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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Buy Gear or Frame Sliders?

I've got a few bucks to buy some stuff for my motorcycle and can't decide between:

Buying a little gear and some frame sliders: I have all the important gear except boots (I usually wear work boots), I even have textile pants.

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Buying some body armour and not buying the sliders. I'd like to get some knee and shin guards from icon as well as either boots or those spandex-shorts to wear under jeans.


I probably made this confusing, but basically do you think frame sliders are more important or is body armour more important? What would you buy first?

And are boots more important than body armour?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 07:00 PM
 
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What's more important to you in the event of a crash? Your skin or your bike?
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well i've already got a lot of gear
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 07:03 PM
 
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I'd get a good pair of racing boots at the very least, then maybe a pair of framesliders. They're not too expensive.
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well i've already got a lot of gear
True, but you don't have boots. Work boots just won't cut the mustard.

Look after your body first, the bike's body second.




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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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so you think boots are pretty important in terms of gear?
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Sorry to not go along with you chaps, but my boots for riding my three sportbikes is a pair of Danner boots. Ones you can see in www.danner.com & called 'Fort Lewis' in model & much closer to a tough military boot & yet on some occasions I will wear a pair of mountaineering boots not a road racing boot.

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 09:19 PM
 
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If you already have all the gear, go for the frame sliders. No use in having two-three jackets in your closet and no bike protection. I dont care what they say, when I went down my first thought was "is my bike ok?" a broken arm or leg will heal, but to me my bike is just as important.
Get the fram sliders dude!
ps. I wear a pair of "work boots" too Bates enforcers with a steel toe. Not something to go to the track with but for city/ highway/ canyon riding they're fine.

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Since your bike is naked, I will say get boots.
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A good pair of work boots are fine riding boots as long as they are tall enough to give ankle protection. Work boots are subjected to OSHA regulations and I would bet are better then a lot of so called motorcycle foot gear.

Now they dont compare to a nice race boot with reinforced shin and ankle protection but for daily riding I think a good work boot is fine.

As far as protection importance goes I think a good boot is second only to the helmet. Lower leg injuries are some of the most frequent during a get off and you want something substantial down there.

Frame sliders are good for garage drops and to absorb some energy during a low slide. I have em, but I know its more for a "good feeling" then any actual bike protection.
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