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post #1 of 8 Old 07-12-2019, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys just got into an accident due to a fat ass pothole in sanbernardino california. Was wearing gear that didnt help at all. Spend 250 on each piece of gear. Anyone have recommended gear items. To get. I dont feel like hearing shit from people who dont know shit at the dealership. What is the best protective gear
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Was wearing a agv helmet. Wasnt cracked just scratch would it be safe to wear that helmet again. Jus pure protective. Dont care about being water proof or breatheable
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-12-2019, 10:21 AM
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i guess your real question is which piece of gear helped in crash.
I mean how can anyone claim that their jacket (for example) is the best out there if they did not crash test it. If you asked what brand of gear is most comfortable you'd receive a lot of responses straight to the point.
As for me, the only accident I was that I consider serious was at the track, and the reason I came out okay was that I wore full gear, short an inflatable vest. But obviously that kind of setup is burdensome on the street.
My advice, evaluate the shortcomings of your old gear and purchase new that covers those.
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Your answer is legit Leather. What I've done is owned a two peice suit.

Doesn't really matter what brand as long as they are both the same to zip up. I've crashed 2 times at the track (45-55mph and 60-70mph ish) with no injuries in my two piece (rev'it but it doesn't matter for street duty). My leather gloves that were 40 bucks survived two track crashes but now they are tattered. All of my gear in my closet is made out of anything but leather with the exception of my rain gear. Anything textile or mesh armor is one and done and you will end up injured bc of the material melting from abrasion. Two peice suits makes it versatile for long rides/trackdays or quick commutes with a jacket.

Wearing leather isnt really that hot.I prefer to wear my two peice for a peace of mind and my buddies does the same. You will also find that you can ride 2-3 times longer since the suit cuts through the wind.

Long story short, wear race gear(leather). Guys crash multiple times in the same gear in the same weekend. They repair or replace when things tear.
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If budget isnít a concern then get all leathers for gear

Full face Helmet that fits well (well known name brand)
Gauntlet gloves with impact absorbers and abrasion support
Leather jacket and pants that come with armor for shoulders, elbows, back, hips, knees or base layer armor like the Icon Stryker Rig to go beneath the jacket and similar style armor padding for the lower body
Race boots that cover the shin

Pretty much a two piece or one piece race suit should do it for you

You will be spending over 1k but Iím sure it will be less than hospital bills

If your helmet just got scratched and did not crack then it should still be fine to wear

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If you want to save money on the highest end gear, check the sales boards for your local tracks and racing forums. Used undamaged gear will cost less, and will be somewhat broken in.

Full one piece leathers are IMHO too much bother for day to day riding. Two piece leathers are at least easier to get on and off.(I think).

The best gear in the world doesn't do any good hanging in the closet.

Textiles have been my choice for street riding for decades. Loose fitting gear is nearly useless, as you have discovered. CE 2 rated armor at all the likely contact points, held in place so that it won't shift away should you need it....

Double or triple layers of material anywhere you could slide on, with stitching that cannot wear away is critical, no matter what material.

I gave up coordinating gear to the bike many years ago. Gear outlasts bikes if you don't crash too hard in it. Adequate protection, Durable, comfortable, then worry about how you look in it.
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Another point with leather... Thicker is better. 1.4mm would be the lower limit, IMHO. Thinner than that, and textiles can be as durable.

Textiles are designed for street riding. Track suits, aren't. Very good, at their one job.
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Hey guys just got into an accident due to a fat ass pothole in sanbernardino california. Was wearing gear that didnt help at all. Spend 250 on each piece of gear. Anyone have recommended gear items. To get. I dont feel like hearing shit from people who dont know shit at the dealership. What is the best protective gear
Pants
Jacket
Gloves
Was wearing a agv helmet. Wasnt cracked just scratch would it be safe to wear that helmet again. Jus pure protective. Dont care about being water proof or breatheable
pictures of the failings of your gear would always be helpful

As far as the helmet..... it hits the ground I throw them away and buy new

STG has tons of reviews and crash reviews on tons of gear
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If you want to save money on the highest end gear, check the sales boards for your local tracks and racing forums. Used undamaged gear will cost less, and will be somewhat broken in.

Full one piece leathers are IMHO too much bother for day to day riding. Two piece leathers are at least easier to get on and off.(I think).

The best gear in the world doesn't do any good hanging in the closet.

Textiles have been my choice for street riding for decades. Loose fitting gear is nearly useless, as you have discovered. CE 2 rated armor at all the likely contact points, held in place so that it won't shift away should you need it....

Double or triple layers of material anywhere you could slide on, with stitching that cannot wear away is critical, no matter what material.

I gave up coordinating gear to the bike many years ago. Gear outlasts bikes if you don't crash too hard in it. Adequate protection, Durable, comfortable, then worry about how you look in it.


Never purchase a cheap ass helmet. Skip graphics; you can always go for a custom paint when your budget allows.

Nothing beats leather! My 2-pc Dainesť that I use for street and warmer track days are solid black... but both jacket & pants are made with perforated leather (as are my Sidi boots). They really are a 3-season items. Sometimes (early morning/evening/coastal times & locations I have to whip out my electric gear, 'cuz the really flow so well that I become chilled.

I have an older set of 2-pc Dainesť racing leathers that are not perf'ed, but at a point some years ago I added two zip chest vents, as well as two scapula zip vents in the back for a semi-controllable air flow. I only use these on the track when I know the weather is not going to be Łber hot... they are mainly white some blue accent panels. They see the most use taking up space in my closet.

01zx6rj, always buy the absolute best quality gear your budget allows! I personally have several jackets/pants/gloves/& boots (Sidi perforated/vented boots, and I also own water proof boots). All fill a specific niche. When I take my long trips (+2500 miles), I always take at least 3-Xtra pairs of gloves just to swap out so they don't become so damn 'grody.' Plus, I bring rain gear. I almost always take at least my electric jacket for cooler morning/High Country/Coastal riding.

Now, I don't have the where-with-all to just whip out a piece of plastic and buy this stuff all at once. This parade of moto-swag/porn is a continually evolving continuum. I have my ABC file anniversary [might have to delete that one], birthday and Christmas) on a thumb drive, with web URLs, it's my wish list to make gift giving easy for friends & family. Each URL contains all the correct info; down to the SKU number of the specific item. Easy-peasy. Cake & pie.
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