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Old 04-05-2010, 04:07 PM   #81
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I didnt give permission for you to post my pic! That's just rude!

I used to ride without much gear. I loved feeling the fresh air. After seeing the consequences, I started gearing up. I do agree, though, that it's the rider's choice. I dont agree with helmet laws or seat belt laws. I would never go without, but I believe everyone should have the choice. The argument I always use is cigarettes. People know smoking is killing them, but they CHOOSE to do it anyway. You cant protect stupid, anyway. Even with all the gear, hammering down surface streets at 130+ will eventually kill you.
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People who get at or make fun of people who don't wear gear are THE gayest people in the motorcycling scene. All the gear in the WORLD isn't going to help when you're on I45 commuting to work going 65mph and you get run over.

(I wear helmet/gloves and jacket most all of the time)
You might be suprised how some of that gear could make a difference in your injuries.
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If I put a Dainese tattoo on my , does that qualify as protection?
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:12 PM   #84
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You might be suprised how some of that gear could make a difference in your injuries.

When one of the GP guys crash at 180+, they don't do post race interviews saying, "Yeah, all that gear they make us wear, makes me feel gay".

Oh and to the OP, once you wear through the skin and muscle the bones grind away more slowly.
Some day you'll be a red stripe leading to a pile of meat, but hey, I support your right to ride without gear.
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I've never been down. I was just sayin'. Going down with ATG and getting run over on a highway or busy road isn't going to help. At all.
It can. All the skin you lose is very much like being badly burned. It leaves you open to infection very easily.
Also if you were dressed in full gear and got run over, it is easy to imagine that you might get broken bones and internal injuries.

Now think of the same scenario but with huge patches of exposed muscle, tendon and bone... much worse.
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You might be suprised how some of that gear could make a difference in your injuries.

I agree with your above statement Ulric...


dead is dead "obviously"......dead don't need to heal...dead don't need to wear gear...dead don't need a job...dead don't have anymore responsibility to wife, kids and loved ones...dead don't need to wear gear for his commute on I45...when you're dead you're nothing more than fresh fertilizer........On the other hand, road rash and bad brain matter and ground off fingers, toes and knee caps do zero for your recovery time and do zero for the support of the people who depend on you. just my thoughts...
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Same difference as track runners that wear snow boots instead of lightweight running shoes...

...or people that wear underwear so the brown marks dont come through the pants...

...or crab fisherman that wear tootoos instead of rainwear...



they all have their choices in the matter. Some make wiser, more intelligent decisions then others.

I tend to consider the people that love me and need me when Im not on the bike. Maybe that's why I slowed down my speeds over the years of my hobby although I do the occasional regulated stupid stunt
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I've never been down. I was just sayin'. Going down with ATG and getting run over on a highway or busy road isn't going to help. At all.
You really don't think it would help at all? Try this, its very simple: Google "motorcycle accidents with gear" and "motorcycle accidents without gear"

Just saying, its kind of a retarded to say that gear wont help. "at all."
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You really don't think it would help at all? Try this, its very simple: Google "motorcycle accidents with gear" and "motorcycle accidents without gear"

Just saying, its kind of a retarded to say that gear wont help. "at all."
18 wheeler or truck runs over your skull with or without a helmet...still a dropped watermelon
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I go through the same routine EVERY time I roll my bike out of the garage. Helmet, Leather jacket, & boots. Start it, let it warm up till i see a reading on the temp gauge, say a quick 2 sentence prayer...then roll out.

as a rider, every time I put the key in the ignition & twist that throttle...I accept the risk & dangers of getting on my bike.
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Oh come on...you get run over you're dead.

The MotoGP or anyone who runs on a track is in a totally different playing field than riding on the street or highways. You're much safer on the track because there aren't cars or huge cement barriers to smash into going full speed. (most of the time at least)

I'm not saying that people who WEAR gear are gay. But people who criticize on the internet and post pictures definitely have had a in their mouth at one point or another...for sure.
If pics of people riding motorcycles on public roadways with little to no protection on has the effect to snap some spark in some fools Grey matter. Making them think, "Hey", maybe it would be good to ride a motorcycle with a little more than flip flops on, then it is a good thing.

Is what your doing not criticizing on the internet? What what exactly is your agenda?
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Yeah cause getting run over is by far the most common wreck riders have.......
You sound like a douche harley rider saying that helmets just make the difference between an open or closed casket.

Wife got hit by a car last year. Helmet saved her life. Jacket saved her arm. Nasty compound fracture with bone sticking out everywhere. The jacket contained the injury & kept the road debris out of the wound. She's alive & back to 95% thanks to the gear. But hey, who needs a right arm when it makes you look gay.
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Yeah cause getting run over is by far the most common wreck riders have.......
You sound like a douche harley rider saying that helmets just make the difference between an open or closed casket.

Wife got hit by a car last year. Helmet saved her life. Jacket saved her arm. Nasty compound fracture with bone sticking out everywhere. The jacket contained the injury & kept the road debris out of the wound. She's alive & back to 95% thanks to the gear. But hey, who needs a right arm when it makes you look gay.
I'm glad your wife wore the gear.
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You obviously have bad reading comprehension skills.

I'll google that if you google "person run over by car" and "person run over by truck".
How about this, you and I both get on identical bikes and get hit the exact same way, then get run over the exact same way. I will wear gear ie. helmet, jacket, gloves, jeans/riding pants, and boots. You will wear a helmet only. Lets see who does winds up in better shape.

My comment was in response to your "at all" statement. Its retarded to say that gear wont help "at all".
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I go through the same routine EVERY time I roll my bike out of the garage. Helmet, Leather jacket, & boots. Start it, let it warm up till i see a reading on the temp gauge, say a quick 2 sentence prayer...then roll out.

as a rider, every time I put the key in the ignition & twist that throttle...I accept the risk & dangers of getting on my bike.
(not knocking all the other posters)

Prolly the best post in this thread thusfar. I'd ride w you any day.
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