The ten dollar head

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The ten dollar head

Post by Tin Man » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:29 am

Remember that commercial? :foilhead:
It’s a phrase I still use when speaking with new riders. :)
Here is our buddy FortNine with his take:

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Lofty » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:42 pm

Pennsylvania relaxed its motorcycle helmet law in 2003. Operators who are 21 or older are now allowed ride a motorcycle without a helmet, as long as they've had their Class M endorsement for at least two full calendar years, or completed an approved motorcycle rider safety course.

In an instant, a lot of heads went to a value of $0.

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:13 am

No brains. No bucket.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by cookiemech » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:43 am

I think my full-face Arai was around $650. Does this mean if someone offers $700 for my head, I have to sell??? :?
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by chaos2 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:52 am

Here in Ohio if you see a helmeted person on a cruiser-type mc it's usually just the passenger. That means the stupid person gets to drive.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:47 am

My wife and remember riding through Utah and getting strange looks from other cyclists for wearing a helmets. They wore beehives.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:31 am

This thread goes along with my riding gear comments. It's because road rash scars are forever and don't tan.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by bratmanxj » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:04 pm

My ridding buddy is a paramedic, ironic that he's the one who questions me about wearing a helmet regularly. I bought the Ural so I could ride with my 6yr old son. I want to set a good example and always put on a helmet (now) so that he always wears one as well.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Tin Man » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:47 am

GHGoodwin wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:31 am
This thread goes along with my riding gear comments. It's because road rash scars are forever and don't tan.
That brings back this memory.......... :roll:
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Joe123451979 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:24 pm

i wish i had the freedom to decide for myself which hat i could wear or not wear.

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Tin Man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:03 pm

Joe123451979 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:24 pm
i wish i had the freedom to decide for myself which hat i could wear or not wear.
I'm just assuming here..... :foilhead: .....but you voted those people (that made those rules) into office. I'm just sayin......... :roll:
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130/45 jets, KTM rock solid mirrors, Delaware Dave's outstanding trunk lock, Mr. Cob's most excellent skid plate, Cycra Probend smashproof hand guards, Duro strong like bull 307's, RotoPax damn near bulletproof fuel cans, MKIII all but water proof air box and Dimples super duper magnetic drain plugs all around...oh yeah, and a manual fuel petcock.

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Lmo » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:03 pm

i wish i had the freedom to decide for myself which hat i could wear or not wear.
Freedom of choice is everything. But be careful what you wish for...

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Joe123451979 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:13 am

Tin Man wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Joe123451979 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:24 pm
i wish i had the freedom to decide for myself which hat i could wear or not wear.
I'm just assuming here..... :foilhead: .....but you voted those people (that made those rules) into office. I'm just sayin......... :roll:
The helmet law like the seatbelt law in Oregon was voted in by the residents of Oregon

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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by 737AV8OR » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:32 am

A John Hopkins Medical School study reported in the Journals of the American College of Surgeons showed that riders who are consistent in wearing their helmets are twenty-two percent lesser prone to be victimized with cervical spine injuries and wearing a helmet will prevent them from experiencing more fatal injuries. Riders wearing helmets are thirty-seven percent less probable to be killed in a motorcycle accident and sixty-four percent lesser chances of suffering from traumatic brain injury.

It just makes sense to wear a helmet every time you ride. If you won't do it for yourself, do it for the ones you love. Think about how an accident would effect your family. The trauma of an accident doesn't stop with you, it reverberates to everyone that cares about you.
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Re: The ten dollar head

Post by Peter Pan » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:55 pm

this was 1988. I just had taken off boots and knee protectors.
If my foot and arm needed hospital attention, I would not like to know how my head would have looked like "taking the non existing parachute at 53mph" if I wouldn't have used helmet.

Thanks to the snow bird Lee Snow and her friends for taking me 160 miles to the next hospital in their small "hitched Beadle". Guardian Angels do have a name and not necessarily wings, but always a big heart. Good bless their souls.
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