I picked up my new Sportster yesterday and wore my new leather jacket and jeans, just bought on Saturday, from J and S.
I bought textile trousers at the same time, with padding for when I use it in the rain.
This is the first time in 20 years that I have come back to riding and took hours trying on loads of different gear and asked loads of questions of the sales staff. One of the questions I asked was would it get draughty at the elastic type mesh seams between the legs and arms. I was told it wouldn't. As soon as I got above 40 as I joined the A1, I felt cold on the top of my legs and arms. The whole two hour ride back home was a chore, with me gritting my teeth. It wasn't the warmest day in May that I have seen, but any colder than that would be too much. I spent over £350 on both and wonder now whether I bought the wrong gear. I tried the textile trousers last night and they were a lot warmer.
Do you think I bought what could described as summer leathers? Will I be thankful of the airflow in summer when the temp reaches above 70? I was thinking of using the textile on days like yesterday and winter and buying a textile jacket to match. The textile have padding and protectors. Could I wear some base layer shorts and long sleeve under the leather? I wasn't expecting to do that.
I spent over £1000 on new gear for me and the wife and took ages to find the right fit. I just worry that I have chucked away money on stuff that isn't appropriate for me.
The bike will be used mainly for leisure on nice days, with the occasional ride into winter to work on bright days.
Thanks in advance.
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bent handlebar? bent rear subframe? front forks out of line?
When a bike goes over its not just the engine case that gets damaged.
Without seeing it in person you will not know.,
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If they have any logs that counts the visit they already should know that.
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