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I know i might get tons of different opinions on this but i was wondering whats the best motorcycle jacket to get??? i been browsing the net and so far i think the scorpion jackets and helments are bad ass...please post a pic of you jackets so others can see..thanks!
 

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I have a real nice leather Joe Rocket Kawi ZX jacket for sale if your intrested, $200, sold new for $400.
Size XL, like new only selling because my fat ass lost a shit load of weight and I bought a nice Vanson as a treat. The Vanson Jackets are fine and hand made in USA.
 

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I have a Scorpion Stinger Jacket and like it. I've been wearing it for almost 3 years probably 300 days a year and have had 1 get off in it(2 years ago). The Velcro tab at the bottom of the sipper has started coming apart at the stitching. The zipper's handle(for lack of a better word) broke a year ago or so. They don't come with a zipper to attach them to leather pants, but, like me you can have one sewn in. They are a good looking jacket, but, over all I think there are better jackets for the money.
 

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Boils down to the budget. As you get more into riding, you will see what kind of gear will work best for you. No one can make this decision for you what is best. Almost all of the time you get what you pay for. You don't have to buy the absolutely most expensive stuff. buy moderately priced stuff that FITS. Stay away from the cheap stuff.

I would suggest going to a few bike dealerships and someplace like cycle gear to try on some helmets, jackets and boots. Note: Let the salesman or saleswoman help you out. Listen to their advice. I've found that they sales people will give you excellent advice as far as fit. This is very IMPORTANT.

Most of the gear bought by new riders to the sport does not fit properly. It's almost always too big. The helmet must fit snug, but not too tight. The jacket should not be loose either. Leather and textile jackets will fit you differently. ask for advice as to correct fitment and you will not have to buy stuff twice. I absolutely hate doing that.
 

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I have a real nice leather Joe Rocket Kawi ZX jacket for sale if your intrested, $200, sold new for $400.
Size XL, like new only selling because my fat ass lost a shit load of weight and I bought a nice Vanson as a treat. The Vanson Jackets are fine and hand made in USA.
I have a Vanson Cobra. They are super heavy and polished. They will last prob forever. They look better the older they get. Takes a long time to break one in. If you look on ebay, sometimes you can find a used Vansonleathers jacket in your size. You can save around 3 to 4 hundred dollars. I've found the Vanson jackets to run just a little bit large. I've tried on some Icon leather that was also very heavy. Icon does not compare to Vanson IMO. The Joe Rocket leather I would compare to Icon. Excellent protection and graphics.
 

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I love my speed and strength off the chain textile/hoodie combo. Its warm enough for the mid 30's and cool enough for the 70's. Quite versatile. I am a big guy (6'4 and 235lbs) and the Speed and Strength gear fits me best. I also like my Alpine Stars mesh jacket. Great adjustments and fit.
 

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I bought this one for my wife. Mine is just plain black.
 

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My wife bought me a leather jacket closeout sale for $100 last year.It was a Youshamura at the Motorcycle Superstore.I bought a Joe Rocket mest jacket from them for $89.There allways having good deals.Oh by the way both fit me like a glove.
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Most of the gear bought by new riders to the sport does not fit properly. It's almost always too big. The helmet must fit snug, but not too tight. The jacket should not be loose either. Leather and textile jackets will fit you differently. ask for advice as to correct fitment and you will not have to buy stuff twice. I absolutely hate doing that.
I keep telling everyone this... My jacket is too tight around the stomach area, but when i am on the bike I don't notive it. Everywhere else its "snug" with a little bit of room in the chest area and upper arms. Forearms are borderline tight.

All the dimensions are spot on - arm length, back length... all of it except the stomach.

I can fit a hoodie underneath it and its comfortably snug.

My GF insists I should have bought a size larger. Based on how she has "seen other people in them and they are way looser" She refuses to accept that they bought them too large.
 

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Boils down to the budget. As you get more into riding, you will see what kind of gear will work best for you. No one can make this decision for you what is best. Almost all of the time you get what you pay for. You don't have to buy the absolutely most expensive stuff. buy moderately priced stuff that FITS. Stay away from the cheap stuff.

I would suggest going to a few bike dealerships and someplace like cycle gear to try on some helmets, jackets and boots. Note: Let the salesman or saleswoman help you out. Listen to their advice. I've found that they sales people will give you excellent advice as far as fit. This is very IMPORTANT.

Most of the gear bought by new riders to the sport does not fit properly. It's almost always too big. The helmet must fit snug, but not too tight. The jacket should not be loose either. Leather and textile jackets will fit you differently. ask for advice as to correct fitment and you will not have to buy stuff twice. I absolutely hate doing that.
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I know everyone wants to get a great deal on the internet including myself but unless you try on the exact same jacket , I would never just buy gear off the internet.
I tried on a lot of jackets. Ended up with a Shift leather and a Frank Thomas mesh. I have to say that I like the Joe Rocket jacket the best but it says Honda on it. Didn't want to mess up the forums with a picture of it.:lol
 

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I just bought a joe rocket leather this past week. Also have had and currently have joe rocket mesh. I like the mesh but wanted a leather.
 

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You typically get what you pay for.

You just need to find a jacket that fits properly and you are comfortable with.

I have both, JR jackets and Dainese (Ducati) jackets.

I will say that the Dainese (Ducati) jacket is more substantial than the JR.

Then again, it costed more.

Good luck.


Mike
 
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