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SaraChang

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SaraChang says:

Dress for Advanced Motorcycle Riding

Hello Friends,

Safety is the most important factor when it comes to riding a motorcycle. Whether you take your sport bike to the track for some high-speed action or carve corners in canyons, proper riding apparel is the first step you should take to minimize the effects of a spill. More aggressive sport-bike riding requires optimal protection.

Leather jackets offer the best protection. Make sure your jacket has CE approved or higher padding in the shoulders, elbows and back. CE approval indicates that the product passed certain quality tests. If leather is out of your price range, then textile gear is the next best thing. A one-piece track suit offers exceptional protection, keeping the body stable in the event of a crash. Some even have built-in kevlar pads for impact and abrasion protection.

Time for pants. If you chose to buy your jacket and pants separately, rather than as part of a two-piece riding suit, make sure the pants have CE approved knee padding and spandex in the crotch. You should be able to swing your leg over the bike with ease while wearing your pants. This way, it's much easier to move around on the seat. Most pants have large velcro patches for knee pucks. If you're a frequent knee dragger, (ususally a technique for track racing) make sure the pants are compatible before you buy.

Thanks and Regards,
Sara Chang

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

If you do ride in your 'pants'

please make sure, before you set off, that they are clean.:laugh:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

And on the

right way round:shock:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

and not in a

Knot :lol:  I have been riding in a leotard and leg warmers for years, is that wrong then :unsure:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

It's not wrong

it's not right, but it's definately not wrong:winkie:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

Phew

thanks....cos i quite like the 80's jane fonda look :winkie:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I thought it

was more sam fox leotard :ph43r:

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Jane's....

no in her 80's,she's just turned mid 40's ish.:smile

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

oldish

Its debatable :winkie:

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