Honda Goldwing Forum banner
21 - 33 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
406 Posts
Helmet: Scorpion. I like it but it’s aged out and am looking at trying another brand. Maybe Shoei or Scuberth.
Jacket: Tur (Italian) white, which is visible but gets dirty quickly! :confused: Has many zippered vents so it’s good for cold or hot weather. Comes with zip out liner.
Pants: Tourmaster overpant. Throw them on over my jeans if I’m just tootling around town. Pull them over long underwear for longer cool rides or over riding boxers for hot rides.
Boots: Aplinestars
Gloves: several pairs of light motorcycle gloves for warm weather. One pair of Revit warm insulated and waterproof gauntlet gloves for inclement weather.
On long trips, I pack all kinds of T shirts to either keep me warm or wick moisture away as conditions require.
ATGATT is my motto! Freaks me out to see people riding with no protection. Especially the young ladies perched up on the back of a sport bike in shorts, tank top, and flip flops with only a helmet for gear because it’s a law.
 
  • Like
Reactions: NREMTP and Kordin

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
I am not into accolades or trophies. But I do like hearing about IB ride. I have back problems and joint problems and do a good job on the CAT rides. Being a newer member you will have to search for the CAT riders info on GWOF. Hopefully you will find a couple of stories of one Aussie with a bit of a lighter side to his riding.

Many of you here have joined in with this Aussie on some of my rides and would know that I kit up fairly well with. Motorcycle jacket, kevlar jeans, riding boots and leather gloves. :D

Great feedback. Yes, a "newish" member here, but riding since the early '70's, and never felt the need to travel 1,000 miles in a singular journey. Self-esteem is firmly intact, and personal challenges (and commensurate gratifications) arose from career decisions, not motorcycle rides. That said, look forward to viewing some Aussie adventures. Thanks for the insight! :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,178 Posts
I am not into accolades or trophies. But I do like hearing about IB ride. I have back problems and joint problems and do a good job on the CAT rides. Being a newer member you will have to search for the CAT riders info on GWOF. Hopefully you will find a couple of stories of one Aussie with a bit of a lighter side to his riding.

Many of you here have joined in with this Aussie on some of my rides and would know that I kit up fairly well with. Motorcycle jacket, kevlar jeans, riding boots and leather gloves. :D
I think that you tied me for the highest number of U-Turns on the way to a meet and greet (M&G). Perhaps we should make awards for ourselves. ;)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5 Posts
what gear do you all use? and is there a reason you use a particular type?

im trying to learn =) helmets - gloves - boots - jacket.


Thanks
SCHUBERTH C4 helmet with their comm system. Klim Latitude hi-vis jacket & pants. Many miles, three motorcycles and 8 years, still going strong but hi-vis faded to plain yellow. Daytona Boots. Under garments- usually Eddie Bauer or other fast-drying, wicking fabrics, long underwear for cool weather. Warm'n'safe heated gear for cold weather. Now riding Goldwing Tour DCT.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Helmet - evoline
Gear - jacket and pants are first gear killamanjaro
Gloves - aero stitch during summer and heated during winter
Boots are ariat or cruiserworks

I live in Arkansas and also ride the bike 40 miles to work in an office. The temps right now are pushing 100 with 80% humidity. The ariat English riding boots look like wingtips, so I don’t have to change shoes. The winter temps get down into the 20s. During the fternoon ride home, I strap ice and water in a bladder on my back under the jacket. The evoline helmet can be full face or jet style, allowing me to control the airflow and change mid ride
 

·
Registered
2004 GL 1800 Fire Engine Red
Joined
·
2 Posts
what gear do you all use? and is there a reason you use a particular type?

im trying to learn =) helmets - gloves - boots - jacket.


Thanks
Good questions.

I love Shoei helmets as well as Arai. Good protection and they fit me well.

My jacket in warm to hot weather is a Joe Rocket Phoenix. Very cool but very protective if needed.
Winter, I wear a leather jacket or Tourmaster touring jacket.

Heavy denim jeans year round with solid heavy leather chaps for winter or long cool rides.

Mechanix gloves leather palm and fingers with mesh back for summer gloves. All leather insulated gauntlet Tour Master insulated winter gloves.

I wear over the ankle hiking boots with the flatter reinforced toe to easily slip under the shifter. HiTec is my best fit, they breathe and are waterproof. The traction works great in sand, gravel or slippery oily painted on yellow turn lane indicators.

Impact resistant shatter proof polarized sunglasses or goggles if out West with blowing sand.

I'm and old MSF instructor that just can't ride without my safety gear. Been riding since my teens and I am long since retired now. The right gear will allow you to ride again if the worst happens. Dress to crash, ride defensively to avoid any avoidable circumstances.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,178 Posts
Good questions.

I love Shoei helmets as well as Arai. Good protection and they fit me well.

My jacket in warm to hot weather is a Joe Rocket Phoenix. Very cool but very protective if needed.
Winter, I wear a leather jacket or Tourmaster touring jacket.

Heavy denim jeans year round with solid heavy leather chaps for winter or long cool rides.

Mechanix gloves leather palm and fingers with mesh back for summer gloves. All leather insulated gauntlet Tour Master insulated winter gloves.

I wear over the ankle hiking boots with the flatter reinforced toe to easily slip under the shifter. HiTec is my best fit, they breathe and are waterproof. The traction works great in sand, gravel or slippery oily painted on yellow turn lane indicators.

Impact resistant shatter proof polarized sunglasses or goggles if out West with blowing sand.

I'm and old MSF instructor that just can't ride without my safety gear. Been riding since my teens and I am long since retired now. The right gear will allow you to ride again if the worst happens. Dress to crash, ride defensively to avoid any avoidable circumstances.
Welcome to the forum. I see that your Wing is sporting the fastest color. ;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Granbury Bill

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
what gear do you all use? and is there a reason you use a particular type?

im trying to learn =) helmets - gloves - boots - jacket.

Thanks
You live in a cold climate? If so, you should have heated grips, even if they are after-market. Heated gloves work better, but are a pain to install and connect each time you mount the bike.
Get a full-face modular helmet. A woman friend got t-boned, went over the bars, suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung. She said that the full-face helmet saved her from smashing
her face. HJC helmets are good and not nearly so expensive as Shohei, Nolan, Arai.

what gear do you all use? and is there a reason you use a particular type?

im trying to learn =) helmets - gloves - boots - jacket.


Thanks
Gloves - get riding gloves with the built-in knuckle and palm protection - in case you get acquainted with the asphalt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Helmet: Shark evoline or Arai
Riding jackets: have a couple different brands, all textile
Leather riding gloves, mostly HD
Ariat or HD boots
Mostly jeans, if really cold (seldom) cheapy riding pants
HD rain suit
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
I don't always wear a helmet, so can't tell you what brand it is, just know that it is super light, and has a flip down tinted visor. Thought it was cool and practical. A leather jacket when it's cold. Mine isn't a 'traditional' riding jacket, but it has a TON of pockets to put all my stuff in, so that's the main reason I wear it. Plus, it has a zip out lining, snap on fleece collar, and a hood, not that I've ever really used the hood. Gloves; I have my half gloves for when it's warmer, and my hubby's old driving gloves for when it's colder. Pants, usually jeans, but it it's very warm/hot, I wear bib overalls, and put a frozen bottle of water between the bib and me, to help me stay cooler (plus gives me more water to drink). Cold, long sleeve shirts, warm, short sleeves, sleeveless Ts on occasion. I have no problems layering up when need be. Boots; I currently am wearing my hubs' old riding boots, as we wore similar size. I did add some inserts to them, to make them a little more snug on my feet. I can tell you that they have a steel toe, and they are black lace up. I have chaps, and wear them when it's very cold, but mostly, the bike, with the heated seat, and those little vents that bring the heat off the engine up onto me, I don't need them a ton. I do have a rain suit, that I have worn more than I care to. It's an Easy Rider. It too, was my husband's, who inherited it from a friend, who passed away (his wife gave it to my husband). I don't usually ride when it's really, really cold, and I try not to ride when it's a blast furnace outside, but sometimes it's necessary. .
 
21 - 33 of 33 Posts
Top