Join Date: May 2012
Location: Collegeville, PA
Welcome. 650 is a great size bike to learn on. Here, we have a wilson's leather outlet, has tons of stuff, what was $400 is now $50-80. I have 2 jackets and hte lady has one. Considering chaps for the cooler weather, but was always fine with long johns.
Also, online you can get some great deals, but be careful. Fitment is not the same on all jackets, especially leather. I tried close to 5-6 jackets before I found one that had a fit I liked. Arms, chest, waist, all a big deal. I have a narrow waist and big chest and big arms, but i'm very short. So it's hard to find something that fits me. Each brand has different cuts as well. Guess had a good cut at a good price for me.
Enjoy, take it easy, spend some weekends riding the country-side. I mean 4-5 hours in the saddle on a saturday or sunday with no particular destination, just try to stay away from congestion. It will do wonders.
2001 Yamaha Roadstar