I need some suggestions...

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by pengyecu, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. pengyecu

    pengyecu One of Woodman's sisters

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    Well, I am starting to get the gear together. Does anyone have suggestions on where to purchase jackets, pants, and boots? I need to know locations around Cherryville, NC and from Greenville, SC and Concord, NC and anywhere in between.

    I am not sure exactly what size stuff I wear, so I need a place that has lots of choices, so I can try on stuff.

    Also, do the ladies out there find it better to purchase men's jackets and / or pants?

    I hope putting this question here is OK, I just felt the "local region" would know better than the entire forum.

    Thanks for your help as I am beginning to get my riding attire together.

    Hugs,

    Pengy / SistaWoods
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  2. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Olympia Motorsports

    http://www.olympiamotosports.com/home.htm

    Olympia has ladies gear and they are headquartered in Hendersonville, NC. I don't know if they sell direct, but if not I bet if you contact their Customer Service Dept. they can put you in touch with dealers in your area.

    Update - I just took a look at their FAQ page and noticed that they will sell direct if there is not a dealer near you or if your local dealer is not willing to special order for you. They are a good company and their customer service is top notch. I have some Airglide pants, damaged in a get-off, and they sent me some material needed for repairs free of charge.
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  3. pengyecu

    pengyecu One of Woodman's sisters

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    MB... Thanks for the advice. We (my husband and I) will check this stuff out!!

    Pengy :)
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  4. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Jake Wilson: http://www.jakewilson.com/

    Great customer service - easy online ordering and order tracking. Free shipping if you buy $100. Otherwise, just $7 shipping per order for 3-day UPS. Got the wrong size? You can return the 1st order and they pay for shipping (if I understand correctly).

    Check out the "Closeouts". I just ordered a $159 jacket for $69 (last year's style - whoopie!) Great prices on tires, too.
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  5. Honkylicious

    Honkylicious Long timer

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    Powersports in Greenville has a pretty good selection of Olympia riding gear. There is also a Cyclegear store next door to it. They are having a close out sale on some of gear.
    SPORT TOURING OF Greenville has a decent selection (though a bit pricey) of some high end stuff
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  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    tellico outfitters
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  7. Land

    Land Wanderer

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    Great shop in downtown Tellico Plains, TN, owned by an ADVer. :clap

    Chris
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  8. pengyecu

    pengyecu One of Woodman's sisters

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    Thanks for all the advice, guys!! I can now start looking!!

    Hugsssssssssssssssssss,

    SistaWoods / Pengy
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  9. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 Long timer

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    I'm not sure how close they are to you but they might be worth a day trip. I've been doing mail order with them for a couple of years and their prices are very good and they're a good bunch to deal with. They also have retail outlets.

    http://www.compacc.com/e/Retail-Stores
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  10. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    +1 on the Tellico Outfitters recommendations. Mike is a super guy. Even if you find something local, give him a call to compare pricing, shipping, etc.

    Also, keep an eye on the Flea Market Gear section. You can get some great deals there, and if you buy something and it doesn't fit, it's usually only going to cost you a few bucks lost on shipping to resell it.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666245
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  11. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    HERE!! You are right next to Rock hill and they have a huge supply of stuff to try on.

    Also try your local Cycle Gear stores. One in Matthews and Gastonia.
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  12. pengyecu

    pengyecu One of Woodman's sisters

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    WOW, a place in Rock Hill!! This is awesome! Hubby and I will have to make plans to visit this place, in the very near future.

    Thanks for the information!!

    SistaWoods
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  13. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer

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    +1 and he's on ADV and he contributes stuff to ADV rallies.
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