Can anyone advise me on where best to pick up gear such as a helmet, jacket and gloves. I am planning my first trip to Thailand for April/May and have been convinced by my hours of gt-rider surfing that hiring a bike in Chiang Mai and doing some rides is the way to see the North. I have not had a bike for a while and was wondering if it would be best to rent gear, buy in Australia and bring, or buy in BKK or Chiang Mai. I'm thinking of renting a helmet there but am not sure if jackets are available for rent or how much they go for in Thailand as compared to Australia in general. If anyone has any idea or opinions based on their experience, I would greatly appreciate it.