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10 Reasons to wear a helmet (preferably a full face one)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that's true, then these should speak pretty loudly.
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All of these are horrendous, but helmet 8 and 10 are a complete nightmare.... I don't even want to imagine the circumstance...

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I spent some time in New Hampshire over the weekend and there were a ton of motorcycles out on such a gorgeous day. So sad to see 95% of the riders not wearing a helmet or protective gear. I certainly understand the "ride free", wind in your face feeling, but I just can't ignore the risks or put my wife through another hospitalization with me. I know New Hampshire's motto is "Live free or die" and I guess that's what most riders have chosen. God bless and protect them.



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All of these are horrendous, but helmet 8 and 10 are a complete nightmare.... I don't even want to imagine the circumstance...
I would put money on helmet 8 not being caused by an accident. It looks like it was hit work an angle grinder, and I've seen guys do that on YouTube videos as a "test" for a helmet.

Helmet 10 looks like it found a big, sharp rock during a slide. That definitely wouldn't have worked out well for the wearer if they hadn't had the helmet on.

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To each their own....Bro.
Not judging CD. Just concerned for my fellow rider. That's why I said "God Bless and Protect them".
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If you're talking to me, you're preaching to the choir, friend. I saw an ad last night for "the smallest DOT-approved helmet made". Thing looked like a yarmulke with a chin strap. I'm sure there's a market for it, and I wouldn't doubt that it's better than nothing -- but for me, no, thanks...
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I though #8 was someone hanging off the back of the bike and dragging their head on the road, cause I'm not sure how you would do a headstand that long sliding down the road. Plus it's a little too perfect. #10 looked more like somebody laid it on the exhaust and melted it. Even so always wear a helmet kids.
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If you're talking to me, you're preaching to the choir, friend. I saw an ad last night for "the smallest DOT-approved helmet made". Thing looked like a yarmulke with a chin strap. I'm sure there's a market for it, and I wouldn't doubt that it's better than nothing -- but for me, no, thanks...
Those types of helmets are worse than useless oldenslow. They cover the law, but provide little protection for where you are most likely to get hurt in a crash. Not to sound like I'm preaching, but there's a German study of head injuries and care to guess where the least percentage of damage is done? How about the area of the most damage? I'd almost rather wear a full face helmet with the top cut off before I wear one of those yarmulkes. (Sorry. I'm just passionate about staying alive and want see my fellow bikes do the same).
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