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Old 11-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #4441
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In a bar, having lunch mid-ride: "Man that nice KTM bike out there...I'd sure like to steal it"
"The cops would find the bike before they'd find your body."
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #4442
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A couple of years ago my brother and I were on a ride from the Mexican border to the Canadian border on Highway 89. My brother was on an R1150RT. I was on a KLR. We were somewhere in Montana or Wyoming at a convenience store.

An older guy stood back looking back and forth at both bikes then came over to me.

Him:
What size is that? 650?

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Yes.

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How does it do?

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It seems to be able to go everywhere the big bikes go.

He shook his head in the affirmative and walked away.

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:53 PM   #4443
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of course they should total 100%. If the head doesn't hit the ground then there is no area to record as an impact event and, therefore, it is not included in the stats used to create the map. No where on these illustrations is an area for "crashed but my head never hit the ground".
I did the math and have an issue with it. It appears that the top of the helmet is 0.4%, but isn't clear whether it is one area or two. (two areas adds up to 100%, I just don't think it's clearly put.)

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:56 AM   #4444
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I did the math and have an issue with it. It appears that the top of the helmet is 0.4%, but isn't clear whether it is one area or two. (two areas adds up to 100%, I just don't think it's clearly put.)
I guess the top of the head would be rare, but it could be very bad. and a lid might not help.
I would dare to say that every area of the head is important.

This coulda been my temple... and jawbone. But instead, it didn't even hurt. ... and a new visor only cost $35...


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Old 11-10-2011, 06:21 AM   #4445
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^^^ Are you sure you shouldn't just replace the whole helmet???

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:36 AM   #4446
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^^^ Are you sure you shouldn't just replace the whole helmet???

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Cut the straps off of that one.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:51 AM   #4447
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What does the rest of the helmet look like? If it's a Shoei send it back to them to test.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:00 PM   #4448
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there is no point in risking it just cut off the straps and din the lid and get a new one
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #4449
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Remember, a helmet is actually a disposable piece of gear. If it does its intended function once, it is time for a new one.

Of course, it does make for a nice momento.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:16 PM   #4450
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I crashed, did a low side on blacktop with sand. My riding partner was duct taping my shield back on to my helmet and said " I could be duct taping your jaw right now". I wear a full face helmet a lot more now.

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #4451
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Good point and well said by your friend

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I crashed, did a low side on blacktop with sand. My riding partner was duct taping my shield back on to my helmet and said " I could be duct taping your jaw right now". I wear a full face helmet a lot more now.

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:07 AM   #4452
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Them "Want me to pull that bike off you?"

Me (shoulda said) "After I went through all the trouble of getting pinned under here?"

Me (actually said) "YES!"
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:01 AM   #4453
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Them "Want me to pull that bike off you?"

Me (shoulda said) "After I went through all the trouble of getting pinned under here?"

Me (actually said) "YES!"
Reminds me of me lying under my DR on 6th Avenue in Denver in rush hour traffic - eyes tightly closed waiting for someone to run me over.

I hear: "Can I help you?"

Open my eyes and say "Yes, you can get this damn bike off my leg!"

As I looked around I saw that three guys had pulled their pickups around the bike to make sure no one ran over me. Wish I'd thanked them more but a torn ACL hurts like hell and I wasn't thinking too clearly....
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #4454
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I guess the top of the head would be rare, but it could be very bad. and a lid might not help.
I would dare to say that every area of the head is important.

This coulda been my temple... and jawbone. But instead, it didn't even hurt. ... and a new visor only cost $35...
Not arguing that, just that the diagram is unclear on whether the top of the head is one circle or two semicircles.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:34 PM   #4455
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A man in NC asked if my Leatt brace held my helmet up when I was tired.
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