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Old 03-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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Dirt Bike Armor on the Street

Has anyone here ever used a dirt bike chest/back protector under a normal street riding jacket or is it a better idea to just do with a riding jacket that has a good CE spine protector? It seems like some of the dirt bike armor would have good carry over to the street. I know lots of guys wear the MX boots on the street and they have stood up well when called on. Any verdict on the other armor?
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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Hi,

Look here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210270


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Old 03-19-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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This is what i use everyday under any jacket:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Armor+06.aspx

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link. That is excatly the kind of info I am looking for.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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I wear a Tourmaster jacket with the armor out and full dirt gear, hard chest protector and elbow pads. If the chest protector fits right it wears all day just fine.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:05 PM   #6
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I am going to look into something like that for sure. It looks like it would provide a lot more protection than a standard jacket. It may be a little more expensive but I think I am going to go for some armor like that and then a protective jacket over top. I can't think of a better area to spend my money on.

Now I just need to find a nice pair of riding pants......
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:26 AM   #7
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I went down at 60 on the freeway wearing Tech 8's, Six Six One Pressure Suit, Arc enduro pants & jacket, Alpinestars street gloves, Answer knee/ shin guards, and a HJC dirt lid. The drunk who was spinning across the freeway was deflected off of the right side guard rail, ran over my wife, bounced off of the center median eventually collecting me with her left front fender. It sent me over the hood, into the windshield, launching me according to witnesses ten feet into the air. I impacted the concrete median and tumbled down the HOV lane until I came to rest. I walked away.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:02 AM   #8
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First of all glad to hear you are ok. That is a truly unreal event to walk away from. Gotta invest in the quality gear. I am going to be wearing a pressure suit type armor for sure. So you wear the knee/shin guards under the riding pants then?
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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Yep I always wear either knee/ shin guards, or complete EVS knee braces depending on what I ride. I wear EVS knee braces on my desert bikes, and the knee/shin guards on the 950. The EVS braces are too bulky for the width of the 950 otherwise I would wear them.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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I took out the knee "armor" in my Savanna 2 pants and Darien pants and Roadcrafter suit and always wear some 661 knee/shin guards underneath the pants.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #11
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:25 AM   #12
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I went down at 60 on the freeway wearing Tech 8's, Six Six One Pressure Suit, Arc enduro pants & jacket, Alpinestars street gloves, Answer knee/ shin guards, and a HJC dirt lid. The drunk who was spinning across the freeway was deflected off of the right side guard rail, ran over my wife, bounced off of the center median eventually collecting me with her left front fender. It sent me over the hood, into the windshield, launching me according to witnesses ten feet into the air. I impacted the concrete median and tumbled down the HOV lane until I came to rest. I walked away.
Bloody hell! glad you are ok, how's the wife?
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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Bloody hell! glad you are ok, how's the wife?
She took a direct rear quartering hit to the right rear of her 650GSD and was dillled into the pavement. Both of her legs were broken and she spent a week in the hospital. She spent three months in a wheelchair but is walking again, and working on getting back into shape. She had the same gear on as me, but the dynamics of the wreck exceeded the capabilities of the equipment. Still, she survived with a couple broken bones, no road rash or other significant trauma. We have avoided countless encounters over the years by being vigilant and anticipating other people's movements etc. This all went down within a split second in moderately heavy traffic and is a testament for being prepared for the worst.
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