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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:20 PM   #26
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lately i'm seeing people ride with just helmets

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I have yet to see anyone wear decent gear while driving a scooter or moped. I often see women riding them with dresses and heels.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #27
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my buddy went down at 120kmh ish with his expensive shark helmet but shorts and a t shirt...his head was about the only thing not ground up or broken.his shoulder and half his back looked like groundbeef.i hate wearing hot gear too but force urself to at least wear gloves and a jacket with that fullface.
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what if you are wearing just normal jeans. won't your ass and legs get fried too by pavement?
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:09 AM   #29
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what if you are wearing just normal jeans. won't your ass and legs get fried too by pavement?
Jeans will last a few feet at 100kmph+

There are kevlar jeans that will hold up much better.
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I have yet to see anyone wear decent gear while driving a scooter or moped. I often see women riding them with dresses and heels.
Bell Star helmet
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All on my little dinky 50cc.

The only thing that I don't wear are my kevlar jeans when I'm commuting to/from work. Which is horrible, cause i'm in dress pants too


On that note, I don't think the jeans really give the side of my knees any padding.
I'd love to find myself a pair of jeans with side-knee padding, any thoughts?
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I have yet to see anyone wear decent gear while driving a scooter or moped. I often see women riding them with dresses and heels.
You do know that 99% of scooter riders have little to no rider training, right?

In their own minds, they are invincible because their 49cc CVT scooter is helping the environment!
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:00 PM   #32
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You do know that 99% of scooter riders have little to no rider training, right?

In their own minds, they are invincible because their 49cc CVT scooter is helping the environment!


Likewise my huge ego protects me... except from RS moderators LOL
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what if you are wearing just normal jeans. won't your ass and legs get fried too by pavement?
Normal jeans dont really work. No impact protection nor will it last very long if you end up sliding on your ass. During my accidents, I had full gear except jeans, and i was pretty much ok except for a shattered knee and road rash on my legs. ALWAYS WEAR FULL GEAR
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what if you are wearing just normal jeans. won't your ass and legs get fried too by pavement?
you guys will love this - at high speeds and rolling around as a result of your crash, the heat generated will cause the jean fabric to fuse to your leg.

The kick in the teeth arrives when you get to the hospital; they can't give you anesthetic either as you have to be wide awake when the ER takes a scrubber to your leg to get the jean molecules out.

I know from experience.
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I've lowsided only once so far (hopefully my only time!) at low speed ~30km/h wearing full gear. I didn't feel a thing and came out barely with a bruise. In fact, after I lowsided I was like "wtf, why am I on the ground and how come my bike is over there?!"
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