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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-12-2006, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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You cheap asses who skimp on helmets...

Next time think again when the idea of saving $300 trumps a properly fitting helmet...

Just doing some research for my project and came across some statistics from the NHTSA

One Trauma Center's reports "Average Hospital Charges per Case by Head Injury Status"
Motorcycle accident with head injury- $43,214
Motorcycle accident w/o head injury- $15,528

For those not interested in helmets at all...
"Average Hospital Charges per Case by Helmet Status"
Helmet- $16,154
Non-Helmet- $29,905
These figures do not include out patient dr.s appointments after you leave the hospital.

So, if you're really pinching pennies, go ahead and purchase the ill fitting lid, because in the long run, the cheapest motorcycle hospital bill is that of the DOA (dead on arrival).
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:22 AM
 
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Price does not equate to fit. You dont have to spend $500 to get a very good helmt... but, PLEASE do get one... and replace those ancient ones that are out there.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:30 AM
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+1 for the Helmet!

...my , my old Nolan helmet went through three dumps...and
all of them have deeply scratched the side of my chin. If it wasn't for my
gaurdian angels and a full face helmet, I'd have some nasty scars if not worse.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:35 AM
 
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You do know you are supposed to replace a helmet when you go down... right?
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Price does not equate to fit. You dont have to spend $500 to get a very good helmt... but, PLEASE do get one... and replace those ancient ones that are out there.
True, either way, I don't think the DOT helmet from Meijer will do anything for you other than meet the states requirements.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 08:55 AM
 
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True, either way, I don't think the DOT helmet from Meijer will do anything for you other than meet the states requirements.
Very true... I should have went a little further... the CHEAP helmets are not something I would count on. Like you said super cheap meijer ones. Maybe if all I rode was a 35mph scooter... but thats it.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 09:12 AM
 
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You do know you are supposed to replace a helmet when you go down... right?
If he did, would he have 3 dumps on one?



Well, I guess he could just be one of those cheap asses.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 09:14 AM
 
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We all know what my vote is
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 09:33 AM
 
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I've read those cheap ABS helmets are safer than the expensive ones.
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