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Post by Washroad » Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:53 am

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Post by Rekd » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:54 am

I gotta say, if it weren't for my old Murushin(sp) Full Face helmet, when the rear shock siezed on my FZR and me and my wife went sliding into a guard rail at about 40 mph, the scrapes and gouges on the face of the helmet would have completely wiped my wife's face off her head.

BTW, we weren't married at the time. It was because of that accident, and the fact that we were both covered head to toe in bandages, that we got married. (I guess I give a pretty good sponge-bath) ;)

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Post by jhitesma » Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:23 pm

I doubt I'd be here today if it wasn't for the HJC I was wearing when I smashed my leg into tiny bits.

Left a nice head shaped dent in the side of the Suburban that pulled out in front of me, and then landed head first as I skidded 10 feet across the pavement.

When I saw the dent on the side of the truck I was amazed that the only visible dammage to the helmet was a scrape on the back where I hit the pavement....and even that didn't seem big enough for the impact I took.

But I doubt the foam inside that helmet looks anywhere near nice enough for me to trust my head to it again!

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Post by Rekd » Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:56 pm

But I doubt the foam inside that helmet looks anywhere near nice enough for me to trust my head to it again!
I believe most, (all?) mfg's suggest discarding a helmet if it's been involved in an impact.

How 'bout those 'bowl' helmets the so called 'hard core' bikers wear on their HD's? I saw one with a spike, (like the NAZI's had), and couldn't help but wonder how many accidents it would cause from peolpe laughing at the sight of the guy 'stuck' in the ground, upside down with his body 'twanging' back and forth by that spike after an 'over-the-bars' experience... ;)

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Post by BHenry » Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:22 pm

I too won't ride (on or off-road) without a helmet. It definitely saved me when I crashed on Ortega last month.

Oh yea, almost forgot. I will not wear that helmet again. In fact, I've already picked up a nice Arai helmet as a replacement. The one I was wearing will be going on display in my garage :lol:
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