Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mooresville, NC, USA
Re: leather & helmet saved my skin-Kevlar better?
Sorry to hear about your wreck.
I went down on the "Lowside" last week, but, I seperated from the bike and only suffered bruise/cuts.
I wear my gear all the time. Leather when cool and padded mesh when hot. I only wore lined sweatpants and they were trashed. My armored gloves "wore down" a bit but did their job. My jacket was barely scuffed. My boots (steel (well plastic) toed) above the ankles came through fine as well.
My flip up helmet was cracked.
I'm walking and still a little "pissed" about my own stupidity (below 32 wet roads, guess what BRIDGES FREEZE!).
Anyway, wear the gear!, those Rich Fat-Cats pay BIG MONEY to go to the Sauna, you can go to the sauna and ride your motorcycle at the same time, best of both worlds.
Glad to hear your safe.
2005 KLT "Old Blue"
Bruno the "Bugg"
Democracy will only exist until 51% of the population believes they can live off the other 49% .