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Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by jimmythehuman, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Hello, been posting for a week or so beofre posting my hello - oops :p

    Have been riding bikes for a long time, in the bush and occaisionally on road trail.

    Havent had one for few years due to wives, kids and mortgages. I still have all of those but seems that persistantly nagging for the past few years has paid off, the wife has approved around 6k for bike + safety gear.

    Got my learners last week, am all cashed up and ready to make my first road bike purchase, looking around for a nice CB250F Hornet in Melb.

    I wont be riding to work too much (i wear a suit to work), so just a social ride, bit of fun or a squirt around the penninsula on the weekends.

    Due to recent spinal snap of our neighbor i am petrified of a spinal injury and am currently researchoing the best that money can buy in back protection.
  2. Indeed, after IK's horror stories of last week, a back protector should be part of the shopping list.

    I'm biased about your choice of bike, of course, so GO THE HORNETS!
  3. Hey Jimmy,
    Welcome! I'm new too :grin:

    When I was looking in to protective gear I remembered that Draggin had quite a lot of stuff including back protectors.

    I don't know of any other brands/products, or have experience, so unfortunately i'm not much help. Just thought i'd post the link :LOL:

    Good luck!
  4. I have looked at the Draggin Stuff and it is mainly an insert for an existing jacket.

    A full spinal protector is available from most of the major bike brands. I am looking at one from Dainese (www.dainese.com).

    Very comfy compared to other brands tried.