I just got my 10R not too long ago, and was thinking about doing a track day. I have a nice perforated leather jacket, though it is a no-name marketed by ridenow. Here's a link on ebay to it:
It only has the 8" rear zipper, not a full circumference zipper. Is this jacket good enough to match up some pants to do a track day with? I also use Joe Rocket Meteor boots on the street, which, while very nice, do not come up as high as full race boots (they come up to just under mid calf). Do I need new boots too? Of course, money saved from gear could go towards tires and gas to get to the track (Jennings GP is about 3 hours from me).
If you guys think I should just get a new suit, any tips for an affordable two piece perforated or well ventilated suit (here in Florida it is above 90 degrees most of the year). If I got a new one, I'd just sell my current jacket and use the suit on the street, and jacket only when doing the 3 mile commute to school. I'd like to keep it under $500 or so, so I'm hoping there's a leather shop or no-name outfit out there that makes a good product without all the marketing expense. If it helps, I take about a 42" chest jacket, but am tall at 6'3, so usually jackets come up quite short on my arms. Same deal with most standard size 32" leather pants; the inseam is too short. :(
Thanks guys. Really looking forward to my first track day!