Do skull cap helmets have any value?

Discussion in 'General' started by SGVRider, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    I think that they offer the user a bit of false security as well.
     
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  2. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    At what point during a traffic stop have any of us ever had our helmets checked for DOT "stickers" or certification?
     
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  3. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    This is like asking if the pull out method prevents pregnancy and or from getting STDs, wtf.
     
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  4. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    Skills not Skulls...
     
  5. Johnny B

    Johnny B Cone Rights Activist

    The last time I was ever pulled over by the Police on a motorcycle, the cop had to ask me to show him where on my license it showed I was authorized to operate a motorcycle. He was also a little taken aback when I gave him my license, registration, and inspection sticker. ("What's this?")
     
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  6. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they have some value but c'mon, it's half a helmet. I always think of that scene in dumb and dumber. "so what if he shot you in the face?" :D
     
  7. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    It's my understanding that DOT standards for motorcycle helmets are (as stated earlier) incumbent on the manufacturer, but it runs basically on the honor system. The threat of lawsuits is considered sufficient and DOT does not inspect helmet. Snell, on the other hand, does inspect helmets, and to get the Snell certification the manufacturer has to send them (IIRC) 5 helmets, 4 of which will be destroyed during testing and one of which is retained by Snell for identification purposes.

    It's rare for an officer to pull someone over for a helmet violation in my experience but I saw it happen once, maybe about 20 years ago. A lady biker who was riding with a small group of us got pulled over on Cherohala. Dude wrote her a ticket for not wearing a helmet and advised her that it was a "moving violation," meaning the next cop down the road could write her another ticket and she'd be responsible for it as well. Surprisingly he let her continue with her skid lid. I think it ended up setting her back $180. I don't think this was enough to persuade her to start using real helmets.
     
  8. zx6rfool

    zx6rfool Well-Known Member

    I was wearing a top of the line Arai when I highsided in to a fucking curb, I shattered my collar bone in to fragments, broke 5 ribs, got a concussion. My helmet was a disaster, but it showed what could have been much worse. Anything less than a full faced helmet is retarded. I got in to a near fist fight with my dad when he got a 3/4 helmet for his harley. Im not pretty, but I like my jaw.
     
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  9. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Uh...NO!
     
  10. worthless

    worthless Well-Known Member

    They’re good for open caskets.
     
  11. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Depends what happens after contact is made. If the rider is sent flying over the SUV, the kind of helmet he's wearing might still matter.
     
  12. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    The cruiser seating position isn't really ideal for maximum altitude. It's more face plant into the grille.
     
  13. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    Have a $10 head, wear a $10 h̶e̶l̶m̶e̶t̶ thingy.

    The one's who usually get screwed over with this crap are the girlfriends. Much of the time, they simply don't know any better and rely on dudes to tell them what to wear.
     
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  14. PMooney Jr.

    PMooney Jr. Chasing the Old Man

    Yup.

    Crazy energy in accidents, just no telling. I was hit head on by a car that crossed the center line then snap oversteered into me. I was on my Z1000 sport bike, so fairly upright. Woke up in the field next to the road with paramedics around me. I saw the accident coming so not sure if I possibly made an attempt at climbing off the top of the bike or what. But, I wound up far ahead of the accident so went up and over. Nothing broken, a concussion, sore, and some stiches in my shin. Shoei full face, jacket, jeans etc. Cars suck. It was totalled along with the bike.
     
  15. I'm with Stupid

    I'm with Stupid Sentimental Visigoth

    We used to call them, „Brains on a half-shell.“
     
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  16. Britt

    Britt MotoBigots Suck

    Place your bets..spin that wheel...
     
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  17. zx6rfool

    zx6rfool Well-Known Member

    Sadly true. I have a very strict rule with passengers, AGAT, all gear all the time. Full face, jacket, riding pants, gloves and over the ankle boots, God forbid the worst happens, I dont want injuries that could have been prevented on my conscience.
     
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  18. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, if you follow this train of thought through to its logical conclusion, neither you nor your passenger would ever get on a street bike to begin with.
     
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  19. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 12 inch pianist

    They can make a good bucket to scoop up your internal organs from the street after a crash.
     
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  20. Chris

    Chris Keepin' it old school

    My old stomping grounds. I thought the same thing when I read the OP.
     

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