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So, bought a half face Sena to ride with. Wear a pair of safety glasses from work with it but would like to get some goggles. My old man had a leather jacket he I sending me cause he doesnt need two, so now I am looking at some gloves. Range of price is pretty large. Not out to start debates about which brand or styles are better, but those who did or have done some research and bought gloves or riding goggles, what you get? Remember what cost was, glad you got them or regrets? I did do a glove search on the forum but nothing really popped out that I noticed to answer these questions. Mods, if this is wrong area or the 100th time these questions have been asked please delete. O just didnt see previous posts.Thanks
 

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Go to many motorcycle shops and try them all on and buy what feels nice on your hands and face. This is almost like asking a group to tell you what flavor ice cream you should like best. Eye protection for me, is not goggles as they get your eyes hot and sweaty and they fog up. Oakley eyewear is my choice of protection for over 30 years. I have over 2 dozen different pairs of Oakley's. Their customer service is second to none. When I have had them break, which is rare, I sent them back and within a few days I have gotten new frames back. They are also tested and OSHA approved for safety glasses meaning rocks will not break through them, yes they are worth the money. I use their M-Frame and Radar styles as they wrap around and protect all of the eye
 

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Thanks Spike! Yes, while I agree that Oakleys are the best hands down (I have worn exclusively since I was in the 7th grade) during that time when they were first coming out. Had so many types of blades/razor blades etc. Literally just got done buying a new pair of Flak 2.Os. The problem is that they are $200.00. I am just asking if someone were to come on and say they had a pair of "XX" that they really liked and they were 50.00. That type of thing. I agree that going to go to a shop and try a bunch of things on would be the perfect way, however, there are a bunch of brands and styles that a guy could get online that maybe he couldn't at the brick and mortar. Just wanted to start a conversation so no biggy.
 

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There are many different brands of gloves out there. I've used the Olympia brand most of any. Moderately priced but every pair I've owned has been quality made and lasted me years. But like Spike advised, you should go to a shop and try some on.
 

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Oakley's are my go to for almost all eyewear, almost. I wear prescription glasses, Oakley's. I wear Oakley Flakjacket XL's for sunglasses. However, I have not found an Oakley product for the bike. I find too much wind gets behind them and causes my "dry eye" to water too much and then I can't see. I have experimented with a few different types and have settled on a pair of Bobster glasses to have RX lenses put in for riding. I'm having transition lenses put in for day and night riding. They have foam around the frame to reduce the wind getting behind them.
 

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I've got a big head and have had a terrible time finding sunglasses I like. I emailed Bobster and they suggested a few different lines and I ended up getting the Spektrax. They're not super expensive and have replaceable lenes. They've worked well for me so far.
 

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I like tourmaster fingerless gloves down to about 48...Wally World RX wraparound safety sunglasses..and I bought a drop down half shield for my fulmer trooper helmet....I also bought one for my brother ...we like them...good luck on your choice

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I have a pair of Bobsters, too, that I like pretty well. The thing I don’t like is I find it a little difficult to really clean them good because of the foam around them.
 

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I have a pair of Bobsters, too, that I like pretty well. The thing I don’t like is I find it a little difficult to really clean them good because of the foam around them.


Here’s a secret, dish soap and hot water. I’ve been cleaning all my glasses this way for 20 years. Rinse with hot water, put some dish soap on you fingers (liquid hand soap works too) spread it around with your fingertips. Get it everywhere, lenses, frames, nose pieces, everywhere. Rinse under hot water again, shake off excess water and then I blow any beads of water off the lenses.


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Here’s a secret, dish soap and hot water. I’ve been cleaning all my glasses this way for 20 years. Rinse with hot water, put some dish soap on you fingers (liquid hand soap works too) spread it around with your fingertips. Get it everywhere, lenses, frames, nose pieces, everywhere. Rinse under hot water again, shake off excess water and then I blow any beads of water off the lenses.


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Yup, I have been doing it that way for years with my glasses. I always rinse first and if any water drops remain I will only blot not wipe them dry to avoid scratching.
 

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Bought my gloves locally. What to get and how they fit depends on you, really.

As for goggles, I picked up a set of these the other day and they work really well.


Comfortable, not overly big and as long as you're moving, they'll stay fog free. I rode all day with no windshield on my bike and it was great! You're still going to get beat up by the wind, though. That's unavoidable, without a windshield.
 

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Happen to see these at the eyedoctor's. They fit over prescription eyeglasses, don't look big, and they cover more around your eyes. For those who wear 1/2 or 3/4 helmets without a shield they might be just the ticket. I tried a pair on over my glasses and they felt fine. But I wear a full face these days and so I don't need them.


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I have had my 1/2 face Sena helmet for appox a week now. It is the Lite Cavalry. Really like the fit. However, when listening to music, there is nothing but treble. My wifes will be in on wednesday so looking forward to seeing how well the intercom works. The riding with tunes would have been a good bonus but that wasnt the intent. The other issue with it is the ear "pads" that you can put in and take out do not stay in well after you take the helmet off. I believe there are some hacks that people have come up with for that issue as well but again, not a deal breaker.
Been checking on the Bobster goggles so it is good to hear those being discussed here. I also have some safety glasses with the yellow lenses that have the foam. I do like that for work as it does help keep the dust from entering easily. Figured it would be good for riding.
Did order some Highway 21 gloves which I will get wednesday. I will review after I get them and use them. They are full gloves and will prob get a set of fingerless as well. Bonus on them is they are a local company so hopefully they live up to the expectations.
 

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I have had my 1/2 face Sena helmet for appox a week now. It is the Lite Cavalry. Really like the fit. However, when listening to music, there is nothing but treble. My wifes will be in on wednesday so looking forward to seeing how well the intercom works. The riding with tunes would have been a good bonus but that wasnt the intent. The other issue with it is the ear "pads" that you can put in and take out do not stay in well after you take the helmet off. I believe there are some hacks that people have come up with for that issue as well but again, not a deal breaker.
I have the Calvary as well. I love the helmet and it really does work riding at near highway speeds. We used it this past weekend to talk and a couple times I had to raise my voice more than normal.

As for the ear pads, my set broke and they shipped me a replacement set that weren't nearly as thick. They stay a lot better but I miss the thicker ones.
 

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Gloves

I've gone through lots of gloves and right now here is where I'm at. I've seen guys go down, even low speed, and hands are very easy to mess up. Fingers break or get really bad road rash. So now I always wear full finger and always carry an extra pair. If it's hot I wear Held or Icon brand, but there's lot of nice hot weather gloves like Speed and Strength and others. Comfortable and cool in hot weather with good slide protection and kinda water proof are what I look for. My recent purchase is Rukka Imatra Gore-Tex. Too heavy for summer riding, but I use these fall, winter, spring and in the summer they are my backup. Awesome gloves, water proof, easy to get on and off. Lets out heat in hot weather and keeps it in during cold days. I've ridden in 45-50 degree weather (no fairing or batwing) and hands did not get cold. Unless it's a hot weather summer glove, I will not buy gloves that are not waterproof. I have some bad experiences in rain in cool / cold weather. One time my hand was frozen and after getting gas could not get the glove back on. Rode the last 1.5 hours in rain and evening time, very cold wind chill, in my summer gloves to get to my destination. Hands were frozen when I got there (along with my feet - waterproof boots also failed me).
 
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