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Old 06-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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morboid qiestion
I lurk a lot on here, but one I havnt see yet

We all have heard” you should dress for the accident, not the ride”.
So, suppose U positively knew that sometime in the next couple of months U would have an accident on your motorbike what pieces of gear beyond the basics 5 would u go out and buy, or would U just mothball the bike?

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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A one-piece leather suit with hard armor in the shoulders and elbows/forearm.

And real calf-length racing boots.

For starters.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Back and chest protector

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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I better have a phone on me to call for a tow truck.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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I better have a phone on me to call for a tow truck.
It doubles as a chest protector.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #6
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I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
I would want clean underwear, if I even wore them on that day. Nurses aren't impressed with shit stains.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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Nothing. I have it all.

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Old 06-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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I would have a spine protector and boots that cover my ankles. Bike salesman I used to know told a story about picking up his friends shoe after a crash, with part of his foot still inside...

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Old 06-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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I Ride: 2005 GSX-R600
Post-crash point of view: I value my Alpinestars track vest and Bohn Adventure shorts even more now...

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Old 06-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #12
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Boots, jacket and pants with armor, full face helmet, armored gloves, back protector.

On my Gixxer, skull cap, flip flops, shorts, and wife beater, I like to roll commando on that bad boy.

Srsly, that is a morboid qiestion.

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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I Ride: Suzuki Boulevard C90, Suzuki DRZ400E, My Wife's Scooter
Full plate armor...


Silly question, by the way.



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Old 06-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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I Ride: BMW S1000RR, BMW K1200GT, H-D Dyna Wide Glide, Suzuki DR650
No disrepect intended, but because you DON'T know when you will crash or be involved in an accident, spend every dollar you have on good protective equipment BEFORE you add extra shit to the bike, and wear it all the time. Do it now. It's a risky hobby or avocation you are participating in.

It's your present life vs. a disabled or shortened life you might be weighting against more bling, power, or whatever you think you want more. The price of a life shouldn't be negotiable.

Invest in a better helmet, better gloves, better boots, and better leather than you would LIKE to spend. Back and chest protectors and replacement armor if not top of the line. Racers don't go cheap, why should you?

I'd get (have) a helmet with a modern release mechanism so EMTs could remove it without injuring or causing me further injury. And I'm thinking about a real neck protector.

My 2-cents.

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #15
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'Med-Star' flight insurance card in my kevlar wallet.

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #16
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“ Quote:
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I lurk a lot on here, but one I haven't see yet

We all have heard” you should dress for the accident, not the ride”.
So, suppose U positively knew that sometime in the next couple of months U would have an accident on your motorbike what pieces of gear beyond the basics 5 would u go out and buy, or would U just mothball the bike?
No one knows what the future will bring, although clues can be gleaned by one's behavior. If I were so reckless that I knew the inevitable was going to happen. I would sell the bike & gear, and stick to four wheels...

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'Med-Star' flight insurance card in my kevlar wallet.
Best advice given so far. Althought medical and life insurance wouldn't be a bad idea. PS also make out a will...AJ

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Old 06-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #17
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I better have a phone on me to call for a tow truck.
But what if you land on the phone rendering it useless and it breaks a couple ribs?

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #18
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'Med-Star' flight insurance card in my kevlar wallet.
Then you can just wear a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops!

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #19
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I Ride: 00 RC51 #1119 / 97 CBR 600 F3
Wear what I always wear.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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Icon Field Armour vest and a t-shirt.

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