Glad you made it.
Sidi boots ARE good, made tough. Imagine what your foot/ankle would have looked like with Nike's on? Eshhh.
I'll give you the quick reason why your arm looks like that before Wim gets here and talks our ear off.
Your jacket has play in it between it and your arm itself. If you're going 30mph, and biff, the jacket hits the ground and moves that little bit at arouind 30mph before your arm moves at all. So the jacket scuffs your. Wear a tighter jacket and it won't happen...as much. Buy Dainese, they are painted on.
It looks like your helmet only got scratched on the visor?? Is that right? If so, you are a lucky ho, no visor and keep wearing it. If not, toss the helmet and buy a new one.
What kind of gloves where those? Stupid seam burst on it. Thats' weird.
Why did I type all that? Because I'm really bored.
Ahhhh..... I feel so proud of Ragdoll.... I have taught him well, the Force is strong in this one.
Your comments are spot on buddy, no need to add more to it.
Yeah, this makes sense. The jacket I was wearing is extremely loose. I am 6'4" and my armspan is like 6'8" so I had to get a big jacket so the sleeves were long enough. Of course clothing companies assume tall means I am a heavy set which I am not so my jacket is way large in the torso and sleeves.
If you look close there is very slight scratches below the visor, I think my helmet is ok. My visor mechanism (not the visor itself) broke, is there a way to fix that?
I don't see any sort of a brand on the gloves...they say Kevlar on them? Maybe they are not made to survive motorcycle crashes I don't know?
Loose fitting gear is asking for trouble as Ragdoll rightfully points out, especially when the impact areas are loose. The armour would do more to hurt than protect you if it is all loose. Lessons learned, but most importantly you were at least wearing some gear, so I am happy to hear you made it out of this one with minimal injury. Can you send a complete picture of your helmet? It looks like it should be okay, just make sure you don't have any serious dings anywhere. If it is afforadable, best option is to replace it. If there are no other scrapes other than what is in the picture, then it seems okay... sorry to be redundant. By the way does your insurance cover riding gear?
As for the gloves.... well, if you were sliding a bit, it is possible the stitches could get burnt out, or if your hand got caught by a sharp edge or lever, that tear could happen. Kevlar itelf is not hard enough to prevent impact injuries and the like, it is stretch Kevlar. I hate to plug - but if you need a pair, lemme know.
This is what I did. I recommend it.
Just don't ever gain weight or you'll be really pissed.(If you're married, you probably won't gain much more than you already did, so you're safe.[If you're not married assume 50lbs more for when you DO get married])
Custom fit is always a good way to go... but MAN! Do they cost a lot!
I've hit the deck wearing Italy's finest and can say you will still have some marks, even if they're just impact marks and burns from heat. What I didn't do was a comparo of the same impact with a substandard suit!
Gear won't make you bullet proof or invisible but it "should" have you riding the day after bail.