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I have had an MSF course and I wear a helmet. 27 50.00%
I have had an MSF course and I don't wear a helmet or I don't always wear a helmet. 4 7.41%
I have not had an MSF course and I wear a helmet. 20 37.04%
I have not had an MSF course and I don't wear a helmet or I don't always wear a helmet. 3 5.56%
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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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This is not a thread to argue the merits of wearing a helmet or not wearing a helmet. There's already been a lot of those.

The question was asked in another thread if the MSF course causes a person to choose to wear a helmet when it's not required by law. I thought it was a good question so I am starting this poll to see if we can get an idea about the affect the MSF course has on helmet wearing. I know some states require helmet use, so for those that live in those states, like I do, vote on what you would do in a state that does not require a helmet.

If you want to respond, it would be good to hear how an MSF course has affected your choice of wearing a helmet or not.

For me, I've alwayse been a helmet wearer, even before I took the MSF course, so it really didn't affect me in that way. This is the kind of thing I would like to hear. Do you wear a helmet because of your training in an MSF course or have you always believed in it? Do you not wear a helmet despite your MSF training?

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I wear a helmet because I want to have the best chance of minimising
injury if I go down again, heaven forbid.

I don't like my face drying up like a prune, I might mistakenly eat it
as I really like dried prunes. Yup, I am old enough to have prunes.

And I actually believe the ride is more enjoyable and pleasant when
I wear my helmet. Yes, I have ridden many miles in Idaho without a helmet.
That was in 1997. That was the last time I rode without a helmet.

So that's safety, health, and pleasure. What more could you ask?

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or not, that's up to you. I love ya man!

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Our state requires it, so I've always wore one. Missouri is trying (well tryed and failed) to remove the mandantory part. All the higher-ups voted to remove the law and then our Governor vetoed it. That said, I will always wear one. The day I traded in my GZ250 for my first Yamaha, I rode around the block one last time on it, waiting for my B-I-L's trailer to arrive, I felt naked. Wont happen again.

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I'm lucky my state along with surrounding states don't require helmet use, so that gives me the choice and I choose to wear mine. MSF course helped me reinforce the need to wear one.

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In my last accident, if I had not had a helmet on, it would have peeled my scalp right off when I hit the edge of my windshield.
My previous accident some 40 years ago, when I broke my ankle and hit the road, when I picked up my helmet it was cracked. that could have been my head.
I wear ahelmet all the time.

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PA does not require a helmet any longer, it used too when i first started to ride. i have never rode with out one.

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Yes, I've had the MSF course, and will be repeating it next month.



A helmet is a must IMO not just in case of an accident, but bugs, rocks, and other airborne matter. The guy who owns the company here that teaches the course has a helmet that was hit by a rock that came from an undetermined source. There's a large indentation where it was hit, and youdon't even have toimagine what would have happened without a helmet. My hemet has been struck by matter that sounds like a bullet hit it.

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I can't answer your poll because there is not a box for: I took a safety course and I wear a helmet sometimes. I used to use a condom sometimes too. I now have four children.

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I've only been riding 3 years, so I consider myself a 65 year old novice. I did take the MSF course, and of course they really stressed protective gear. I always wear a helmet and probably would even if I had never taken the course. Like others responding, I've heard stuff hit my helmet that I sure am glad it did not hit my old bald, bare head.

Texas does not require helmets, but to me, common sense does.

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Took the MSF class and I now wear proper gear when riding. I use to ride in shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes. Tennessee requires one, but I would wear one anyway. I ride just across the river in Arkansas (no helmet required) and I wear my helmet there.

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