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View Poll Results: MOST of the time I ride with this type of helmet:
Lidless 266 8.66%
Non DOT - Novelty 231 7.52%
DOT - 1/2 837 27.24%
DOT - 3/4 561 18.26%
DOT - Full Face 1,178 38.33%
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due to my work-shift i've been a mostly night rider since around 1990......
in the early '90s while riding home from work something knocked the KRAP out of my helmet on a back country road while doing +/- 60mph.....almost took me off the bike.

I slammed on the brakes and jerked my FF lid off to find the right eyebrow area (about 1/4 of the helmet) covered with blood and gore......walked the roadside w/a flashlight and found a kamakaze BAT laying exploded beside the road.

2 weeks later in the exact same spot a big arsed black-bird hit me in the chest at the same speed.
I changed my route home at that point.
Worked graveyard in 1986 at Vandenberg and had the same thing happen with an owl. I saw stars it hit so hard. I haven't been a fan of night riding since.
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I've been wearing half helmets for years but last year bought a FF. Never thought that I would get used to it but slowly I did and I wear it more and more now especially in the cold weather. I got taken out by a car in the early 80s broke my leg flew over the hood of the car and landed on my head/chin/ nose. The helmet [Buco] cracked and I ended up with a concussion broken nose and some road rash but I can definitely say I would not be typing this if I didn't have one on
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