
     
  12. mspeedman

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    Just to let you know we are having a pre season sale on Bell helmets. We do offer the Star series but for a racer on a budget looking for a good lid at under 200$ we offer the Vortex series. The Vortex are 1600grams (really light) and carry the new snell 2010 approval!
    check them out at bellsports.com then call for a price

    Sean
     
  13. brianp

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    I just ordered Alpinestars Compression Shorts and Alpinestars Bionic Back Protector (Which I may change to the track vest which has front/shoulder protection). Ordered them from Bayside Performance.
     
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  14. Family Guy

    Family Guy Family Guy

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    how do i know which ones are on sale...you said we are having a sale...do i go through you or online to bell direct? if you know recommend some that are good for racing and reasonably priced

    thanks
     
  15. mspeedman

    mspeedman #56

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    check out the promo in the vendor section.
    both are good helmets for racing

    Sean
    mspeedperformance
    604-294-3354
     

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