Recommended safety gear


By BWilliams - Posted on 29 April 2008

The following gear is considered ESSENTIAL on any FBR street ride.

  • Full Face Helmet
    • Helmet is less than 5 years old and has no crash or drop damage
  • Over-the-calf leather boots.
    • The boots don't have to be motorcycle racing boots, but they should cover the calf and provide stability to the foot and ankle.
    • If the boots use shoelaces, laces should be tucked in to prevent snagging bike parts.
  • Motorcycle-Specific Jacket
    • Can be Cordura or Leather-based
    • Should include armor plating in the shoulders, elbows and forearms
    • A kidney and/or back protector is also recommended
  • Motorcycle-Specific Pants
    • Can be Cordura or Leather-based
    • Should include armor plating in the knees and hips
    • A plus if they attach to the jacket
  • Gloves
    • Leather-made
    • Coverate over the wrist.
    • A plus if they are stitched with kevlar, have a studded palm, and/or have armor plating on the back-side of the hand.
    • Should include a tie at the wrist to secure the glove.
  • Motorcycle Communicator
    • For bike-to-bike communication --> We use the Chatterbox brand or compatible system.
  • To the above a rider should add comfort gear, such as a thermal liner or heated vest in cooler months, rain gear, earplugs, etc.

The following gear is considered ESSENTIAL on any FBR dirt ride.

  • Motocross helmet with goggles
Helmet should be less than 5 years old and has no crash or drop damage
A traditional street helmet collects dust on the inside of the shield
  • Motocross boots
The boots should cover the calf and provide stability and protection from heat and injury to the foot, ankle and leg.
  • Off Road riding pants
Look for pants with hip pads and panels in the leg to protect from abrasion and heat from the bike. Vents are a bonus for summer riding.
  • Chest protector
  • Elbow pads/protection
  • Knee pads/protection
  • Off-road gloves
            A padded palm can help prevent blisters.
 
The following gear should be considered on any FBR dirt ride.
 
  • Leatt neck brace
  • Body armor
This is a single piece unit goes on like a shirt and replaces the chest protector and elbow pads, plus  adds a flexible back/spine protector.
  • Kidney belt
  • Knee braces