Hi All, After considering Sports Tourer vs Cruisers, I have decided to go the cruiser way - I think I am a no-hurry, relaxed ride kinda guy. I am putting money down on a '09 Vulcan 900 today and have to get riding gear. I have been looking around a bit and I think I will start with the following 1) Full faced helmet (yet to try brands) 2) Textile jacket with protection - possibly with removable wet weather lining 3) Boots with ankle protection - I don't see much protection in any of the cruiser-specific boots online. 4) Gloves Now, I want to get as much protection as I can afford but gear that won't look odd on a cruiser. Any suggestions from fellow cruiser riders on brands/models for the above? I am on a budget - hoping to get away with about $800 in total. Also good places that sell at discounted prices? I am considering bikemart Ringwood. Any other suggestions? I will need to pick these up next Saturday - hoping to pick the bike up next weekend.