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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by alexlevitt, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. alexlevitt

    alexlevitt Adventurer

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  2. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    That's a good report. I'm very glad you're essentially fine. Its a hard lesson isn't it?

    I found this quote in your write-up particularly interesting:

    "I was mostly satisfied with the performance of my gear. But I don’t think that those little conveniences I achieved by removing some uncomfortable armor were worth the price."

    You were geared up a lot better than most scooter riders, yet you still found out how much sacrafice was involved with the compromises. When I bought both my mesh and my non-mesh pants, the one thing that I required was hip armor. It amazes me how few have it. Even Aerostich makes it an option and its one that most riders don't take. After my crash, I'm very glad it was one thing I didn't compromise. It makes a difference.
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  3. madefrtv

    madefrtv Been here awhile

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    potentially now (when you are healed and ready) would be a good time to look into experienced rider courses.

    nice report, thanks for being a rad ambassador for (un)common sense
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  4. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

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    I didn't have the optional hip armor in my 'Stich when I crashed -- and wished I did afterward!
    You can bet I have it now, as well as the optional back protector.
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  5. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    good job on the gear.:clap
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  6. Navy Chief

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    Glad to hear you are okay, and that your gear performed adequately.

    I am a big believer in hip armour now that I have gone down without it, it is a requirement in any pants I purchase now.
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  7. bostonsr

    bostonsr Just weight

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    scooters are meant for cities.

    motorcycles are meant for wide open spaces.

    those tires belong on a lawnmower.

    congrats on being kinda atgatt on a scooter.

    mods should put this in FP, since you ACTUALLY fell off.

    abe
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  8. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    If you would have had a pirate's leather jacket, you probably would be better off, atleast the jacket would have held up better. Other then reniforced pants, which are not as good as chaps, you pretty much were a pirate. :D


    Glad your ok.
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  9. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    How does this not belong in face plant?
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  10. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    F.W.I.W. I wouldn't count on the helmet being undamaged even if there are no visible signs on it's exterior.

    Went down on my GSX1100G many years ago and never remembered hitting my head and the helmet showed no outward, visible damage.
    Years later when that helmet had grown old and way tooo skanky, I cut it apart to see how it was made.
    There, inside the helmet, was a spider-web cracks on the inside of the helmet and beneath it, crushed foam.
    Had I hit my head again in that same spot = It would have offered no protection.
    My lesson was learned that day. You go down, you throw it out. Period!
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  11. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    If the helmet was in good shape, you should see a scuff, I would think, or scratch.

    I don't want to tell the guy not to get a new helmet, its his head, and you just don't know.
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  12. Gizmo

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    +1, spot on.
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  13. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    That was my point for telling my story...no outward visible damage, not even a scuff or scratch. ('m assuming my head hit something soft enough along the shoulder of the road that protected it's shell but, it still absorbed the impact from within from my skull):eek1

    The surprise I had when I tore down that old helmet years later was NOT a good one but, better than being surprised had my head impacted something between the last accident and when I threw it out.
    F.W.I.W. it was a Shoei RF model. (900 series from what I remember)
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  14. bush pilot

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    Yea this should be in FP. Good report, thanks.
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  15. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    How do you know how good it is in from the factory? You should cut open your new one to check:D Hell they probably bounce those things out the factory into truck, and off.

    Guys are probably using them for forklift joisting.
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  16. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    Glad you're OK!

    Most scooter crashes involve a latte or a croissant so I guess that makes you a hardcore scooter pilot. Now that you have encountered the equipment ground strike you won't have to buy a Harley. This crash has saved you tens of thousands of dollars!

    Move to Face Plant!
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  17. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Am I missing something, probably. But he had a helmet, jacket and jeans on. Big deal. He is an ATGATT agnostic.
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  18. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    Good point!
    Now I'll surely loose some sleep.:eek1 :D
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  19. DAKEZ

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    Loose the scooter and get a bike you can turn. :1drink
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