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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious as to who wears a helmet when riding?
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 03:37 PM
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I never ride without one, and won't take a passenger that isn't wearing one.

I had an accident in my 20's where my helmet took a hit hard enough to take a chunk out of it and scar/rash the surrounding area. Without it, that missing chunk would have been my skull.
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I too had a nasty accident many years ago and a good helmet was the only thing that saved me but.....................I haven't gotten any smarter over the years, I occasionally jump on the bike and cruise the back roads with nothing but a dew-rag, my Oakleys and a set of stereo ear plugs so I can jam to my favorite tunes. It's not the smartest way to travel on a bike but it sure beats the hell out of whatever is in second place!

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It's about 50/50 for me. Rain? Helmet. Cold? Helmet.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire
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I never wear a helmet. I wear a brain bucket.

Ride it like you stole it!
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hundreds of cagers want to kill you and some of you don't wear a helmet

I remember the last words my dad ever said as he died, fuck me theres a bus
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My buddy in high school went down in a 3/4 and knocked out teeth/ground part of his chin off. Pointed out to me that a full coverage helmet was the only way to go. First helmet was a Bell Star. Felt like Darth Vader helmet. Compared to today's helmets, it was.

I want a dull black skull cap so bad and then watch this scooter rider skid, with the front wheel at an angle, into a car in a traffic jam in front of my house. The helmet hits the ground, rolls up on the side of his head and the side of his head/face hits the ground. This was slowing down from 10 mph. He was surprised by the car stopping in front of so abruptly. He had stopped moving forward at this point and just hit the ground.

I rode in my home state, where the helmet law was repealed, for a day without one. Just sunglasses and earplugs. It all came back to me. Memories of sand off the back of trucks, pebbles flung up by car tires, June bugs to the forehead and adam's apple. Don't forget the seeds/live bugs to closed and open mouth, nose and cheeks when I rode with a 3/4 back in the 80's.

Taking a full coverage back with me for vacation this year. I have three full coverage helmets road for use here: Repsol colors, hi-viz yellow for rain days and flat black for the Fury.
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Never ride without a helmet, BUT I do ride with a novelty half helmet (basically a plastic bowl). Most of the time 3/4 helmet or a flat black full face helmet.

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Oh and if you buy a full face make sure it's not only DOT certified, make sure it's SNELL certified

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Had this one long as i can remember.
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