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06-09-2011 11:17 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Some Mook View Post
Another observation: wearing a kidney belt, or Back-A-Line belt, can get hot and sweaty depending on the weather - they need to be pretty snug to be effective, and do not breathe very well. I found that using Gold Bond body powder applied before hand, and as needed during ride stops, helps to alleviate some of the discomfort from the heat.
Sounds like good advice to me. Filed In Memory Bank.



06-09-2011 03:07 AM
Some Mook Another observation: wearing a kidney belt, or Back-A-Line belt, can get hot and sweaty depending on the weather - they need to be pretty snug to be effective, and do not breathe very well. I found that using Gold Bond body powder applied before hand, and as needed during ride stops, helps to alleviate some of the discomfort from the heat.
06-09-2011 01:16 AM
planalp
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I pulled a bonehead move a number of years ago resulting in a compression fracture of my T-12 vertebrae. I tried a Gold Belt, but wasn't too impressed with the result.

Then I found this - a BACK-A-LINE belt - like having a lumbar support strapped to your back.

Made a difference, but I haven't needed it much since I dropped 50+lbs and worked on strengthening my abs.
Thanks for the lead. Looks like a good product: noticed they even show a motorcycle rider wearing it on their site, for what that's worth. Prices seem reasonable. I keep going back and forth, but it makes sense to buy a product specifically designed to relieve back strain instead of one of those "lifting belts." Maybe they're the same thing, maybe they're not: hell, I don't know.

Congratulations on your weight loss. In the past year or so I've gone from 315 down to 270 which helps, but I'll always have the nagging pain problem. I weighed 205 when I got out of the Army and had the problem then. The KLR is hard on my back. For some reason, the cheap cloth bench seats in my Tacoma don't bother it, but the fancy leather bucket seats in my wife's Durango tear it up: can't drive that thing for more than an hour or so without hurting.

I put peg-lowering brackets on the KLR along with highway pegs and they both help as I can shift around and change positions from time to time. It seems like I don't notice it as much on gravel, probably a mental thing because I'm paying more attention or maybe shifting around more, but longer highway stretches get to me.

I'll definitely consider the Back-A-Line. Need to make up my mind pretty quick here as my trip is fast approaching. Thanks for the tip.



06-08-2011 07:00 PM
Some Mook I pulled a bonehead move a number of years ago resulting in a compression fracture of my T-12 vertebrae. I tried a Gold Belt, but wasn't too impressed with the result.

Then I found this - a BACK-A-LINE belt - like having a lumbar support strapped to your back.

Made a difference, but I haven't needed it much since I dropped 50+lbs and worked on strengthening my abs.
06-07-2011 08:05 PM
sardog1 I recently picked up one of these but haven't had the opportunity to put it to use on a long ride. http://www.koolbak.com/MotorcycleBel...cycleBelt.html
06-07-2011 02:27 PM
Crazy Jake I have one.. I don’t were it… I have worn it in a long time… I guess it can not hurt.
06-07-2011 02:18 PM
Son of Pappy
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
Portly. In my opinion, a great adjective that seems to have fallen out of favor. Personally, I like it. Call me portly any time.

Perhaps I'll try referring to my wife some time as "portly" instead of the generally-accepted "plus size." Then again, maybe not: I'd probably wind up with a herniated face and jawbone.

Anyway, thanks for your opinion on the "home improvement belt." I think I'll most likely try one out if they don't cost a fortune. Maybe I should get the kind with the suspenders to keep it from creeping down under my "kidney rolls." Unlike motocross suppliers, clothing-type items generally sold at home improvement stores usually come in "portly" sizes.
Just tell her she's a "Wealthy" woman
I like the ones with suspenders as well, great to loosen up when stopped. Helps prevent that "What did I forget" sensation after leaving.
06-07-2011 02:12 PM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
Rockgardn's "Flak Jacket" has built-in "Kidney Belt;" other "pressure suit" armors do, also . . .

http://www.rockgardn.com/items/body-...ket-detail.htm
Nice item. Checked it out following your mention.

But.... Any "Star Wars" fans out there might appreciate the line I would most likely hear:

"Aren't you a little fat for a TIE Fighter pilot?"



06-07-2011 02:11 PM
Lockjaw I have a lumbar support belt I got at Walgreens I think. Haven't worn in it a while, but my back used to be worse and it helped.



06-07-2011 02:09 PM
planalp Portly. In my opinion, a great adjective that seems to have fallen out of favor. Personally, I like it. Call me portly any time.

Perhaps I'll try referring to my wife some time as "portly" instead of the generally-accepted "plus size." Then again, maybe not: I'd probably wind up with a herniated face and jawbone.

Anyway, thanks for your opinion on the "home improvement belt." I think I'll most likely try one out if they don't cost a fortune. Maybe I should get the kind with the suspenders to keep it from creeping down under my "kidney rolls." Unlike motocross suppliers, clothing-type items generally sold at home improvement stores usually come in "portly" sizes.



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