So i checked out a couple of stores this weekend to start looking into accessories for my impending bike purchase. conclusions and decision that i wanted to bounce off the experienced guys. For Helmet - I was looking at the Arai Vector 2 and the Shark Vision R. I really like the Vision R for it's features. The tined lens is obviously very cool. The larger opening helps as i'm a learner. And the glasses friendly feature also helpful, as i'd wear glasses most the time when riding. The Arai seemed cool too, but was more exxy, and didn't have a large an opening. My one issue with the Shark, which i was hoping to get opinions on is: One of the guys in the shop said, that as they gutted a bit out of the helmet to put in the visor, it may not be the safest. He said that by inserting that visor, the foam protection, instead of being 25mm, could be reduced to 10mm, which in a crash could be an issue. Thoughts on that? Jacket - looked at the Ixon alloy, and the Rjays Octane. Both are about the same price. After reading the posts here, seems like RJays are inferior to some of the other brands. Ixon was awesome as the lining is removable (as is the rjay one) but can be worn over the jacket too. Also like the sleek look of the IXON more. Gloves - liking the short glove Alpine GPX. the five glove has better protection on the palm (carbon insert), but knuckle part seemed too plasticy. Haven't decided either way, need to first decide on leather of more of a summer glove. For jeans, the guy said Draggin are the one CE approved. Is there much different between them, and cheaper ones? thoughts, ideas, suggestions ? If i was to walk in tomorrow, it would be the Shark Vision R, IXON Alloy Jacket, and Alpine Gloves.