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  • 69Falcon
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    My absolute minimum is a textile jacket with armor, jeans, gloves, work boots and a full face helmet. My wife (when she was still my girlfriend) wanted to ride pillion so I bought her gear. She didn't like it, but I wouldn't let her get on the bike without it. Then one day while driving on the Palisades Parkway, a woman on a Harley in front of us clipped a curb at 65mph. She was wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and one of those stupid brain-bucket helmets. I pulled the car over and called 911, my wife jumped out to see if she could help. The woman was badly mutilated, one of her breasts mostly torn off, road rash bleeding from everywhere, broken leg, teeth knocked out. And she was conscious.

    When we finally got back in the car, my wife looked at me and said "I'll never get on the bike without my gear."

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  • bradrenea
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    Originally Posted by Swipe
    I was looking out of the window on my front door the other day that looks out onto the road and actually saw a teenage kid on a scooter ridng bareback / barechested (sans T-shirt) with just a helmet, shorts and sandals. I had to double take as I couldn't quite believe what I'd just seen.
    Yeah, well that aint $hit!! I was at my sister's house the other day and her neighbors were riding back and forth on the road all day long, switching from old POS cruisers to dirtbikes to quads. All of them were wearing shorts.... and tennis shoes. Nothing else... no shirt, no gloves, no helmets, no glasses. They were haulin a$$ up adn down the chip and seal road. I even saw two of them (both guys) riding some kind of old chopper TOGETHER. Yeah... they looked pretty tough.

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  • icycle
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    Am I the only one riding around in my studded leather thong? (just kidding really, i have a mesh jacket, gloves and boots. no pants yet)

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  • Deadlego
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    o yea forgot the shoes. I have hi tec boots they are mostly leather. and pants I wear plain jeans like you get at wallmart no rideing pants.....

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  • MrDude_1
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    i think of helmet/jacket/gloves/and decentshoes as minimal coverage.

    if im going out to be stupid, the pants come too.. but otherwise its jeans.
    i really want a good back protector, but i just havent bought a new one yet. my jacket has "CE rated" protection.. but its not a real back protector.

    i never do without the helmet/jacket/gloves... and with the exception of my work shoes and my stylin navy blue Reebok Classics, i just buy shoes that cover my ankle.

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  • DefTrap
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    I have to say that I've got no problem riding in non-protective jacket and jeans as long as the riding isn't 'spirited'. Yeah, I know you can crash just riding down the road to the shops but WTF if I took every precaution possible life would be pretty dull. Appropriate riding for the conditions is what I mean.

    That said I don't practice what I preach and feel prety underdressed if out riding and not fully kitted up.

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  • MrDude_1
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    and dont forget pants.

    nothing like grinding down your kneecaps while sliding....

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  • Doc
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    But What do you wear for shoes?

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  • Deadlego
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    well I always wear my gear. I have a full face (black in color) then I have leather motorcycle gloves, motorcycle leather jacket. then I have icon vest its a back protector thing. hard plastic plates that cover the center of the back. also another motorcycle textile thing. most of the time I have the leather. only 1 time with the textile thing. (it fells thin to me) not as protective as the leather I think.


    I know it herts when you go down. been rideing the dirt a very long time.

    yes black leather is very hot in the 90 degree temps. I dont think about being hot when im rideing. I do it because I want no I love to ride. I can agree with Isaac about the old jap bike.well mines not old but it is old school but I could care less of what people think of me. just look at the pics of my bike. shes been down and you can see it but I dont care what you think of the bike or how I look I just love to ride thats alll

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  • Swipe
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    I was looking out of the window on my front door the other day that looks out onto the road and actually saw a teenage kid on a scooter ridng bareback / barechested (sans T-shirt) with just a helmet, shorts and sandals. I had to double take as I couldn't quite believe what I'd just seen.

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  • ARCIE31
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    My Job is as a Health and Safety Engineer and biker gear is the same as PPE at work.
    I actually feel undressed, unready, vunerable even more prone If I were to get on my bike without the gear.
    But hey its a free world, we can all make our choice. Not everybody will agree with that choice but you way up the risks, the probability, the likelihod and make a decision.
    No matter how defensivly you drive there will always be some twat on 4 or 2 wheels that is'nt focused.
    Always think of the consequences
    ARCIE31

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  • Doc
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    That is not a stunt guy!! That was Tom Cruise doing all those stunts!



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  • MrDude_1
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    Originally Posted by isaac
    Originally Posted by Doc
    Staying in the topic and keeping it in this thread...

    Am I the only one that gets PISSED when he see someone riding in shorts and flip flops on TV!!
    Or with a stupid helmet?!!

    It just makes me think that it is promoting the sport negatively..

    That's my opinion, What's yours?
    Well yeah. If you're on a bike which five seconds after you hit the gas in first gear is going fast enough to grind your face off down to the bone, you don't look very cool riding without a helmet. I see it every day. I saw a guy today on a CBR1000 with just sunglasses on. Being a biker myself, I thought he looked dumb as shit.

    But why do you see so many people on the "look at me" bikes doing crap like that? You don't see it nearly as frequently on more serious bikes, like tourers or old school jap stuff. That's because the people who ride it don't do it for an image enhancement. They ride to ride. Getting your skin ripped off your body cuts into seat time.

    If you didn't see people riding around sans helmet on TV and in movies, you'd see a lot less of it happening on the streets. No "cool" precedent, no uncool copycats.

    Remember those ridiculous Triumph scenes in Mission: Impossible 2?

    All of them were done sans helmet. Tom Cruise's character even did a stoppie turn with one hand on the handlebars and the other firing a gun. Makes a regular ride with full gear on seem like the lamest thing ever, doesn't it?
    the movies is about the only place i can understand the no gear thing.. i mean, it would be wise, but kinda lame to see the dude magicly find a helmet and atleast a good jacket..
    espically when he jumps on the bike while running from people shooting at him. lol.

    as for the stunt guy doing that... hey, as stupid and potentially lethal as it is, id also do it for $100,000 or some other large money amount. you have to have some of that "it wont happen to me" or "i am in control" mindset for a job like that anyway... if you dont, then you cant be a good stunt guy.

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  • dagus
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    Originally Posted by isaac
    Getting your skin ripped off your body cuts into seat time.
    Just re-visiting this thread... Isaac made such a good point here.

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  • isaac
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    Originally Posted by Stevenjhow
    it might look uncool, but just like seatbelts in a car, you won't appreciate it until it saves you life! Just wear it!
    I think gear is comfortable and cool. I always think its awesome when I see a guy riding with full racing leathers on. It looks like he's serious. I like wearing my all black leathers with my black gloves and black boots and black helmet. Makes me look like I'm going on a mission somewhere, which I am, only it involves cameras instead of guns.

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