Back protectors

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Back protectors

Post by Last Minute Racing » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:49 am

I have some leathers but no back protector, but in the rules it says that "a back protector is mandatory in all classes" for bikes.
The problem is i cant fit one under my leathers (I do a good impersonation of the Michelin Man.)
Im not looking at siring up any shit but in the pics i have looked at it seems that some riders dont have any visible back protects.
As im riding a 250 is it mandatory or advisable to wear one or has the rule been changed recently to mandatory?
Will a sewn in foam one be enough like in a Dry Rider jacket?
I keep reading the rules and keep finding more i need to comply with.
Dont want to get up to the lake and get turned down because of something i missed.
Like I said im not winging :cry: just trying to get things right my end.

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Post by ben james » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:29 pm

i always wear a back protector on drag strip & salt.
you can get through scrutineering with just showing it & not wear it on
the track, no one will pick you up on it.
imagine telling that story from a wheelchair.
not trying to be morbid, nobody really thinks about safety gear until
they fall off.
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Post by grumm441 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:19 pm

Dave
The rule says that a back protector is mandatory where the class record is over 200mph
So
Go the the back of the rule book
Find the motorcycle scrutineering form at the back of the book
Lay all your gear out next to your bike
Go through the scrutineering sheet
Don't interpret , it's either yes or no
And my interpretation might be different to yours

And does it say that you have to wear a back protector inside your leathers.

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Post by lag waggon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:54 pm

the rule book section 7.c.2 leathers say " A back protector is mandatory in all classes."
Where the class record is above 200mph, full body armour is highly recomended.
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Post by grumm441 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:22 pm

lag waggon wrote:the rule book section 7.c.2 leathers say " A back protector is mandatory in all classes."
Where the class record is above 200mph, full body armour is highly recomended.


Ah yes . I stand corrected and i think it's time for glasses
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Post by hawkwind racing » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:02 am

grumm441 wrote:
lag waggon wrote:the rule book section 7.c.2 leathers say " A back protector is mandatory in all classes."
Where the class record is above 200mph, full body armour is highly recomended.


Ah yes . I stand corrected and i think it's time for glasses
Missed the full stop



Ya blind git :) yes Dave back protectors are mandatory in all classes ....hard or soft .... there is no Australian standard regarding this type of protective equipment..... there is an European standard though .. CE I believe ..been a while since I researched this .. in the final washup its your body Dave ..producing one at scrutineering will get you passed for racing .... wearing one while racing is your responsibility
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Post by Rob » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:47 pm

Surely the starter/assistant starters should be checking for these at the line, just as they check belt tension and arm restraints for cars etc?

If not, I think they should be to protect us all.

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Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:18 pm

He`ll only fall off once not wearing it :roll:
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Post by Lynchy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:30 pm

Rob

The total checks for a bike are that their zipper is up, helmet is strapped on, and they have a lanyard kill switch in place and secured to their arm. I'll bring it up with Cled. Don is probably reading this as well so he can check it out as well.

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Post by David Leikvold » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:36 am

I suppose it depends on how much a rider values walking, climbing stairs, having sex and going to the toilet at a time of your choosing...

I use a UFO hard plastic vertebrae style protector, it worked very well when I needed it. Buy the best hard back protector you can find, get a jacket that fits and enjoy leaving Speedweek in one working piece.
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Post by Rob » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:26 pm

Paul,

I don't think it'd take much to check and certainly shouldn't hold up the line but even if it does, it won't be for long and it'll improve overall safety.

Dave,

I was eluding more to the fact that they are required by the rules but are perhaps not being worn.

If a rider doesn't wear one and we aren't checking we are leaving ourselves open.

Then there's the lost track time whilst a rider is carefuly scraped up off the track and sent to a spinal unit.

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Post by Lynchy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:26 pm

I don't think it'd take much to check and certainly shouldn't hold up the line but even if it does, it won't be for long and it'll improve overall safety.


A good hard slap on the back ought to do it... :twisted:

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Post by Last Minute Racing » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:07 pm

Im convinced.
ben james has a very good point "imagine telling that story from a wheelchair."
Ordered one today off youknowwhobay
Heaps on there at what seems to be good prices.
Wont break the bank or your back.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-BACK-SPINE-K ... 5d27976aa4

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Post by momec » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:56 am

I'll be on the startline with Cled and as Lynch said a good slap on the back should do it.
If its in the rules and we are aware of it its our responsibility to check.

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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:52 pm

Lynchy wrote:
I don't think it'd take much to check and certainly shouldn't hold up the line but even if it does, it won't be for long and it'll improve overall safety.


A good hard slap on the back ought to do it... :twisted:


Or do as the Nazis did, use a pitchfork to see if you were hiding in that hay.

Maybe a small carving fork or a tenderizer.

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