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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This was actually heard, recently (found it on another site) ..can't believe people still think this way... by way, was said by a couple of cruiser riders (half shell, bandana, chaps, the whole 9)...so take that for what it's worth.

Here is some of what was said

"...I NEVER use the front brake; you can get thrown off using too much front brake!"

and later...."and if I ever get into trouble, well, I just lay'er down and ride it out."
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You guys got any more??
 

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The one that get's me is...

"If I would have been wearing a helmet, I would have been dead for sure"

I think Gary Busy said that after his non-helmet riding accident a few years ago.

Some people actually say that you can snap you neck if you helmet happens to get caught on something while you're crashing. I thinik I'll take my chances that 99% of the time my helmet will actually protect my head.
 

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Big Kahuna said:
Some people actually say that you can snap you neck if you helmet happens to get caught on something while you're crashing. I thinik I'll take my chances that 99% of the time my helmet will actually protect my head.

I think the biggest risk is a broken collarbone. Aside from that the outcome of not wearing one is far worse.
 

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I just can't beleive they say sh*t like that and still think it was smart. :D
 

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just using the rear break, they probably have significant experience in laying it down...sheesh!!!
 

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Found this one as well...which is up for debate depending on your experience etc..

Helmets impair hearing....

Incorrect. Helmets don't impair hearing. A motorcyclist out on the road will hear just as well or even better with a helmet on as without one on, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Why? Because for someone without a helmet on, the wind and sound of the engine are very loud, and any other important sounds must be even louder to be heard over all that noise. With a helmet on, surrounding sounds are quieter, but in equal proportions. This means that what can be heard over wind and engine noise without a helmet on can be heard as well with a helmet on because the wind and engine noise will be reduced. (NHTSA)


Personally, I'll take my chances and keep my ears and the rest of my face intact, at the risk of somebody's hearsay about impaired hearing while wearing a helmet. I've never noticed any advantage w/ out a lid, except when I want to get an ear-ache from the wind and a headache from the noise. :bonk:
 

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I always wear mine. My son will not let me leave without it. My little safety guy. :D :thumbs:
 

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I always wear a helmet. I hate riding without one.

but I am really bad.....I mostly use the front brake only.... :shock:
 
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