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April 15th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #11
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SackWack @ Apr 16 2009, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img] No excuses, get some leathers.

don't ever come to the philippines then. the horror might overwhelm you. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

but kudos to the motorcycle companies here notably honda and yamaha. rider education is being taken seriously.
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April 15th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #12
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (povol @ Apr 16 2009, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Jeans kind of keep me from pushing the limit,The more protected i am,the crazier i get.Besides,since i got me a new titanium knee a couple of years ago,its like having built in sparky pucks. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] Obviously just kidding. I probably should get me a set of leathers but they are so hard to find for a guy my size and when i do find them in the right size, they fit weird because of my backwards ass dimensions.I am 6'5", weigh 250 lbs and have a 34" inseam which is 2-3 inches shorter than normal for someone that height but my torso is 2-3 inches longer which fucks everything up unless i get something custom made. I have some ballistic nylon touring pants but they are hot as hell in the summer. Leathers protect you in a slide,the roads we ride if you go down,there isnt much sliding.You go down,your in the trees or off the edge.
For you odd-shaped guys ( [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] ) here is a link to the best custom leather dude I've seen in North America (I'm sure there are some in the US but IM's work impeccable) - IM LEATHERS

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hayden Fan @ Apr 16 2009, 04:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>If a deer jumps out in front of you, your fucked no matter what your wearing. Same with a car. Your going 40-45 mph and some old women pulls out in front of you and takes you out, you might not have lost skin to the pavement, but you probably broke your legs, your arms, either way your fucked.

All this gear is fine if you have a fall like curve did. But if you happen to have a crash with a car, animal, road debris, your fucked no matter what you are wearing.
Not necessarily so... my bro cracked into a deer with his GF on the back. She was catapulted off the back and sustained some serious roadrash (since she DECIDED to remove her leathers 'cause of increasing temperatures) - he on the other hand had a severely bruised knee from impact (which would have been broken without leathers/knee protection and no other injuries after his impact and slide with leathers on. BTW tow truck dude brought both his bike and the deer back to his house and after crying over the bike we had a feast!

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (somedamnwriter @ Apr 16 2009, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>don't ever come to the philippines then. the horror might overwhelm you. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
No shit! Thailand as well!!!
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