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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Value of riding jacket

I went down a couple of weeks ago. Very low speed but I have cracked rib & a big patch of skin off my elbow. My leather jacket probably helped but the jacket I wasn't wearing would have likely been MUCH better.
That jacket has elbow pads, a back pad & rib pads. It might not look as good but that is what I will be wearing from now on.
I hurt my ribs once before on a bicycle & I had almost forgotten how much it HURTS.
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One year and a month from my crash and the ribs are still hurting. The value of gear is worth what you value your life at. This is whats left of my Helmet and armored jacket:

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Tip - make sure said jacket is done up ....ask me how I know.....3 years out and damaged shoulder also lowish speed front wheel washout...if the jacket was done up completely the armor would worked.


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What are rib pads? I've had a lot of armored jackets and seen many more and yet for the most part none, other than the off road, Fox type "roost guard" body armor, protect the front chest/abdominal area.
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I have two jackets. The 3rd street jacket has shoulder pads but no rib pads. The Joe Rocket jacket has some rib pads but no shoulder pads.
I wonder if I can maybe remove the pockets from one & transfer the pads so I have both?
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I wear an airbag vest to protect my chest/stomach/back

It has an optional plastic chest plate that fits inside for extra protection against penetration.

I also have a larger Knox racing chest protector that wraps around my sides further but I have rarely worn it and not at all since I got the vest.
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As said, you can wear your current jacket and just add inside protection or you can wear a true motorcycle jacket with built in protection. Most of us rode for years w/o proper protection. I would never ride today without some type of m/c jacket with protection.
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Go to a Cycle Gear where you can look at all types of motorcycle wearing gear and try it on for size. It is a better investment than chrome and lights.
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