Thanks everyone for the help! Still looking and shopping around. So far the wish list goes something like this.
Helmet: Scorpion EXO-900 'Solid' Matte Anthracite Full Face Transformer Helmet $279
(a little splurge on the most important part)
Jacket: Xelement 'Asylum' Mens Gray/Black Textile Jacket $79
(not really sold on this jacket, no shoulder pro. looking for something that doesn't scream "motorcycle jacket" so I can wear it more that when I'm riding.)
Riding Shoes: Cortech Vice Waterproof Black Riding Shoes $90
Pants: undecided. Any thoughts on Kevlar lined jeans?
Also, has anyone had any luck with leatherup.com? Seems like some good deals.
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