Whatever happened to the Gold Belt?

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12/12/2018 3:42 PM

Was just watching some old school video from the '70's and noticed every rider was wearing a kidney belt, and jacked up pretty high too, like past the bottom of the rib cage high. How in the world were we able to ride with those things on. Just the thought of it makes me cringe. Anybody out there still wearing one? The pro's sure left it behind like a bad habit, can't picture any of them wearing one. At point in history would you say the kidney belt went the way of the dino?

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

12/12/2018 3:47 PM

^^^^Damn, meant to post this in moto related. Maybe the staff can move it?

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

12/12/2018 3:53 PM

I ditched mine in about 2000. It was strange at first, but then I realized I could breathe so much better that it made a difference in my arm pump!

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Braaapin' aint easy.

12/12/2018 4:02 PM

I still have a Gold Belt. Wore out my original one from '77 long ago. Bought a new one in '99 and its red, but its constructed the same as the 70s.

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"We don't rent pigs."

12/12/2018 4:31 PM

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12/12/2018 4:33 PM

I never wore one. Were there any positive effects in their use?

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12/12/2018 4:59 PM

Nighttrain wrote:

I never wore one. Were there any positive effects in their use?

I used to wear one because I assumed it would prevent lower back pain, but also I believe back in the day the school of thought was your insides needed support and it was not good to rough them up.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

12/12/2018 6:22 PM

Nothing ever happened to the Gold Belt. You can still get them. Use your Google and you will find many places where you can still buy them.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

12/13/2018 12:10 AM

i still run a kidney belt, under the jersey now,
i get ill if i ride with out one,

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12/13/2018 7:33 AM

Elbows up, gold belt, JT leathers.
Mid Ohio 1980 390 Hoosk Photo

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12/13/2018 7:34 AM

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