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 11-09-2011, 03:07 PM #4441 Ranger Ron Studly Adventurer     Joined: Jan 2006 Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ Oddometer: 750 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? Me: Yes. Him: How does it do? Me: It seems to be able to go everywhere the big bikes go. He shook his head in the affirmative and walked away. Ron
11-09-2011, 05:53 PM   #4442
Tuna Helper
Rawrr!

Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Red Five standing by
Oddometer: 766
Quote:
 Originally Posted by smilin'Ed 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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Tuna Helper screwed with this post 11-09-2011 at 06:04 PM

11-10-2011, 12:56 AM   #4443
jmueller
100 miles is a lap...

Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Oahu
Oddometer: 92
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Tuna Helper 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...

jmueller screwed with this post 11-10-2011 at 01:08 AM

 11-10-2011, 06:21 AM #4444 davidbeinct Studly Adventurer     Joined: Aug 2010 Location: Waterford, CT Oddometer: 539 ^^^ Are you sure you shouldn't just replace the whole helmet??? David B.
11-10-2011, 07:36 AM   #4445
DAKEZ

Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,740
Quote:
 Originally Posted by davidbeinct ^^^ Are you sure you shouldn't just replace the whole helmet??? David B.

Cut the straps off of that one.
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 11-10-2011, 09:51 AM #4446 bwalsh Beastly Adventurer     Joined: Jan 2009 Location: Helltown Oddometer: 11,943 What does the rest of the helmet look like? If it's a Shoei send it back to them to test. __________________ 2004 XR650L NWVA TAG NWVA TAG MAP RTE THREAD & IN LIST
 11-10-2011, 01:00 PM #4447 orangebear Beastly Adventurer     Joined: Aug 2010 Location: dumfrie scotland Oddometer: 1,253 there is no point in risking it just cut off the straps and din the lid and get a new one __________________ suzuki gsxr 600 srad sound fun bike bmw r100gs i sold as it be came to unreliable. road legal stomp pitbike sold Klr 650 the worst ever made Honda xl125rc powered by a cg125 block fun wee bike
 11-10-2011, 01:05 PM #4448 Skyclad Original Bastard     Joined: Jul 2007 Location: Moran Nation, SE PA Chapter Oddometer: 5,739 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. __________________ Ignorance breeds Fear. Fear breeds Hatred. Hatred breeds Ignorance. Break the chain. cancer For some, a glue stick would be a better option than Chapstick Skyclad's Wanderings - Bald Eagle Bastards - The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go KCCO
 11-10-2011, 02:16 PM #4449 David R I been called a Nut Job..     Joined: Oct 2009 Location: In Da Swamps of WNY Oddometer: 2,536 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. David __________________ 2012 R1200R ! 2000 R1100RT (parts for sale!), 1976 R75/6, 2014 Vulcan 900 Trike There is a seat for everyone.
11-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #4450
spntshell
What! Where??!

Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Mobile AL/Fourchon
Oddometer: 393
Good point and well said by your friend

Quote:
 Originally Posted by David R 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. David
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 11-13-2011, 09:07 AM #4451 Longboardr Gnarly Adventurer     Joined: Aug 2010 Location: south central PA Oddometer: 144 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!"
11-13-2011, 11:01 AM   #4452
kbuckey

Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Lookout Mountain - above Golden, CO
Oddometer: 862
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Longboardr 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.

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....

11-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #4453
Tuna Helper
Rawrr!

Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Red Five standing by
Oddometer: 766
Quote:
 Originally Posted by jmueller 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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 11-13-2011, 05:34 PM #4454 sstewart Beastly Adventurer     Joined: Nov 2009 Location: Boaz,Alabama Oddometer: 1,058 Question A man in NC asked if my Leatt brace held my helmet up when I was tired.
 11-14-2011, 08:12 AM #4455 drm Gnarly Adventurer     Joined: Oct 2008 Location: gallatin, tn Oddometer: 464 not necessarily stupid but i was caught off guard when i was filling the bike up with gas my minding my own business w/ a 2-piece suit on: a guy looks around the corner in the next bay: "what kind of bike is that?" me: "94 gsxr 750" the guy: "cool bike, those are some nice pants you have on." me: "uh, thanks" (and i couldn't fill the bike up fast enough) the guy: "do you work out?" me: "uh, not really" the guy: "they sure look good on you" me: "uh, thanks, well i better run, cya bye"

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