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  • I killed my helmet

    Dropped it off the bike at 80 on the turnpike ...............it bounced good! Many times.
    Greg

    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

    ― Albert Einstein

    80 SG Ol' Okie;79 engine & carbs w/pods, 45 pilots, 140 mains, Custom Mac 4 into 2 exhaust, ACCT,XS850 final drive,110/90/19 front tire,TKat fork brace, XS750 140 MPH speedometer, Vetter IV fairing, aftermarket hard bags and trunk, LG high back seat, XJ rear shocks.

    The list changes.

  • #2
    Just curious Greg, what kinda helmet?
    1979 XS1100F
    2H9 Mod, Truck-Lite LED Headlight, TECHNA-FIT S/S Brake Lines, Rear Air Shocks, TKAT Fork Brace, Dyna DC-I Coils, TC Fuse Block, Barnett HD Clutch Springs, Superbike Handlebars, V-Star 650 ACCT, NGK Irridium Plugs, OEM Exhaust. CNC-Cut 2nd Gear Dogs; Ported/Milled Head; Modded Airbox: 8x8 Wix Panel Filter; #137.5 Main Jet, Viper Yellow Paint, Michelin Pilot Activ F/R, Interstate AGM Battery, 14MM MC, Maier Fairing, Cree LED Fog Lights.

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    • #3
      Without being overly judgmental, what were you doing on a turnpike at 80 mph without it on your head?
      Life is what happens while your planning everything else!

      When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

      81 XS1100 Special - Humpty Dumpty
      80 XS1100 Special - Project Resurrection


      Previously owned
      93 GSX600F
      80 XS1100 Special - Ruby
      81 XS1100 Special
      81 CB750 C
      80 CB750 C
      78 XS750

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DGXSER View Post
        Without being overly judgmental, what were you doing on a turnpike at 80 mph without it on your head?
        LOL, did he say it wasn't? That could explain a lot.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BA80 View Post
          Dropped it off the bike . . .
          Off da bike, not da head.

          I did some no-helmet riding last year. Actually enjoyed it. Helmet full-time this year though.
          1979 XS1100F
          2H9 Mod, Truck-Lite LED Headlight, TECHNA-FIT S/S Brake Lines, Rear Air Shocks, TKAT Fork Brace, Dyna DC-I Coils, TC Fuse Block, Barnett HD Clutch Springs, Superbike Handlebars, V-Star 650 ACCT, NGK Irridium Plugs, OEM Exhaust. CNC-Cut 2nd Gear Dogs; Ported/Milled Head; Modded Airbox: 8x8 Wix Panel Filter; #137.5 Main Jet, Viper Yellow Paint, Michelin Pilot Activ F/R, Interstate AGM Battery, 14MM MC, Maier Fairing, Cree LED Fog Lights.

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          • #6
            OK, for those who ask why I wasn't wearing it I normally don't wear it running around town because it's difficult to see traffic with it on. I wore it to work at 7 am because it was a little cold and it keeps me from getting brain freeze. I wore it, such as it is, again this morning riding to work.

            It's a Hawk modular helmet. Actually it held up pretty good, one of the vent doors on top vanished as well as one of the removable cheek pads. The only part that broke was a piece of the chin guard latch on the left side. Other than that just chips and scratches.

            A good excuse to get a new one with Blue Tooth. Ear buds are a hassle.
            Greg

            Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

            ― Albert Einstein

            80 SG Ol' Okie;79 engine & carbs w/pods, 45 pilots, 140 mains, Custom Mac 4 into 2 exhaust, ACCT,XS850 final drive,110/90/19 front tire,TKat fork brace, XS750 140 MPH speedometer, Vetter IV fairing, aftermarket hard bags and trunk, LG high back seat, XJ rear shocks.

            The list changes.

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            • #7
              Greg- I just bought a cheapie (Gmax GM-54), and I like it!). I looked into a Torc T22 with Blinc 2 BT. It's absolutely useless over 45 mph. Stick wifh your earbuds. Those speakers are so far away from your ears. Earbuds seal the canal from wind noise. I know ur still young and enjoy good music, so maybe BT earbuds? Jaybird Bluebuds are good.
              1979 XS1100F
              2H9 Mod, Truck-Lite LED Headlight, TECHNA-FIT S/S Brake Lines, Rear Air Shocks, TKAT Fork Brace, Dyna DC-I Coils, TC Fuse Block, Barnett HD Clutch Springs, Superbike Handlebars, V-Star 650 ACCT, NGK Irridium Plugs, OEM Exhaust. CNC-Cut 2nd Gear Dogs; Ported/Milled Head; Modded Airbox: 8x8 Wix Panel Filter; #137.5 Main Jet, Viper Yellow Paint, Michelin Pilot Activ F/R, Interstate AGM Battery, 14MM MC, Maier Fairing, Cree LED Fog Lights.

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              • #8
                Buds are illegal in some states. Georgia is one.
                Marty (in Mississippi)
                XS1100SG
                XS650SK

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                • #9
                  Just curious Marty- Are ear plugs illegal? My only displeasure about wearing earbuds is not being able to hear the engine. If I drop a cylinder, I want to hear it. Plus, I love the sound of my exhaust!
                  1979 XS1100F
                  2H9 Mod, Truck-Lite LED Headlight, TECHNA-FIT S/S Brake Lines, Rear Air Shocks, TKAT Fork Brace, Dyna DC-I Coils, TC Fuse Block, Barnett HD Clutch Springs, Superbike Handlebars, V-Star 650 ACCT, NGK Irridium Plugs, OEM Exhaust. CNC-Cut 2nd Gear Dogs; Ported/Milled Head; Modded Airbox: 8x8 Wix Panel Filter; #137.5 Main Jet, Viper Yellow Paint, Michelin Pilot Activ F/R, Interstate AGM Battery, 14MM MC, Maier Fairing, Cree LED Fog Lights.

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                  • #10
                    No, earplugs are not illegal in Georgia. I believe ear buds and inside the helmet.speakers.are.not.OK.
                    Marty (in Mississippi)
                    XS1100SG
                    XS650SK

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                    • #11
                      I was relieved to find out your head wasn't in it while that was happening. Stay safe, my friend. Legal isn't the only thing to consider.
                      1980 XS 11 Special: The King of Kong, 9th wonder of the world. Pacifico fairing, chopped shield, Yamaha hard bags, Diamond seat, T-Kat fork brace, XJ top end, YICS Eliminator, '80 carbs from Spyder Cycle Works, K&N Air filter, Fuse block, stainless steel valves & reg/rect from Oregon MC Parts. Raptor CCT, XJ air shocks, 850 FD, Sportster mufflers, Standard handle bar, Tusk Bar Risers, SS braided brake lines. Cat Eye speedometer. HID projector beam headlight, LED running lights.

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                      • #12
                        I liked stylish helmets and H-D tupperware lids before my collision. After looking over the full-face I was wearing as I bounced down the road sans bike, I don't think I'll be needing my 3/4 and half helmets anymore. To each his own.
                        "Time is the greatest teacher; unfortunately, it kills all of its students."

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                        • #13
                          Greg...

                          Poor guy, he'd forget his head, too, if it wasn't attached.

                          Lol!

                          Sorry buddy...
                          You make it way too easy............
                          '82 XJ1100J Maxim (has been sold.)

                          '79 F "Time Machine"... oh yeah, Baby.... (Sold back to Maximan)

                          2011 Kaw Concours 14 ABS

                          In the warden's words from Cool Hand Luke;
                          "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by XJOK2PLAY View Post
                            Greg...

                            Poor guy, he'd forget his head, too, if it wasn't attached.
                            Well, without the helmet on it, that becomes a much more likely scenario.
                            Life is what happens while your planning everything else!

                            When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

                            81 XS1100 Special - Humpty Dumpty
                            80 XS1100 Special - Project Resurrection


                            Previously owned
                            93 GSX600F
                            80 XS1100 Special - Ruby
                            81 XS1100 Special
                            81 CB750 C
                            80 CB750 C
                            78 XS750

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DGXSER View Post
                              Well, without the helmet on it, that becomes a much more likely scenario.
                              Lol! Yep!

                              See Greg, you just figured out an entirely different angle to the atgatt school of thought, didn't you?

                              Seriously though,
                              You might check cycle gear for a replacement... 41st & Sheridan.

                              Their Bilt helmet line is pretty reasonably priced.
                              They also have a model that's a bluetooth... I think they are a Blinc...
                              I know they also have a modular model... Not sure if it's bluetooth, though.
                              '82 XJ1100J Maxim (has been sold.)

                              '79 F "Time Machine"... oh yeah, Baby.... (Sold back to Maximan)

                              2011 Kaw Concours 14 ABS

                              In the warden's words from Cool Hand Luke;
                              "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

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