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Do you gear up when riding?


Do you gear up when riding?  

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  1. 1. Do you gear up when riding?

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Except the obvious, jacket or long sleeve, long pants, gloves, covered shoes, sunglasses (optional). of course you wont be wearing pads right, that would be too ...

 

i've ever seen someone riding on the expressway almost naked, sports attire: no sleeve shirt with shorts. was pretty worried for him cos if he fall, most likely fatal.

Accident can happen anytime, anywhere.

However ask yourself, do you want to fall at 120km/h or 60km/h?

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For me, gloves, armoured jacket, full-face helmet and boots are a must. Even if it's a short ride. Better safe than sorry.

 

Wearing such gear is not a guarantee that I won't get injured in a crash. But not wearing it is a guarantee that I WILL!

 

If anyone comes up with the excuse that it's too hot to ride with an armoured jacket, that's crap. Cooling vented mesh jackets are abundantly available nowadays and they go as low as $100. Plus, I got this quote from an article in a bike mag, "Flesh burns at a rate of 3 cm per second at 60 km/h"....

"Keep your friends close but your enemies closer"

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hmm i think even if you wear long sleeves and long pants also will be fatal depending on how you fall.

 

i dont agree, having even a thin layer of clothing to protect will increase say 1% chance of survival if u're involved in a serious fall. so it's not the same when it comes to life n death situation.

Accident can happen anytime, anywhere.

However ask yourself, do you want to fall at 120km/h or 60km/h?

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the arse thing about armor jacket is its freaking bulky unless u remove the back protector which makes it easier to fold but . . doesnt make a point right?

 

i have a komine one, an arse to bring it around. still wear it when going trips over 20mins. thinking of getting a top box or something

 

anyway i wear fullface, pants, and armoured gloves all the time. weird without gloves and fullface and cover shoes. changing gear with slippers kill me haha

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The armored jacket no box to keep very bulky leh, wear around in shopping center people think u crazy... :faint:

 

Crazy??? Why??? No style???

 

Like I said, I have 3 mesh armoured jackets, one Rjays, one Icon & a Dainese. I wear them all the time when riding and even after I dismount. The mesh is cooling enough to be worn at all times. When I enter a shopping wearing it, I don't invite any stares. Unless I keep my gloves & helmet on, then I look crazy....

 

Frankly, my superbike pals from Malaysia find it funny that we have riders here on superbikes wearing open-face helmets, t-shirts, skinny jeans & slippers.

 

Seriously speaking, my Rjays did save my shoulder once when I was sideswiped by a Lexus. From the scuff marks and tear, the armour took most of the impact..... Need more justification??

"Keep your friends close but your enemies closer"

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No matter what, it is a must to wear shoes and full face for me. As for long sleeve and pants it will help in protecting against abrasion IMO. Glove is another important gear to wear too. :thumb:

It's not how fast you ride, but how well you ride.

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No matter what, it is a must to wear shoes and full face for me. As for long sleeve and pants it will help in protecting against abrasion IMO. Glove is another important gear to wear too. :thumb:

 

Gloove and shoe is a must for me.....

I sweat too much and will use full-face and armoured jacket sometimes......

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Safety...first word that can be hear and see everywhere in the world..but some riders dont take it seriously.Well,this people arewhat i call a kind samaritan who volunteers to donate part of their organs to charity in case they met with fatal accident..:cool:

 

Initially,I use to wear slipper during rain just to avoid my feets getting smell of the socks when wet,but the stupidity of it was that slippers is rubber and slippery...and defeat the purpose of wearing it..might as well i barefoot,rite?

 

Further to slipper,sandal or the croc style...recently saw this couple at Gelang Patah Esso petrol kiosk (as matter of fact,many of the riders in Singapore) wearing jus a slipper and short pants...I respect this rider and pillion, whom i believe must have a very thick skin and a very strong bones...but....

 

When accident happens, then only they got to wear that special armour cast (kena cement here n there lor) with special two big wheel at side (wheelchair)and they have that pathetic looks and even some dare to say accident due to race or cornering...RIDICULOUS!!!

 

So to all bikers out there,wearing safety riding gear doesn't guarantee 100% free injuries,BUT minimise the worst to see..

 

extract from bikers quote: SPEED have 5 words,so do DEATH...SLOW have 4 words,so do SAFE...Burn rubber, not your soul, baby...

 

Safety doesn't happen by accident.

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Safety...first word that can be hear and see everywhere in the world..but some riders dont take it seriously.Well,this people arewhat i call a kind samaritan who volunteers to donate part of their organs to charity in case they met with fatal accident..:cool:

 

Initially,I use to wear slipper during rain just to avoid my feets getting smell of the socks when wet,but the stupidity of it was that slippers is rubber and slippery...and defeat the purpose of wearing it..might as well i barefoot,rite?

 

Further to slipper,sandal or the croc style...recently saw this couple at Gelang Patah Esso petrol kiosk (as matter of fact,many of the riders in Singapore) wearing jus a slipper and short pants...I respect this rider and pillion, whom i believe must have a very thick skin and a very strong bones...but....

 

When accident happens, then only they got to wear that special armour cast (kena cement here n there lor) with special two big wheel at side (wheelchair)and they have that pathetic looks and even some dare to say accident due to race or cornering...RIDICULOUS!!!

 

So to all bikers out there,wearing safety riding gear doesn't guarantee 100% free injuries,BUT minimise the worst to see..

 

extract from bikers quote: SPEED have 5 words,so do DEATH...SLOW have 4 words,so do SAFE...Burn rubber, not your soul, baby...

 

Safety doesn't happen by accident.

 

Well said! Very true! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

It's not how fast you ride, but how well you ride.

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fulll face too hot.. buy full face flip up.

 

i will wear Fullface and shoes for most of the time.. except raining then no choice. lol

 

Me too. Full face, shoes and jeans must wear. Even raining :cheeky:

It's not how fast you ride, but how well you ride.

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I was one of those kuku that wear slipper and short riding around. But no matter where i go. i do wear Full face and glove. Just like others. Full of excuses like lazy, no space to keep, Convenience, bla bla bla not to wear pants and cover shoes.(maybe due to riding scooter, from a small sfera to X9 to maybe B650 or SW)

 

Only till yesterday i just brought my very first Mesh top and proper armour glove.

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Crazy??? Why??? No style???

 

Like I said, I have 3 mesh armoured jackets, one Rjays, one Icon & a Dainese. I wear them all the time when riding and even after I dismount. The mesh is cooling enough to be worn at all times. When I enter a shopping wearing it, I don't invite any stares. Unless I keep my gloves & helmet on, then I look crazy....

 

I agree. Most people won't even bother giving you a second look.

 

People are usually more self-conscious of how they look compared to how others actually see them!

He who hesitates is lost!

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Crazy??? Why??? No style???

 

Like I said, I have 3 mesh armoured jackets, one Rjays, one Icon & a Dainese. I wear them all the time when riding and even after I dismount. The mesh is cooling enough to be worn at all times. When I enter a shopping wearing it, I don't invite any stares. Unless I keep my gloves & helmet on, then I look crazy....

 

:lol: the ending damn funny.. but safety gear is a must. e min is wearing shoe and gloves.

i nvr wear slipper to ride a bike even if short distance. scared will lose my toe etc.

i'll be your competition..

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I was one of those kuku that wear slipper and short riding around. But no matter where i go. i do wear Full face and glove. Just like others. Full of excuses like lazy, no space to keep, Convenience, bla bla bla not to wear pants and cover shoes.(maybe due to riding scooter, from a small sfera to X9 to maybe B650 or SW)

 

Only till yesterday i just brought my very first Mesh top and proper armour glove.

 

x9 still no space to keep! :faint: hahahahaaa

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yet to taste asphalt, but i do believe in a ff + amour jacket w gloves.

 

seen my friend brother chin and arms all bandaged up when he was knocked off his bike.

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Yes, I'm one of those riders who gear up fully everywhere I ride.

 

FF helmet, armoured jacket, knee-shin guard, gloves and boots.

 

Er... I believe many people have forgotten about knee guards. It's one of the most under-rated and most under-utilized piece of essential gear. In an accident, most of the time... the knees are the ones that take the first impact blow!

 

You can check out more about knee, shin guards on Pplater's post on it... http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4648247#post4648247

 

It is definitely not as cumbersome as you think it is. My bike doesn't have a top box... And one side of the E21 can fit all the above gears, except of course the FF helmet!

Biking is something that everyone can learn and enjoy! :goodluck:

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