Fell Off Wearing Motoport

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by lvjt, May 3, 2008.

  1. lvjt

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    On my way to work, a pickup came into my lane hit his brakes, i grabbed too
    much brake and lost it. I was going around freeway speeds and I don't know
    how much locking the the front slowed me down but next thing i knew I was
    a$$ over end - tumbled about 5 times and slid the rest of the way on my
    back. gear: a* leather jacket with ce armor and dainese wave back
    protector- a* jet road gloves - shoei x11 helmet - sidi b2 boots - and
    motoport air mesh kevlar pants.
    The helmet didnt touch the ground but i slid far enough to wear a hole in
    the back of the jacket (sorry no pics of the jacket) - back protector looks
    untouched.
    injuries: I mustve hit the cement barrier with my shoulder on the way down.
    Broke the top of my humerus and i was a little stiff everywhere else for the
    next few days.
    The pants held up great. I sent them in to wayne and he said the integrity
    was still fine but would put some patches on the legs - one of the knees
    had kind of a gouge - kind of hard to see in the pics.

    anyways - good experience with the gear wayne only charged me 49.95
    plus shipping for the repairs and these pants are really comfortable to wear
    even in the 118 degrees we get here.

    Before repairs:
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    Right knee:
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    Left knee:
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    After repair:
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  2. hosertp

    hosertp Adnauseam Adventurer

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    Sorry to hear about your accident but glad to hear that you are going to be OK :clap .

    I also bought the Motoport full mesh suit. I joke with my friends that I feel sorry for the pavement that I hit with that suit. It's expensive, but it's super flexible (hot days and cold), and I find it a great investment. Wayne does go out of his way on the customer service side.

    Get back on that bad motor scooter and ride.
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  3. SloNEZ

    SloNEZ Guano Loco

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    I love my Motoport/Cycleport mesh pants and jacket.
    I haven't offed in 'em yet, though!:deal
    I did have one of the zippers on the pants lose a tooth - Wayne put a new zipper in free.

    Good folks.
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  4. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    glad your ok. YES the motoport gear is for sure top self! BTW, what kind of bike were you on? What maybe could you have done to avoid the accident, brighter/ yellow lights, reflective gear ( i.e. hi-vis vest) , ability to grab a hand full of powerful ABS brakes....or its just a case of damn the luck......? !
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  5. lvjt

    lvjt n00b

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    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    I'm sure ABS would've helped. I was riding my Triumph Speed 4 (powerful sport bike brakes). I've had panic brake moments before but never locked it up on this bike. It happened at a pretty messy interchange we call the "spaghetti bowl" (a lot of lane changing and signs and a bit of a bottle-neck) and I don't know if it matters what I look like if the guy just wasn't looking. Like they saying goes "Sometimes you git the bar and sometimes the bar gits you"
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  6. bostonsr

    bostonsr Just weight

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    ABS likely woulda saved the day.

    good to see the motoport stuff holds up.

    abe
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  7. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Me on the right with Motorport Air Mesh pants. Extremely comfortable, cool, and light. Hard to imagine there are any more protective pants out on the market. Wayne at Motoport can customize with extra pads/colors to suit. The jacket is similar.

    Glad you were ok!

    Bob :jose
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  8. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    i want his mp5!
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  9. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    Ivjt,congrats on not getting seiously injured!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  10. wjpjump

    wjpjump Been here awhile

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    glad you are ok. jeans and tee shirt maybe a different story. ATGATT:clap
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  11. Flyred

    Flyred Who is John Galt?

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    Um...that's an Uzi.
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  12. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    doggone... sure it ...can you say wishful thinking... I used ( 18 yrs ago) to own an Uzi! eventhough semi..was tons of fun!!
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  13. John Harden

    John Harden Commuting Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info. I have Olympia overpants I wear to work every day, but the CE armor in them is small and will just slide off my knee in the event of an accident.

    I'm looking for something with armor similiar to what is in my Rallye 2 Pro pants. It is about 12" long or so and wraps around both sides of your kneed and down the shin. It'll wrinkle my dress pants, but I'd rather have wrinkles than unprotected legs.

    Looks like ABS would have saved the day here. I for one, will never again own a street bike without it. Lock up that front tire and you have less than 1 second to back off before you go down. I speak from experience.

    Glad you faired so well.

    Regards,

    John
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  14. OuttaMyWay

    OuttaMyWay I shook his hand!!!!!1!

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    I took out the foam pads from my overpants, and use these instead.

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    http://www.mxdirtrider.com/h-produc...y-armor-knee-shin-guard-2007-adult-raptor.htm
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    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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  16. BeerWrench

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    Do those shin protectors interfere with your boots at all? I'm considering seperate knee pads since I have a hard time finding pants with the armor in the right place...weird legs I guess.
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  17. OuttaMyWay

    OuttaMyWay I shook his hand!!!!!1!

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    No, it all goes together fine. Boots first, then shinguards, then pants. Works best with the pantleg zippers undone, then zipped down last. I tried them out first in the store. There are other brands, and you might want to test fit them for your funky legs.
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