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morboid qiestion

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Kowalski, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. 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?
     
  2. A one-piece leather suit with hard armor in the shoulders and elbows/forearm.

    And real calf-length racing boots.

    For starters.
     

  3. Back and chest protector
     
  4. I better have a phone on me to call for a tow truck.
     
  5. It doubles as a chest protector. :mrgreen:
     
  6. I would want clean underwear, if I even wore them on that day. Nurses aren't impressed with shit stains.
     
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  7. Nothing. I have it all.
     
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  8. Are_Six

    Are_Six Moderator Staff Member

    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...
     
  9. Post-crash point of view: I value my Alpinestars track vest and Bohn Adventure shorts even more now...
     
  10. spell checker 8)
     
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  11. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

    A bottle of champagne.
     
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  12. 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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
  13. KevinD

    KevinD Modulator Staff Member

    Full plate armor...


    Silly question, by the way.



    KevinD
     
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  14. 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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  15. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    'Med-Star' flight insurance card in my kevlar wallet.
     
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  16. Jims08Z06

    Jims08Z06 Bat Crazed

    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...

    +1 Best advice given so far. Althought medical and life insurance wouldn't be a bad idea. PS also make out a will...AJ
     
  17. But what if you land on the phone rendering it useless and it breaks a couple ribs?
     
  18. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    +1 Then you can just wear a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops! :mrgreen:
     
  19. Icon Field Armour vest and a t-shirt.