When I look in women’s motorcycling groups and on dedicated pages online, it looks like a lot of ladies are at a loss when it comes to picking women’s leather motorcycle jackets, and even more so when it comes to trousers. I’m certainly a proponent of ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) within reason, and leather clothing can do a lot for a motorcyclist in the event of a crash, but what not a lot of people know, is that if it fits correctly, leather gear can actually support you while riding. Let’s take a look at how to choose and how to buy for fit rather than for fashion.
When I got my hands on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 for the Petrolettes Wrench-Off I was sure something needed to be done with the clutch, stator and valve covers, although I wasn't quite sure what. The initial plan was to cold-blue them with some gun bluing fluid, but a whim, at 11 pm one night made me click purchase on Amazon, having the Dremel tool delivered to my door the very next day.
Adjust the bike to YOU. Motorcycles are manufactured to a standard, and this standard is some kind of statistical model of an average human. Now, since actual humans vary widely, a motorcycle tuned for everybody is a motorcycle tuned for nobody. That's why the first thing to do, before going out and buying expensive mods, is to tune the bike to your needs. Maybe these parts that you think need replacing merely need some adjustment.