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I will make one last recommendation to anyone considering a new helmet (or anyone for that matter).

Once you know that the helmet fits correctly, please go to amazon.com and get three of the stickers below and put them on each side and on the back of your helmet. They may just save you from life in a wheelchair in the event of an accident. My wife has seen more damage done by well-meaning, good Samaritans and will not let me put on a new helmet without them. I've had MSF course instructors and police officers comment on them and they can be a great conversation starter with other riders. (I actually keep a few in my bags to hand out). More cheap insurance.




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Picked some up at bike events here in FL. They also give out card to list you meds & emergency info.

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That's why I like shoei with the quick release tabs
I must of missed something ?
Helmet should not be removed unless it's a necessary to insert an airway.

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That's why I like shoei with the quick release tabs
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Helmet should not be removed unless it's a necessary to insert an airway.
Many people coming upon a motorcycle accident instinctively want to help the downed and injured biker. In an effort to make them comfortable or give them some air, they will attempt to take the helmet off and possibly further damaging a spinal injury. As a nurse, she’s seen some pretty horrific things that were the result of good intentions. Many EMTs are trained not to remove the helmet and immobilize the neck and helmet as one unit.

I also carry an emergency info card in my wallet with meds, allergies, contacts and blood type. I know a lot of people carry this type of info on their phone, but many times it’s lost, damaged or locked.

Finally, I have an app on my phone that includes Crashlight, an app that tracks you while you’re riding and if it senses a crash (hard deceleration followed by stillness) it will sound an alarm on your phone and text several contacts with your GPS coordinates. This will help especially if you run off the road and may not be immediately visible. It has a 30 second buffer before activating to allow you to cancel it in the event of a false alarm. It’s part of the Eat/Sleep/Ride app.
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Finally, I have an app on my phone that includes Crashlight, an app that tracks you while youíre riding and if it senses a crash (hard deceleration followed by stillness) it will sound an alarm on your phone and text several contacts with your GPS coordinates. This will help especially if you run off the road and may not be immediately visible. It has a 30 second buffer before activating to allow you to cancel it in the event of a false alarm. Itís part of the Eat/Sleep/Ride app.[/QUOTE]


Interesting about the Crashlight app...I will check that out. Regarding the money spent on safety I'm all over it. Can't put a price on something that can prevent so much misery.

I haven't used the Bohn Armor yet...still waiting for the jeans to come in first. I've worn the Bohn Armor mesh shirt with the CE protection. Its fits great with tons of air flow and the protection stays in place nicely. Plus it makes me look absolutely jacked in the shoulders...like a Power Ranger on two wheels. Thats just a bonus.
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First crash, nurse was first on scene & didn't remove my helmet. 2nd time, Dr & EMT (riding behind us) was & didn't remove but EMT in ambulance did. That's when I got the stickers. Last time I removed helmet immediately after getting up.
My son was an EMT & they were taught only to remove helmet if breathing tube was needed.
I wear a modular, so at least it can be opened.

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