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Old 05-13-2005, 04:57 AM   #21
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That VR-1 is cool.. and by cool I mean totally sweet!
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:23 AM   #22
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I just keep a roll in my saddle bag and make a little skull cap each time I ride. The tinfoil deteriorates after it absorbs enough signals anyway.



A good trick is to super-glue a piece of copper wire around the circumfrence of the helmet even with your temple, that makes the signal break up and helps the tinfoil last longer...
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:38 AM   #23
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Beat me to it airdale, the grapes are the ones you flip cigerettes at



Easy to tell a snipe, OD green cover-alls with FTN stenciled above your name, smelling like Naval Distillate
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:38 AM   #24
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Yeah, not to mention snipes are about 5 feet tall, so they can fit through those boiler pipes.



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Old 05-13-2005, 08:43 AM   #25
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Would you believe MO deleted my post! Can I get a refund?



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by edward44 on Friday, May 13 @ 04:03:26 PDT

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Uh Oh, MO. Bad timing. Your Mickey Mouse (TM) helmet review has to to go head to head with a definitive investigation by Motorcyclist Magazine.

No time for more, I'm off to Manny, Moe, and Jack's for a new helmet.



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Old 05-13-2005, 10:56 AM   #26
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You didn't get deleted Eddie, you just got a "0 Dipstick" ranking. All you nrrd to do is adjust the filter at the top. Then you can giggle at your post once again as it shows up.
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:11 AM   #27
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Sage Longride,



Is this an example of what it means to be "hoisted by your own petard?"



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Old 05-13-2005, 02:27 PM   #28
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Martin, you always have the right words for the moment, plus you are a feisty SOB lately. I like it!
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #29
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When to replace helmets?



Most of my experience with helmets is with high end bikes(the kind that cost more than [some]motorcycles) Most manufactures reccomend replacing your helmets every 2 years, or one year. It is because the foam absorbs moisture in the air making unable to absorb as much of an impact.



It would seem that buying a new quality, low-end, non-snell apporved helmet each year would be the safest way to go.
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:21 PM   #30
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This is a post generated by frankgrimes, above.



For a long manufacturers have been recommending that you replace your helmet every five years.



Now frankgrimes suggests every TWO years due to the fragile, delicate foam liners. This is a tough device made to absorb impact! If the liners deteriorate that fast, the helmet makers' lawyers would have big warning stickers all over saying "do not use for longer than 24 months" or some such.



C'mon, guys, the helmet manufacturers are in business to sell helmets. What do you think they're gonna say, one helmet and you're set for life? If they could make it stick they'd tell you you need a fresh Arai Signet-priced helmet twice a year!





For my dollar, every five years is probably a good idea if you ride much (say more than 3000 miles/year). In that much riding time your shiny lid is bound to catch a few drops and scrapes, not to mention an occasional musty smell. You don't have to be a metrosexual to think a fresh hat would be due.

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