Chaps? Wait, no this isn't the harley forums :-).
Besides good quality and properly fitting helmet and gloves, you want jacket and pants with CE-approved armor. If you are on a budget, than jacket for sure. Get good over ankle boots too.
The only time chaps are okay is when you don't wear pants beneath them. And not for riding. But I am from SF so YMMV :-)
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