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MCN  says:

You Ask/You Answer: Back protectors

"I've been riding over 12 years, and have never worn a proper back protector. I've got one of those foam back pad things that you get in your jacket – which obviously isn't a 'protector', and Iv'e noticed that a lot of the riders in my bike club wear full-on separate protectors now. "Should I be wearing one? Are they comfortable?...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (03 April 2013 11:57)

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Feb 13

Posts: 18

justaname says:


wear what you like, its sliding doors mate.. rode a bike, never crashed, passenger in a car for first time in years and car plowed into passenger side, bad hip and knee now... FEAR is your biggest fear in whatever you do.. on a bike i wear jeans, helmet, leather jacket, gloves n doc martin boots..

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Jul 09

Posts: 146

burningbush says:

Mildly paranoid

I wrote off my bike in the Lake District almost two years ago. As a result I am even more 'armour' obsessed. I wear a back protector, it's comfortable and keeps me warm. It also doubles up as a petrol tank protector in the garage in case anything is dropped on my Bonneville.

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Oct 12

Posts: 64

Room101 says:

visit Odstock

Mate broke his back. I visited him in Odstock Hospital for 6 months before he came back home for 4 years to a special bed and constant nursing, where he eventually died. You don’t believe in back protectors, go and have a chat with the regular biker residents over at Odstock, see what they say. (I’m no saint, never used to wear one but now have that £20 approved insert in my jacket and don’t know its there)

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Apr 13

Posts: 2

lukeg says:

Wear one!

I came off a TL1000R about 2 years ago as pillion, inexperienced rider and pillion then, just didn't expect a downshift and off I went. Tumbling down the road, sliding on my back and arse....fractured ankle and gravel rash all up my back, two things I didn't do on that ride....Wear a back protector and zip my jacket and trousers together...Also riding with back armour seems to increase my confidence now! :D

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