Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Picking up my bike saturday. I cant wait! But my question is what do i need saftey wise.

I will be getting a joe rocket jacket with the bike, but will not have a helmet.

What is a good, inexpensive helmet to get?

Also, what type of shoes do you guys wear, gloves, ect....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,268 Posts
scorpion makes some inexpensive helmets, I wear boots when I ride (Sidi) and about any decent gauntlet style gloves should work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
853 Posts
Picking up my bike saturday. I cant wait! But my question is what do i need saftey wise.

I will be getting a joe rocket jacket with the bike, but will not have a helmet.

What is a good, inexpensive helmet to get?

Also, what type of shoes do you guys wear, gloves, ect....
They teach you all that stuff in the MSF class. Two good inexpensive helmet brands are Scorpion and HJC.

Boots
Gloves
Jacket
Pants
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Yea im taking the class this weekend, i get my temps, then after a month of riding you go back and do the road course and get your licnese. I was looking at some HJC helmets on ebay for like 84 bucks. I am getting a joe rocket jacket with the bike, but its an XL and i think its too big, it really doesnt fit like a glove, but it will have to do until i get some more money lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
313 Posts
Picking up my bike saturday. I cant wait! But my question is what do i need saftey wise.

I will be getting a joe rocket jacket with the bike, but will not have a helmet.

What is a good, inexpensive helmet to get?

Also, what type of shoes do you guys wear, gloves, ect....
My first helmet was an HJC and I really had no complaints except it fogged up a lot on me. Theres a lot of hype about helmets of different brands. I will repeat what someone said to me though as it did make me research a little more before I bought my current lid. "A $10 helmet is for a $10 head and a $1000 helmet is for a $1000 head. How much is your head worth to you?"
Again I have nothing against any manufactuer of helmets and have been in the money bind issue myself before but the helmet is without a doubt the most important part of your safety gear.

I currently wear a Shoei lid, A* Jacket, A* shoes or Sidi Boots, and A* gloves every time I ride whether its 30 degrees or 110 degrees. Ride smart to ride again.

PS post pics of the bike when you get it!:YEA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
My first helmet was an HJC and I really had no complaints except it fogged up a lot on me. Theres a lot of hype about helmets of different brands. I will repeat what someone said to me though as it did make me research a little more before I bought my current lid. "A $10 helmet is for a $10 head and a $1000 helmet is for a $1000 head. How much is your head worth to you?"
Again I have nothing against any manufactuer of helmets and have been in the money bind issue myself before but the helmet is without a doubt the most important part of your safety gear.

I currently wear a Shoei lid, A* Jacket, A* shoes or Sidi Boots, and A* gloves every time I ride whether its 30 degrees or 110 degrees. Ride smart to ride again.

PS post pics of the bike when you get it!:YEA
Will do! Its all stock besides fender eliminator and flush mount blinkers, but the bike is in immaculate condition. Only one small scuff. Plus, the guy bought it new, hes 36, and has all the maintanance records for it! It was very well taken care of.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,970 Posts
I just bought a scorpion exo 400 and it's pretty good. I also bought astar gloves and a Yamaha branded Joe rocket jacket.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
another question for you guys, im going to be trailering this bike home, because it is going to rain on saturday. Where to you guys tie down a 2001 r6?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
313 Posts
another question for you guys, im going to be trailering this bike home, because it is going to rain on saturday. Where to you guys tie down a 2001 r6?
IMO the best way is to go grab a set of Canyon Dancer straps. They tie the handlebars down but do it in a way that the bike is SOLID on the trailer/truck. I highly recommend those.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
IMO the best way is to go grab a set of Canyon Dancer straps. They tie the handlebars down but do it in a way that the bike is SOLID on the trailer/truck. I highly recommend those.
I went out and got one of these. They are slick! How do you guys recommend tieing down the rear?
 

·
My R6 shoots tequila
Joined
·
1,487 Posts
scorpion makes some inexpensive helmets, I wear boots when I ride (Sidi) and about any decent gauntlet style gloves should work.
:werd

I had a scorpion for awhile and it was a great lid I have A* boots and gloves. Congrats on the bike!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
Congrats. I have an HJC helmet (fogs up a little, but comfortable) ICON perforated leather jacket (love it, with the wind breaker it is warm enough to ride at 40 degrees and with it removed its cool enough at 110) Icon boots (love them $40 ebay new) Bike looks clean have fun man.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top