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Back protector....yes or no

So igot my leathers today. 1 piece a/star GP Pro. Before I have them altered I need to decide whether or not to get a back and chest protector. These will only be worn for weekend blasts thru the mountains, maybe a track day or 2. So are they comfortable? And are they worth it?
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I'm shocked that you're clearly a gear advocate sporting a 1-piece, but you're questioning whether or not to protect a vital piece of your central nervous system.

My vote is absolutely, 110%, yes.

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1000000000000% YES for back protectors and any other under leather protection you can get.

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Yes, and I have a Knox Contour back protector for sale in the classifieds section.

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I have a queston.. how much better is a aftermarket one compared to the ones that come in jackets already?

and do you guys take em out when you get an aftermarket one?

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I have a queston.. how much better is a aftermarket one compared to the ones that come in jackets already?

and do you guys take em out when you get an aftermarket one?
I leave mine on and The aftermarket one covers your tail bone.


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its always a yes! i never even feel mine when its on.


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I have a queston.. how much better is a aftermarket one compared to the ones that come in jackets already?

and do you guys take em out when you get an aftermarket one?
My jacket came with a foam pad. This is the back protector that I currently run 24/7.




I trust that most people can spot the difference in protection.

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Pretty sure all trackday organizations require you wear a back protector. if you don't have one you will never do a trackday

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Ok I ordered a Knox contour and chest protector. Thanks
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Is this thread for real?

Of course you should get one. Isn't your spine worth a couple hundred bucks?
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i have 2... one for track (A*) and a street one (icon with chest plate)

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Some trackday orgs actually require a back protector. I've actually been to a couple that do a gear check too.

This is what I've got. Saved me from what could have probably been a serious back injury, and quite possibly my life. No joke.

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Yes for back protector. I have one in each of my jackets, winter and summer.


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When you guys say yes to a back protector are you referring to a deprecate strap on one or even the ones that come built in with some jackets???
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So igot my leathers today. 1 piece a/star GP Pro. Before I have them altered I need to decide whether or not to get a back and chest protector. These will only be worn for weekend blasts thru the mountains, maybe a track day or 2. So are they comfortable? And are they worth it?
Worth every penny and don't think twice. Some TD Organizations require them.

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When you guys say yes to a back protector are you referring to a deprecate strap on one or even the ones that come built in with some jackets???
I'd get a separate one. I don't trust those built in ones. They're usually thinner and don't have the same impact ratings as a good one.
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When you guys say yes to a back protector are you referring to a deprecate strap on one or even the ones that come built in with some jackets???
Aftermarket one's are preferred. They will help prevent your back from over extending where-as most that come with jackets will just help with initial impact bruising and some sliding.

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Listen to all the above, YES to the back/chest protector, I have seen enough crashes racing or track days where these saved significant injury. IMO rates same as a helmet, just a MUST have.
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I have a queston.. how much better is a aftermarket one compared to the ones that come in jackets already?

and do you guys take em out when you get an aftermarket one?

https://www.600rr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70025


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I had my custom Syed Leathers made with the Alpinestars Bionic Jacket w/ back protector on. I won't ride with out one.

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OK I'm going to switch this up a bit. Race back protector (covers tailbone), or non-race back protector? Is it a big difference or just marketing? I'm not sure how low the normal back protectors go down either.
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OK I'm going to switch this up a bit. Race back protector (covers tailbone), or non-race back protector? Is it a big difference or just marketing? I'm not sure how low the normal back protectors go down either.
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