I am about to go for my L's and have started considering what gear I should get. First thing I looked into was the helmet, after find a great article about snell certification and how helmets that are too stiff may do more harm then good when it comes to reducing the amounts of G's you head is exposed to. Any way this showed me how confusing the motorcycle gear market can be, so I wanted your suggestions on a good jackets, boots and gloves. I have a budget of around $1500, including helmet which will probably be a shark for $399 and thats 1100 left over for the rest. Im am trying to spend as little as possible while still getting the best amount of protection. As was proven with the helmets the more you spend doesn't mean the safer the helmet is going to be. Any thoughts?