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Old 07-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by crashxl View Post
I have and we have a helmet law. Was only a couple miles but I got stopped anyways. Cop asked where my helmet was and I told him someone stole it off the bike. He asked about filling out a report but I figured it wouldn't do any good.

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Over here, if we were seen on the open road, we'd be ticketed, fined, told not to ride etc etc. There'd be very little sympathy.

Slightly different in the cities but not by much - same law, more leeway.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:28 PM   #47
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if i'm in the vicinity if my bike, i'll hang my helmet from my left frame slider. shrug
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:29 AM   #48
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I am one of those who have never had a helmet stolen. I usually set mine on the tank, and cover it with my jacket as long as I am within sight of the bike. Otherwise, it goes with me.

As for the worries about "things" ending up in a hanging helmet, I will tell you that in Flaw'da, the worst thing you can do is set the helmet (or jacket, or gloves) on the ground, or sidewalk during a rest stop because of the fire ants. Evil little bastards, and they are EVERYWHERE.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #49
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Thanks for all the replies. Was only asking because I wouldn't put my lips within kissing distance of most places I walk.

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #50
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One stolen, cut the strap left me the d rings? I have had others rained in but they needed the wash
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:14 AM   #51
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I leave mine on the right side passenger peg of my RT all the time. (single exhaust is on the opposite side) But I live in a place where shit-baggery is relatively uncommon.
The laws of the road are superseded by the laws of physics.

"But I had the right of way!" makes a pretty crappy epitaph.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:17 AM   #52
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There is also the issue of what are your boots bringing to the footpegs that you don't want on your head. I know for a fact that some of the places my boots have been I would not want my head to touch the floor, that same stuff gets transfered to your footpegs....
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:29 AM   #53
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motorcycle on- it protects my head
motorcycle off- its either the shopping basket or saving the chair next to me for someone
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:27 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by crashxl View Post
Cop asked where my helmet was and I told him someone stole it off the bike.
See, this is where I would get into trouble. "Oh, you notice me without my helmet, but you're never around when the helmet gets stolen..."

Back to the topic at hand, the weather in this state can be unpredictable. Since I tend to ride my bike to work most of the time, I bring the helmet in with me. I once left it on my EX500 while I was at work, and left work to find a thunderstorm - and a helmet full of water.

And kiddies, if you have an EX500, move that helmet lock to the grab bar. Just one bolt and a little drilling. That way the helmet doesn't melt on the exhaust.
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