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I can't even believe I'm typing this, but this is good advice. Choose to wear a helmet. I used to be anti helmet, but the discussions on here have changed my mind.
If I'm going on a long ride, I usually wear my half-helmet. Fortunately when I flipped my bike end over-end a few years ago I was wearing it. Although, I did land in the ditch and only broke my arm (at 60mph) at 26 years old. I landed on my right shoulder and scuffed my chin in the grass, so I got lucky. But even today I still don't wear it if I'm taking short rides. If I could find a nice fitting half helmet, I'd wear it often, but it's just tough to set that money aside.... you know?

It is sooo much nicer riding without one, but your chances of living through a crash are quite a bit higher wearing one. I had a fine example of riding, with my dad teaching me (with him wearing helmet at all times), so I have no excuse...
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If I'm going on a long ride, I usually wear my half-helmet. Fortunately when I flipped my bike end over-end a few years ago I was wearing it. Although, I did land in the ditch and only broke my arm (at 60mph) at 26 years old. I landed on my right shoulder and scuffed my chin in the grass, so I got lucky. But even today I still don't wear it if I'm taking short rides. If I could find a nice fitting half helmet, I'd wear it often, but it's just tough to set that money aside.... you know?

It is sooo much nicer riding without one, but your chances of living through a crash are quite a bit higher wearing one. I had a fine example of riding, with my dad teaching me (with him wearing helmet at all times), so I have no excuse...
I wear a VEGA Naked. A small, very comfortable DOT half. Less than $100

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I wear a VEGA Naked. A small, very comfortable DOT half. Less than $100

Nice man... I think wearing almost any helmet that covers your noggin will up your chances at surviving a crash... and with today's traffic, it is bound to happen sometime whether or not it is the rider or another motorist that causes it.
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Nice man... I think wearing almost any helmet that covers your noggin will up your chances at surviving a crash... and with today's traffic, it is bound to happen sometime whether or not it is the rider or another motorist that causes it.
Funny thing is I'm always preaching that a helmet doesn't make you bullet proof. I guess my helmet illustrates that point. LOL (for the slow amoung us: notice the bullet holes.)

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Funny thing is I'm always preaching that a helmet doesn't make you bullet proof. I guess my helmet illustrates that point. LOL
Ah definitely. and if I didn't have a helmet on when I wrecked in a ditch I probably would've been fine since I didn't hit my head, but I was very lucky in that sense. Most bad motorcycle wrecks end up with the head being bounced off the pavement or a vehicle. When you're young and feel bullittproof these safety concerns are not of much concern...
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Be glad you still have the bottom part of your face .A guy I know laid his down one night when a deer ran out in front of him. He had on a full face helmet that he showed us and it was tore up bad the bottom front was cracked and raked up. If he had been wearing a half helmet his face would have been ripped off. Glad your ok helmets are cheaper than plastic surgery!
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Hello everyone. I would like to start by apologizing by not getting back to all of you sooner, yes, I am a jackass. I would also like to thank all of you for your concerns and advice.

I am now fully healed and have complete range of motion back in both my elbow and shoulder. The scar left from the stitches isn't too bad either. My girlfriend (Blonde Girl, as she is affectionately known) took excellent care of me while I was banged up. I spent this weekend working in her yard for her to say thank you to her.

Now for the important part, the bike. As I stated before the damage isn't bad at all. Just a broken left mirror, broken clutch lever, broken rear turn signal and some road rash on the clutch cover. Unfortunately I had been laid off from work the day before the accident and haven’t been called back yet so I haven’t had the extra cash to buy the new parts. As soon as I do get called back I will get the parts and we will be back on the road!





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