Originally Posted by glasswave
#3. Learn good motorcycling control and accident avoidance skills and practice them frequently.
#4. Ride conservatively, save excessive speed for the track.. ....
Gold, pure gold.
If you do these two things, odds are that you will not be in a moto mishap of your own doing...and much less likely to be in a mishap of another's doing. What gear you wear is irrelevant if you can avoid the mishap.