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Offline madmechanic

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When you find out what protection you have on
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:51:41 am »
A picture of a mate of mine came off after hitting gravel on a bend approx. speed 20-30 mph .  :161: :430:
  Few sore joints and bruises and a very sore arm. He was wearing a cheaper textile jacket , I suppose that when you find out what protection you have on

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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 12:35:16 pm »
OUCH! :005:

And you still see people in Shorts, T shirts, trainers and no gloves!!!!
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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 01:48:34 am »
In my brothers' motorcycle store (4 brands including Triumph) in Upstate New York there is a display with the pants and jacket that the parts manager was wearing when he hit a deer.  There seems to be only two kinds of reactions 1) "oh it will never happen to me" or 2) "I'd better buy gear which offers greater protection".  Sort of like the old advertisement "if you only have a $10 head then buy a $10 helmet"
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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 04:12:02 am »
Was riding in a group of 11 4 weeks ago, everyone had sport bikes, helmets, jackets, gloves, pants and boots. One guy showed up on a cruiser with only t-sirt and jeans, over the ankle tennis-boot thingys....

Anyway...........we always meet on Mondays at around 5:30 for a rather spirited ride.....if you want it to be, or like me you can stay in the rear and putt along......I did not know the guy on the cruiser with no protection and I thought to myself this cannot be good, I don't think he really knows what he is doing.........

About 35 minutes into the ride, he got a helicopter ride.....not pretty, sideswiped a guard rail, broke ankle in 4 places, and he caught his arm on the guard rail and it sliced it open from 6 inch below the elbow to 5 inches above the elbow......looked like a gutted fish. he was in hospital for 3 weeks, they were able to save his arm, which I am very surprised.......thank goodness for great doctors

Point is............I have no doubt in my mind that had he had on proper gear minimal damage to his arm would have occurred, and ankle would not have been near as bad either, cannot believe there was not a scratch on his head.

Wear protection people!




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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 01:38:30 pm »
*Originally Posted by william [+]
...I did not know the guy on the cruiser with no protection and I thought to myself this cannot be good, I don't think he really knows what he is doing.........

I think your gut was right on. Riding a cruiser, dressed like he was would have got him expelled from the AZratpack rides. Rider education is the biggest single thing someone can do to increase safety and enjoyment.
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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 03:11:54 pm »
Undesired I tested my "Stadler" Textil clothes at 70 km/h - it hold. But they are not cheap. I bought the same clothes again.

So if you pay more you get more

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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 03:27:55 pm »
ATG,ATT.

Nough said.

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Re: When you find out what protection you have on
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 08:16:58 pm »

Leather trousers, leather jacket..and always BOOTS!  Every day every ride...   Plus the ladies like it....  Or so Im told


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