I'm about to pick up an ex250. This will be the first bike i've ever owned and so I'm very new to picking out gear. I have made a few selections and I was wondering if these are good and if anyone else has any input. Any comment is welcome.
My two considerations for gear right now is protection and price.
For a helmet I'm going to go with an HJC, either the ac-12 or the cl-sp. I used to use a friends ac-11 when we would go out and ride, and at the msf course I used an ac-11, so its what i'm used to. I figure the ac-12 would be similar. Any reason I shouldn't get it and just opt for the cheaper cl-sp or 15?
As far as jackets go...Its starting to get warm here, so i was looking into textile jackets. The astars Air-Flo text jacket. It seems to be a warmer weather jacket. Only thing i dont like is that its all black and not very visable. The other one was the Astars T-Dyno text jacket. Comments?
Gloves: I am looking at the alpinestars S-MX 2 Air Carbon Gloves. They look like they offer good protection, and are pretty light weight for the summer heat.
Pants: Non of the riders I know typically ride with special pants. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Boots: again, thoughts and suggestions welcome
If anyone can offer a little coaching that would be great.