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Old 10-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #21
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As for the gear Helmet will save you from some trauma to the head but full leathers really only help in a slide, the blunt force will hurt like a .
Looks like you're a relatively new rider so I'm not sure how many times you've been down. I can personally attest that full leathers do a lot more than just help in a slide. Body armor is your friend, and has undoubtably minimized several injuries and prevented a few others entirely for me over the years. Wait until the first time your elbow or knee slams into the ground. You'll be really glad that you have some armor.

As for helmets, I've had to retire three of them due to crashes and they did their job well - one Shoei, one Arai and an HJC. My head would have been pretty mushy on at least one of them.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #22
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I dont think ANY gear is gonna help you if your leg is nailed directly. The comment about "benefits of gear" really doens't apply here. Yes, good gear is worth its weight in gold but there comes a time when it won't matter.
In the comments it said that the HD rider had on a helmet but it came off in the impact.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:53 AM   #23
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I thought this was a one-way road until I saw oncoming traffic.

No way I would want to ride that road without a center stripe. There's no point of reference for drivers to avoid one another during blind turns. Recipe for disaster.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #24
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Looks like you're a relatively new rider so I'm not sure how many times you've been down. I can personally attest that full leathers do a lot more than just help in a slide. Body armor is your friend, and has undoubtably minimized several injuries and prevented a few others entirely for me over the years. Wait until the first time your elbow or knee slams into the ground. You'll be really glad that you have some armor.

As for helmets, I've had to retire three of them due to crashes and they did their job well - one Shoei, one Arai and an HJC. My head would have been pretty mushy on at least one of them.

Im new compared to your 10+ years but have had an incident. Broke my collar bone in two even though I had armor on. Im just stating that the shear force can do a lot of damage that the armor cant help you with. Gear is always better to have than none but sometimes not crashing will help you the most.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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In the comments it said that the HD rider had on a helmet but it came off in the impact.
Looks like a novelty helmet
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