There is one piece of advice I give to all new and experienced students (and I try to remember it myself...):
"The part of the motorcycle that fails most often is the nut connecting the handlebars to the seat."
Helmet laws merely delay Darwinism. I fully support an individual's right to be stupid...it eventually makes more room for the rest of us.
2012 R1200GS Rallye Edition, 2013 Ducati Hypermotard SP, 1990 Honda GB500 TT
AMA, IBA, MSTA, BMWMOA, Ducatista, MSF RiderCoach, OEM Demo Team Manager