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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 11:55:40 AM »

Justin then said:  "...Less fun than going through a mile marker?   grin..."

Oh, you remember that, hey? rolleyes

Read about it a few years back.  After Salt Talks last year, I told the two guys I was with about your run.  They questioned taking their Rookie runs at that point!  They both did well on their Rookie runs the next couple of days.  We ran out of time for my turn.  But, I am in no hurry.  I haven't started building a bike yet.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017, 12:14:23 PM »

Justin.........I like the idea of a neck restraint smiley smiley smiley for the 'just in case' event shocked

But first things first wink...........build a straight frame and wheelbase and use the best tires and drive-line components............or buy a proven land-speed racer to get you started. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017, 10:18:02 PM »

I'm currently reviewing a few neck brace / spine protection systems as "over suit" safety products. I'll post up what I find out.

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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2017, 08:52:43 AM »

I'm currently reviewing a few neck brace / spine protection systems as "over suit" safety products. I'll post up what I find out.



Great, Thank You!!!


Like I said before, I was planning on running a Leatt STX RR...

http://www.leatt.com/shop/braces/street-stx/stx-rr.html



Or the slightly lower priced Leatt STX Road...

http://www.leatt.com/shop/braces/street-stx/stx-road-929.html

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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »

Looking at the photos again, it looks like those do clear a speed hump...
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2017, 01:09:09 PM »

I wear a Leatt very similar to the one in the bottom picture when road racing. I am surprised how much adjustment mine has by changing some parts that were included with the brace when I bought it new. It can restrict you when you are in a crouch and need to pull your head all the way up. The adjustment helps.

Wearing leathers, road race boots, neck brace and a back guard is a pain. Especially in hot weather when standing around. I believe the back protector and neck brace are worth it because they may help decrease hyperextension during a crash.
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2017, 02:43:55 PM »

Thanks for the pictures Calkins. I'm thinking about using a neck protector when I do get out to the salt.
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2017, 07:59:47 PM »

.............AlpineStars and Dianese have air-bag type racing units of various types for leathers.
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2017, 09:37:02 PM »

-  Update  -

I watched eBay for a few weeks, and was able to score a low priced, new, opened box, neck brace.  Rider's Direct out of Michigan had a Jason Britton edition Leatt STX.  They were made a couple of years ago, based on the still current STX Road.  Normal price was around $410 when new.  I was involved in a bidding war, but managed to only pay $168!  I tried in on this evening.  I like it.  I am very glad that I bought it.  There is one other "over leathers" version that Leatt makes, and that is the STX RR, which normally sells for around $550.

Leatt STX - Jason Britton





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