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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi friends, if I'm a sixty year old weekend rider only in summer, what kind of helmet do you recommend, plus I want one of those loose fitting european looking motorcycle jackets that are fabric, not leather, where can I look? Haven't had any luck on Amazon, please advise, thNKS, PETE
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I wouldn't buy any helmet I couldn't try on, because head shape is everything. As for cost, a good friend once said that if I didn't have the money for a decent helmet, I surely didn't have it for treating brain damage for the rest of my life! Happy hunting!

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Hi friends, if I'm a sixty year old weekend rider only in summer, what kind of helmet do you recommend, plus I want one of those loose fitting european looking motorcycle jackets that are fabric, not leather, where can I look? Haven't had any luck on Amazon, please advise, thNKS, PETE
Try Bull Faster Inc, that's what I have...I really like the matching zipper attached fabric pants and jacket at a fraction of the price of other brands I've seen.
I found them at a local bike shop in Calgary, I see that they are an importer from Montreal. I don't know whether it's imported into Canada from Europe or the US. Give them a look, I don't think that you will be disappointed. 😎

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Thanks, folks! I guess the helmet I'll just go to the Harley store in this area, they have a large supplky of stuff, but the jacket, I want to have really good armor in elbows, back and shoulders of course so I know it's gonna be costly. thanks
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Over the years I've bought alot of stuff from
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If you can find a place selling last years jacket you can get a great deal. I keep going back to a basic scorpion helmet. Thay are not the cheapest helmet but by far not even close the the most. Bottom line is if it is not comfortable it doea not matter the cost because comfort is what will keep you putting it on. I looked at many higher priced hwlmets and they just dont fit right.

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helmets, as was noted, try in person - you can always go back and order from somewhere cheaper if you find it.

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Thanks, folks! I guess the helmet I'll just go to the Harley store in this area, they have a large supplky of stuff, but the jacket, I want to have really good armor in elbows, back and shoulders of course so I know it's gonna be costly. thanks
It's common for "Harley" helmets to be made by another company, rebranded, and marked up. Example (click on the "Features" tab and it will say, "Manufactured for Harley-Davidson by ___.")
Capstone SunShield Modular Helmet | Modular | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store ($250)
vs
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...2-helmet-solid ($210)

Or
Men's FXRG Modular Helmet | FXRG | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store ($525)
vs
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...x-helmet-solid ($460)

If you find a helmet you like at the Harley shop, you could always just note the model, then research it and find out who makes the original.

As far as jackets, here's a post from two weeks ago that gives some ideas:
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Check out motorcycle closeouts. Sometimes they have some crazy cheap prices on name brand gear, kind of hit and mis to what is in stock but prices are great and shipping is fast. Motorcycle Closeouts

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I found this jacket at Leatherup and it is great for hot weather riding. https://www.leatherup.com/site/product?pid=115577

I would not recommend purchasing a helmet over the internet unless you know the exact size and fit before hand.

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