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Old 08-20-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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all i know is my helmet saved my life a couple weeks ago! head met curb and chunk came out of helmet... that would have been my head and i wouldn't be typing this right now. go shoei!
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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He says that now until a rock pops up and takes out his eye. Although even then he may not change his tune.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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lol at all the comments
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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Funny... don't forget to brush your teeth after your ride
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
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Hdforums is full of that bullshit.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:43 PM   #7
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The comments following that post also point out how silly that guy's argument is.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #8
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Try running as fast as you can with your hands tied behind your back and dive face first in to the concrete. Even at such a low speed wouldn't you rather have a helmet on? Seems like it would be even more prudent the faster you go. Some people!
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #10
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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Anybody who has ridden with and without knows a full face is dangerous. I'm guessing you're one of t5hose "never been around the block without it" guys. Halfs are just uncomfortable.


I notice the same thing always comes up in these debates - "I'm not more scared than you, I'm just smarter." Never seen evidence it's true, but everybody who is more chicken&^*% than the next guy is absolutely sure he's really just smarter and the next guy's an idiot. I guess nobody ever thinks, "hey, I'm kind of a chicken&^*%."
What a moron.

I guess I'm not an "Anybody". His claims are backed by extensive experience and research.
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I think we call agree that safety gear isn't fullproof but it does increase your odds of not being injured / killed and at the very least will probably lessen your injuries. Anybody that is arguing a full face helmet provides no added protection or safety is approaching this argument from a position that I cannot fathom (or reconcile with any logical point). I take this position even though my father was killed wearing a full face helmet and a mesh jacket with pads. Nothing will keep you alive in every instance but it could definitely mean the difference in some circumstances and that is good enough for me.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #13
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There's enough of this on our own forum; why drag ppl from HD into it -I mean, you know this is the kind of stuff you'll get.

And what exactly was this guy's point, while I'm here? - That full face helmets are dangerous because those who wear them have a different mentality about them than those who don't?

I'm still a big believer in "ride your own ride." You wanna go sans lid, have at it. I believe that accidents are common; some people even say that everyone goes down at some point. When this happens, you usually go flying belly-down and thus land on your chin. Puddin' cups (half-face) won't do a darn thing except give ems something to scoop your teeth into.

Thus, I choose full-face.
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You guys are coming at this all wrong. See, you are making rational arguments based on fact. That's all fine but it doesn't make you look like a badass.
Sure you can ride around in all that fancy "queer gear" but if you wanna be a "badass" you gotta ride with no safety gear except work boots and sunglasses.
Dress for the style not for the crash. Pfft any badass can tell you that.

But I know you'll just go on wearing your full face helmet and gloves and back protector and knee guards and leather jacket (ventilated of course) and riding boots... pfft .
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:39 AM   #15
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I really like the cruiser hypocrisy regarding stuff like leather chaps. Dude'll wear thick leather chaps and vest and claim that it's for 'protection' as a means for justification. But then turn around and go without a helmet and claim that helmets either don't work or are actually in fact dangerous themselves.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:56 AM   #16
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Honestly, I don't know any cruiser who says he wears chaps for protection. I'm sure there are one or two out there, but they're being dishonest if they say that.

We wear chaps when it gets cold, just for comfort. No other reason.

I wear a turtle shell helmet, because I like to hear traffic around me. I have a full face, I wear it when it gets brutally cold, but it blocks out too much of the world for my tastes. I have my reasons, others have theirs. Just ride, and be safe.

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Funny side note, my wife went to a riding school six months ago or so, when we bought her a 100 Anniversary Superglide. Her instructor cracking jokes to get class attention, one of the first things he said was this...

"There are only two kinds of riders. There are pirates, and there are spacemen. Out of all of you, this woman here is a pirate (pointing at my wife, she in do-rag, club support gear and tats). All the rest of you MFers are spacemen."

LOL... So from a pirate to all you spacemen here in MotoHouston land, keep the shiny side up.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:04 AM   #17
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Too bad they are not thinning out the gene pool faster cause there are defective genes on that forum that really need to die off.
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Like we all know peeps..... there's real 2 kinds of riders...those of us that have fallen, and those that will.. for those of us that have.. we know why we wear that bad looking gear and space looking helmet.. like a divers aired helmet. And for those that have never fell... your time will come, do you wanna be without protection when it happens...? If you got families... you should know better.. aside the public or traffic around you.. besides making the rest of us look like reckless idiots on 2 wheels..
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Honestly, I don't know any cruiser who says he wears chaps for protection. I'm sure there are one or two out there, but they're being dishonest if they say that.


"There are only two kinds of riders. There are pirates, and there are spacemen. Out of all of you, this woman here is a pirate (pointing at my wife, she in do-rag, club support gear and tats). All the rest of you MFers are spacemen."

LOL... So from a pirate to all you spacemen here in MotoHouston land, keep the shiny side up.
I've had several come through class claiming they wear chaps for protection, but it's just like several other misconceptions out there, not worth the debate.

And her Instructor was wrong......it's pirates and power rangers.
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