Surely the choice of two wheels is a choice dictated by heart and passion; let’s say it without fear: riding a motorcycle becomes a lifestyle. As such, it brings with it a whole world of things, including motorcycle clothing and accessories essential to travel on the road. When we choose it we are struck by the style, by one material instead of another, but let’s not be fooled: safety always comes first.
It is still possible to combine beautiful style with maximum safety, but – especially if we are new to it – if we do not want to spend an eye of the head? The answer is simple, we opt for used motorcycle clothing, but with a few tricks. Here’s what you need to know if you choose second-hand clothes and equipment.
Although opting for used motorcycle clothing is convenient, we must not get carried away and make the purchase lightly: the first advice we give is to keep our eyes open!
…to the seller
First of all in the relationship with the seller, let’s make sure that the communication is clear, without any possibility of misunderstanding. If we look on the web we make sure to make the sale in a language in which we are sure, so we can avoid nasty surprises.
Strange but true, not all motorcycle clothing – whether new or used, regardless of brand – is homologated! The risk is to spend exorbitant amounts on a beautifully designed used motorcycle jacket, which there is no support in case of a slip. Better to rely on well-known brands by buying, for example, clothing and accessories by Harley Davidson.
…in general condition
It is not obvious that the item of clothing we intend to buy is not in good condition: we check that there is no wear on the leather or fabric. The weak point of motorcycle clothing is the seams, let’s be careful that they are still resistant and that there are no stitches jumped because in a short time could jump all the seam.
What to buy used and what not
After the preliminary measures, what should I buy used motorcycle clothing? Surely a jacket and trousers, or the suit can be bought used: if the choice between the two options is personal, there is certainly that we could save a lot ‘of money. However, you must try on the clothes before buying, they must fit well, be comfortable to accompany the movements, but not wide, otherwise, they risk swelling with air.
As far as boots are concerned, there could be more problems. The boot is in fact in the used motorcycle clothing, the one that is subject to more stress and continuously subjected to the elements, so it is essential to ensure the condition of the accessory. Also, look at the material of the slider, better steel, because plastic deteriorates easily.
As far as the helmet is concerned, it is not advisable to buy it used. This object is really essential and when buying it you do not have to pay attention to costs, not only must be absolutely approved but let’s try as much as possible to find the brand and model that best fit our head. If you decide to buy a used motorcycle helmet, choose one at “km0”, or let’s be honest that the seller has never traveled many miles, and especially that it has not suffered any kind of impact.