QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ Apr 16 2011, 07:00 PM)
Anyone on here into motorbikes?
OH and I have been down to the bike shop today as we both fancy taking our test at some point.
We're both going to get 125s soonish, then a year or so after take our tests and get a pair of Harley Davidson Sportsters ...
Put my name down for a white one:
Seriously though would appreciate any advice from any bikers on here - what would you do differently? What is decent gear / clothing to buy?! Is a cheapish helmet really any worse than a top of the range one etc.?
Lovely bike, maybe interesting to handle for a novice.
Full leathers are the way to go (jacket and trousers or one piece), in my opinion, with a decent set of waterproofs. The armoured jackets, like Frank Thomas are excellent too. Oh and a pair of boots.
Helmets - there are two levels, ACU racing gold standard and not. I would not buy any helmet that was not to this standard, but there are some that are still relatively inexpensive. Lazers seem to be good value. Just make sure it's a good tight fit, as they loosen over time and it's important that it fits well. Personally I have always had full face helmets. Look at the sound proofing too, as if you are going fast for a long distance some helmets can be quite noisy.
Think about an intercom too!!
Above all, have fun!