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I am writing a paper for school on the choices motorcyclists make on helmet use. Here is what I need if you all can help.

I need to know your age, bike(s) you ride, and whether you would wear a helmet all the time, most of the time, part of the time or never assuming there were no laws on the topic one way or another.



Thanks in advance,



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81 Kawasaki GPZ1100


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I wear full face most of the time 98%and the other percentage I wear a half. The only time I will ride without a helmet is when I go to the car wash 3 blocks away (about once a month). I wear helmets by choice regardless of law.
 

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age: 19


bike: 04 warrior


Helmet Usage: Full face 75% of the time. I only go without it when its above 90 degrees and I'm gonna be sitting in a bunch of traffic.
 

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I agree w/Judge the type of helmet has something to do with wearing one so I'll show that too.


'03 Warrior, '01 VStar1100


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I currently wear a 3/4 helmet with flip-visor for local warm weather riding, or a full-face flip front with flip visor for distance and speed.


I have worn helmets even when riding in states like Arizona and Idaho without helmet laws. I presume those states still don't have helmet laws.
 

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07 warrior.-- 97 vulcan


For the last 10 years I only wore a half helmet in the rain, or no helmet( when clear)


Met 2 life changing people in the last month, now I wear half helmet 100% of the time.


no helmet laws if Fl.
 

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Age: 38

MC: '07 Warrior Midnight

Helmet usage: full face (Shoei Multitec) on long trips or bad weather....no helmet any other time. I have a 1/2 and have worn it 3x's but, it is horribly uncomforable at speed (I think it is a function of speed and no winshield, so, I don't wear it anymore.

Law: not required
 

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2003 WarriorHalf helmet unless it is really cold then full face. Always wear a helmet lived in NH for 3 years with no helmet law and always wore a helmet still.


2000 Suzuki DRZ 350 (motocross helmet)
 

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wear a full face helmet 5% of the time in the summer/spring fall. and 60% in the winter.


I noticed a change from warrior to HD, with the warrior i wore the full face 60% of the time...


so the answer would be part of the time or never.......


no helmet law in texas.........
 

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Considering my state has a helmet law, I'm about 98% usage giving the 2% for when running around the neighborhood.


When in a (helmet) lawless state, 0% usage.
 

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53, ride an 02 Warrior, always wear a full face hat. Having dismounted a few bikes at speed... I now wear all the gear all the time.





There was a time when RayBans and Board-shorts (Bermudas, back then)was all the gear I needed. Then they tossed Nixon out, and it all went to ****.
 

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I wear a non dot helmet when riding localywhen its over 60 degrees, when its colder here or whengoing on long trips or riding in N.C. and Tennesee i wear a full helmet along with full gear from waist up ie leather jacket, leathergloves and full face helmet. I will put the full face and gearwhen i know i am going to do something dangerous and dumb on my bike.
 

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Full face (and gear) when i know i am going to get a bit crazy and long rides and cold.

no Helmet when i am just going to be cruising around town.
 

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Im 26 years old from Chicago IL. No helmet laws.


2007 Warrior


Id say 75% of the time I do not wear a helmet. 25% of the time however, when on the expressway around the city I wear a Full Face Helmet and when I know Ill be out riding agressively. I went down on the Dragon a month ago and I would have def cracked my skull if I didnt have one on at the time.


Helmets can do great things, but they can also limit your vision.
 

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Previous Bike - 04 Honda CBR600RR


I wear a full face Shoe helmet 95% of the time. The main reason I do this isn't protection however. It's to keep the wind out of my eyes because the bike doesn't have a windsheild. The 5% of the time that I don't wear a helmet is when I'm doing 40mph or under running to the gas station down the street or somewhere else really close by. I can not ride helmet less at freeway speeds. My eyes water too much.
 
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