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Old 04-23-2011, 07:10 AM   #21
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many people also hit there face in the steering wheel during a car crash , so should you also where a helmet in a car just in case that happen? Not trying to anyone with this but just wear what you want to wear and don't talk sh@#t about what others wear that's all
No put they did put in this small thing called an airbag....

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:12 AM   #22
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I don't wear full gear when I ride. I only wear jeans for my pants, no leathers or knee sliders. If I 'need' sliders then I should be taking it to the track. Also, I don't wear gloves all that much. If I am going out in Hill Country then yes I gear up 100% but not so much for when I go to work or to the store. Jacket, helmet and jeans 100% of the time no matter where I am going though. 100 percent but not so much for the gloves. Now, to explain why I don't wear gloves when I SHOULD be... I am Deaf so it is very very hard to sign to my fellow Deaf riders or other folks in a pair of motorcycle gloves. The gloves simply are too thick and even the thin ones mask my fingertips. I could put on a really thin pair cut off at the fingertips but it won't be leather. It may be "squiddly" to many but I'm certainly no squid. I do NOT think I am invincible. Sometimes, I just have to be accommodating to fellow riders and myself. It is what it is.

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Not trying to anyone with this but just wear what you want to wear and don't talk sh@#t about what others wear that's all
It is retarded to not wear gear! Feel free to be retarded though. No skin of my back (pun intended).

None of us really care if YOU wear gear but we sure as will make fun and talk $hit about you if we can get a photo of you squiding it.
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I don't wear full gear when I ride. I only wear jeans for my pants, no leathers or knee sliders. If I 'need' sliders then I should be taking it to the track. Also, I don't wear gloves all that much. If I am going out in Hill Country then yes I gear up 100% but not so much for when I go to work or to the store. Jacket, helmet and jeans 100% of the time no matter where I am going though. 100 percent but not so much for the gloves. Now, to explain why I don't wear gloves when I SHOULD be... I am Deaf so it is very very hard to sign to my fellow Deaf riders or other folks in a pair of motorcycle gloves. The gloves simply are too thick and even the thin ones mask my fingertips. I could put on a really thin pair cut off at the fingertips but it won't be leather. It may be "squiddly" to many but I'm certainly no squid. I do NOT think I am invincible. Sometimes, I just have to be accommodating to fellow riders and myself. It is what it is.

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You understand mot people die a few miles from their home in vehicle accidents? It is much less likely to happen in the hill country. Much less likely to happen on the track even. You should re-evaluate when it is appropriate. I gear up even to go to the corner store in front of my neighborhood for gas.
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Ok so what's the deal with te hall of shame?? I underhand there some homos and people out of gear but wearing shorts is out of gear??? That's just dumb! I wear shorts because Houston weather is not cool at all! It's to hot to be wearing thick pants and boots you look like an idiot wearing it to be honest... I do wear my gear jackets gloves and Helment... So what's the deal with wearing shorts?? So let me guess y'all wear knee pads too??? Lmao and a mouth piece ha ha reply to this I want to know! I know you can get a little
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many people also hit there face in the steering wheel during a car crash , so should you also where a helmet in a car just in case that happen? Not trying to anyone with this but just wear what you want to wear and don't talk sh@#t about what others wear that's all


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HERE'S ONE. I wear my steel toe boots most the time but you can catch me in my addidas or my race boots, depends on what i'm doing.
http://www.kawiforums.com/newbie-cor...ease-read.html

New rider = amputee

He was wearing a mesh jacket gloves and helmet but went feet first into a curb with tennies on.
That story is not about gear, its about an idiot with 1400 miles under his belt
doing 100mph out of a stoplight.

that being said i wear boots ATT no boots no ride for me IMO.
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Ok so what's the deal with te hall of shame?? I underhand there some homos and people out of gear but wearing shorts is out of gear??? That's just dumb! I wear shorts because Houston weather is not cool at all! It's to hot to be wearing thick pants and boots you look like an idiot wearing it to be honest... I do wear my gear jackets gloves and Helment... So what's the deal with wearing shorts?? So let me guess y'all wear knee pads too??? Lmao and a mouth piece ha ha reply to this I want to know! I know you can get a little
Road rash if somthin were to happen but even with pants you get it.. Good day! Lol

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You understand mot people die a few miles from their home in vehicle accidents? It is much less likely to happen in the hill country. Much less likely to happen on the track even. You should re-evaluate when it is appropriate. I gear up even to go to the corner store in front of my neighborhood for gas.
i got rear ended at a stop light a few years ago. I wear full leathers when I ride, and it was a good thing too that I geared up to make the 4 mile round trip, my boot armor saved me from a shattered ankle.
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The best response to this thread would be a series of pictures of road rash and other damage experienced by MH riders, that could have been prevented with a little gear.
I saw a video once but haven't been able to find it again. Paramedics are holding a rider's foot and flushing debris out of the wound to a rider's ankle - and his "ankle" is just a thin strip of flesh that used to be the inside of the ankle. The rest got ground off on the pavement.

I don't know about you guys, but I like being able to walk. I'll keep wearing my bigass boots. (Gaerne Supermoto's)
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not all of us.
you wear what you want to wear. gear does help if you go down but not safe you from getting injuries . I don't always wear gear , its all where I'm going , WHO I'm ridin with ,and what type of ridin I'm gonna be doing .
You worry too much about going down and getting injuries Don't ride .

you are a dousche. yes, gear helps prevent injuries. you think all those racers you see on tv wear that gear to look cool? no, the crash and surprise! they get back up and keep on going.
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You understand mot people die a few miles from their home in vehicle accidents? It is much less likely to happen in the hill country. Much less likely to happen on the track even. You should re-evaluate when it is appropriate. I gear up even to go to the corner store in front of my neighborhood for gas.
What does dying have to do with me not wearing gloves?

I should have been more clear... I am specifically talking about when I ride around town with other Deaf riders. Not solo sessions which usually involve a trip to the gas station and etc. I'm with you otherwise.
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you are a dousche. yes, gear helps prevent injuries. you think all those racers you see on tv wear that gear to look cool? no, the crash and surprise! they get back up and keep on going.
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What does dying have to do with me not wearing gloves?

I should have been more clear... I am specifically talking about when I ride around town with other Deaf riders. Not solo sessions which usually involve a trip to the gas station and etc. I'm with you otherwise.
You have a point. I can restate that and still be factual. Most accidents happen close to home. I am certainly not going to risk my skin for a 5 minute trip to the store. No one will ever be able to ask me if that half gallon of milk was worth not wearing all my gear.

Come on dude. You just don't like being labeled a squid though a squid you be.
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Now, to explain why I don't wear gloves when I SHOULD be... I am Deaf so it is very very hard to sign to my fellow Deaf riders or other folks in a pair of motorcycle gloves. The gloves simply are too thick and even the thin ones mask my fingertips.
The answer is shut up and ride.

Dude, you're not taking steps to protect your communication tools? How the are you going to ask the nurse "wipe my please" when your hands are all covered in gauze?

Enjoy your stay in the hospital with sheets. You're gonne be .
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Yea, well something is better than nothing.

I wear knee pads about 95% of the time when I am out riding. Unless you like skin grafts is best to protect yourself the best you can. So wearing gear make US look stupid? Right. GTFO with that .

If the person feels they want to wear a one-piece everywhere then more power to them. Also wearing shorts is dumb anyway, do you really enjoy road dust/dirt/bees/bugs and up your shorts? Its not too hot to wear jeans.

Also the reason many wear boots is because wearing sneakers doesn't protect your ankles when you go down, ask a few people on here how that feels to have a wound that doesn't heal quickly unless you wear sandals all the time. I along with them can tell you it isnt pleasant.


But to answer the title question: some people do not keep in mind that while a motorcycle is a fun toy, it is inherently dangerous to ride and that what you wear in your car is not what you wear on a bike. And those that do not wear the gear, generally do not get much sympathy when they DO go down.
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The answer is shut up and ride.

Dude, you're not taking steps to protect your communication tools? How the are you going to ask the nurse "wipe my please" when your hands are all covered in gauze?

Enjoy your stay in the hospital with sheets. You're gonne be .
haha.... you are absolutly correct. My lip reading skills suck. I have to get my patients to write down when they are unable to speak.

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You have a point. I can restate that and still be factual. Most accidents happen close to home. I am certainly not going to risk my skin for a 5 minute trip to the store. No one will ever be able to ask me if that half gallon of milk was worth not wearing all my gear.

Come on dude. You just don't like being labeled a squid though a squid you be.
+1000, this is fact.

as soon as i'm 3, 4 mile radius from home i go into ultra alert mode.
Chances are you're going to go down on the roads / area you're most familiar/comfortable with.
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The answer is shut up and ride.

Dude, you're not taking steps to protect your communication tools? How the are you going to ask the nurse "wipe my please" when your hands are all covered in gauze?

Enjoy your stay in the hospital with sheets. You're gonne be .
Talking while riding is retarded so let's not go there.

Easy for you to say when you're able to shout to your fellow rider AT THE STOP LIGHT... I gotta pee.

I hope to never make it to the hospital but if I DO make it there... it will be 100% my fault. Even if I get slammed by a drunk driver... still 100% my fault. As a rider, it is my responsibility to see it coming even when I CAN'T see it coming...
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