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Question: Should all states make helmets mandatory for all riders?
YES! - 131 (42.5%)
No, it should be up to each state to choose - 16 (5.2%)
No, it's an idividuals right to choose to wear a helmet - 161 (52.3%)
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 10:43:44 pm »

I LOVE AMSOIL!!

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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2008, 10:45:45 pm »




Where's the sport in that? Next thing ya know you'll want to sticky a dino v. synth thread too.


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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2008, 10:48:25 pm »

My Bridgestones can kick your Michelins' assens!
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2008, 10:54:41 pm »

Ho hum  Sleepy
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2008, 10:59:05 pm »


My Bridgestones can kick your Michelins' assens!


Yeah?  Well, my Rotella beats the crap out of your oil every day of the week and twice on Tuesday!  And my beer can beat up your beer!
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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2008, 11:45:36 pm »




You may have to link 'em, Dred...matter of fact, I'm thinking a sticky may be the only way to prevent this subject being dragged up every few months...!!  Rolleyes   Lol


Those are last years posts!  I wanna uses this years posts.


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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2008, 01:31:35 am »

A co-worker of mine is sitting in a coma right now from hitting a deer on his bike without a helmet on.
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2008, 08:47:11 am »


A co-worker of mine is sitting in a coma right now from hitting a deer on his bike without a helmet on.


Mandatory helmets on all deer may have prevented this.
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2008, 09:08:50 am »

Givin that I would wear a brain bucket 99.9% of the time

I  still would like to have individual choice .
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2008, 09:37:59 am »

Helmets are better then nothing but it doesn't mean its going to save your life, too many factors play a role. Not saying I am a expert or any thing.
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2008, 10:31:28 am »

While I always wear a helmet, I think it's everyones right to wear one or not.  Same as the seatbelt laws.  I do think that it is up to the insurance companies on how they pay out in the event of an injury.  Yes helmets and seatbelts reduce some injuries and even lower the risk of death.  I have been a firefighter for 28 years and have seen the results.  There are a few times the accident was so severe a seatbelt/helmet would not have mattered.  If we choose to not use available protection, then insurance companies should also have an option for payout.  I am NOT a fan of insurance companies, I just feel that if I can protect myself a little its worth it.  Law NO  Choice YES.
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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2008, 10:46:34 am »


If we choose to not use available protection, then insurance companies should also have an option for payout.


Until the health insurance companies decide to define "available protection" as a roll cage and/or airbags, and stop paying out on cycle collisions.  Or mountaineering falls.  Or horseback riding get-offs.
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2008, 01:23:53 pm »




Until the health insurance companies decide to define "available protection" as a roll cage and/or airbags, and stop paying out on cycle collisions.  Or mountaineering falls.  Or horseback riding get-offs.

I know this is an open ended topic.  Healthcare and insurance beats all of us up.  We pay for the stupid people everytime we pay our premiums.  Because payments are made to those who are in a coma for not wearing a helmet as well as the guy sitting at a stop light and gets taken out by a cage.  Its really not fare.  I'm just saying that if I choose to not wear a helmet, the insurance company has the right to charge more or give me a discount for wearing one. Just my opinion.  Again Law NO Choice YES
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2008, 02:05:00 pm »



I know this is an open ended topic.  Healthcare and insurance beats all of us up.  We pay for the stupid people everytime we pay our premiums.  Because payments are made to those who are in a coma for not wearing a helmet as well as the guy sitting at a stop light and gets taken out by a cage.  Its really not fare.  I'm just saying that if I choose to not wear a helmet, the insurance company has the right to charge more or give me a discount for wearing one. Just my opinion.  Again Law NO Choice YES


I don't disagree, but I really think the deer need to wear helmets.  I'd mandate leathers for them too, if they weren't already covered with leather.
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2008, 02:06:54 pm »




I don't disagree, but I really think the deer need to wear helmets.  I'd mandate leathers for them too, if they weren't already covered with leather.


You crack me up, Dred. rofl
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2008, 02:46:08 pm »




I don't disagree, but I really think the deer need to wear helmets.  I'd mandate leathers for them too, if they weren't already covered with leather.


I think kangaroo leather is stronger, maybe they would try that??
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2008, 03:24:16 pm »




I think kangaroo leather is stronger, maybe they would try that??


Now you're being silly.  There are no such thing as kangaroos.  They're just a figment of some mad cartoonist's dream after one too many cans of Fosters while on holiday in Australia.  No more real than these "moose" the Canadians keep speaking of.

Now, Canadians make good leather.  Must be from all the blows they receive while playing hockey, and the effects of the cold upon their skin.
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Now you're being silly.  There are no such thing as kangaroos.  They're just a figment of some mad cartoonist's dream after one too many cans of Fosters while on holiday in Australia.  No more real than these "moose" the Canadians keep speaking of.

Now, Canadians make good leather.  Must be from all the blows they receive while playing hockey, and the effects of the cold upon their skin.


oh, yea..... I hear jackalope hide is pretty tough
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2008, 02:43:53 pm »

  I marked no (maybe because I am not a dumbocrat who thinks he/she knows what is best for all of us), but I still wonder at the thought process that leads someone to ride with out a helmet.  

  I agree with previous posts in that your insurance should include a clause to limit what the insurance company has to pay if you are injured and not wearing a helmet.  Stupid is as stupid does and stuid should foot the bill for it!
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2008, 02:59:32 pm »




If a deer were on my bike I'd hit it too.


Coz a deer on a bike looks sexxxy without a helmet.
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