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Motorcycle Clothes Can Be Life Saving And Styling At Same Time

Feb 22, 2008
How are you voting? Styling or safeguard? Why do you need to think over over again about the type of garments to wear when riding your motorcycle? First and primary, say again, you require protection from injury. Fortunately, you can still ride with style and safety!

Remember the adrenaline rush when laying your bike down on asphalt, rapidly skidding down the black agony of asphalt with thoughts of I am going to die in addition leaving most of your skin on the street to because you weren't wearing self-protective clothing while riding your motorcycle. If you are like most people, after the injuries from falling (impact) or abrasions from skidding you will take action to purchase protective clothing. These types of injuries can be very agonizing especially if you survive them. I got good news; protective motorcycle clothing can play a vital part in reducing the injury level and leaving less skin on the streets.

I know you aren't surprised that 30% (50% at night) of car drivers involved in accidents with motorcycles claim they didn't see the biker? I wish I had a nickel for every time I have had to dart cars who I know just didn't see me. If they had been watching for cars, it would not have been an issue. How many times have you not seen a motorcyclist and you are even more aware of them than the average driver? Driving in your neighborhood on your bike can be highly dangerous. Approximately 90% of city motorcycle accidents are caused by the car driver not seeing the motorcyclist. It becomes important to be seen and not just heard. Riding with your headlights on is very important and easy way to being seen. Intense colors or reflective stripes can lend a hand a lot. This is where motorcycle clothes play a part.

Very few folks understand that most motorcycle injuries occur below the belt. When you are riding a motorcycle your legs and feet are tremendously susceptible to injuries. Make sure you wear a real pair of high boots over the ankles and protective pants. Leather, repeat, substantial leather is the best choice. The pants should have reinforcement for the knees and hips. The upper price range safety pants should connect to your jacket by a zipper. Boots should be thick leather, with a sole that can flex with the foot but and possibly a steel-toe tip. Well that is not a bad ideal for when you are riding.

Leather material has normally been used for motorcycle protective clothing for years. You can find thick nylon and other synthetic materials will work as well. Look into Kevlar toughened jeans which hold up much better than normal jeans while skidding across asphalt at 70 m.p.h. Don't wear blue jeans. Blue jeans are made out of cotton. Cotton doesn't hold up too well when sliding across black tar. Go with the Kevlar protected, re-enforced jeans.

Similar principles apply to motorcycle jackets. Remember to look for thick leather not the fancy thin fashion leather like some jackets. Pay attention to the stitching which should be identical with no dropped stitches. The elbows and shoulders should be reinforced, preferably with some impact protection included. Remember it is not a bad ideal to have some protective padding in the jacket.

Don't overlook your fingers! You will want them to keep those fingers looking good and attached? You must have a good pair of leather gloves. When you fall, you on impulse put out your hands palm side down to slop and stop yourself in a slide. The palms of your gloves should made of thick leather or even knitted Kevlar but reinforced with patches. Knitted Kevlar is particularly good for this kind of abrasion resistance, but reinforced leather works well too.
About the Author
Jerry Johnson owns the Motorcycle Clothes Store and Harley Auctions as well as several other successful web stores. Visit MotorcycleClothesStore.com and Harley Auction Home.com for great values on your motorcycle clothes and super deals on a Harley.
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