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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2000, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I've been seeing this a lot lately....guys on sportbikes with the Harley brain bucket lids- you know the kind- they barely cover the top of your head, all black, occassionally with the spike on top....
What's the deal with this? I guess it's a way around the helmet law in MD, but damn, it looks ridiculous. These guys also sport the classic squid uniform: shorts, tennis shoes, wife-beater, etc...
While I'm ranting, here's another one: older guys on cruisers wearing the golf standard: polo shirt, short shorts, plaid socks, boat shoes, and a helmet straight out of 1970- the "half-face" with the bubble shield. If I was spending over $10,000 on a nice cruiser, I sure as hell would at least buy some clothes to go with it.
Is it just me? I swear I'm not making this up.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2000, 02:54 PM
 
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I've notice the helmet trend a little here in the TN, NC, GA area.

Then Dentist and Doctors don't have time to change after work on Friday and those close will hold up pretty well for the 50 mile a month tour.

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I was thinking that it was some sort of yuppie trend. You know SUV's and now cruisers. As for the sportbike guys I have no clue. Maybe some Harley guys are converting.

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Why bother - just go with one then?!?!

Whatever - that's gay.

You know what that is... That's a squid who
wants all the girlies to see he pimple
impregnated face!!

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Saw the same thing in Jersey. Both riders on Ninjas with green skull cap helments, looks ridiculous. I Guess they are having an identity crisis.

Speaking of squids, Delaware Ave is Full of them. You'd think Philly didn't have a helment law anymore. I venture to guess the majority of these guys can't ride, since all they do is run up and down the ave as fast as they can in a straight line.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 04:25 AM
 
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the yuppie wanna be harley guyz have been here for a long time.. i get more waves from the hardcore harley crowd than theses fags.

the helmet thing im pretty sure is from the ruff riders video things... im not into a lot of rap & dont have cable but i saw a rap video while at a friends house w/a bunch of squids from out east somewhere doing some lvx squid moves.. burn outs, etc... all wearing these helmets.. then the rappers wore them & they all wore them in an interview.. monkey see monkey do.

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I think they're cool. I want the chrome one with the spike on top, or one with faux leopard skin to match my leathers.

Have you also noticed a trend with wearing the helmet on the back of the head with the scraps hangin' down? That's really cool. I wear mine like that because it's hard to talk on the mobile while riding, with a helmet always gettin' in the way.

Does anybody know if there's a shop that can lengthen a Ducati single-sided swingarm?


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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 06:06 AM
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You know, with all this damnation of these helmets, I'm gonna see if I can cancel the order I have in for one. I don't want y'all laughing at me and calling me names.



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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 07:58 AM
 
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Hmmm . . . I have not seen that trend around my area, yet.

Hopefully, it will just stay away. That is ridiculous.

Get a decent Shoei or Arai.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-07-2000, 09:42 AM
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Got a $5 head, get a $5 helmet.

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