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Old 01-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
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I've worn my Shoei street helmet on a couple of western trips (3500 & 4500 miles) that had lots of dirt roads out there. No problems at all and I never wished I had my Hornet out there. However, a Pinlock shield is a huge asset when it gets cold or you get sweaty/huffy in the helmet. I still wear the street helmet on local DS rides in winter because it keeps my head warmer.
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"A guy I know was the lead researcher for the University of Utah federally funded study of cellphone and texting use while driving. He found that your twice as dangerous as a drunk while using your cell phone and I think it was up to six times worse if the driver was texting."-dakardad
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