why does my 2000 jeep grand cherokee creak in the front end evey time i go over a bump.squeks real loud?
Leather is a good protector but can be cold so you then need a water proof over suit. Gortex is an all season material and does last. Not cheap though buy neither is skin! ordinary calf length socks just wear 2 pairs, good strong boots too. Good gloves an absolute necessity as with a helmet, but these you need to try on several. The BM flip front helmets are good but not evey ones cup of 't'. One advantage with them in town you can flip the front up so much more Peripheral vision. Trawl around your various bike shops make Notes of what and where then make your decision when you've been and seen it all. Never buy on 1 look as it's usually the one you really don't want.