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Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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03 sv650s

gauntlet vs regular gloves and question about hip protectors

I've heard from a ton of ATGATT guys that I should always have full gauntlets on. If I'm going just for a street ride, does the gauntlet/extra forearm protection provide that much more protection? I'm wearing a long sleeve jacket.

Also, I can't seem to find any riding pants that fit well. I was thinking about just buying hip protectors + knee pads underneath some jeans as an alternative. Anyone have any ideas for good hip protectors? The only one I can find are the bionic shorts by alpinestars.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Moto crashes can be violent. In the event of sliding, a jacket sleeve can be pushed up your arm. Gauntlets help prevent the cuff from catching on the pavement as well as provide extra wrist and forearm protection.
A good pair will have abrasion protection on the knuckles and wrist.
Shorty gloves may have the knuckle protection but none of the other benefits.
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