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May 28th 2016, 08:59 AM   #1
 SmokeyMcNug's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
Exclamation Need donated used gear

I just bought my bike a couple months ago after not having ridden for almost 15 years. Feels as natural as it did before and it is now my daily driver, rain or shine. Due to a recent unfortunate turn of events in my family, money is spread thin and i cant afford to get anymore gear. I have a helmet (size M) but am in need of a jacket and pants. If you have a used size L helmet, that would be a plus. Scuffs are ok, but i dont want to have to patch holes or tears. Not looking for anything pretty or flashy, just safe. Preferably no winter gear as summer is upon us!

Im 6'2" with a thin build. I can meet you anywhere in or near Olympia Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
May 28th 2016, 10:08 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
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Originally Posted by SmokeyMcNug
I just bought my bike a couple months ago after not having ridden for almost 15 years. Feels as natural as it did before and it is now my daily driver, rain or shine. Due to a recent unfortunate turn of events in my family, money is spread thin and i cant afford to get anymore gear. I have a helmet (size M) but am in need of a jacket and pants. If you have a used size L helmet, that would be a plus. Scuffs are ok, but i dont want to have to patch holes or tears. Not looking for anything pretty or flashy, just safe. Preferably no winter gear as summer is upon us!

Im 6'2" with a thin build. I can meet you anywhere in or near Olympia Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
check goodwills , you would be surprised the gear you find there sometimes
May 28th 2016, 10:54 AM   #3
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
I have in olympia but there hasnt been any gear and their prices for everything were jacked way up. Broken electronics and toys priced almost full price as new and anything decent they now send downtown trendy "Blue" store downtown for even higher prices bc they make it look like a high end store and dont advertise as the items being goodwill donations. They sell the crap in college and wannabe-ghetto areas.

Sorry, didnt mean to rant there. The olympia stores just suck. Cant say about the other areas.
May 28th 2016, 11:17 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
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Originally Posted by SmokeyMcNug
I have in olympia but there hasnt been any gear and their prices for everything were jacked way up. Broken electronics and toys priced almost full price as new and anything decent they now send downtown trendy "Blue" store downtown for even higher prices bc they make it look like a high end store and dont advertise as the items being goodwill donations. They sell the crap in college and wannabe-ghetto areas.

Sorry, didnt mean to rant there. The olympia stores just suck. Cant say about the other areas.
its all good. sorry to hear that. sucks when people fuck up a goodthing
May 30th 2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  bikes, all kinds.
Do you need boots?
May 30th 2016, 06:49 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77, CB750K, CB750F
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I have a helmet (size M) but am in need of a jacket and pants. If you have a used size L helmet, that would be a plus.
Some helmets use one shell for several different sizes and just use different size liners. They can sometimes be changed from M to L simply by buying a liner in the different size. I resized an HJC CL-16 from M to S with a new liner for about $20. You might want to investigate if that is possible with yours, if it is relatively new and in good shape.
May 30th 2016, 08:04 PM   #7
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
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Do you need boots?
I do need boots also (10-11 mens abouts), im pretty much rockin an old leather jacket and i have mechanix gloves for night riding. Street clothes otherwise. I work from 3am to 9am so the ride to work is a nice wake-up in the early morning.

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Some helmets use one shell for several different sizes and just use different size liners. They can sometimes be changed from M to L simply by buying a liner in the different size. I resized an HJC CL-16 from M to S with a new liner for about $20. You might want to investigate if that is possible with yours, if it is relatively new and in good shape.
I didnt think about that. It had been so long! Thanks!
May 30th 2016, 08:09 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  bikes, all kinds.
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I do need boots also (10-11 mens abouts), im pretty much rockin an old leather jacket and i have mechanix gloves for night riding. Street clothes otherwise. I work from 3am to 9am so the ride to work is a nice wake-up in the early morning.



I didnt think about that. It had been so long! Thanks!
Would these boots work for you?

Boots - Track and Dirt
May 31st 2016, 05:56 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
If you ever make it to Bellingham I can hook you up with some Gear.
No delivery but I have a Alpinestar TZ-1 Leather jacket and a Pair of Sidi Boots I could donate The Jacket is a little Big for me So it will probably fit someone your size.
and my wife says I have a OCD when it comes to Gloves.Believe me I have a pair of
gloves for you.Probably Brand new and in your favorite color just hanging on the wall.

You see if I get rid of gear I can buy more and Amy will not notice.
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Jun 3rd 2016, 08:21 AM   #10
 SmokeyMcNug's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
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Originally Posted by Arnbo
If you ever make it to Bellingham I can hook you up with some Gear.
No delivery but I have a Alpinestar TZ-1 Leather jacket and a Pair of Sidi Boots I could donate The Jacket is a little Big for me So it will probably fit someone your size.
and my wife says I have a OCD when it comes to Gloves.Believe me I have a pair of
gloves for you.Probably Brand new and in your favorite color just hanging on the wall.

You see if I get rid of gear I can buy more and Amy will not notice.
i definately want to make the trip. i just need a little free time to head your way. hopefully real soon!
Dec 20th 2016, 05:43 AM   #11
 
  Jul 2016
  Clackamas

  2016 Versys 1000 2014 Versys 650 2006 KLR 650
Well...that explains it!
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