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11-23-2005 8:29 PM
NanoSfere
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I usually wear my jacket with the built in one. Helps that I has a 3 piece jacket.
11-23-2005 8:12 PM
esoteric
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

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Originally Posted by RPinOZ
The Dainese gets pretty hot under the full leathers for commuting when it's 30C or more. I'll probably wear it more often for commuting as the weather cools down.
Which Dainese? They've got a lot of different models. The one I have in my jacket is a honeycomb design which seems to vent pretty well (for being in an unvented jacket) while the other designs looked like solid plates.
11-03-2005 8:51 AM
mojo1094
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I don't have one, but you know, I would wear it more often than my jacket, which i have been known to ride without.
09-12-2005 8:00 PM
luvtolean
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Nope, but shoulder armor (or "better" shoulder armor) would've.



08-10-2005 9:22 AM
Proto
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

You need an option for "not very often" in your poll.

I've got a Knox back protector like Spookyjack's above, only black/silver. Use it when I'm doing trackdays or if I'm going out for a bit of a thrash on a Sunday wearing my one-piece suit.
Everyday riding, I'm in a two-piece and that has a back protector (sort of) built in.

BTW managed to fracture my spine some years back. Burst/compression fracture of T12, caused by shock from landing on my shoulder, passing down the spine. T12 sort of fell apart. Back protector wouldn't have helped, at least I don't think so.
08-10-2005 2:22 AM
Bacchus
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Smitty, email/PM me!
08-10-2005 1:47 AM
Smitty
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I would have said all the time, but then realized, in this little town I would go to see my Doc riding the bike without all the protective gear & even to met a chap, new to my town, & guide him up to my home for a cuppa.
05-24-2005 6:02 PM
TGZ13
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

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Originally Posted by sheepofblue
Got one similar, I have rode 180 miles in one setting with it on and the only comment is don't use the arm straps. That was under my leather jacket with mesh pants on. The arm strap seems to catch me in the armpit someone and messes with blood flow. Without the strap it is comfy and no movement
Thats what I like about this one... there is only the waste strap.

The backprotector kind of hugs your back and is help in place with either the jacket or suit. Like I said, next time I ride I plan on giving it a good testing out.
05-24-2005 5:31 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

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Originally Posted by TGZ13
I just picked up an Alpinestars Tech Race to wear under my suit. It feels pretty comfortable under either my suit and my jacket. So unless it turns out to be annoying in the long run (which I dont think it will) then I will probably wear it for track or street
Got one similar, I have rode 180 miles in one setting with it on and the only comment is don't use the arm straps. That was under my leather jacket with mesh pants on. The arm strap seems to catch me in the armpit someone and messes with blood flow. Without the strap it is comfy and no movement
05-24-2005 5:10 PM
TGZ13
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I just picked up an Alpinestars Tech Race to wear under my suit. It feels pretty comfortable under either my suit and my jacket. So unless it turns out to be annoying in the long run (which I dont think it will) then I will probably wear it for track or street
05-24-2005 9:39 AM
SpookyjacK
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

ive always used the Knox back protector love it very comfy, the wide waist belt also acts like a kidney belt great for long tours the knox protector looks like the Bohn same company? Also you must fit it properly ive got the short version because im under 5' 10" a must wear, ive crashed before and it saved my skin
04-21-2005 2:41 AM
Scratch
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

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Originally Posted by Zeeman
bought a bad one, and thus only wear it on the track until I buy a comfy one...

Z...

+1

The Dainese I bought is poking me in the neck something fierce. I don't think I'll be wearing it until I get to the track or find something more comfortable. I don't think a back protector should cause back/neck pain!
04-20-2005 11:42 PM
Bigbird
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I've never owned a back protector. I've contemplated the purchase of one for some time now. My first and latest spil with the Repsol (approx 70km/h) had me rolling for some time. The back feels fine (did not hit anything). High quality gloves, coat and kevlar pants are a must. I MUST find a good pair of armored jeans. And.. the helmet. Arai forever.

I'll be taking a look at this section for the next few weeks. I need to replace the damaged equipement...

Luc
04-18-2005 9:48 PM
asiliat
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

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Originally Posted by CBRBob
Have to say mine is built into the jacket.
+1
03-26-2005 7:21 PM
sds
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Every ride.

sds
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