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    The above prices are good, again it depends on your budget, safety is first but you really don't need to spend that much, I'd say
    70
    30
    25
    50
    and boots are optional, aslong they're something normal even like Timberlands, ankle coverage in key!

    Just find stuff and post it on here, I'm sure me and the other guys would be happy to look at it for you
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    also, you can often get discounts from the places that do your CBT.
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    how much can you spend?

    as minimums id go for:
    -jacket £100
    -Trousers £50
    -Gloves £50
    -Helmet £50*
    -boots £50

    *although people would say to spend more on a better helmet, this is not always the case, and most of the time its better to spend the money on actually getting all the rest of the kit. a cheap helmet that fits will do a lot more then an expensive helmet that does not.
    I was just think about buying a jacket, helmet and gloves and i was ganna spend about 150 on my jacket and 100 on my helmet and 40£ on gloves do u know any good brands or any good protection
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    helmet, you need to try them on until you find something that works
    Gloves, buffalo, tuzo, rst are probably in your price range
    Jacket, i use a tech7 or a leoshi
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    just as a warning, when i had a 125 i came off it with just jeans on. i ended up in hospital (as a result of the broken arm) and they started pulling pieces of road out of my knee.
    i came off from about 25mph. if you dont wear proper trousers, at least dont be a complete idiot and ride around in tracksuits (or shorts) as these will result in a skin graft and horrible scaring.

    without proper ankle protection, your ankles can shatter, meaning you'd never walk again.

    what type of helmet do you want
    - open face (you will have no face after a crash in one of these)
    -flip front (where the chin flips up)
    -full face (the traditional helmet)
    brand wise, your looking at things like caberg, HJC etc
    Sharp are a helmet rating sercvice (like ncap is for cars) have a browse through these to find a good helmet you like.
    http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testhelme...-price-to=9999

    for gloves look for ones that support your wrists, and have knuckle protection. brands are people like richa, RST, Weise, Frank thomas*,
    Jackets want to have elbow and shoulder pads (and ideally a back protector, but the bult in ones are rarely any good), for brands look for the same as gloves.

    *frank thomas have just gone bust, so there are some good deals about, but may not come with a warranty.
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    Just for the record, I would strongly advise against riding a 50cc which is actually a 70cc.
    Not only will it cause you problems with the DVLA / police should you have an accident (which is more likely than you may think) but it will invalidate your insurance which means you have to pay for damage and injury and court costs and punitive damages awarded by the court out of your own pocket.
    So you'll end up with a fine, criminal record, 6 points (minimum for no insurance) and a bloody big bill.

    Play it safe.
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    just as a warning, when i had a 125 i came off it with just jeans on. i ended up in hospital (as a result of the broken arm) and they started pulling pieces of road out of my knee.
    i came off from about 25mph. if you dont wear proper trousers, at least dont be a complete idiot and ride around in tracksuits (or shorts) as these will result in a skin graft and horrible scaring.

    without proper ankle protection, your ankles can shatter, meaning you'd never walk again.

    what type of helmet do you want
    - open face (you will have no face after a crash in one of these)
    -flip front (where the chin flips up)
    -full face (the traditional helmet)
    brand wise, your looking at things like caberg, HJC etc
    Sharp are a helmet rating sercvice (like ncap is for cars) have a browse through these to find a good helmet you like.
    http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testhelme...-price-to=9999

    for gloves look for ones that support your wrists, and have knuckle protection. brands are people like richa, RST, Weise, Frank thomas*,
    Jackets want to have elbow and shoulder pads (and ideally a back protector, but the bult in ones are rarely any good), for brands look for the same as gloves.

    *frank thomas have just gone bust, so there are some good deals about, but may not come with a warranty.
    I am getting a full face helmet and i decided on these helmets:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-helmet.html I wanted this one aswell but not sure if a black or plan visor is good.

    I wanted this gloves:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-gloves.html
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-gloves.html

    jackets i really wanted a really cool leather one or just a plain black one tht i can easily fold and put in my bag
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-jacket.html

    and this might seem like a really stupid u see when i fill up my moped its two stroke do i take the oil with me when i fill it up
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    (Original post by cb5online)
    Just for the record, I would strongly advise against riding a 50cc which is actually a 70cc.
    Not only will it cause you problems with the DVLA / police should you have an accident (which is more likely than you may think) but it will invalidate your insurance which means you have to pay for damage and injury and court costs and punitive damages awarded by the court out of your own pocket.
    So you'll end up with a fine, criminal record, 6 points (minimum for no insurance) and a bloody big bill.

    Play it safe.
    :ditto:
    you can also get done for riding withought a licence (as yours would only cover you for 50cc and 30mph).


    (Original post by gandhi1)
    I am getting a full face helmet and i decided on these helmets:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-helmet.html I wanted this one aswell but not sure if a black or plan visor is good.

    I wanted this gloves:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-gloves.html
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-gloves.html

    jackets i really wanted a really cool leather one or just a plain black one tht i can easily fold and put in my bag
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-jacket.html

    and this might seem like a really stupid u see when i fill up my moped its two stroke do i take the oil with me when i fill it up
    seems good, personally, out of those helmets id go for the shark.
    if you only have one visor, you want it to be clear because A)if you get stopped for it, they can confiscate the visor (tinted are illegal on public roads) and B)when riding at night is is awfully nice to be able to see.
    also, its best to go in to a shop (rather then internet) for the helmet, because (as previously mentioned) an ill-fitting helmet is useless.

    from the gloves, id go for the alpine stars (first ones) as they actually have the proper, solid knuckle protection.

    and it may be worth looking for a waterproof jacket (my first one was not, and i really regretted it).
    aside from that, the jacket looks good.
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    (Original post by gandhi1)
    I am getting a full face helmet and i decided on these helmets:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-helmet.html I wanted this one aswell but not sure if a black or plan visor is good.
    black visor can't be used at night

    DO NOT buy a helmet without trying it on. they all fit differently.
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    (Original post by Boristhethird)
    :ditto:

    if you only have one visor, you want it to be clear because A)if you get stopped for it, they can confiscate the visor (tinted are illegal on public roads) and B)when riding at night is is awfully nice to be able to see.
    also, its best to go in to a shop (rather then internet) for the helmet, because (as previously mentioned) an ill-fitting helmet is useless.
    Yh i think i might go with the one with the plan visor and im defo buying my helmet from a shop i just wanted to see how they look like so i know what to expect
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    (Original post by gandhi1)
    I am getting a full face helmet and i decided on these helmets:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/H...le-helmet.html

    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-helmet.html I wanted this one aswell but not sure if a black or plan visor is good.

    I wanted this gloves:
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-gloves.html
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/2...le-gloves.html

    jackets i really wanted a really cool leather one or just a plain black one tht i can easily fold and put in my bag
    http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/O...le-jacket.html

    and this might seem like a really stupid u see when i fill up my moped its two stroke do i take the oil with me when i fill it up
    Dude get the shark helmet, although the guy above is right, they all fit different!
    Alpine gloves and jackets fine, although you could get cheaper gloves, I got Buffalo gloves with kevlar knuckle protection for like £25 on ebay and they worked when I had my accident.

    And you seem a bit lost? Take the oil with you where? If you're buying it 2nd hand it should have enough oil to ride home (although I doubt your doing that cos you won't be insured).
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    (Original post by gandhi1)
    and this might seem like a really stupid u see when i fill up my moped its two stroke do i take the oil with me when i fill it up
    sorry i missed this comment.
    most 2 strokes will only need oil every 7-10 petrol fill ups (there are two separate tanks, the bike mixes it for you).
    so you can just fill it at home to make things easier.

    and as major said, you can spend less on the jacket and gloves if you want (my first jacket was £100, and gloves £50)

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