Help a newbie/Protection?
Posted March 14, 2001 - 12:32 AM
Would someone be so kind and share any ideas on what a newbie might need for personal protection along with an Internet site where items can be purchased for a reasonable price. Information on a good skid plate for the WR400 would be appreciated too. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Posted March 14, 2001 - 06:36 AM
I use the EVS ballistic shok blok jersey-integrated kidney belt, back (lower and upper), chest, elbow, shoulder pads on a mesh jersey. They don't stop all the roost from pelting your chest, but in a light-medium duty fall it does work very well. Mine has been holding out with only 1 tear for 4 years About $120 I think.
Yep, MAW is a good place to buy online. Just make sure you research for price like anything else.
Posted March 14, 2001 - 06:51 AM
Posted March 14, 2001 - 07:30 AM
Posted March 14, 2001 - 12:36 PM
Posted March 14, 2001 - 07:08 PM
Actually it depends on what your going to be doing. For example, chest protectors are great if you have to follow someone but for slow trail riding by yourself they wont do a lot.
Unless you have a bad knee I'd skip knee braces myself.
Beyond that the big question is how good are you and how fast do you ride? Where do you ride? If you ride in really rocky terrain the knee and elbow pads will pay for themselves the first time you wreck. If you're in sandy or soft soil why bother?
Posted March 14, 2001 - 08:35 PM
Ok, so it's a stretch for protective gear, but I still recommend it.
Posted March 15, 2001 - 12:07 AM
''unless you want bad knees get a knee brace''...
they are a hell of a price,, but if youve ever torn knee ligaments or smashed a knee cap they dont seem to costly,,,
i tore ligaments in my knee in a silly little get off about a year ago,
still hurts now,
think long and hard about buying things that make your bike go faster/look better, above protective gear.
as an old bloke [31 haha] i hate pain,
garenteed if u dont wear elbow pads your'll land on your elbows,, forget your knee pads/braces,,, yourll land on your knees etc etc,,
not sure this law applys to not wearing a condom tho
Posted March 15, 2001 - 03:51 AM
Mike is right, chest protectors are cumbersome. I hated mine at first, but after spending the money I did, I was determined to use it. After a few rides, I don't even notice I have it on.
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Posted March 15, 2001 - 09:51 AM
HELMET, GLOVES, GOGGLES, KNEE AND SHIN GUARDS, ELBOW PADS, BOOTS AND CHEST PROTECTOR ARE THE BEST WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAVE FUN TOO. YOU WILL GET USED TO THE EQUIPMENT IN NO TIME AND THE FIRST TIME YOU FALL MIGHT HURT A BIT, BUT YOU WILL BE GREATFUL YOU HAD ON THE ARMOR.....I KNOW I WAS.