I want to get knee braces and I'm willing to pay what I need to protect my knees as best as possible. I've looked at reviews and it's impossible to know which would work best for me without trying them on first. CTI braces seem to get very high marks so I would like to look seriously at them but I think they are a U.K. brand. Can I get them in the US? I've not had much luck finding anything here although I think I need to go to an ortho supplier. One thing though about CTI braces; they leave the knee exposed because there is no cap over the knee compared to other (more MC specific) brands. Would I need to wear knee guards on top of the knee braces?
I'm willing to look at others too but the only way I can see to try different brands would be to order several and return what I don't want; through Revzilla for instance. Even though I'm in Philly and their store is here, they won't bring in merchandise unless I pay for it first. Maybe the only option.
Anyone buy CTI braces in the US? Any other thoughts?
By Tahoe Gator
To anyone using their bike in or near salty conditions -- beach, dunes, etc. -- any suggestion on an anti-corrosion protection spray? I've seen WD-40 recommended, as well as Motorex Intact MX 50. Looking for something I can spray on metal parts to protect from corrosion in salty conditions.
Note: metal parts NOT including the chain, e.g., the engine...I do not want to open the can of worms on what to lube a chain with.
Thank you for any suggestions!
wanted to share something with everyone as I have found information relating to products for this purpose to be limited. Like many other riders on TT, I got my 2016 YZ250FX and couldn't believe the electronics exposed on the left side. I thought I could live with it long term and finally decided I couldn't. I know I would end up with a branch that wreaks havoc in there some day. There was quite a few people on here making custom covers for $5-10 but I couldn't get in touch with anyone and I didn't want to spend a few hours making my own. I saw many references to the P3 cover but I'm not really a carbon fiber kind of guy and didn't really like the curved surfaces very much. I'm sure it provides good protection though.
After googling products extensively I came across an Australian one. It's not cheap by any means, but, I bought it, installed it, and it does the job quite nicely. I am in Canada and it only took one week to arrive. Total cost in $CAD was about $170. Which is about 4 times more than I wanted to pay but it's installed now and I've moved on... This is the product:
I attached a few photos of my install, it went pretty well, painless. Only thing is, make sure that all the wires in the area are tucked away correctly and that nothing is pinched.
The only "flaw" I have found, is that the bottom left side of the side cover, kind of north west of the bottom bolt, is pressured up against the electronics cover once the side cover is installed. The OEM plastic has enough flex to handle it, and I don't see how this could have avoided all the while keeping the electronics cover design simple, but anyway, there's a bit of pressure there.
I'm debating for a decent set of knee/shin guards with a brace mechanism (not the full braces though). Was wondering if anyone had any opinions between the:
Leatt Dual Axis Knee/Shin Guard (click here)
Alpinestars SX-1 Knee Guards (click here)
or any others? I think EVS makes decent ones, and Leatt also makes one that you can slip on.
I'm just a casual trail rider, but want some good protection as I'm about to enter my 30s and missing work for injuries is not acceptable.
Guys I'm looking to get some engine side covers for protection.
I see a lot out there anywhere from $15 for a set to $100... I'd like to just get some plain ones that match the engine...
Is there a difference in them as in better material etc..??