This Year’s Aldi Loot, Including A New Helmet And Some Luggage!

Due to sick kids, this week’s post will  be short and sweet.

This week, I managed to get to the local Aldi in time to take advantage of their annual motorcycle gear sale. I managed to get quite the haul!

That’s a new helmet, a pair of size M armoured gloves, two new pairs of motorcycle socks, a size 2XL leather jacket that is a surprisingly snug fit, a size XL merino wool jumper that’s surprisingly loose, a neoprene kidney belt, a tail bag and a tank bag.  I’ll go into more detail on the luggage in coming weeks as I fit and start using it.

Sadly, there were no textile or leather pants this year and I already have a good pair of motorcycle jeans and the high boots in my size had sold out. Maybe I’ll find a pair at another, less busy store if I’m lucky?

I replaced my helmet, as I was wearing it both times I’ve come off the bike this winter. I decided to go with the silver graphic instead of matte black this year.

New helmet on the left, old on the right. Of course, I needed to mount the bluetooth unit on the new helmet!

As I’ve detailed this process before, I won’t go over it again. Instead,here’s the end result!

That’s all for this week!

In the coming weeks I’ll be fitting the luggage to Sylvie and road-testing it, checking the valve clearances (and adjusting them if needed), and trying to find time to track down the CB250RS electrical issues.

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