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post #21 of 91 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 05:34 PM
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i must say this is first bit of negetive attitude i've seen on triumph rat. Kinda broad sided. Feel free to flame away i'm leaving my own thread. lol. sad.
Dude, I think you're taking this the wrong way. We're trying to offer you advice to avoid the chance of some broken bones and skin grafts, or worse. It's not meant as negativity... more as advice from those who've crashed.

You may be a great rider and never go down. But if you do, general consensus seems to be that you'll want something with a bit more protection.

I'm probably not the best advice-giver on this at the moment, as I'm a new rider this year and just laid down my Speedmaster yesterday morning (see other thread). But I will say I'm damn glad I was wearing full gear while I slid 40-50' down the road. All I have are a few sore muscles. I'd hate to think what my foot, or butt, or elbow might've looked like if I was wearing something less.

But, that may just be me -- perhaps I'm destined to never be a very good rider, or I may simply be many miles of experience shy of being a good rider, so totally in tune with my bike that that never happens again. But either way, my choice is to have enough gear on that if it does happen again I'll be protected.

YMMV. Like I said, you may be so very good at riding it never happens. If so, great.

Nobody's meaning to harsh on your thoughts out of negativity, just well-meaning advice for safety.

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i must say this is first bit of negetive attitude i've seen on triumph rat. Kinda broad sided. Feel free to flame away i'm leaving my own thread. lol. sad.
If you like them, wear them. You asked what people thought though.

Before he did it, I'd have said it couldn't be done.
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I suspect that WindTherapy is no longer paying attention to this thread, as we did not rate his choice of footwear highly.

Before he did it, I'd have said it couldn't be done.
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Well, I have to say, I don't worry so much about my riding as I worry about other peoples' driving. And you can wear what you want, but I wouldn't do it.
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To the OP if you're still around. I've met a lot of members from this forum lately. One thing almost all have in common is decent riding gear. We're sort of gear nazi's here I guess. Just trying to keep you safe and edumacate you a bit on rider safety.
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As others have said, wear them, enjoy them and have fun! But if you ask for the opinions of others, receive them graciously.

I often ride in levis, a Tshirt and an open face helmet but one area I won`t compromise on is footwear. I learned the hard way, that for motorcyclists, feet are the easiest things to damage and the hardest to fix.

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