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Something (a stone maybe) hit my headlight recently and put a hole in it, it also put a chip in the headlight. I since have had the hole repaired, just to keep water out. Glad I wear a full face helmet, it could of been my face. Ouch!
 

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I agree! Full face can be pretty sweaty in hot weather, but it sure beats have a drain hole in your noggen :lol:
 

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even though i don't wear one much anymore, there is no argueing with the logic behind it. i am hoping that with the installation of my fairing, then i will have enough of a reduction in buffeting to be able to wear one again.
 

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I wear a full face helmet with a face sheild no matter what......and I am teaching my kids to do so also. I am hoping on getting a windsheild for my Spectre for Christmas.

I drive my car up and down I65 2 hours a day and my front bumper and hood are covered with pock marks from road debre. You never know what you will run into. Largest thing I had to dodge was a port-a-potti :lol:

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We have to wear a helmet in the UK and I only wear full face. I also never ride without at least armoured clothing, which is usually my two piece leathers as I don't ride in the wet.
 

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Indiana doesn't have a helmet law :? I see these guys riding without a helmet and i think about thier head hitting the concrete as thier body slides down the street.

We take enough chances just being out on the streets with some of the careless, stupid automobile drivers. Why would someone want to take that chance of driving without a helmet.? If not for yourself, for your family that may have to bury you way too early or give you sponge baths from your hospitol bed.
 

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well, i am one of those idiots, every time i go into New Hampshire, or Maine. i only wear a non-dot penut shell anyways, so i figure what's the difference. i don't think i would go helmet-less on a sport bike, but i don't ride one right now. i agree that it is not intelligent for me to do this, but that doesn't change my mind. sorry.
 

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Ispeed, Don't be sorry about not wearing a helmet, just be smart.

I cracked my helmet in a 3mh crash that also shatered my fairing. My front break locked turning into a hotel parking lot that had lose pavement. I was thrown like a horse would through You and landed on my head. I know it bounced me twice. and the 1 foot slide scraped paint, leather and jeans.... An too think, I had almost left my helmet off becouse it was a nice day and I only had to go a mile and back. But my mom's voice keept saying in my head," I won't be afaid if you allways wear your helmet".so I put it on anyway. Thanks mom.

Anyway be carefull fairing or none......Mack
 

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i certainly try to do that. i consider myself a skilled and attentive rider so i trust my abilities. but as we all know, it is usually the other guy, so i just watch even closer, if that is possible. my mom actually prefers to ride without one, so i don't have that voice in my head. my wife just shakes her head. maybe i need to get her to nag me a little so i will be thinking about it more......no, that doesn't sound like a smart "guy" thing to do. oh well, i'll just keep my eyes open.
 

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Re: helmet

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i don't think i would go helmet-less on a sport bike, but i don't ride one right now.
HUH???? :?

OK let's just say that you've just crashed and you're sliding 120 FT on your stomach or back over pavement without a helmet on? You're not even on the bike anymore, so how is the type of bike relevant?

I don't get it! :?

Am I missing something, if so please educate me! :(
 

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its not the type of bike during the crash, its the mindset that i would be in riding that type of bike before the crash. i figure i would put myself in a lot more positions that would be better with a helmet, if i had a sport bike. one of the big reasons i ride a cruiser is so the bike acts as my self control, to some degree. my statement didn't make a whole lot of sense, but i hope that clears up what little sense it did make.

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Ahh OK sounds good to me! Thanks for clearing this up!

I meet so many people that think that they're safer on a Harley rather than on a sportbike, it's mind boggling! I don't get it. :?

I think it's a "look" thing. People on cruisers want to "look" cool, so they don't wear helmets. What's neat about sportbikes is that you look cooler when you have all your gear, otherwise you're only a squid.

Anyway just my 2 cents!

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Re: helmet

ispeed77 said:
i don't think i would go helmet-less on a sport bike, but i don't ride one right now.
I think I understand what ispeed is saying about sportbikes and helmets...(I'm a cruiser myself...)..most people buy sport bikes to look cool and go fast (could be a stereo type). Cruisers (at least me) tend to go at more sedate speeds. The majority of the sport bikes I see on the road are speeding and acting crazy. I also see alot of wrecked sportbikes at the salvage yard and wonder about the riders. More speed = increased risk of accident.

Yes I also agree that riders on sport bikes look cooooooool in full gear expecially if it matches the bikes.

That is my .00002 cents

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I think that my white t -shirt and old fashend leather jacket and white helmet fit my bike fine. besides they fit me also. they were motorcycle gear when I was learning. Mack
 

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You know, I don't think the guy drinking coffee, talking on the phone, picking his nose, driving the Suburban, running the red light, thats gonna smoke you in the intersection, or change lanes without looking out for you is going to care one bit what kind of bike you are riding, what kind of helmet you are wearing, or what you look like. Its your head on the line and what you do to preserve it is your decision. Me, I like to ride within my limits, and wear a full face SNELL approved helmet. But its not always the rider - you gotta look out for everyone around you because I swear they're all blind and/or out to get you. I'm working on getting a leather jacket, pants and boots for next summer.
Stay safe,
Greg
 
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