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Old 08-31-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

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HE DID!...A 140MPH GET-OFF & TAKING OUT
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Dear Arai Helmets:

I want to express my gratitude for the fine product you make and the way one of your helmets served me in an accident.

I was riding westbound on 1-20 near Weatherford, TX at what eyewitnesses later said was about 140mph on my CBR600RR when the accident happened. I don't remember the accident or, in fact, most of that day. However, I know I took out a street sign with my Arai helmeted head and also took out a guard rail which indicates the force of the impact.

Most of my ribs on the left side were broken as was my sternum. My lungs were bruised. My leg was broken in eight places and my back was broken. There was no injury to my head or brain thanks to my Arai helmet. I was a paramedic for six years and attended too many crashed motorcyclists and had seen first hand the difference a quality helmet can make in the after accident outcome. That is why I bought the Arai just two weeks before my accident.

The responding trooper had taken the helmet to use in safety lectures. When I asked my mother to get the helmet for me she contacted him. He was amazed that I had survived and returned the helmet so that I could use it in my own lectures on safety. My body was so damaged that the hospital gave me only a ten percent chance of recovering. But I did and my head and brain are just fine and I've returned to full time work. I've sent a series of photos of the helmet so that you can see how good a job it did for me.

Thanks again Arai, Gary Blanton / Fort Worth TX
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

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I wonder if he passed up on insurance to get that helmet :dontknow:
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MSF?
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

"I was a paramedic for six years and attended too many crashed motorcyclists"
"1-20 near Weatherford, TX at what eyewitnesses later said was about 140mph on my CBR600RR when the accident happened"


You'd think he'd know better. And actually, that is the kind of response I would have expected you (Racer X) to follow with. But, I'm guessing this is in response to that helmet article in Motorcyclist.
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

I actually read that about a month or so ago. Pretty crazy
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:30 PM   #6
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im glad i have a spec 1r
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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officially investing in a new helmet.. here it is icon
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:51 PM   #8
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

Well my Shoei X11 held up well in my little incident on Monday. I think I may go with a Suomy next... I love that flowers design. right:
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:53 PM   #9
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

and they always say spending lots of money on a helmet is a waste.. bullsht
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:54 PM   #10
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If he had full Coverage he even got his money back for the helmet. Right t.dubya?
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:21 PM   #11
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wow, big dent.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:33 PM   #12
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

shouldnt of been going 140mph on the street anyways.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:34 PM   #13
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shouldnt of been going 140mph on the street anyways.
he prolly didn't take MSF
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:14 AM   #14
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Re: DO YOU NEED A HELMET THIS GOOD?

man that is nuts. good to hear the guy made it out alive.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:06 AM   #16
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I have been white-knuckled on that stretch of I-20 numerous times on my bike and it's not fun. There are a lot of 18-wheelers and other traffic. To think he was going 140 there is just daunting.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:37 AM   #17
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I have been white-knuckled on that stretch of I-20 numerous times on my bike and it's not fun. There are a lot of 18-wheelers and other traffic. To think he was going 140 there is just daunting.
140 on a SS bike is like getting to 80 in a car...it really doesnt feel awkward or scary. This is why we have so many of these accidents because of the false sense of security you get.
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I hear ya... I'll be doing 90 on my V-Rod without even knowing it. It just feels comfortable.
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officially investing in a new helmet.. here it is* * * icon
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Old 09-01-2005, 02:04 PM   #20
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People on here are talkin about goin 140mph and it being serious and all you some of you know well you have hit 140 on your bikes before on the streets...*
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