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all I can say .and I've said it before .
I am able to ride today because of helmets . I owe my life to one in 1971 and one in 1984 .

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I truly believe I am still alive due to wearing a helmet and my mother.(If I catch you riding that damn dirt bike without a helmet I will cut that thing to pieces myself). I have been bouncing my body off the ground for years(and I feel naked and afraid when I ride without one). I will never preach to anyone and you make your own decision.

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When I started riding we didn't have helmets. Racers wore them, but to be honest, I worked at Oxnard Honda and I don't think they sold helmets there.

When I bought my CB160, the owner of the shop brought out a used Bell and said he'd sell it to me for 10 bucks if I'd wear it. He started something, and wearing a lid has become a habit for me...and probably saved my life a couple of times.

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Personally, I do not always wear a helmet. If it's a hot day, I love the feeling of fresh air, especially after a long cooped up Minnesota winter. And yet I do know it saves lives. I totalled a brand new bike in 1983.....299 miles on it. Yes....I had a helmet on then.
And I'm shaking my head now, finally realizing what ATGATT actually means. Lmbo. I honestly thought it was in reference to speed......ALL THE GEARS, ALL THE TIME. Oh boy......maybe I hit my head to hard after all! ;-)
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Personally, I do not always wear a helmet. If it's a hot day, I love the feeling of fresh air, especially after a long cooped up Minnesota winter. And yet I do know it saves lives. I totalled a brand new bike in 1983.....299 miles on it. Yes....I had a helmet on then.
And I'm shaking my head now, finally realizing what ATGATT actually means. Lmbo. I honestly thought it was in reference to speed......ALL THE GEARS, ALL THE TIME. Oh boy......maybe I hit my head to hard after all! ;-)

I love fresh air as much as anyone, but with my ears and Tinnitus, I cannot stand the wind noise.... so I have to wear a helmet to keep that under control.... even with a helmet, for a long trip, I use the foam inserts to stop the high frequency whistling noises...

My modular helmet will open the face shield only, or pop up the whole front is necessary. When I get is congested traffic, I often open it so I can hear better around me.

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John, I am using a modular now, when I do put one on. And I am liking that style!
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John, I am using a modular now, when I do put one on. And I am liking that style!

I started out a decade ago with a HJC modular... it did not quite fit me right and although it has a brand new face shield on it, I decided to get a proper helmet.

I ended up with a Shoei modular that just fits me awesome...
with the addition of the top of the line EdSets Thunderclap speakers, boom mike, it totalled real close to $1,000

I have never, ever, spent more than $150 on a helmet... but, I started cheap last year, wore it 3 months, and it was so uncomfortable, I went back to Cycle Gear, and they traded me up to a 2nd helmet....

again, no good, so I finally told them, find me one that fits, and I will take that.... ouch, it hurt, but now a year later, I am so glad that I finally decided that "money is no object to safety and comfort".

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John, I am using a modular now, when I do put one on. And I am liking that style!

I started out a decade ago with a HJC modular... it did not quite fit me right and although it has a brand new face shield on it, I decided to get a proper helmet.

I ended up with a Shoei modular that just fits me awesome...
with the addition of the top of the line EdSets Thunderclap speakers, boom mike, it totalled real close to $1,000

I have never, ever, spent more than $150 on a helmet... but, I started cheap last year, wore it 3 months, and it was so uncomfortable, I went back to Cycle Gear, and they traded me up to a 2nd helmet....

again, no good, so I finally told them, find me one that fits, and I will take that.... ouch, it hurt, but now a year later, I am so glad that I finally decided that "money is no object to safety and comfort".

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I'm currently shopping for a new helmet for my fiancÚ and perhaps a new one for myself at some point. We have looked at the HJC helmets, and others. But don't think I can bring myself to spend a grand on a new one.
I've got my eye on a LS2 lid.... maybe.
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