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Helmets

Postby ecks » March 4th, 2011, 4:45 pm

So, what do you all think about helmets? Should we wear them? Should we not wear them? Should we be encased in a full face? Are full face helmets just a guarantee that mama can have an open casket funeral? Are squids with helmets attached to the bike while wearing shorts and flip flops idiots? Let the battle begin.
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Re: Helmets

Postby Rob » March 4th, 2011, 5:33 pm

I'm pro choice all the way on this. I personally choose to wear a helmet, sometimes full, sometimes half.
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Re: Helmets

Postby Applecover » March 4th, 2011, 5:44 pm

Definitely pro-choice, as I am with many other issues... namely seatbelts. Umm, survival of the fittest(smartest) anyone?

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LOVE to ride without, but don't like being on the interstate doing 90... NC has helmet law
... so I wear one.

Here's more of the debate, that should be MORE interesting: what constitutes a "Legal" helmet? "DOT approved" means nothing. (Again, I'll cite my sources... as I feel I might need to...)
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Re: Helmets

Postby bugman » March 4th, 2011, 5:45 pm

i didnt wear one down to Clearwater Beach and loved it, of course i dont have much a brain to protect either, just sayin
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Re: Helmets

Postby teddybearfrmhell » March 4th, 2011, 6:11 pm

i am pro choice even tho i have no choice..... i promised my mom in 1972 that i would always wear a helmet when i rode..... she has made sure i understand that that promise never expired......

for the rest of the world, your head, your helmet, your problem
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Re: Helmets

Postby jammie girl » March 4th, 2011, 6:22 pm

I wear one and always will. But if you don't want to that is fine too. I do get upset if my better half doesn't when he has that opportunity but I guess it is still his choice.
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Re: Helmets

Postby LabRat » March 4th, 2011, 6:40 pm

I nearly always wear one and feel funny without even a skull cap and always wear a seat belt when driving. That being said, I am pro-choice about helmets, seat belts and light bulbs. It is none of the Government's business.
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Re: Helmets

Postby rodie1200 » March 4th, 2011, 6:54 pm

I wear a helmet for my family. One thing that worries me more than having my brains spread across the highway is having them scrambled just enough to keep me alive to the point of becoming a vegtable and thus becoming a burden to my family for years. I refuse to put my family through that. The numbers prove that helmets save lives and prevent those who survive from ending up like Gary Busey i.e. goofy as a toilet seat.
This is why i wear a helmet. Although riding a motorcycle does have an element of danger, I feel I owe it to my loved ones to reduce that element as much as in my power. To do otherwise would just be selfish on my part.
I'm sure you have your reasons why you do or do not wear one, this is just mine.
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Re: Helmets

Postby Rob » March 4th, 2011, 7:05 pm

Anybody remember Y explaining (on the old Vol) that helmets only interfered with the whole point of riding?

How 'bout when Quigg argued that the best way to make cars safe would be to design cars so that drivers had to sit right on the front bumper! :lol:

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Re: Helmets

Postby jammie girl » March 4th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Rob wrote:Anybody remember Y explaining (on the old Vol) that helmets only interfered with the whole point of riding?



I don't remember who "Y" is (I might if I have more information) but I do remember someone saying (on the OLD VOL) that the helmet made his neck hurt (good god, get another helmet) and if they passed a helmet law in his state (Louisiana) he just wouldn't ride! What dumbass!!!
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