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I picked up a kdx200 over the weekend. Now all I need is gear. Any suggestions on what I really need and what isn't really necessary or what brands to stay away from. Amped to ride some trails and see how it might improve my roadracing track times. Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: basic riding gear (pcugno749)

I got my KTM back in oct and it was my first time riding in the dirt. I picked up:
helmet (sure you got that)
boots-for sure
knee protectors
the MX style pants and shirt

I got a quadrant protector, which is soft chest armor which probably won't do much. I didn't get a hard chest protector mainly b/c I'm sort of careful(if thats possible on a dirt bike). But I have crashed a few times and even cracked the visor on the helmet from a pretty hard crash (low side). I wasn't even wearing my knee protectors for any of my crashes, so that could be optional too, but I wear them now that I'm getting faster/better. So far I have done some powerline/trail riding, with no MX riding in my future. So I feel pretty conifident with the gear I have. I'm 25 though, so if you're older or looking to ride pretty aggresively/do some jumping you should get a chest protector also. Plus it only hurts the wallet to get all the gear.
 
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Re: basic riding gear (jager)

Hey Jager, You've hooked me up a few times with some good advice. I appreciate it. Something tells me I'm gonna like trails a lot. Who knows may be I'll wind up liking it more than the track. But I'll never sell the duc.
 
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Re: basic riding gear (pcugno749)

If you're gonna be in the woods at all, I would strongly recommend getting a chest protector/roost protector.

I caught a large branch head-on a couple of years ago, but thanks to the chest protector it just tore a hole in my shirt, not in me!
 
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Re: basic riding gear (Gerg)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Gerg »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you're gonna be in the woods at all, I would strongly recommend getting a chest protector/roost protector.

I caught a large branch head-on a couple of years ago, but thanks to the chest protector it just tore a hole in my shirt, not in me!
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Ouch, mental note, get a chest protector.
 
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...and although you don't wear these, buy some hand guards (bark busters). If you're riding in the woods they are a great investment.
 
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Re: basic riding gear (pcugno749)

If you look in some of the MX magazines there are companies that offer complete sets of gear for some pretty good prices.

But basically I would say get a jersey, helmet, boots, goggles, gloves, riding pants, and a chest protecter.

Definitely spend a few bucks on a good pair of boots, it's nice to know that you have some good ankle protection. I have a pair of Alpinestars tech 6's($230), my nephew has a pair of tech 10's($450).

A lot of the time you can buy last years designs when it comes to gear and save a lot of money, this is in reference to jerseys, pants, gloves and sometimes helmets.
 
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just pick up a helmet, gloves and a pair of boots. And make sure you medical ins. is all up to date.
have a blast
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Re: basic riding gear (pcugno749)

Helmet and gloves are first. Boots are next, then start getting into chest protectors and that sort of thing. Motocross style jerseys and pants would be my last concern. That is the priority order.
 
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