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Lidless 267 8.67%
Non DOT - Novelty 231 7.50%
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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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decades ago my best bud broke both ankles because a 90+ yr old man pulled out in front of him and he broadsided his front fender......his feet snagged on his handlebars and it slammed his face into the hood of the car.....luckily he was wearing a FF.
his little brother was ejected over his back, over the car, did a hit & roll........and walked away with mild road rash.
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