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. wazzle

    wazzle Member

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    Mandatory in Tennessee. I usually wore mine anyway, especially after my 3 year old grandson asked about one day when I didn't put it on.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    I got my strap fixed today, guess I will start wearing it again
     
  3. river rat

    river rat Member

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    Well in the 80's living in Maryland I did not wear a helmet and went down doing a wheelie estimated speed 60 plus this was at a three day party. No major I injuries. So to my point I have worn a helmet since the event. In addition on the freeways in Southern California I wear a full face do to road debris and a consistent cruising speed of 75 to 80.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    It sounds as if your Gaurdian Angels were taking care of you...
    Good for you wearing a helmet.....:s
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I have never seen you wear a helmet Jack. I guess Feb. will be a first.
    Myself when I get in a non-helmet state I shed the bucket.
    Maybe not the smartest thing, but it sure feels good!
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Even Here In Az. I wear a DOT shorty helmet. OLD HABITS are hard to break...

    Of Corse, I Need some help with my Hair :panic It does stay out of my eyes with the helmet on....

    I need a Lower helmet some times as The Lord put some of MY brains in a lower extremity... (hope that will fly here):tounge

    I have had a few NASTY's over the years from on Highway bikes and Dirt riding ...

    I DO attribute me still being here because I wear AND WORE the helmet.

    ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE of course

    I DO Believe in

    :newsmile075: FREEDOM

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    And remember guys that the shelf life of a helmet is approx. 5 years. Immediately toss helmet if involved in any type of collision or needs repaired...
     
  8. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    I started off with a half helmet but without a windshield it kept blowing back on my head plus I must have sensitive ears. Should have wore the ear plugs I bought but when I got ready to ride, the earplugs just didn't seem important. The full face I have actually really enjoyed. Keep the visor flipped back almost all the time unless I'm on a two lane with lots of large trucks sailing by going the other direction. A rock or pebble at 130 mph impact speed doesn't qualify as fun in my book.
     
  9. harleyrider06010

    harleyrider06010 Member

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    I choise not to and I respect others that chose to wear one. I can make an argument for either way. We don't need Govt agency telling us what to do. Best wishes to everyone for a great and safe New Year!
     
  10. Plummie09

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    I choose to wear a full face, modular, hi-vis yellow helmet every time I ride. Why? Because I figure being out on a motorcycle we have so little protection from vehicles, that it only makes sense to wear as much protective gear as possible.