Helmet Poll, Do you wear one?

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by FerrousBueller, Jun 12, 2013.

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Do you wear a Helmet?

This poll will close on Feb 19, 2027 at 1:36 AM.
  1. Yes, because the law says I have to.

    33 vote(s)
    14.8%
  2. Yes, I am more comfortable riding with a helmet even if the law doesn't require it.

    128 vote(s)
    57.4%
  3. Sometimes, even though I live where it's not required where I ride.

    31 vote(s)
    13.9%
  4. No, I prefer to ride without, and where I live their is no requirement.

    31 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

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    I wear a helmet because of two reasons, 1, It's North Carolina law, and 2, I am in the Military, and the Army says that even if state law says you DON'T need a helmet, I am still required to wear one, even off duty. So if I go down to Daytona Bike week, I still need to wear one.
    If it was my choice, I wouldn't wear one in town but on highways I would.
     
  2. fireguyq

    fireguyq Member

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    A fall of 3 feet, hitting your head on a hard surface can kill you.

    Years ago, I rode my Hondas many miles. I wore a helmet on all rides. Then I got married and had kids. We all know about choices. The motorcycle had to go, too expensive. I got divorced and started riding bikes again, pedal bikes. Rode across Oregon 10 times and still wore a helmet.

    In September I found the bike I was looking for. I bought a 2002 Screamin' Eagle Road King. Beautiful bike, purple with silver and gray flames. Before I left the shop I did two things. I make sure my insurance agent had a policy in place to protect me and the bike. Even better, I bought the best helmet the shop had. I fell off. I was not hurt too bad, 4 ribs broken, road rash on my knuckles and knees. My helmet has a bad scratch or two from the pavement. Had I not had a helmet, I would not be typing this, I would be dead and in a box. Or part of me would be in a box, parts of me would be in other people.

    And the bike, it will be back in a couple of months. Original paint and flames, new crash bars, new front fender, new windshield, minor parts, labor=$9100.00 Progressive finally decided I was covered by the policy they sent to me on September 7 was in force and I really did pay for the policy on September 6. Two months to do the right thing and start paying the claim.
     
  3. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

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    Wow Fireguy, that sounds like it was painful. at least you walked away from it dude. Just wow.
     
  4. Harttoo

    Harttoo Well-Known Member

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    No helmet.Helmet law repealed in Wisconsin.Before repeal it felt like helmet would pull Your head off Your neck!
    I ride for freedom and it is My choice!
     
  5. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    I have ridden over 300,00 miles over the years with no lid..knock on wood
     
  6. MTLHD

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    I prefer not to, but, I do wear them more than I used to. I got hit by a car, head on, in town, in '09. No helmet, but I was lucky and walked away with nothing more than some bruises and a pretty good concussion. Since then I wear it more. On long road trips it stays on for the duration. It's just easier to wear it since my travels will often carry me through mandatory states. Fortunately I live in a state that respects freedom of choice. Such choices should not be mandated by government. My wife refuses to get on the scoot without her full-face, the one wreck we did have together in '89 the full-face did save her life.
     
  7. ciscokid

    ciscokid Member

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    i have too unless i want a ticket. maybe one day ill try it with out a helmet and just put a black cap on , see how far i can get hahahahahahahaha
     
  8. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    Over 300,000 miles...that's amazing, you have excellent skills.
     
  9. sonoma707

    sonoma707 New Member

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    Its mandatory in California but must say alot like the seat belt law I was against it at first but now I fell naked without it.l wear novelty helmets at times but I wont let my girl were nothing thats not DOT approved.
     
  10. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    I have been down 4 times over the past 33 years of riding...just never smashed my head..knock on wood..but I do have a nice life insurance policy for the kids just in case