If you knew you were going to crash today what would you wear? Include pics.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by stin987, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    I'd wear my truck.
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  2. Beta

    Beta Barton Churchill

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    I've crashed many many times on every surface imaginable. The worst injury yet was a bruise on my forearm. Cycleport is ugly as shit but it works.
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  3. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    BMW Boulder Jacket. BMW Tourance pants. Both use their NP Protectors for armor, which is up there with the best armor, as far as I can tell, from researching the 'net. Well built, fits me well, matching zips for jacket, pants. In the summer, I have BMW Airshell and BMW Summer Pants. Again, both use the NP Protectors which is what I was going for. Not as pricey as some of their other stuff, still not cheap, but I'm done with cheap. Been down. It is all a compromise but motorcycling is a compromise. ATGATT. Shoei RF1000.

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    Not summer
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  4. mikejet

    mikejet KlrKid

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    If I knew I was going to crash??? Seriously?
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  5. PJungnitsch

    PJungnitsch Been here awhile

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    Depending on the weather either leather or mesh with good armor, with my Hit-air airbag vest overtop.

    Hit the ground at highway speeds with my Roadcrafter a couple years ago. While much better than nothing it wasn't nearly enough to take that kind of impact. Plus it didn't support the head and neck.

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  6. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Hands down, no question, Motoport with quad armor. Possibly better gloves- Motoport, too. I assume every time I get on the bike, I'm gonna fall. And I'm usually correct.


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  7. txwanderer

    txwanderer Been here awhile

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    The same thing I wear every ride. Tour Master mesh or cordura Jacket and overpants. Both have decent armor. For long trips I wear a pair of Bhon armor pants under them. A good quality helmet, in the FF configuration, and good MC gloves. Hands and head are tough to replace, so are feet but I haven't found a MC type boot for folks that wear EEE water skis. If anyone knows a brand that has these, please let me in on the secret.
    If I had the $800 to outfit my wife and myself, the gear would be Motoport hands down.
    Sorry no pics but all are plenty easy to look up.

    Ride Safe
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  8. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    BMW R2P for me. Absolutely love that gear for its versatility and protection. Fabulous armor, great protection. Love it.

    Alternative is a Roadcrafter with a BMW NP BackProtector velcro'ed in with a bit of duct tape. It's a bit tight on me these days... :rofl
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  9. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I wear these right now joe rocket alter ego 2 pants, jacket and lee brace that I lucked out in finding used. Joe rocket gloves but I should buy better then that.
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  10. BHW

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    I've owned a lot of jackets and helmets over the years. A helmet needs to be comfortable and cool. I won't argue price, because it really doesn't factor into safety. Fit and comfort should be the #1 priority.

    For my jacket, settled on one. I wear it year round. With both liners in winter, no liners in summer. I trust this jacket.

    Cortech HRX.

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    Leather and armor where you need it most, cordura or mesh where you don't. Vents great in summer. Protects well in winter. I've worn it down into the low 30s with just a t-shirt under it.
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  11. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    If I knew I was going to crash, I wouldn't ride. :wink:
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  12. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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  13. noobinacan

    noobinacan Adventurer

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    1) padded compression shorts
    2) Knee and elbow protection and shoulder pads
    3) back and chest protector

    this season I think I'm going to get a hit-air vest as well
    but then you're talking this kinda crashing...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_Jw7KqXqw
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  14. TallRob

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    kevlar gloves, motoport kevlar suit with full armor, a good fitting full face helmet, some offroad MX boots and a Hit-Air air vest.....But honestly if I knew I was gonna crash. I wouldnt be riding. I'd be at home crashed on the couch.
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  15. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    I'd wear what I always wear:
    Klim Adventure Jacket
    Klim Adventure Pants
    Leatt neck Brace
    Arai XD helmet
    Sidi Crossfire boots
    Held Thrux gloves
    Klim Tactical shorts

    Because you never know when your going to crash or get run over by a large vehicle. :lol3
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    Q~
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  16. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    If I new I was going to crash today, I would wear my slippers and stay home....tomorrow would be a better day to ride
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  17. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    "I'd wear my truck."
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    I'm with him!

    But for real advice you can't beat Motoport. The best part is that it's fitted to YOU and if you ever wreck it they will fix it for free. When you consider the price versus the life and function, it's a good value.

    $10 head, $10 helmet? If you study the Hurt report, you will find that injuries to the head are the most frequent cause of death, but 90% of those fatal head injuries would have been prevented by the cheapest DOT approved helmet. The top level helmets now available will protect your head very well, but the 18 wheels on the semi will make a real messy stain out of the rest of you.
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  18. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I would now wear my KLIM Latitude. used to have and still do have as my back up a KLIM Traverse but we, as in my partner and I got the Latitude for just that little extra road protection. We will be reviewing the suit soon on our blog from a grrls perspective but I hope guys will get something out it too.

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  19. skianreid

    skianreid Boulder Moto

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    Ever Crash in plastic?
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  20. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    hmmmmmmmmm....plastic? Nope...and good thing have never really crashed other than a good dump in snow.:wink:
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