Answer HoNESTLY!!! - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Riding Gear / Luggage Discussion of Helmets, Boots, Gloves, Leathers, Jackets, Pants, Back Protectors, Earplugs, Tank Bags, Tail Bags, Saddlebags, etc.

View Poll Results: STREET RIDING & YOUR BACK PROTECTOR USAGE
all the time...even on the ride to the grocery store 54 33.33%
Most of the time...lazy to put it on some dayz 51 31.48%
collecting dust, i should put it on ebay!! 57 35.19%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 12-16-2004
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA
Age: 43
Posts: 66
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 15
 
Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Waddups docs??!! I am contemplating of putting on order a bohn defender backprotector (sweet deal bohnarmor.com)

I have been surfin on ebay the past few weeks on back protectors on ebay and notice folks get rid of them quite frequently for whatever reason...

I figure that other than your gloves, jacket, helmet, and boots, a back protector should be a standard use item when riding...though pricey. Some models looking too hot for summer, look to bulky, or look uncomfortable for day to day commuting/joy riding. The nicer models are a pretty penny!!!

So now I am wondering those who have invested in a back protector, how many of yall actually use it as often as you should...this is for street riding applications.

-Bored @ work-
machamachacho43 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 10:42 AM
 
Join Date: 01-27-2003
Posts: 5,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
           
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Since my leathers didn't come with a back protector I wear it each and everytime. My jackets have back protectors in them.

This is the Bohn I have.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/35-BOHN-19

Last edited by Mojave954; 03-18-2005 at 10:43 AM.
Mojave954 is offline  
post #3 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:02 AM
 
soon2b954's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-02-2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Age: 47
Posts: 2,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Where's the option don't have one!!

My suit has one built in, but its only foam.

Look, lean, believe!!
soon2b954 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:10 AM
 
Join Date: 03-12-2004
Posts: 2,057
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
       
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by soon2b954
Where's the option don't have one!!
Good point.

I need to purchase one.
colryn is offline  
post #5 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:11 AM
 
Join Date: 01-28-2003
Posts: 6,318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
                 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

More important than leather and just as important as a helmet IMO.

HD
Heavy-Dee is offline  
post #6 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:25 AM
 
HondaGalToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-29-2001
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 6,731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 31
             
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

On the track I wear it all the time. I should on the street. My Aerostich has one in it, but it's not real substantial. This year I plan on wearing the Knox that I use on the track for street riding as well.
HondaGalToo is offline  
post #7 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:36 AM
 
Blorton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-12-2003
Location: Hotlanta
Age: 53
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 17
 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Tough to answer this one. I bought a full-on hardshell for track days, but my textile cycleport Ultra II jacket that I always wear has a plastic/foam laminate one built in. The jacket is great for four seasons riding and has lots of the same type of armor in other places, but the back protector is not in the same league as the full-on race units. I've tried taking out the jacket's bp and wearing the full-on underneath, but that doesn't work well.

As much as I like the UltraII, it isn't quite as cool as a full mesh in the high heat, and since it is longer, the extra bulk of the length and all those pockets can be a drag at times. This year I'm planning to go with a short jacket in air mesh kevlar from cycleport to match the pants I got last year. The pants are great, btw. It's got a zip-together option as well.

Fwiw,
Dan
Blorton is offline  
post #8 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 11:42 AM
 
Join Date: 10-01-2002
Posts: 661
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

better safe than sorry! When I do ride I go to ride so I'm always in full gear.
02FBlade is offline  
post #9 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 1:50 PM
 
Join Date: 01-14-2004
Posts: 1,820
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by soon2b954
Where's the option don't have one!!

My suit has one built in, but its only foam.
+1
Newfie TLR is offline  
post #10 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 2:00 PM
 
sheepofblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-13-2004
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 14,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 48
                     
Send a message via AIM to sheepofblue
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Don"t have one but it is near the top of the list. Both jackets have some padding though.

Must obey the sheep dog
sheepofblue is offline  
post #11 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 2:26 PM
 
Join Date: 10-24-2004
Posts: 622
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
   
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

The foam protectors that come in jackets aren't going to protect you all that well. I removed mine and tossed then from my jackets. I use my Dianese back protector when ever I ride, Street or Track.
CBR Riding Fool is offline  
post #12 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 2:32 PM
 
Join Date: 01-26-2002
Posts: 6,134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
   
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I use mine for any kind of sport riding that I do (impact armor back protector), but I do use the back protector that came with my Astars jacket when riding to work
deez is offline  
post #13 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 3:08 PM
 
Join Date: 03-02-2003
Posts: 4,132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
                 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Obviously always on the track or intense knee-dragging canyon carving, but for short cruises no - although I probably should.
bwhip is offline  
post #14 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 3:10 PM
 
Join Date: 10-14-2004
Posts: 231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

I dont own one. Both my jackets have the plastic/foam ones built in.
ashkicker is offline  
post #15 of 48 Old 03-18-2005, 3:26 PM
 
Join Date: 09-27-2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Age: 41
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Send a message via AIM to fasternyou929 Send a message via Yahoo to fasternyou929
Re: Answer HoNESTLY!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by soon2b954
Where's the option don't have one!!

My suit has one built in, but its only foam.
Same here -- nothing but foam in my leathers
fasternyou929 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > General Motorcycling > Riding Gear / Luggage

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whos got the answer crazycuRRie Honda FireBlade 6 09-25-2004 12:52 AM
Can someone answer this for me? trey Honda FireBlade 12 09-12-2004 9:39 PM
Under Armor quick question, need an answer quick! deez Riding Gear / Luggage 14 07-15-2004 6:14 PM
Need a quick answer - Ohlins damper install, 954 soon2b954 Honda FireBlade 15 06-23-2004 8:40 AM
The proper answer to Hindle swapping on CBR929 and CBR954 FuTAnT Honda FireBlade 6 04-16-2004 9:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome