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motorcycle body armor but no lid?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LordOpie, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I just don't get it. I see it regularly... guys spending $500+ on leathers, but then they don't wear a lid. They'll even wear it on hot days.


    just my random pondering for the day.
     

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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    You don't look cool in a helmet...
     
  3. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    They need seatbelts
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Chicks dig it?

    I love the people who wear the helmet the whole time they are out. Seeing someone standing at the milk cooler in the store wearing a full face helmet is hilarious. I guess milk can be dangerous.
     
  5. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I don't get it either. Sometimes the 'image' is more important, especially among peers. His buds probably do the same so that's probably the COOL look to have. It's kind of like the guys who ride DH without pads because they see guys in magazines w/o pads.

    This is the only motorcycle related pic I have. weeEEEEE
     
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    Really? I usually see just the opposite, a high zoot Arai or Shoei lid with flip flops, board shorts and a wife beater...
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    milk bomb in the cooler. you never know! :)
     
  8. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    A few weeks ago I saw a guy get out of a big jacked up truck at the trailhead, get on his bike with leg armor but no helmet, and proceed to get stuck in his pedals, fall over, and hit his head on a parked car. I hypothesize that the bigger one's truck is, the less sense they have.
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    umm, err... :wave: :busted:

    I'm that guy :D If I'm going into a convenience store for just a minute, I don't bother removing my lid.
    Is that YOU?! :eek:
     
  10. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Nope, thankfully not me.

    I"m with you, I don't see anything wrong with wearing a helmet inside a store. I usually wear my bike helmet if I go into a 7-11 for a drink.
     
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    Out here in CA, you're required to wear a helmet, so you'll typically see a helmet and nothing else. I've even seen a guy wearing a helmet, leather jacket, and shorts....
     
  12. jimmydean

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    I was laughing at a guy on the coast 2 weeks ago sporting a $800 lid, t-shirt and shorts.

    At least he would look good in an open casket.

    I feel weird if I get on my moto sans helmet/jacket/gloves.
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    What about full-face with a dark visor? :D
     
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    Westy the teste

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    A helmet can save your life. Gloves and a jacket will just reduce injury.
     
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    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    When I was a kid, I remember seeing a guy on a brand new neon green and white Ninja. He stopped at a stop light. Then took off and I looked away. Then I heard the sounds of a bike slamming to the ground and sliding and scraping.

    He was wearing a helmet. No gloves. Only shorts, a tank top, and sandals. I'm pretty sure he was hatin' life for a few months after that.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I ain't talking bout grabbing a big gulp in a bike helmet. I mean browsing your local grocery store in a full face moto helmet.
     
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    Ouch, road rash is no fun
     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Pfff, I'm talking full-face with dark visor in my pirate gear. No shame!
     
  19. jimmydean

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    Or retain digits and limbs.

    I wear my gear all the time.