Ok I'll admit from the start I'm not a sportbike rider (I ride an '84 Shadow 500), but you guys are the only forum I could find in this part of the world. So I hope you can help me out.
I just arrived in Victoria, coming from Toronto. On the way, had a nasty crash outside Creston. Walked away from it somehow (If I hadn't had a full-face helmet, I wouldn't have a face anymore), but it pretty much mangled my Teknic mesh pants. To avoid having to replace my pants the next time around, I've decided to go with leather this time. But... I have no idea where to go shopping...
I'm looking for either chaps or leather pants, hopefully with kevlar knee protection. Chaps would be better since they come off over boots. Where would y'all suggest in Victoria or Vancouver that would have a good, affordable selection? For stuff in Vancouver, it'd be great to also know what bus route it's on - it costs too much to take the bike over on the ferry, just to go shopping!
Oh yeah and I'd also appreciate any suggestions for good leather repair - my jacket took a beating too...
Thanks fer yer help,