Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

What skills to learn, what tools to get
Gilberto de Piento
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Re: Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

Post by Gilberto de Piento » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 am

I'm sorry to hear about the crash. I'm glad it wasn't worse.
Jeans are better than nothing but don't do much, unless you mean the ones that have armor built in. Even then I'm not sure how they compare to leather, though leather is often impractical.

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Re: Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

Post by slowtraveler » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:32 am

I mean Kevlar jeans. Uglybros, revit, nerve brand with built in armor and kevlar reinforcement.

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Re: Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:42 am

Early on in my riding career I lowsided going ~20mph around a turn on a patch of sand. The gear I was wearing saved me from having to wire brush gravel from most of my body.

Full face helmet - dinged hard enough right on the side of the face that no helmet = chin/cheek hitting ground
Riding jacket - Joe Rocket patch torn off shoulder and elbow scrapped - if no jacket that would have been awful road rash
Gloves - if it weren't for kevlar reinforced full grain leather gloves my right hand would have been scrapped hard enough to possibly lose a pinky
Pants - heavy duty riding pants prevented my hip/knee from getting ground down to the meat/muscle - jeans would have ripped right through
Boots - my high length riding boots got ground down 50% into the leather right where my outer ankle bone is

Heat, the heavy bike with open engine would have burned my inner leg if it weren't for the pants as well.

After that, it was ATGATT (all the gear, all the time) for me.

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Re: Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

Post by prognastat » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:12 am

Sorry to hear that it happened, but grateful we've gotten you to upgrade some of your safety gear already before it happened.

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Re: Motorcycle Trip Across Thailand

Post by Seppia » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 pm

slowtraveler wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 am
2) Drive slowly through traffic.
Very important lesson learned with little damage, this is a huge win for you.
Get well soon my man!

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