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How much gear will you guys be wear when riding the Honda Grom?

Should we be wearing just as much gear as we would on any full sized motorcycle? What do you guys think?
 

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Ever gone down on even a bicycle? Just cause its smaller doesn't mean its any safer...

I think long pants, some type of real jacket (not just a windbreaker), closed-toed shoes, gloves and helmet should be mandatory... its only you, your life, and your pain... but stuff happens... why make that time when it DOES happen any worse on you.
 

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I think this depends on how crazy you plan to get with the Grom, if you just want to cruise around in it and stay away from doing stunts and doing crazy riding then with basic gear you should be fine.

But at the bare mini um what do you guys think is needed?
 

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Always wear a helmet, gloves, got a Phoenix jacket (lightweight mesh), jeans and ankle length boots.

Being smaller means I would be more likely to do stupid shit on it so I really need the protection! lol
 

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ATGATT. At the very least I'll wear a mesh jacket, helmet, pants, gloves, riding boots, etc. I second what Felklaw said: I'm more likely to do stupid shit on it too!
 

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Eh, I have a rule, if I'm going faster than I would go on a bicycle, then it's helmet, gloves, mesh jacket, and jeans. Doesn't matter what I'm riding. I'll admit that if I'm going around the corner or a few blocks away in the city, I'll skimp on the gear sometimes.
 

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What is everyone's definition of "all the gear"? When I race, I wear a full leather suit, helmet, race boots, race gauntlet gloves, and back protector. Some guys add chest protector and maybe a neck brace. Others have air vests or air airbags in their suit. So are you ATGATT guys rocking full leather suits with airbag vests, chest and back protectors, race boots etc? Cause when I think all the gear, that's what comes to mind. I obviously don't wear all of that stuff commuting to work, and I doubt most of you guys do either. Maybe for some hardcore canyon riding, but I don't do much of that anymore. I think it'd be pretty funny to see someone fully geared up on one of these things just scooting around the corner in the city, haha.
 

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I made another thread on the same topic (reached like 10 pages) seems like most here plan to wear full gear (helmet, jacket, pants, boots, gloves)
 

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Absolutely. I gear up all the way errytime. It's not funny what the road can do to you. Besides, I am pretty sure I'll be able to fly at a good speed on a Grom since I don't weigh very much.
 

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Under normal conditions: Full gear. Helmet, ear plugs, jacket, gloves, pants, riding shoes, and appropriate armor.

If I were to commute it to work (and scared to because of crazy CA drivers), I may skip the riding pants but keep everything else. Not to say that that's advisable though.
 

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Helmet, jacket, gloves, long pants, and boots regularly. Maybe just a helmet and gloves to the store down the street.
 
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