why i am a believer
  • Hondacrfrider
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    why i am a believer

    by Hondacrfrider » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:41 pm

    http://www.vitalmx.com/videos/features/ ... Media,3017
    great video of Trey Canard's neck brace after that gnarly crash
    Bikes in order
    -2009 crf150f (sold)
    -2008 crf230f (sold)
    -2008 crf250x (Dad's bike)(sold)
    -2008 ktm 144sx (mine, sold)
    -2009 crf100f (sister's bike)
    -2012 crf250r (mine)
    -2012 crf250r (dad's)
  • mappsterr
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    by mappsterr » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:30 am

    Amen!
  • Aussiecrf230
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    by Aussiecrf230 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:47 am

    What brand was that?
    Ray
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    CRF230F 2004
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    Baffle out, Screens In

    It starts,it runs,it gets to where all CRFs can get to without the valve or valve plate dramas
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    FullMetalShep
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    by FullMetalShep » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:12 am

    Fairly sure it would have been the 'Leatt GPX Pro Carbon' by the looks of it...

    Retails for £599.99 in the UK, but looks like it works pretty well!
    Current Bike:

    CRF 250 X (2004)
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    mxracer76
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    by mxracer76 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:04 pm

    I have always said that AMA, FIM, CMX, CMRC and all other motocross and offroad motorcycle racing organizations should be implementing that "neck protection devices" should be mandatory!!!

    Why are boots mandatory and all racing events but not neck protection? Sounds pretty silly to me! Common sense people, common sense!!!!
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    lightflight
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    by lightflight » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:32 pm

    mxracer76 wrote:I have always said that AMA, FIM, CMX, CMRC and all other motocross and offroad motorcycle racing organizations should be implementing that "neck protection devices" should be Highly recommended !!!


    Fixed ;)
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    mxracer76
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    by mxracer76 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:34 pm

    So you think that they should be highly recommended but you agree that boots should be manatory???
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    lightflight
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    by lightflight » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:59 pm

    They can wear flip flops and it would be fine by me.

    When it comes to protective gear it should be left up to the rider. If they want to wear less protective gear, then they can deal with the consequences. JMO
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    mxracer76
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    by mxracer76 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:45 pm

    Not even going to say why that last statement is just wrong.

    Two words= Common sense!
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    lightflight
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    by lightflight » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:20 pm

    mxracer76 wrote:
    Two words= Common sense!


    Couldn't agree more it should be common sense not a rule or something that is mandatory.
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    by dobent4@yahoo.com » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:01 am

    One big reason is that the kids who idolize these guys will without question emulate their heroes.
    The other thing that's idiocy is all the jump happy BS racing has become. The sport would do just fine without ridiculously peaked doubles,triples,ad nauseum.
    Dirt bike sales aren't a third of what they were 35 years ago, attendance is down at supercrosses and nationals, so save the "nobody would come" bunk if suddenly the races didn't look like a kangaroo race.
    Look at the wheelchair brigade at the supercrosses. Go down the line and remember what happened to those guys and why. Think. Doug
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    by Aussiecrf230 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:58 pm

    And I won't get into knee braces and their potential downsides.

    It can be a dangerous sport with unforgiving results.
    I know a trail rider who had an over the bars type accident and is now in a wheelchair. He had all the protective gear, it was he came down on a rut in the middle of his back.

    Insurance costs for events will determine what's mandatory, not common sense.

    We can armour our bodies as much as we like, it only may help.

    Will still buy the stuff though and treat it like insurance, sometimes it pays out and some time the fine print catches up with us.

    Remember the old saying,

    "Rewards go to those who take the highest risks", and the ultimate reward is death if you are the religious type. That works for all religions to as far as I know.
    Ray
    Australia

    CRF230F 2004
    C30F Power Up needle
    Mains 132
    Idle 45
    2 turns out
    Baffle out, Screens In

    It starts,it runs,it gets to where all CRFs can get to without the valve or valve plate dramas

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