Went down to Seattle area over the weekend and went into few bike stores to check some of the gear out and try some stuff.
Tried several jackets on. Alpinestars TZ-1 and Dianese (forgot the model) both were good but a bit out of my price range, especially Dianese.
Searched a bit on the net and found Teknic Violator (2011 model) on closeout at Bike Bandit. I saw that Revzilla has same jacket for more $$ on closeout as well so I requested a price match and they did it without any issues.
Cost is $230 with shipping to US (Revzilla had it for $299). Had about $30 in paypal for quite a while with no idea what to spend it on, so it worked out quite well. Got $10 revzilla coupon as well for next purchase.
Now I need to find leather pants that I can use with the jacket for a 2 piece, boots, gloves and helmet. Oh and bike as well but that I have time for till next season
For helmet I am thinking of Scorpion EXO 1100. Any other suggestions for the helmet or the other gear i gotta get. Street use only for now, but maybe track days in the future, after I get experience (quite long ways away). Would buy locally as long as the price can be similar to some online prices. I dont mind paying more for someones help with fit and info.