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Old 06-05-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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My friend Crashed hopefully lesson learned....

A friend of mine was riding in Baytown last night and he took a turn too fast hit the curb and went down. He's new to riding and I have been preaching to him about wearing his gear. Of course he was not wearing a helmet, jacket etc.. He said he was doing about 50 when he went down. He has minor road rash, a fractured bone in his eye socket, a busted blood vessel in his eye and some road rash on his forehead. Of course had he been wearing his helmet, at the very least, he would have walked away virtually unscathed. To top it off he was a part of our group that leaves for Cancun tomorrow and his doctor is telling him he cant go.

Moral of the story for everyone is wear your gear! It's hot is not an exuse worth getting injured over or worse. Or I keep hearing people say the look cool in a ballcap with sunglasses. Well I dont know about you but someone male or female geared up and a cool bike looks pretty cool to me.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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hope he heels up ok
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Hope he learnt his lesson. A person without a helmet/jacket/boots looks like a noob to me and not anywhere near cool. :eh:
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Yea be fine, and of course this first thing he asked me was where he could get replacement parts for his helmet that was strapped to the back of his bike!
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:23 PM   #7
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Yea be fine, and of course this first thing he asked me was where he could get replacement parts for his helmet that was strapped to the back of his bike!
hopefully to wear it????
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hopefully to wear it????
lol.. yea i joked with him about that, I asked him if he wanted to replace the parts so it would still look "cool" on the back of his bike. he said he is going to wear it all the time now so hopefully he will stick to it.
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If the helmet hit the ground or scrapped at all, Id tell him to put it on the bookshelf as a reminder and buy a new lid.
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If the helmet hit the ground or scrapped at all, Id tell him to put it on the bookshelf as a reminder and buy a new lid.

+1 I would not wear a helmet that had the impact of the bike and the road at 50 MPH
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too bad he had to learn the hard/hurt way. You are a good friend to look out for him.
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If the helmet hit the ground or scrapped at all, Id tell him to put it on the bookshelf as a reminder and buy a new lid.
Yea i think hes since decided to just buy a new helmet. He has time anyways seems the bike is beat up pretty good.
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If the helmet hit the ground or scrapped at all, Id tell him to put it on the bookshelf as a reminder and buy a new lid.
Helmets can take quite a beating. A friend of mine took his Shoei that he highsided and slid on the asphalt with at NPR in Louisiana and he actually took a saw to it to see what it looked like on the inside.

Result: There was no damage, not even a dent in the styrofoam. You couldn't tell where he hit the concrete except for on the outside, there was a pretty good nick in it. The inside was flawless.
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Helmets can take quite a beating. A friend of mine took his Shoei that he highsided and slid on the asphalt with at NPR in Louisiana and he actually took a saw to it to see what it looked like on the inside.

Result: There was no damage, not even a dent in the styrofoam. You couldn't tell where he hit the concrete except for on the outside, there was a pretty good nick in it. The inside was flawless.
Regardless, would you risk putting your head in a brain bucket that went down at 50 mph? I'd say spend a couple hundred bucks and buy a new one. My head is worth more than300-500 bucks
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Helmets can take quite a beating. A friend of mine took his Shoei that he highsided and slid on the asphalt with at NPR in Louisiana and he actually took a saw to it to see what it looked like on the inside.

Result: There was no damage, not even a dent in the styrofoam. You couldn't tell where he hit the concrete except for on the outside, there was a pretty good nick in it. The inside was flawless.

Im no expert, but I have heard that the shell plays an intregal part in the impact dispersion of a helmet. So, from my understanding, I thought that any significant chip, or crack can do some serious detrement to the helmet.
Thats just my $.02, and like I said, Im not expert.
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Helmets can take quite a beating. A friend of mine took his Shoei that he highsided and slid on the asphalt with at NPR in Louisiana and he actually took a saw to it to see what it looked like on the inside.

Result: There was no damage, not even a dent in the styrofoam. You couldn't tell where he hit the concrete except for on the outside, there was a pretty good nick in it. The inside was flawless.
it weakens the structural integrity (not necessarily visible).....so basically, yeah it held up THIS time.....but next time it will be weaker and may not hold up.
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"Helmets can take quite a beating. A friend of mine took his Shoei that he highsided and slid on the asphalt with at NPR in Louisiana and he actually took a saw to it to see what it looked like on the inside.

Result: There was no damage, not even a dent in the styrofoam. You couldn't tell where he hit the concrete except for on the outside, there was a pretty good nick in it. The inside was flawless."

There's still... 'damage' to the structure...or the shell of the helmet. Comes down to one of those, 'how lucky do you feel' things...
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