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Old 09-06-2013, 07:30 AM   #16
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Tonight I noticed that on my right side, about 2" above my hip (where I knew there had been some strong impact, perhaps from my elbow and pressure suit armor), my bruise is now HARD. I called the guy I was riding with who happens to be a PhD (veterinarian) and he said "normal." So I won't worry. :)
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #17
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That's weird.
But as long as you trust your vet....
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Wow! I would think it's pretty tough to break your clavicle wearing a Leatt Brace. Must have been quite a shot.

Heal fast. Be more faithful to your GS from now on.
Those braces have little to no real world testing,the testing Ive seen has been bought and paid for by Leatt itself. They are awkward as hell in many situations though.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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Tonight I noticed that on my right side, about 2" above my hip (where I knew there had been some strong impact, perhaps from my elbow and pressure suit armor), my bruise is now HARD. I called the guy I was riding with who happens to be a PhD (veterinarian) and he said "normal." So I won't worry. :)
I hit a cow going 55mph last year,bruises from top to bottom after a 60' tumble with the bike staying with me.

I rode the next day and only took a couple months to feel close to right again.
You'll be fine.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:17 AM   #20
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Those braces have little to no real world testing,the testing Ive seen has been bought and paid for by Leatt itself. They are awkward as hell in many situations though.
I definitely hear what you're saying and I guess is a personal decision of course it is but I really see the logic behind it and I'm glad I had the gear on I will continue to wear it I don't really have any problems sport riding on the street for wearing it or riding off road with it its very comfortable for me

pardon the terrible punctuation its just that I'm posting though voice detect
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:22 AM   #21
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I hit a cow going 55mph last year,bruises from top to bottom after a 60' tumble with the bike staying with me.

I rode the next day and only took a couple months to feel close to right again.
You'll be fine.
Yup not my first rodeo... we're a weird sort aren't we?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:12 AM   #22
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A Leatt's primary purpose is to keep your neck from snapping.
In a wreck, the energy has to go somewhere.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #23
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A Leatt's primary purpose is to keep your neck from snapping.
In a wreck, the energy has to go somewhere.

Understood. My neck, however, is unsnapped!

wait a minute...
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #24
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Get better and stop using thos hideous Pelican boxes. The Universe has warned you.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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Yeah, no shit! Luckily that one's "small" and just sits on the pillion deck. It will either be safety wired or zip tied or just not used in the future. No more trusting the mechanism!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #26
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What kind of 'mechanism' was holding it on? I've got a TT one that can separate to easily remove the box and still leave a rack.

I'll make sure not to follow me too closely
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #27
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The same mechanism that holds your pillion seat on. (I was using a Best Rest plate) Seemed really sturdy and worked for years. But recently I've been doing more offroad with it and it's come off twice. First after a pretty good sized jump, and the second, when I hit it. No more of that shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #28
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BTW, two lessons learned:

1) If a part has shown in the past that it might not stay on in a hard bump (which it had once before) safety wire or zip tie it on for safety.

2) Following distance when offroad. For some reason I ride too close to the guy in front of me offroad. Lesson learned.
What a tough way to those lessons. Glad it wasn't worse.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #29
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i'd pay to see a video of this
only laughing 'cause i know you are ok and on pain pills... and i know a southern boy can take a lil' rib jabbin'


... dont tell me the top case was empty ..
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #30
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Oh hell no! That motherfucker was FULL of tools Probably weighed 10lbs and was moving at 35 mph (same as the bikes) and bouncing. Probably pretty dangerous in its own right.

FYI, the Pelican case withstood that and the hit from the WR I was riding and did not spill the tools out.
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