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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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10 Best Helmets Money Can Buy



Protect your head with one of these feature-rich helmets

I was young, screaming around the trails by my house on my Yamaha Banshee. I was sporting some sweet gear and the crown jewel was my Bell Helmets Moto 4 Ricky Johnson signature helmet Ė the coolest helmet ever (yes, Iím that old). I was riding along a trail that was converted rail line, so the ground was crushed rock. I didnít see the washout until it was too late.

The accident was pretty bad. I had been pulled under the machine in the air and it landed on me, slamming me both into the ground and crushing me under the machine. I was bloodied, mangled and with parts of me that werenít where they we supposed to be Ė BUT Ė I was alive. The helmet had done what it was supposed to do and took the brunt of the impacts to my head. My sweet skid lid was toast, but I lived to buy a new one.

Wear a helmet, plain and simple. Itíll save your life. The helmets available today are so advanced that you really canít go wrong. Find one that fits right, is in your budget and have at it. Any helmet is better than no helmet, but here are the 10 best helmets money can buy.

Check out the 10 helmets here: 10 Best Helmets Money Can Buy - ATV.com
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Protect your head with one of these feature-rich helmets

I was young, screaming around the trails by my house on my Yamaha Banshee. I was sporting some sweet gear and the crown jewel was my Bell Helmets Moto 4 Ricky Johnson signature helmet ó the coolest helmet ever (yes, Iím that old). I was riding along a trail that was converted rail line, so the ground was crushed rock. I didnít see the washout until it was too late.

The accident was pretty bad. I had been pulled under the machine in the air and it landed on me, slamming me both into the ground and crushing me under the machine. I was bloodied, mangled and with parts of me that werenít where they we supposed to be ó BUT ó I was alive. The helmet had done what it was supposed to do and took the brunt of the impacts to my head. My sweet skid lid was toast, but I lived to buy a new one.

Wear a helmet, plain and simple. Itíll save your life. The helmets available today are so advanced that you really canít go wrong. Find one that fits right, is in your budget and have at it. Any helmet is better than no helmet, but here are the 10 best helmets money can buy.

Check out the 10 helmets here: 10 Best Helmets Money Can Buy - ATV.com
Great Article. I am amazed out how many people do not ride with helmets- even more amazed they post their pictures of it here on the forums.

I did a lot of research when buying my latest helmet. Wanted it to be great at colling and flow (most of my riding is in desert- very hot) and it had to be light. And as always excel in safety and features- Especially the qucik disconnect via cheek pads in case of an accident.

I settled on a Just 1 J12 CarbonFluo. This is a full Carbon Fiber helmet and it is light, and strong.

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1948 my dad won the Texas dirt circle track open top roadster race in Corpus Christi, got a factory ride in 1949 and was pronounced DOA in a race with his skull crushed. He came back to life. The prior year he had wore a leather helmet, the new one saved his life.

They have evolved into high tech brain buckets now.

Don't be stupid like me
after surviving a few high speed motorcycle crashes, destruction derbies, some close skydiving mishaps including turbulence that my hockey helmet leaving a large ding in the tail wing....... I was just giving my 80+ year old uncle a slow ride to his deer camp from mine in the RZRs back in 2008.

Dropped him off and decided since it was my road and no traffic that I would hang it sideways on a off camber turn with a nasty bar ditch and creek bottom with large boulders.......my cow was right in the way.

Rolled it twice before I exited the roll cage via the roof. Yup, no seat belt on to boot. Rang my bell for a time.

The RZRs would have been totaled would the insurance supplement for complete frame replacement been included in the original estimate.

Anyway this is about helmets & staying alive without drooling on yourself.

another example

Older brother was safety instructor for Javelina Harley.
His street glide landed on his head.
his non full face street helmet for was not a good decision.
Found his chinstrap in the fender.
Air life & expected to die but the Man upstairs heard us.


Cousin was cargo master of Air Force one and was riding his bicycle in DC without a helmet.
Hit by a drunk he moves groceries for HEB now.


Docs have examined my skid lids prior & they said all kinds of bad things would have befell me were I not wearing a helmet.


worried about a bad hair day? take a hat

Helmets are just like tools
one for every application


street
trail
etc.

Multiple brain buckets for me

Your life and your family's life is worth it
after all, they will be the ones to pick up the pieces

Don't be a Dennis
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First ride:My brother's old Baja 500 entry sponsored by Bushmaster body corp. *not 1000 miles years ago....
Tubular frame buggy, Porsche jugs machined to VW block, " Pat Rutledge machinist" a VW bus close ratio transaxle & turning brakes.
My dad bought it for me to learn how to drive @ 10 & I been hooked ever since passing along the adrenaline to offspring for decades.LOL
Current rides:2015 570-a keeper 2016 570 X2-a keeper 2012 550 X2-selling Yamaha Grizzly-selling
Past rides:2008 800HO red Sportsman, sold. 2008 800 HO Sportsman X2 stolen. & pizzed 2009 RZRs, sold.
Too many scooters to mention so lets go with the rare ones I need to kick myself for parting with.
1979 Honda CBX filled with Ontario Motor Speedway parts, Yoshi 6 into one & gummy bear PZ2s on the street.
1979 Kawasaki Z1R-TC only 500 made 10.32 quarter mile stock. $4400. when new in 79.
Used one just sold for way over 100k... hindsight is 20/20
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Quote: " Thank God I was wearing mine! "


She went down in traffic from bad swing arm bushings going over a grooved cement highway surface @ 60mph on her way to work in morning traffic.

Lost a few layers on her helmet, jacket, clothes & hide. Still worked her shift....she did a 7k mile scooter trip back in the day though.

Anyway
Her dad bought her the best helmet her could find.

Her then future Ex husband was supposed to replace her swing arm bushings prior. Asshat


You spend thousands on stuff for fun
why not spend hundreds to enjoy it.

Out
I took a hammer to my soap box
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First ride:My brother's old Baja 500 entry sponsored by Bushmaster body corp. *not 1000 miles years ago....
Tubular frame buggy, Porsche jugs machined to VW block, " Pat Rutledge machinist" a VW bus close ratio transaxle & turning brakes.
My dad bought it for me to learn how to drive @ 10 & I been hooked ever since passing along the adrenaline to offspring for decades.LOL
Current rides:2015 570-a keeper 2016 570 X2-a keeper 2012 550 X2-selling Yamaha Grizzly-selling
Past rides:2008 800HO red Sportsman, sold. 2008 800 HO Sportsman X2 stolen. & pizzed 2009 RZRs, sold.
Too many scooters to mention so lets go with the rare ones I need to kick myself for parting with.
1979 Honda CBX filled with Ontario Motor Speedway parts, Yoshi 6 into one & gummy bear PZ2s on the street.
1979 Kawasaki Z1R-TC only 500 made 10.32 quarter mile stock. $4400. when new in 79.
Used one just sold for way over 100k... hindsight is 20/20
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