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Need help selecting a back protector insert.

I just got this jacket in the mail and I really like it:

http://www.bikebandit.com/scorpion-e...orcycle-jacket

Except, it doesn't have enough protection as far as my spine goes.
I want to buy an insert, but I've never bought one before. I want it to be comfortable and actually fit right in the jacket.
I have a $90 credit with RevZilla, so that's what I'm going to use to purchase it.

Thanks for any help!

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I Wear that under my a* jacket.

I tend to only wear it on my GSXR1000 when I'm planning on riding... In a fun manner.
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I have the tryonic see plus under my jackets and i love them. VERY high build quality, slim and very flexible



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I have a Fox Launch suit if I want a separate piece of armor under my jacket.

I want something I can slide into the pouch in the back of my jacket, then just take it off the hook and put it on as I run out the door.

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post #7 of 25 Old 08-03-2013, 11:44 PM
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Rated and recommended by a 919 rider, I see...

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The 919 rider said it fit in his Scorpion Stinger jacket, which would mean it will probably fit in my Scorpion textile jacket. However my jacket is a small, so the insert pouch may be smaller.
I think I'm deciding between this one, the Knox back protector, or something from Forcefield.

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Dang, the video on that was cool! Nice to see such innovation in armor.

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Then you may be interested in this one:
Forcefield Motorcycle Armor Guide & Brand Overview at RevZilla.com - YouTube

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Very cool. I was using the standard foam insert in my A*'s suit at the track day where I wrecked. I got lucky that the worst thing that happened was a bruised/cracked rib, but then again, I didn't hit anything but the ground.

I've been wanting to beef up on armor, because clearly I can't ride within my limits,

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Very cool. I was using the standard foam insert in my A*'s suit at the track day where I wrecked. I got lucky that the worst thing that happened was a bruised/cracked rib, but then again, I didn't hit anything but the ground.

I've been wanting to beef up on armor, because clearly I can't ride within my limits,
We cant run on the track without a proper strap on protector here.

Ive got half a dozen of the jacket slip in ones here. I wont use one, only the strap on big ones.

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My Revit gear came with Sas-tec stuff. Nice.

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My choice of back protector is the Knox Aegis. Not cheap but its got CE2 rating which has a lower G transfer. You can also pair it with their race chest protector without needing additional hardware.

Joe Rocket makes a good valued CE2. And even better value... the one I'm selling in my classifieds lol

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My choice of back protector is the Knox Aegis. Not cheap but its got CE2 rating which has a lower G transfer. You can also pair it with their race chest protector without needing additional hardware.

Joe Rocket makes a good valued CE2. And even better value... the one I'm selling in my classifieds lol
I was tempted to buy yours, but I need a L/XL. 6'2".

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I wont use one, only the strap on big ones.
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I asked RevZilla their suggestions and they emailed me this:
Hi Joshua,
We saw your question on our website and thought it best to respond to you directly. The Klim Viper D3O back protector will fit nicely in your Scorpion jacket. it has a CE level 2 rating and is very comfortable against your back. Please let us know if any other questions come up!
Cheers,
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It's cheaper than I was expecting to pay, and is level 2, so I think I'll buy it.

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I'm using Motorcycle Motocross Cycle motorbike Body Armour Suit Jacket Spine Protector | eBay. I "tested" it early year while the bike slipped on a small patch of winter sand. I rolled few times but I was scratch free. The seller is fast.
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I have one of these:
Fox Racing Launch Suit - Dirt Bike Motocross - Motorcycle Superstore
But I want to be able to just throw on a jacket and zip up.
I still use it for 4-wheeling in the woods though.
I think I may wear it next time I go paintballing too.

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I have one of these:
Fox Racing Launch Suit - Dirt Bike Motocross - Motorcycle Superstore
But I want to be able to just throw on a jacket and zip up.
I still use it for 4-wheeling in the woods though.
I think I may wear it next time I go paintballing too.
I frequently use it with with jacket or a hoodie

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I frequently use it with with jacket or a hoodie
When I first started riding, I would wear my launch suit under a pleather jacket or hoodie as well. Worked nice, but had to struggle to get it on and off.

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I cut out the extremely poor foam protection in the hip area of a my Alpinestars one piece and wear Forcefield armoured shorts instead. That way one gets real protection. They have enough give in them that there is no need to take off your leathers and drop the shorts when a liquid type call of nature occurs. Forcefield is top shelf stuff, for sure, and I think my next armour upgrade will be Forcefield inserts in the rest of the suit pockets. I was using a Alpinestars Bionic back protector, then changed to version they have that also has an integrated chest protector.

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Another guy from RevZilla emailed me to tell me that the SAS-TEC will fit, if I trim it a little on the sides.

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