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I am concerned I have or am close to crossing the line between a "safety equipment oriented motorcyclist" to becoming a "gear whore". I am thinking I need to stop myself now before things get out of hand. I must also add that I love buying 'pre-owned' stuff off of craigslist or Ebay because it is such a good deal sometimes. I mean so many people dump their motorcycle gear because they bought another bike and their stuff doesn't match, they start a family and it's too dangerous, wife tells them to stop, etc. So when I see a $400 jacket for $100, I just can't resist. But now I'm up to FOUR leather jackets (1 Black Icon motorhead, 1 White Icon Daytona, 1 black Alpinestars Stage perforated leather, and 1 white Alpinestars ICE jacket). I really don't need that many leather jackets. I have 2 helmets (Icon helmet, and Shoei helmet), 4 pairs of gloves (2 gauntlet style for winter, and 2 short, summer gloves), 2 pairs of boots, and two mesh jackets for summer. Am I approaching "gear whore" status?
 

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Fellow gear whore here:

5 suomy helmets (stored in softbags, inside factory boxes) (2 spec 1r extremes,1 spec 1 R, 2 Vandals)
8 Suomy shields in different tents (stored in carefully opened factory plastic sleeves)
1 AGV Rossi 5 continents helmet (never worn, in fact 1 size too big for me)
2 sets speed/strenght (SS) 1pc leathers both black
2 Astar bionic race back protectors
2 teknic chest protectors
1 pair Bohn extreme shorts
1 pair Astar SMX R boots (stored in box)
1 pair Astar SMX plus race boots (stored in box)
1 Pair Astar GPtech gloves
1 pair Astar GP Pro Gloves
1 pair Astar Atlus Short gloves
1 Pair Astar Dry star cold weather guantlet gloves
2 pairs Icon stealth non perfed leather short gloves
2 pairs Icon balistic overpants
1 Icon superduty jacket
1 Moto gp brand leather jacket
1 pair Moto gp brand leather pants

I have an unshakeable fear of crashing or otherwise "ruining" my riding gear, so I started to keep a spare item here or there and I recently had to move everything except riding gear out of the riding gear/motorcycle magazine closet.
 

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OK, you are undoubtedly a gear whore. I should probably come clean about the other gear I also have. You see, I have another house in another country with two bikes there. So when I have too many things accumulated in the states, I ship 'em there. So in total I have:

6 Helmets (2 Shoei, 1 Arai, 1 Bieffe, 1 Icon, and one cheap indiginous made helmet that I don't trust as my U.S. spec helmets)
4 leather jackets (previously discussed)
4 Mesh jackets (all Joe Rocket)
3 pair of boots (2 Sidis, and one pair of American Eagle boots)
1 pair of leather chaps
3 pairs of leather pants (1 HJC and 2 no name brands)
2 pair denim riding pants (1 Teknic, and 1 Icon)
6 pairs of gloves (2 A* SMX short gloves, 1 A* SP2, 1 A* M2 gloves, 1 Joe Rocket short gloves, and 1 no name kevlar gauntlet set.

P.S. my girlfriend lives in Vienna near MariaHilfer Strasse, and I have a 1944 La Coruna Spanish Mauser (originally in 7.92) but now in .308 winchester.
 

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P.S. my girlfriend lives in Vienna near MariaHilfer Strasse, and I have a 1944 La Coruna Spanish Mauser (originally in 7.92) but now in .308 winchester.
I no longer live there, but spent half of my life in/around...


A Rebarreled K98!!!! why would anyone commit such an outrageous act of destruction?????

Please tell me there are no Waffen proof marks.....:nono:
 

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Blimey!!!

I thought I was bad with 3 leather jackets (in varying states of scruffyness), 2 textile jackets, 2 pairs of trousers (one textile, one leather), 4 pairs of gloves and just 1 helmet..

YAY!!!!! Thats means I'm not a gear whore... :dance:

I will admit I do keep checking out ebay for bargains though, I just can't help myself :O
 

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Blimey!!!



I will admit I do keep checking out ebay for bargains though, I just can't help myself :O

I know what you mean...

The above mentioned moto gp leather jacket was purchased for $65 in like new condition from a teenager who's parents made him sell his bike.

When I got home I found $45 inside the hidden chest zip pocket.

$20 for a CE approved leather jacket.. deal of the year!!!! :eyebrows:
 

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I no longer live there, but spent half of my life in/around...


A Rebarreled K98!!!! why would anyone commit such an outrageous act of destruction?????

Please tell me there are no Waffen proof marks.....:nono:
And where do you live now?
 

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Cause it says Vienna in your profile and you said you don't live there anymore.

The personal info sections says "where are you from".... is it difficult to understand why I put Vienna?

Had I put "Wein" would you have had any idea where I was talking about?

You look right past my log in name, but catch the location??? strange...
 

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The personal info sections says "where are you from".... is it difficult to understand why I put Vienna?

Had I put "Wein" would you have had any idea where I was talking about?

You look right past my log in name, but catch the location??? strange...
If you would have put "Wien" dann ja doch.:thumb:
 

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Why would I put "wien"? Are you new? stop trying to use google translate.


Wein, Austria...not Wien
I'm sorry but :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

You will probably find out soon why sswaffenk98
 

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Damn! :eek: , just checked my wardrobe, 6 jackets (3 leather,1 textile, 2 old Brando style), 4 pairs of leather pants, 2 pair of boots, 4 helmets ( 1 crashed), 3 pairs of gloves, 1 back protector, as well as 4 luggage bags, ( 2 Gearsacks and 2 Ventura ) and a tank bag.
Time for a cleanout I think. :rolleyes:
 

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I'm sorry but :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

You will probably find out soon why sswaffenk98
Der Wein is something you drink and if you refer to the capital of Austria it is Wien. Btw - it's Oesterreich and not Austria if you want to us German and not English. I suggest you stick with English. Thanx Loopy.
 

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Der Wein is something you drink and if you refer to the capital of Austria it is Wien. Btw - it's Oesterreich and not Austria if you want to us German and not English. I suggest you stick with English. Thanx Loopy.

:clap: I made you spend an hour googling that "1 up" a nameless guy on the internet!!!

I was born there!!! I'm well aware of the name country!!!!

Thanks for proving once again that people with small brains will argue with a wall to prevent looking bad!!!!

SS
 

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Der Wein is something you drink and if you refer to the capital of Austria it is Wien. Btw - it's Oesterreich and not Austria if you want to us German and not English. I suggest you stick with English. Thanx Loopy.
:clap: I made you spend an hour googling that "1 up" a nameless guy on the internet!!!

I was born there!!! I'm well aware of the name country!!!!

Thanks for proving once again that people with small brains will argue with a wall to prevent looking bad!!!!

SS
:popcorn: :popcorn:
 

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:clap: I made you spend an hour googling that "1 up" a nameless guy on the internet!!!

I was born there!!! I'm well aware of the name country!!!!

Thanks for proving once again that people with small brains will argue with a wall to prevent looking bad!!!!

SS
I don't have to google. I know my own language.:thumb:
 
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