Post Master General
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 97k '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 37k 89 FZR400 racebike, 56k 06 ZX6R track only, 21k 97 ZX6R F model
Same boots always
same helmet always, although I do have a couple
two different jackets, but both are perforated- so it is more really color difference.....one all black (early and late season) and one primarily white with red and black)
4 different pairs of gloves, but nearly always use the same pair (but always have another pair in the tnak bag incase pair A gets wet or god forbid ruined on the ground)
same leather pants always
the only time I really deviate from this is when on track and then it is a one piece race suit but still same boots, gloves, helmet
I replace my helmets about every 4-5 years.......... always buying new closeout helmets @ about 50% normal cost (usually these are already 2-3 year old on the production tag)
gloves typically last me 3-4 seasons
boots about every 10 years
jacket and pants have been replaced due to weight gain rather than being used up sadly........... but last ones were about 10 years old when replaced- that unexpected bike on my back crash in 2015.....
woohoo we are having fun now
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