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What Happens When You Don’t Wear Motorcycle Gear

So what happens when you don’t wear your motorcycle gear anyway? Ideally, nothing happens, however, this video breaks down what could happen to riders who don’t follow ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time). The video is a simulation and explanation of what could happen to you (not me, just you) if you don’t wear your motorcycle gear. It includes dialogue from a surgeon, a motorcyclist, and a special effects make up artist. The video is designed to scare you straight into a one piece leather unitard and full face helmet faster than you “ouch!”

Have a look.

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  1. And, unfortunately, at the end of the video, although he’s now wearing a helmet….he hops on his bike…..and promptly takes off without doing a shoulder check! DOH!
    Oh well…..if he gets clipped, at least he’s got a little more protection now.

    • LOL I noticed something awkward in the ride away, I thought it was that he starts riding, and then sort of stops, kind of like “OK guys, is that all you need to shoot this clip?” – but maybe someone was coming and he noticed in his mirrors… because, like you said… he didn’t shoulder check first! *face palm*

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