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    Just be careful of knock offs with the Fox Titan armour, they look almost identical but there is a massive difference in quality.

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    Just so you are aware any body armour is only going to be of use in a normal fall/slide...

    It will only protect you from the grazes if you hit something hard, shit is still going to break...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    Just so you are aware any body armour is only going to be of use in a normal fall/slide...

    It will only protect you from the grazes if you hit something hard, shit is still going to break...
    Very true, but would rather be in it than not!

    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    Yeah mesh Fox Titan body armour is cooler than everything else I have. Using it in NT right now. The mesh does keep a bit of heat though but it is better than squidding.
    I love mine. Wore it while off-roading in the heat of Christmas Day last year, no worries.

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    what everyone said plus these: http://www.troyleedesigns.com/7705-u...rotective-pant
    so comfy

    knee braces+++ you can get decent ones for under $400 a pair, cheaper than a knee reconstruction

    otherwise spares, spares and spares, preferably in your bum bag:
    spare levers - cause it sucks riding without them when you crash
    spare spark plug - you will flood your engine with fuel or get the plug wet in a water crossing that was deeper than anticipated
    small can WD40, zip ties
    compass, EPIRB, handheld UHF, tyre levers, puncture repair kit, small pump

    spare air filters (for a quick change between legs back at the car on wet enduro's)
    endless supplies of cash for ongoing maintenance, repairs and tyres

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    neck braces who has one?
    been looking online the ones i like the look of are about$450, the foam collar types are definitely cheaper but look like they would be hot to wear.
    what would other riders recommend
    anothe thing to pack is about 10 feet of flat strapping for a tow strap do not tie it to the bike being towed but put it through the risers to keep it central the wrap around grip once and hold on if it goes pear shaped just let your grip go and it will pull free
    ps never thought about them but after talking to a fellow dirt rider about how his son broke his neck and the rehab has got me thinking
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    Handguards: I like having the largest possible surface area on the plastic guards (ie plastic cards that attach to the alloy handguards). I like keeping sticks/branches, prickles and stones thrown up by other bikes off my fingers.

    The Cycra handguards have the largest plastic covers.







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    So, err, I got the most important bit. A bike :-)
    Cheers all for the tips, will be putting all the suggestions into the equation.
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    Knee guard/braces that stop your knee hyper extending are a big one I reckon, followed by decent boots. Your legs spend a lot of time extended out from the bike so having decent protection on them is a must.
    I wear a short sleeve 661 Pressure suit works well without cooking you but doesn't provide any elbow protection. I also have a EVS neck brace although I am not sold on it yet, it is one of the cheaper neck braces on the market and I find it quite restrictive and uncomfortable although I am getting used to it.
    Rego vs non-rego is a big one. Rego'd bikes do open up some more areas you can ride legally but you are still limited in what tracks you can ride legally. The way I see it the really fun and challenging tracks you are usually not allowed on regardless of rego or not. If you plan on doing any longer or adventure type rides then obviously rego is a must.
    Unregod mx bikes are cheaper and generally more highly strung than endure/rego equivalent. Although some of the new bikes like the WR450f is almost an exact copy of the YZ450f just with lights.

    One major reason that I would get a rego'd bike now is the lovely unlicensed bike law that our friends in the government snuck through a few weeks back. Basically if you are "suspected" not caught but only suspected of riding an unlic bike on the road or in an illegal area you can have the bike confiscated on the spot. That means the cops could set up at the end of say Flynn Rd and stop everyone coming out who has a bike on their ute or trailer and if that bike is muddy or warm from riding they can legally take it there and then!!!!
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    I have the following gear
    Gloves
    Goggles
    Fox v2 helmet
    Pressure suit armour
    Leatt carbon fibre neck brace
    Asterix ultra cell knee braces
    Alpine star boots
    Assorted mx pants and jerseys
    And income protection insurance which was used last year after a crash that kept me off work for 14 weeks

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    After some great suggestions, have settled with the following, MX style helmet, much cooler than the road one, and the previous problem of wearing glasses has been solved with some spectacle specific goggles (I went with progrip but there are others) and lightly tinted lens. My old mx style gloves and jersey are still in use, but the 15 year old pants literally disintergrated after the last ride, so now will use the dririder rallycross pants that have been hanging in the back of the cupboard for some years...a lil heavier, less breathable but just as solid, and can be worn over boot if desired. I got a thor pressure suit thingo, found the side zip to be better than the centre on the fox titan, and after the first long ride did not pose a comfort issue at all. Infact like wearing leathers on the road, seems to keep the arms in the "right position" for riding and actually reduces fatigue. Need to lose some belly fat tho, muffin top is hideous . I also have some light shin/knee impact absorbers, and while I appreciate they are no substitute of proper hinged protectors, they have already proved their worth by reducing impact from shrubs/tree/rocks on passing. My old Oneal mx boots still rigid and strong after 15 years, so are doing the job until they fall apart, and a 3L camelback with 2 storage pouches is ample for a couple of hours out on the trail. Have fitted a rear rack plate to the bike with my old small tankbag on it, found it fits the 2 tool pouches and compressor in ok, and means the weight isn't hanging off my back. So, now to actually get some use out of the thing! Based on first proper ride/trial, the 10L tank is just adequate for local jaunts (around 130-150km before reserve), but can see a bigger safari unit being purchased in the near future for rides out of the metro area or for longer duration.

    Couple more trial runs, sort out my navigation and will post a couple of "snail trail" type runs for those interested.

    Take care y'all.

    sS

    edit: Income protection was mentioned earlier, being self employed I have had this for the last 10+ years, but only found out after 5 or so years that I am not covered on an unlicensed bike or "off" road. This also includes race track riding, but I am covered for any marked/signposted/named gravel roads, so for the time being I am all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortSteve View Post
    Couple more trial runs, sort out my navigation and will post a couple of "snail trail" type runs for those interested.
    If you're on Facebook, join Perth Adventure Riders. Occasionally they'll have snail trail rides, but if you post up a beginner ride, you'll usually get people wanting to tag along, both experienced willing to impart knowledge and novices.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/221156381414242/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    If you're on Facebook, join Perth Adventure Riders. Occasionally they'll have snail trail rides, but if you post up a beginner ride, you'll usually get people wanting to tag along, both experienced willing to impart knowledge and novices.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/221156381414242/
    Yeah went on one previously, that's what got me interested. But don't do facebook, so will have to stick with forums or phone calls for now
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    Personally I think income protection is a little over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    Personally I think income protection is a little over the top.
    Till you break something and can't work LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by TROUBLE View Post
    Till you break something and can't work LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bean View Post
    Personally I think work is overrated. It interferes with my social life.
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    Ok, latest thing needed is skill. And stamina/strength. And long legs. Fuck i'm sore
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    Personally I think income protection is a little over the top.
    if you do manual labor for a living its a must have item unless you have a rich daddy or plenty cash tucked away, ive seen a guy who was a roofie smash his knee cap into 5 pieces.. couldn't work for 6months lucky he had cover and a PS4

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortSteve View Post
    Ok, latest thing needed is skill. And stamina/strength. And long legs. Fuck i'm sore
    Can't do anything about the legs expect carve the seat, and/or lower, though lowering isn't a good idea...

    The rest of it comes with regular time in the seat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortSteve View Post
    Ok, latest thing needed is skill. And stamina/strength. And long legs. Fuck i'm sore
    Where'd you go yesterday?

    A friend and I did 180ish km around the mundaring area. Pretty sore today too.

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