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|09-26-2009, 02:49 AM||#21|
This place has the Gheyz!
Join Date: Dec 2008
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|09-26-2009, 07:29 AM||#22|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Experience: 10+ years
KTM 450 XC-F
DRZ 400 Kick/Motard Convert
Lowside at ECR. Maybe 40 MPH.
Himalaya leathers: light scuffs couldn't even tell I was moving while sliding across the ground. In fact at one point i tried to get up and was still sliding pretty good. Tumble tumble. knee sliders scuffed up...I wasn't dragging knee.
Ugly Green Tecknic Gloves: knuckles scratched, gauntlet scuffed pretty good. Both items were rented and ended up costing me 500 or so.
Sidi Vertigo Air Boots: not a scratch from the wreck.
Shoei helmet with stripes on it: I don't think it ever actually hit the ground. Just kept me lookin stylish through the whole escapade. Hid my tears while I was walking over to my wrecked bike that had shiny stock plastic just moments before. Seriously. I cried.
Icon back protector: worn under the leathers: did quite well. Though it is a little bulky to be worn under leathers.
All of these Items are for sale by the way. Ill be posting a thread soon.
Last edited by jrob; 09-26-2009 at 07:32 AM.
|09-26-2009, 12:10 PM||#23|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Experience: 3 years
Went down going NB on 45 just south of the exit for 59 doin about 60-70 mph. Got cutoff by someone who flew across 3 lanes of traffic. I didnt hit them but I paniced and grab too much front brake. Wheel locked up and I went down to the left side. Somehow, I managed to stay upright and slide on my knees most of the time. My head didn't even touch the concrete...
Arai RX7: not even a scratch
Joe Rocket honda repsol jacket (Textile): Held up very well. My upper body was completely free from any rash (except for my hands). The jacket is still wearable, all the pads are still in place, and the only damage is to the outer shell of the jacket on the underside of the forearms. The seam opened up one side (about 5 in long) and the other side tore apart (about the same size hole). A small part of one of the elbow pads is exposed now.
A* gloves (not sure of the model, but they were actually MX gloves): Both leather palms tore open and I got pretty bad rash on the bottom of my palms. I know they're not meant for the street but they are comfortable.
Other than that, no other protective gear. Needless to say my left knee and legs got it pretty bad cuz they took the brunt of the fall. Who knew work slacks wouldnt hold up when sliding across concrete at 60 mph... Learned my lesson.
|09-26-2009, 12:52 PM||#24|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Experience: 10+ years
Been down 2 times in Joe Rocket leathers, A* boots and Dinease gloves:
Low side at MSRH @ 35-40 mph
Ran off in turn 1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) ..........ruined a Shoei helmet.
Leathers and boots are fine, a little scuffed.......gloves are finally worn out.
In both cases I had no rash, nothing broken, but a bad headache and 2 weeks off of work after TWS (Texas World Speedway).