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    5 years? I guess I should replace this BellStar 120 then. Had a bit of a dust up in '77.

    I really take care of my helmets and head. I have every helmet I ever owned, but I don't wear them all. I use a head slick, helmets are all stored in a dry dark dehumidified basement. In '77 it was a then new one that likely saved my life, I favor FF helmets for me but I will wear a 3/4 on occasion on the Trike. I always wore a FF on a bike and found that even in heat, they are OK if the shield is simply pushed up and I wore some shades. I even use one when blowing snow, I just don't sweat in it then.
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    I've been thinking about this for awhile ... well since the thread started ...

    I can not lie to you guys ... I wear a helmet for two reasons ....

    1) if the law requires it.

    2) if I want to to protect me from the elements.

    I know I'm gonna get flamed ... but ... bottom line, I don't believe my chances are any better with a helmet then without one. There have been two studies that I know of that have sighted higher fatality rates with helmets. One in Europe and One in the USA.

    If people really believe you should be responsible while riding ... then we need to DICTATE the outfits of Nadar's program. Why not, Yellow Leather neck to toe suits. Everyone knows that riding a motorcycle or Trike is inherently dangerous, guessing that's why we do it. Why don't we DICTATE that sky divers be totally encased in bubble wrap. Or kayakers totally encased in Styrofoam. I just hate that some government weenie is telling me what I can and can't do ... and out of the other side of their mouth telling me that it's okay to let MS13 into our country ... or ... That pornography is free speech ... or allowing robo calls during dinner or legalizing magic mushrooms or alcohol, cigarettes, banning suicide, etc..

    Bottom line ... why do states require helmets ... insurance want's them and they have big lobbies. Does anyone believe insurance companies care if we live or die. Nope, just the bottom line. I guarantee more people die from drugs than from not wearing a helmet ... and those that die without helmets ... made the choice to not wear one ... just like the guy that choose to pump drugs into his body.

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    Okay ... rant over. Sorry .. every once and awhile ... a guy just need to vent.
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    I wear a helmet two reasons:

    1) The law requires me to wear a helmet "every ride"

    2) I feel my head is worth more, then, just being "cool"

    3) Every fall off I've ever had (used to race) I had hit my head, one way or another (yes it has save my head a number of times)

    4) It's actually cooler in summer/warmer in winter

    5) And you folks that that believe, that when going from 0 - 60+ mph or faster your safer w/o a helmet on .....Your wrong!!!

    6) I wear a helmet when I'm snow skiing also...100% of the time!!!

    7) And my favorite is when ever I see a " knucklehead " wearing a $10.00 beanie with a DOT sticker glued on the back of it, trying to "fool" the police... that their helmet is legal, are just kidding themselves, If you fall over and hit your head, the POS cheap helmet, will crack wide open ..... Is not going to protect you...

    8) I only have one question for you::: Is your head worth only $10.00 OR is it worth a $1000.00 ???? {your the only one that can answer that question}

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    My head is not as hard as some others, so I always wear a helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PosseRider View Post
    My head is not as hard as some others, so I always wear a helmet.
    Exactly. But I defend others their right not to. Simple as that.
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    I am sorounded by 2 stated with out helmet laws. Pa and Ct. However it’s my choice to ware one at all times.

    When I was a young industrial buck , ride free without one was cool . I also decorated a lot of highways with do-rags , ball caps , not to mention how many times I had to secure them on my head.

    Besides the sunburn on a bald head really hurts. All my helmets are comfortable, and have visors to keep the sun from glaring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1dn5up View Post
    I am sorounded by 2 stated with out helmet laws. Pa and Ct. However it’s my choice to ware one at all times.

    When I was a young industrial buck , ride free without one was cool . I also decorated a lot of highways with do-rags , ball caps , not to mention how many times I had to secure them on my head.

    Besides the sunburn on a bald head really hurts. All my helmets are comfortable, and have visors to keep the sun from glaring.

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    Just my never to be humble opinion but you can site all the studies you want and we can trade statistics but I firmly believe (and know from experience) that helmets save lives and you'll never ever catch me on a bike or trike without one - period.

    And yes the poly shell does degrade over time and can compromise the ability of the helmet to protect as it should.

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    I'm sorry but I disagree with the no helmet crowd. At the ripe young age of 19 I was hit in an intersection on my bike by a concrete truck that blew a stop sign and was thrown 30 feet. That Bell 3/4 helmet saved my ass. I had a concussion, broken ankle, 3 broken ribs, shoulder blade and a punctured lung but I survived. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and vowed I would never ride without a helmet. It had stress cracks all through it. I can only imagine the damage to my head without it. I will never tell you what you can and can't do but I will always wear a helmet.
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