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I was a SQUID in My younger years.Even after laying down my VF700F Intercepter. But as I got older & wiser<??? I have been on this board for a little while because I got back into riding after several yrs outta it. After reading alot of post I decided to get a jacket. I didn't want leather so I got the Fliedsheer Mach 2. My wife has ordered me one for Xmas.Should be here tomorrow as per UPS tracking. I currently have a HJC Street fighter that match my 01 929,am getting Shoei TC-5 Voltage for Bday in April from her to match the 954. You guys convinced me to wear gear.I've been wearing gloves too.Hope I never have to test the gear either ,BUT you never know.
 
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better safe than sorry!! seen to many people wreck and always say "if i only wore my ........"
 
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sheepofblue said:
don't forget no tennis shoes either ;)
That's hard for me not to wear.
I can't believe the nuts here in PA, now that they recinded the helmet law.
We just had my wifes' co- workers 20 yr son Sat. go to turn on a light ,fell down steps,hit head on concrete was brain dead from that point on.Took off life support yesterday & had organs donated. What a crime, good kid,athletic, who was there only child.That SUCKS! :idunno:
 
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Kudos to you for wearing gear!

Once you get used to wearing at least a good lid, jacket, gloves and motorcycle specific boots, you'll feel absolutely naked without them. Late last riding season I took another step in the right direction and added a back protector as well; now I don't ride without it.

Be safe, ride well. :cheers:
 
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KJ RR seeing how you live in PA, as do I, thanks for choosing to wear gear and a helmet.


Save Our Sport
 
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I went to Hooters for bike night last Friday. I met friends of my friend there. After the conversation, they left wearing no gear what so ever. Not even lids. I found out right after that they were parents of 2 year old twins. It really pissed me off.

People, wear your gear...... Someone else might depend on you.
 
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KJ's RR said:
That's hard for me not to wear.
I can't believe the nuts here in PA, now that they recinded the helmet law.
We just had my wifes' co- workers 20 yr son Sat. go to turn on a light ,fell down steps,hit head on concrete was brain dead from that point on.Took off life support yesterday & had organs donated. What a crime, good kid,athletic, who was there only child.That SUCKS! :idunno:
At a minimum get yourself some work boots. Tennis shoes will be gone sooner than jeans (I did the blue jean distruction myself one time so it ain't hear say). If possible go leather, if not mesh gear is still far superior (get the First Gear equivalent of JR Phoenix pants)
 
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I cannot stress the importance of proper gear enough.
And for the love of...at the very least, ALWAYS wear a helmet!!! :attn:
 

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Serial Thriller said:
I cannot stress the importance of proper gear enough.
And for the love of...at the very least, ALWAYS wear a helmet!!! :attn:
and gloves, your first instinct when you go down is to put your hands down.
 
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CBR929RE said:
and gloves, your first instinct when you go down is to put your hands down.
I can speak 1st hand (no pun intended) for that.I have tender skin on L/H meatie part below thumb since 5/88.
My jeans & sneakers held up fine but the Tee shirt Well let's say @ 55mph rolling down the road didn't fare too well. Had a Simpson Bandit on then.ALways wear a Snell rated lid. I got friends that fool themsleves W/Kmart type helmets cause they're too cheap to buy the real deal.Some girl T boned an Old lady (who was @ fault) on her Harley W/1/2 lid. In front of my wifes' office a couple of wks ago.Ended up in hopital W/head injuries.But she "Looked Cool B4" :nono:
 
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freq said:
KJ RR seeing how you live in PA, as do I, thanks for choosing to wear gear and a helmet.


Save Our Sport
Now if we could get some more areas to ride the quads. We have the most quad owners per-capita in the whole US.
I also wear helmet on that too.Except in the yard @ home what little I ride here usually
 

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KJ's RR said:
I can speak 1st hand (no pun intended) for that.I have tender skin on L/H meatie part below thumb since 5/88.
My jeans & sneakers held up fine but the Tee shirt Well let's say @ 55mph rolling down the road didn't fare too well. Had a Simpson Bandit on then.ALways wear a Snell rated lid. I got friends that fool themsleves W/Kmart type helmets cause they're too cheap to buy the real deal.Some girl T boned an Old lady (who was @ fault) on her Harley W/1/2 lid. In front of my wifes' office a couple of wks ago.Ended up in hopital W/head injuries.But she "Looked Cool B4" :nono:
yeah at a minimum I wear a helmet gloves and some boots. This past summer I did wear my jacket a hell of a lot more than I did last year. granted it wasn't as hot this year but it feels better with some protection on. I would never wear one of those cheapy wal-mart type helmets, now that I have a Suomy I couldn't even imagine going back to something such as my old HJC (which isn't really old, only had it a year before I bought the Suomy) I can "look cool" with a sweet looking helmet, no one wants to see my ugly mug anyway.
 
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CBR929RE said:
yeah at a minimum I wear a helmet gloves and some boots. This past summer I did wear my jacket a hell of a lot more than I did last year. granted it wasn't as hot this year but it feels better with some protection on. I would never wear one of those cheapy wal-mart type helmets, now that I have a Suomy I couldn't even imagine going back to something such as my old HJC (which isn't really old, only had it a year before I bought the Suomy) I can "look cool" with a sweet looking helmet, no one wants to see my ugly mug anyway.
I never wore a cheapie helmet. Cause when I was a kid I read how the snell foundation got started when I lived in Me in a snowmobile mag. He died due to inferior helmet racing a sled. His parents started the snell testing afterwards.Always had 1 rated by them since
 

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KJ's RR said:
I never wore a cheapie helmet. Cause when I was a kid I read how the snell foundation got started when I lived in Me in a snowmobile mag. He died due to inferior helmet racing a sled. His parents started the snell testing afterwards.Always had 1 rated by them since
good stuff, my HJC is snell rated, the Suomy doesn't say that it is so I assume its not but it meets the BSI standards and if the MotoGP and WSBK guys are wearing them I have no doubt they'll protect me should I need it to.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
It came yesterday! Alot heavier then I expected W/liner.Nice fit & quality.I was initially gonna go for the JR RIO.But after you guys talked about this one glad I did a little research.Unfortunately I'll probably not get to wear it till spring time as I'm a FAIR weather rider! As a 16 yr old my 1st road vehicle was a 73' CB450DOHC CandyApple Red.Had that for a yr B4 I bought a cage.After riding in the cold,rain for that yr. I never will do it a again strictly for pleasure.
 
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KJ's RR said:
Now if we could get some more areas to ride the quads. We have the most quad owners per-capita in the whole US.
I also wear helmet on that too.Except in the yard @ home what little I ride here usually
Wow your yard is an injury free area :huh: How did that happen?

Always is always ;)
 
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sheepofblue said:
Wow your yard is an injury free area :huh: How did that happen?

Always is always ;)
Oh yeah you didn't know I'm Totally safe on my property because I wouldn't sue myself :rotfl:

I know accidents happen close to home it's being cocky for the little bit I do rode here.
 
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