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    Motocap and some key messages

    Key messages

    • Over half of riders get back on their bike during spring.

    • Crashes increase by 24% from September to October & continue into the summer.

    • Riders need to make sure they’re wearing- gear that will provide them best protection in a crash.

    • Wearing the right gear can reduce your injury & recovery time by 30%.

    • Gloves, trousers, jackets and riding boots can mean the difference between serious injury or the inconvenience of minor injuries.

    • Check out how safe your gear is on https://www.motocap.com.au/

    • South Island – Chip seal. Maybe you need to wear better gear.

    • The most expensive gear does not always offer you the best protection.

    • Even at low speeds you can get hurt as your skin is directly exposed to the road surface – you need to wear gear that can protect you

    • Nobody knows when they will bin. If they did, they would change their riding, and prevent it. You need to wear all the gear every time you ride

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    In old age I wouldn't even think of riding without Shoei,Sidis and Leda armoured race suit.
    won't even get on the bike without the whole lot....
    The road hurts !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
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    Amended. My Bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    In old age I wouldn't even think of riding without Shoei,Sidis and Leda armoured race suit.
    won't even get on the bike without the whole lot....
    The road hurts !!!!
    Same deal except traded sidis for GayErnies as they are slightly wider.

    Stuff knows what I'll do replacement time for Leathers, I'll feel like a traitor even though Dusty has pretty much forceably retired.

    Maybe 2nd gen airbag suit in the future if I start saving now.
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    Well they don't seem to have either of my recent Five Gloves, but the flash harry RST version I didn't buy as a bit narrow rated quite poorly. Interesting..
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Well they don't seem to have either of my recent Five Gloves, but the flash harry RST version I didn't buy as a bit narrow rated quite poorly. Interesting..
    I think that because it's a new-ish system, the number of items tested will only grow with time.

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    Just from a quick perusal (none of my gear is listed, closest I think is three stars for a similar jacket) overall that’s a lot of very underwhelming results.

    Textile jackets are all (with a single three star exception) rated 2 stars or less out of five for safety?? That’s a bit scandalous given the marketing claims.
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    Interesting. Some of the most expensive gear gets the lowest results. That could be either because the gear isn't great or the testing regime isn't. What is for certain is that I'm not going to blow two or three grand on another set of gear.
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    I've had a quick look but haven't read their test methods.

    I low sided a couple of years ago on oil that was on a patch of wet tar bleed. Riding into the sun, so no chance of seeing the oil. The road is very hard even when you low side.

    No injuries except a sore thumb and the damage to my gear (leather) was just cosmetic.

    I might wear jeans in town but not where there's chip seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I might wear jeans in town but not where there's chip seal.
    so do you google earth your route before heading out to check there's no chip seal then?, what about kerbs and lamposts, are they softer away from chip seal?

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    Most accidents happen on short trips. Knowing that, the very last thing that you should wear on those trips is inadequate gear. Armour is best defence against serious damage. Should be in all gear. Only reduces impact though.

    That said abrasion is super inconvenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Armour is best defence against serious damage. Should be in all gear. Only reduces impact though.
    I landed hard on my shoulder and elbow, and was sure I'd done some damage. But nothing, not even any aches or pain afterwards.

    Dainese leather jacket, bought from an Italian website for about €250 quite a few years ago now.

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    If you are really worried about road rash you are probably crashing way too often.

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    https://www.motocap.com.au/testing-process

    Shows they are primarily interested in abrasion resistance, not impact to the spine etc (the entire back area is only Moderate Risk)

    But wait, they do have a specific Impact Resistance test, for (according to their picture) elbows, assholes and knees only.

    That should be a robust test to simulate the actual impact experience by people crashing, hitting solid objects (ground, namely) at speed, right?

    "A 5kg flat-faced impactor is then dropped from 1m onto the impact protector, simulating an impact speed of about 16km/h"




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    lol

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