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Old 06-12-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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Anyone hear good or bad things about this TPro Extreme Harness?

Thinking of getting something for chest/back protection and ran up on this guy. Wonder if anyone has one or has heard about it?

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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i think someone (bigcomfy?) made a post about the stuff some time ago. Might try asking him
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Thinking of getting something for chest/back protection and ran up on this guy. Wonder if anyone has one or has heard about it?

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are u stuntin' or trackin it ?
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I have no personal experience with them, but I had happened upon the thread below where several people say good things about TPro/Forcefield.

There's also a link to a Ride article that rated a number of back protectors (the Harness wasn't in there, but another TPro/Forcefield product was). Hope it helps.

http://www.ducatispot.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11917
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:43 PM   #6
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Tpro Forcefield review:
http://www.livestrong.com/health-art...-dcd9c95f822b/

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/back-...tor/tpro-bohn/

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http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef...arment_kit.htm

I've worn these for a few thousand miles now, so figured I would write up a review about them.

First, what was I looking for when I purchased them?

I already had and used a BMW AirFlow2 jacket and Draggin' Jeans with velcro knee insert armor. These didn't have chest or hip protection & I was concerned about how loose the armor fit on me, worried about movement during crash.

I wanted something that would be less likely to have the armor slide around in a crash. Most jackets and armored pants would let the armor move around in a crash, meaning they may not be where they should be if I needed them. I wanted CE certified armor for shoulders, elbows, forearms, hips and knees. I also wanted something to protect the chest area. I live and ride in Tampa, so ability to use in hot weather was important. It should either incorporate abrasion resistance and/or be able to be worn under another abrasion resistant layer.

So, how do I like them now that I've put some decent miles on them?

The armor stays in place, inspiring confidence in their ability to actually be where I need them to be if in a crash.

All the armor is CE certified to the most recent standards. It has hip and chest protection, along with the other areas I wanted.

It is made out of material designed to wick away moisture and be as cool as possible. My standard riding gear is now the TPro kit as well as an outer layer of BMW AirFlow2 jacket (with all the armor removed) and Draggin' Jeans with no knee armor inserts. I also wear the TPro Back protector on the outside of the TPro kit and under the BMW AirFlow2, Sidi On-Road work boots and Rev'It gloves. And of course a helmet, Arai Corsair This combo is good upto 90F for me. If it goes over 90F, long as I keep moving it is bearable, but soon as I stop for even 30 seconds it starts getting sweaty fairly quickly.

So, if over 90F I still wear the same below the waist, but on the torso I wear my Joe Rocket Reactor2 mesh jacket. Sometimes with the TPro back protector, sometimes not. Sometimes you have to compromise to avoid heat stroke, lol. I'm looking for another hot weather torso armor solution though. The Reactor is starting to show it's age, was my very first jacket.

The TPro pants are pretty unobtrusive under my Draggin' Jeans.

Comfort/Fit wise it feels pretty good. I am unable to use the thumb hooks due to arms being too long (36" long sleeve dress shirt size), hurts my hands too much. Armor stays in place quite well anyway.

It is alot of stuff to put on and take off each time, but it gives me some versatality and allows me to get as much protection as I can for the temps I am riding in.

Can't use that get-up on a track though, and if I ever want to try out track days I will need to get a leather suit. Perforated for sure. Will be starting another thread asking some questions about that as well.
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track only....lol



unless it helps in bed too. lol x2
looks like a stunt vest to me....
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Ive had a forcefield protector before... not bad...
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just trying to look into some option here...here is what got my attention, and more questions though...

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I just wanted to provide some positive feedback after testing your T-Pro back protector out for real on Sunday whilst racing at Snetterton.

I had a relatively low speed highside in the wet which threw me head first over the front of the bike, causing me to somersault and land flat on my back, taking the full impact through my Crowtree leathers and your T-Pro back protector, which I have owned for about a year now and never go out on track without, even when I am rushing to get out for a race.

Although the crash speed was relatively low (I estimate about 25-30 mph), I know from experience that doesnít matter with highsides as I previously broke my collarbone and ribs, collapsed a lung and moved my heart sideways from a 50mph highside.

In this crash, I took the full impact on my back, having done a full somersault (according to the marshals, who gave me 9 out of 10) and missed my helmet hitting the ground. The impact knocked the wind right out of me, but despite not having a great back to start with, I didnít suffer any injuries at all, maybe just a bit of minor internal soft tissue bruising or soreness due to the sudden stop.

I then went out on track later the same morning and set a new lap record for our class (700cc Streetstock with NG Road Racing club).

It was also good to know that when having my made to measure leathers made up at Crowtree in Lincolnshire, we were discussing body armour and when I told them I had a T-Pro back protector, they quite honestly said I didnít need any more back protection in my suit as that was the best I could buy anyway.

I would also add that with 1 years use (in often sweaty conditions) it is holding up very well and is very comfortable to wear.

Thanks for the offer of a cap, youíve already done enough by saving me a painful injury, but Iíll wear it around the paddock in appreciation.



Was hoping for something that would also provide side/rib protection but seems that there is not much out there that offers all front, rear, side/ribs.




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Old 06-14-2009, 02:10 AM   #11
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I wear the back proctector with the seperate upper torso / rib protector. They go good together and cover contiously from the back proctor around the sides of ribs and chest too. I got them from Johnsonleathers at the Moto show last year and have 5 or 6 track days using them. The chest / rib protector feels alitle bit like wearing a barrel at first but I don;t notice it anymore. Though I do ride a more upright standard position then you probably do but I still would'nt expect it to be a hinderence in a full sport bike posture. I would give them both good reviews for comfort and protection (percived protection) since I have not crash tested them personally and hope not to.

The one your looking at here combines the smaller chest protector with the back proctor so it does'nt have the energy absorbing stuff all the way around the sides. Not having the side protection is a trade off for more flexibility over what I have but it still looks like a good combo as well. I don;t know of any local vendors but I recently saw that Pete from TTD had the backprotectors at their last TD. Motoliberty has them too if your making any trips to Austin or SanAn anytime soon. You might want to try on etx. I have the size Medium for both the back protector and chest/torso (5'10" 200 lbs).

http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef..._protector.htm
http://www.johnsonleather.com/forcef...pper_torso.htm
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