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Please wear a helmet

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Crosis, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Jun 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Speed Freek

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    Haha, good point, I wear one when racing and I used to be an amateur boxer so I am aware of how easy a concussion happens, people laugh at me till I leave the line in the lead! Probably because I am only 120lbs so I win drag races, lol.

    But I have a home in Havasu as well (no helmet law) I ALWAYS wear a helmet, wont ever ride without one, not worth the risk. Plus I am too aggressive to ride without but I am on a plated dirtbike and heading to the off-road spots anyway, where I am dressed head to toe in full gear at ALL times.

    I still see tons of guys without them, but I used to work as a medic so I am all to aware of what a a fatal MVA motorcycle accident looks like, hard to forget seeing a skull capped victim laying on the ground with no other obvious trauma especially when it could have been prevented.

    BTW I have BROKEN 3 helmets in my riding/racing career. If thats not a good enough reason, I dont know what is. IMO thats 3 extra lives! :eek:
    So not worth it!!
     
  2. Jun 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    yeah people need to wear helmet all the time. i'ma shame to say the only time i crashed my bike i wasn't wearing any gear including my helmet, and i can't say how i'm still here but i just know i'm not gonna not wear any gear when i get on moto bike
     
  3. Jun 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    I always wear my full-face Shoei and a full riding suit and riding boots.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    AGATT here. It has saved my life twice so far. I also wear a helmet when bicycling and skiing, and my ski helmet saved my life once as well.

    My last accident (although there was nothing "accidental" about the idiot pulling out from the side street) was pretty bad, broke my pelvis in 3 places & fecked up my knees, but I lost no skin. That helmet looks pretty gnarly now.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2013 at 2:09 AM
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    I would be dead if I didnt have my helmet on when I was involved in an accident. The driver deliberatly caused me to wreck.

    I dont advocate for people to wear helmets...I think it is a personal choice and government doesnt need to tell me what to do.

    I do know they are helpful and will prevent you from being dead or a vegetable in 95% of accidents.

    My kids know to wear them as does my wife. ATGATT

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  7. Sep 9, 2013 at 3:37 AM
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    I live in WI we have a seat belt law, but no helmet law. (Doesn't make much sense.)
    I encountered a car taking a corner way wide. I chose the grass. He/she didn't stop, my bike was totaled, my helmet saved my face, probably more. My gear saved the rest! Hell, I walked home to get the Taco and go get the bike. Insurance paid for everything, even the helmet!
     
  8. Sep 9, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    Just this past week an off duty police officer died in a motorcycle crash. He wasn't wearing a helmet, was trying to pass 3 cars in a no passing zone, and was definitely over the speed limit. The car in the front of the line turned left in front of him. Would he be alive if he'd been wearing a helmet? maybe, maybe not but he would have had a much better chance at least.

    It's funny the reasons people give for NOT wearing a helmet, on ADV forums there's a thread like this and a guy is actually arguing that not wearing a helmet forces him to go slower and be more careful. Yeah, ok buddy...
     
  9. Sep 9, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    Deliberately caused you to wreck? That's fucked, any reason why he/she did it?

    I'm guilty of not abiding by ATGATT, I wear my sperries and khaki pants when riding to work (but always have jacket gloves and helmet on). Haven't ever been down but it's always a possibilty.

    I have (stupidly) a few times taken girls out for rides without a helmet on and given it to her to wear and just gone in sunglasses (I guess it was a case of one "head" thinking it was more important than the other, if ya catch my drift ;) ) it definitely bothered me though. It's way louder and I couldn't stand all the shit hitting me in the face, I don't know how the harley crowd can ride cross country like that. I have since bought a second helmet.

    People around here are actually surprised when they see me wearing a helmet, I've gotten a few "good for you for wearing a helmet" type comments recently. It also seems ass backwards that the only helmets I do see are on us young dumb guys on sportbikes and the older "wiser" guys on Harleys almost never have them on
     
  10. Sep 9, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    safety above all else. you look cooler alive then you do dead
     
  11. Sep 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    was riding for a couple days when I first got it street legal without one, but of course that was not to last long.

    picked up a pretty cool lid for a good deal. Hell i look better with the helmet on than off :cool:

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    all i noticed while riding without one how fast my lips got chapped...
     
  12. Sep 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    NH has screwed up helmet laws anyway. You don't have to wear a helmet, but you have to have eye protection. Stupid.

    No helmet w/cheap-assd sunglasses = legal
    Full face helmet with the shatterproof visor open a crack for ventilation = illegal.

    In Maine you have to wear one if you're under 18, you have to wear one if you've had your bike license for less than 2 full years. After that it's your call. The idea is that the two years required will get you into the habit, but not sure how well it works. That being said, I always wear full gear. Not a full on track suit, but boots/gloves/jacket/helmet.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    A gixxer ride told me he doesnt wear gear cause it weighs him down.
     
  14. Nov 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    I can honestly say a helmet has saved my life. At the time of the crash I was 23, no kids. Now I am 28 with a 2 year old and another on the way. I am so thankful to still be here, and still be healthy. I was wearing the black/silver helmet when I crashed. I slid on gravel in a corner and laid down my 02' cbr954rr. Broke my femur, got a concussion, bruises. I was wearing icon riding boots, jeans, a leather alpinestars jacket with pads, riding gloves, and that icon helmet. I literlly had 1 drop of blood on my nose from my face shield bending in to my nose, breaking, and cutting my nose. I am so lucky.

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    my femur and pocket knife
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    my leg piercing, or traction as the doctors call it..
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    my baby..sold it like that..
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  15. Jan 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Just chiming in because I can...
    I started burying friends due to motorcycle wrecks a LONG damned time ago (70s), and haven't stopped since. Since I've been in Texas, I've now seen two club members to the dirt, one in a half helmet and one without any headgear. It ain't fun. My wife - bless her good heart - tells me to wear a full face one so she can give my mother an open casket funeral. If for no other reason, think of that.
     
  16. Jan 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    I know it is required if you don't have insurance that covers over 10K. But I remember riding next to someone and he and I passed a cop and cop didn't do anything.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    I'm the same way, I honestly don't care if you or anyone rides without their helmet.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    Gear at all times.
    Too hot for gear? Too hot to ride.
    You can't really ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Beyond 25mph wind gets behind glasses ans starts to make your eyes tear.
    These squuids are to blame for such high Douchery and high insurance rates.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2014 at 9:57 PM
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    kind of a little bit off the helmet topic but a good commercial that shows the dangers of street riding.
    i personally would never ride without my helmet, jacket, gloves and at least jeans, and really don't understand why anyone would not want to wear a helmet, but it's their choice.

    http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/motorcycle_awareness_obstacles
     
  20. Sep 2, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    Wear your helmets kids! You normally dont get to choose the time you have a wreck!!

    Or dont I guess...I know I wouldnt be around if I didnt wear one, in Az we dont need to wear one, but for me its like driving without a seatbelt, I just feel like something is missing...
     
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