Always wear a Helmet.

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by spikerjack 46, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. spikerjack 46

    spikerjack 46 Adventurer

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    Always wear a helmet............... This was the end result a couple of years ago on a boreen in January in Co Donegal.

    Just a bit of concussion and a few bruises. Bike totalled.

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  2. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    And the Harley guy's laugh at us for riding in full gear. Wonder if they still do after these images. Consider what you head would look like with-out a helmet?? Oh yea, I saw a Harley rider dead on the side of the road with his helmet in his side case. Great place for it...
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  3. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I see once again the mods had to jump in to make sure that this stays a nice touchy-feely site thats seeeeeeeeeeensitive and doesn't offend anyone or hurt someones feeeeeeeelings.
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  4. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    What did you do, ride through a brick wall? I'm sure it will buff out. :lol3

    Yeah, I won't even ride up and down the residential block without my full face. I do pull the bike into the garage without gear, though (steep, short driveway).
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  5. truk84

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    visor ripped clean off? how did your eyes and face fair?

    good to hear you ended up ok :clap
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  6. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    I see them all the time on my way to work, and they give me a weird look bc Im wearing a helmet, jacket, gloves and boots. I see them with no helmet or gloves and wearing a vest. I guess image is everything.
    Glad the OP is ok, that helmet did take it.
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  7. _Davi_

    _Davi_ Adventurer

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    Tell me about it.... when my wife and I got flattened by a car at fairly low speed just about a year ago, from the looks of the helmets, had we not been wearing our full face helmets, both our jaws would have been wired afterwards, if they had stayed on our faces that is! :puke1 I threw our old 3/4 helmets in the trash as soon as we got out of the hospital.

    FULL FACE OR NO FACE!! :evil
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  8. spikerjack 46

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    The off was at slow speed I think. Knew the road was a tad icey so slowed down and remember the last thing was looking at the speedo which showed 20 mph. The next thing I was talking to a local to see if i was ok. I had no idea where I was or what happed to me. I looked around and saw that I had taken my lid off, placed my gloves and ear poppers in it and then saw my bike, which was lying in a shuck facing in the direction I had come from. Bike was totalled. I had a cut to my nose and a few bruises to my body. Nothing to much. When he ambulance arrived, the paramedics when putting me in, remarked on the amount of protection I was riding in. I definately believe if I hadn't the back protector on, my river dancing days were over. Here's a pic of the snout. Looks worse than what it was. ........

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    Guys who want to ride lidless need certifying. Might look cool in the moment but I'd rather look uncool than look
    like a vegetable. Body protectors are another must have.
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  9. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    What gear were you wearing?
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  10. WormShanks

    WormShanks b00b

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    Guys who ride their bikes in icy conditions need certifying. :evil
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  11. spikerjack 46

    spikerjack 46 Adventurer

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    Shoei multi tec on top,

    BMW city trousers with hip and knee/shin protectors,

    Gortex jacket with knox back, elbow and shoulder protectors,

    BMW body protection kit.

    Jolly Boots (Italian make) my Police Boots (excellent kit)
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  12. spikerjack 46

    spikerjack 46 Adventurer

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    Agree.

    Main roads were clear and dry as a nuns letter box.

    Boreens are unpaved (mostly) roads, with grass growing up the middle of 'em, icey or not are negotiable and are good craic.
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  13. WormShanks

    WormShanks b00b

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    I'm glad you weren't serious hurt.
    Cheers.
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  14. Fishyhead

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    Good thing the chin bar was locked down because it looks like it took a pretty big hit.
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  15. rgoers

    rgoers Been here awhile

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    Yep. +1 on that! Full face is the ONLY way to go.

    I have the twin to that helmet sitting in my garage. Same make, pretty much the same damage too. My son-in-law hit the shoulder at over 100 MPH, and got away with only a pinned wrist, broken collar bone, bruised ribs, and some wicked road rash. Would have been a different story had he not been wearing the full-face helmet.

    Glad you lived to tell.
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  16. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Yeah we have boxes of those things...
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    Amazes me that most people in states without helmet laws don't wear them.
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  17. creggur

    creggur There are no curves here.

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    Living in a no-helmet-law state, I wouldn't 'most' don't wear them (completely unscientific study based on bikes I see on the road) but most have some sort of helmet on - even if it's just a 3/4 open-face. The morons that ride without lids stick out like a sore thumb to me, because I can't help but feel for their family when the inevitable eventually happens. Idiots...
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  18. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    First of all, glad you are OK. Good helmet you crashed in.

    I too went down last monday, I was riding faster than 20 MPH though, think around 90-95 MPH. If I would not have been wearing a helmet I would have died. I would post a pic of how my face looked after the accident but it is pure gore. I can't imagine how it would have looked was I not wearing a helmet. The helmet saved my life, the rest of the equipment saved me from months of pain growing back skin.

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  19. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    You must live in a different Floriduh than I do. Very few wear helmets in the Floriduh I live in.
    Before FL went helmet optional most wore those novelty helmets so I guess it really doesn't matter.
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  20. fuelish

    fuelish Been here awhile

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    What is the purpose of the slot cut in to the visor? Is it coin operated?
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