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Old 06-15-2006, 06:13 AM   #11
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When I was riding triathalons, my trials bike I trained on would get to 40+ mph if I was having a good day. Someone who does it for a living could easily do 45-50+ in spurts. If a bike helmet will protect you from a wipeout at that speed, then it should be fine for a 50cc scooter.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:13 AM   #12
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Does anyone know for sure what kind of bike he was riding? I've heard some people say a Hayabusa, but I thought that was a joke. I heard he rides Harleys. Anyone know?
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:15 AM   #13
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Yes, the weight and fit differences of newer vs older full face helmets are considerable. The vents on my shoei keeps the head cool as well.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:20 AM   #14
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Knowing full well how inflammatory agreeing with KP when he's spouting off will be.



I beg forgiveness in advance.



I agree!



Beyond the helmet, when you do go down and everyone eventually takes a dump. Would you rather be dressed like Rossi or one of the Village people?



I understand, even wearing all of the best gear available makes no guarantees of avoiding injury.



Try this test, walk out to some pavement and scrape a bare knee or elbow on it.

Did it hurt? Did it leave a mark? How do you think it would it feel if it happened at freeway speeds?
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:21 AM   #15
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You have to wonder which would have more of and impact on the public : Ben didn't take precautions and this is the result...so wear your gear. Or, Ben suited up and walked away unharmed ... so remember to wear your gear.

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Old 06-15-2006, 06:25 AM   #16
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it was indeed a hayabusa. black with a yoshimura exhaust, from the pics I saw of it post-smashy.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:26 AM   #17
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It was a Busa, I saw video of it bing hauled away on a flatbed truck.



So, are we saying he owns multiple bikes but has no MC License?
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:28 AM   #18
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pics are here if you're interested:

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...67/detail.html



click on the slideshow link in the middle of the sidebar. pic 2 shows the hayabusa on a tow truck.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:30 AM   #19
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His jaw isn't wired shut.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:35 AM   #20
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On Two Wheel Tuesday, one of the hosts made Ben an offer that he should not refuse - Arai, one of the sponsors, is willing to donate to Ben, a FREE Arai lid! All Ben has to do is contact the show's host, and advise him which one he wants and his helmet size!
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