How much riding experience do you have, and do you have your MC license yet?
If not I recommend you take the MSF beginners riding course. Its around $300, you get to ride their bikes for 3 days, and at the end of the course you get your MC license. You will be glad you took the course the first time you avoid an accident because of the skills you learned, it will pay for itself right there, and all the other accidents you avoid after that are just frosting on the cake.
You can find the MSF course material online, read the section on riding gear, its based on decades of experience by thousands of riders.
I got my gear from a local shop. The salesman showed me all the gear he was wearing when he hit a deer at 60mph, got up a bit bruised, but was able to walk away. I love to learn from the expense of other peoples experience.
The best part of getting your license by taking the MSF course is: if you go out and practice for weeks with your permit and another rider, and you take the standard road test, and you fail, the DOT employee will only tell you that you failed for these mistakes. He will not tell you what you were doing wrong that caused the mistakes, how to correct your riding technique, or how to ride better. You will have to take the test again with no feedback.
At the MSF course the instructors watch you doing all the required maneuvers, and they correct you immediately if you are doing something wrong, you get instant feedback and learn to ride correctly. If you are having trouble they will have you do it over and over till you get it right and can do it right consistently.
In my case I had owned an off-road motorcycle for decades and I thought riding on the street was just more of the same. When riding off-road you keep your eyes on the trail, so you dont hit rocks and tree limbs - the instructors must have told me 20 or 30 times: LOOK UP! Keep your eyes up and look where you are going, not at the street. Bad habits are hard to break by yourself.
Last edited by KCW; 06-14-2019 at 07:53 AM.